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Saturday, December 27, 2014
Oxford University: no place to learn about Islam
Perhaps the interpretation of the Koran would now be taught in the schools of Oxford, and her pulpits might demonstrate to a circumcised people the sanctity and truth of the revelation of Mahomet.
It just struck me that Hoyland's clumsy history book came out of Oxford University Press - as did Howard-Johnston's even clumsier history book. They also publish Esposito's tripe... and Oxford itself keeps Tariq Ramadan as a titled Professor. Now I see they're about to give us some Neuwirth... good luck with that.
Contrast with SUNY Press, which publishes Reuven Firestone; or Cambridge University Press, which publishes Patricia Crone; or U Penn, for Powers and Shoemaker.
Sure, in an Oxford book there might be some footnotes... but you'll not get enough footnotes. At this point you should not trust the book's argument as a whole. Oxford's post-1995 output should be kept in roughly the same bin as ISI's. It's getting tempting to say, as WND's...
UPDATE 1/14/2015: And now, Oxford is banning the English language.
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