Neil Kressel – “Muslim Antisemitism: A Litmus Test for the West” (Part 1)

Title: Muslim Antisemitism: A Litmus Test for the West

Speaker: Neil Kressel

Date: February 14, 2013

Location: Fordham University

Neil Kressel is the author of “The Sons of Pigs and Apes”: Muslim Antisemitism and the Conspiracy of Silence (Potomac Books, November 2012). The book documents a dangerous and growing epidemic of anti-Jewish bigotry in many parts of the Muslim world. Kressel further argues that scholars, human rights organizations, religious leaders, and politicians have largely ignored, misunderstood, or downplayed this hatred; he traces such dysfunctional reactions to a complex mix of apathy, ignorance, confusion, bigotry, ideology, purported pragmatism, and misguided multiculturalism.