The Twelver Apocalypse

Andrew Bostom has written a new book, Iran’s Final Solution for Israel: The Legacy of Jihad and Shi’ite Islamic Jew-Hatred in Iran. In it he analyzes jihad and Jew-hatred in the Persian theocracy over the course of history. In his view, the relatively secular Pahlavi dynasty in the 20th century was an anomalous interval in an otherwise continuous history of apocalyptic Shi’a jihad in Iran. The mullahs who have ruled the country since 1979 are thus representative of an indigenous tradition among Shi’ites in Persia, rather than a sudden outburst of “extremism”.

h/t kp