Photo of Professor Bernard Lewis by the Office of Communications, Princeton University. Lewis was a Professor at Princeton and he specialized in the history of Islam and the relationship between Islam and the West.
Dick Cheney’s friend, Bernard Lewis, was “perhaps the most significant intellectual influence behind the invasion of Iraq.”
Bernard Lewis helped to invent the West’s new enemy, known as ‘Islam’.
For the British, it was once the Jewish terrorists who were seen as being the enemy.
For the USA, it was once tiny Vietnam.
Professor Bernard Lewis is Jewish and has worked for British intelligence.
Lewis, born in London in 1916, is a historian and ‘expert’ on Islam.
In 1974, Lewis accepted a position at Princeton University.
In 1990, Lewis wrote an essay entitled The Roots of Muslim Rage.
In this essay, Lewis argued that the struggle between the West and Islam was gathering strength.
There has been speculation that Lewis, the intelligence services and people like Brzezinski want to make the Moslem world look bad, so that it can be more easily controlled and exploited.
Much of the world’s oil lies in Moslem lands.
How do you make Moslems look bad?
You can finance the extremists and help them into power.
You can carry out false flag operations.
Bernard Lewis argues (Bernard Lewis – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) that the Middle East is backward due to its culture and religion.
The alternative view is that a country like Iraq is backward partly because of constant interference by countries such as Britain and the USA.
In his 1982 book Muslim Discovery of Europe, Lewis claims that “Crusader successes were due in no small part to Muslim weakness.”
What Lewis does not make clear is that the Crusaders were barbarians and that they slaughtered innocent people wherever they went. The Fourth Crusade invaded and conquered and looted the Christian city of Constantinople.
Lewis opposes the idea that Israel is a racist country.
He argues that Moslems behaved badly in the Algerian civil war (1992–98) and in the Iran-Iraq War (1980–88).
Lewis fails to point out that certain security services helped prevent democracy from taking place in Algeria in 1991. (aangirfan: Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil …)
Lewis’s latest book is called Islam: The Religion and the People.
Lewis states quite correctly:
1.”At no time did the (Muslim) jurist approve of terrorism. Nor indeed is there any evidence of the use of terrorism (in Islamic tradition).”
2.”Muslims are commanded not to kill women, children, or the aged; not to torture or otherwise ill-treat prisoners; to give fair warning of the opening of hostilities; and to honor agreements.”
3.”Terrorism … has no antecedents in Islamic history, and no justification in terms of Islamic theology, law, or tradition…
4.”The fanatical warrior offering his victims the choice of the Koran or the sword is not only untrue, it is impossible.”
5.”Generally speaking, Muslim tolerance of unbelievers was far better than anything available in Christendom.”
So, where did terrorism come from?
The Pentagon and its friends are reported to be the brains behind the terrorism (Classic State Terrorism)
And Lewis is unlikely to mention Michael Ledeen, Gladio and 9 11.
Lewis seeks closer Western ties with Israel.
In his essay “A License to Kill”, Lewis wrote that he considered bin Laden’s language as the “ideology of jihad”.
Lewis is unlikely to tell us about the work the bin Ladens have done for the US government (The bin Laden Family)
Lewis has clashed with Edward W. Said, the Palestinian-American scholar who is a professor at Columbia University.
In Al-Ahram Weekly, Said claimed “Bernard Lewis hasn’t set foot in the Middle East, in the Arab world, for at least 40 years.
“He knows something about Turkey, I’m told, but he knows nothing about the Arab world.” (“Resources of hope,”)
Edward Said considered that Lewis failed to see Moslems as a whole lot of different sorts of people.
In a 2002 interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Noam Chomsky claimed that Lewis failed to point out that “there’s a perception in (the Middle east) that the United States supports status quo governments, which prevent democracy and development” and that this has to do with Middle East oil. (Hot Type Transcript)
Lewis supported the Iraq War.
In a 2006 article for the “Wall Street Journal” Lewis asserted that Iran was working on a nuclear weapon.