About the Book
This book entitled “The New World of Islam” was the first work to warn the West of the Islamic revival which started in the nineteenth century and which would find its expression in the mass immigration and Islamic extremism to which the world has been subjected since the 1980s. It provides an accurate history of Islam from its founding, initial blooming and sophistication, till to its decline into drudgery and the dominance of the Ottoman Turks. Author explains the roots of the Wahabbist revival and the spring of Arab, Indian, and Middle Eastern nationalism unleashed as a result of World War I, and warns that these events have set Islam in motion once again to start a reconquest of the globe for that religion. He warns that the white world’s foreign policy toward the Islamic world holds far more danger than any individual agitator and provides ammunition for Islamic extremists—prescient words, given the US-led wars against Muslim nations since 2001 and the ongoing Israel/Palestine debacle.
About the Author
Lothrop Stoddard received Ph.D. in History from Harvard University in 1914, and was also a stamp collector. He published many books on what he saw as the peril of immigration. His most famous work on “The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy” published in 1920. In this book, he presented a view of the world situation pertaining to race focusing on the coming population explosion among the “colored” peoples of the world and also the way in which “white worldsupremacy” was being lessened in the wake of World War I and the collapse of colonialism. Stoddard argued that race and heredity were the guiding factors of history and civilization, and that the elimination or absorption of the white race by the colored races would result in the destruction of Western civilization. Stoddard predicted that white supremacy would be overthrown by African and Asian European colonial, the mass migration of colored peoples to white countries, and, most interestingly, the rise of Islam as a threat to the West, because of Muslim religious fanaticism.