The future for Islam and the West

IC’s own Bob Reilly doesn’t just know music; he also has a keen understanding of the history of Islam and insight into its radicalization and current struggle with the West. All of this is laid out in his latest book The Closing of the Muslim Mind: How Intellectual Suicide Created the Modern Islamist, which he discusses in an interview for Newsmax.TV.

In the interview, Reilly sketches out the intellectual history of Islam, how it came to be shaped and led by radical elements in the last half of the 20th century, and what should be done today to fight that shift. Check it out:

For more, check out Bob’s Crisis article “The Pope and the Prophet” — and, of course, pick up his book here.

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  • Margaret Cabaniss

    Margaret Cabaniss is the former managing editor of Crisis Magazine. She joined Crisis in 2002 after graduating from the University of the South with a degree in English Literature and currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland. She now blogs at

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