Historian Efraim Karsh on Robert Spencer’s The History of Jihad: “A tour de force”

Efraim Karsh, the author of the acclaimed book Islamic Imperialism: A History, read an advance copy of my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS and had this to say:

From the first Arab-Islamic empire of the mid-seventh century to the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the story of Islam has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less importantly, of never quiescent imperialist dreams. In this tour de force, Robert Spencer narrates the transformation of the concept of jihad, ‘exertion in the path of Allah,’ from a rallying cry fro the prophet Muhammad’s followers into a supreme religious duty and the primary vehicle for the expansion of Islam throughout the ages. A must-read for anyone seeking to understand the roots of the Manichean struggle between East and West and the nature of the threat confronted by the West today.

Click here to preorder The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, the only book of its kind, bringing you the entire history of jihad from its beginnings to the present day, with massive implications for both foreign and domestic policy.

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