Sunday, September 29, 2013

Richard Bernstein on Thomas Jefferson's Quran: How Islam Shaped the Founders

R.B. Bernstein (New York Law School) has published a review of Denise A. Spellberg’s Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders in the Daily Beast.  The book is "enlightening," Bernstein
concludes. The author shows that "leading figures as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington spurned exclusionary arguments, arguing that America should be open to Muslim citizens, office-holders, and even presidents."