Individual Presentation:
• Charles Gourgey: Religious Roots of Islamic Antisemitism (60 min)

Abstract: One of the many factors behind the Middle East conflict, often overlooked, is an antisemitism that appears to pervade much of the Muslim world. This presentation will examine some of the roots of this antisemitism as reflected in early biographies that are part of the sunna (also spelled sunnah), the Islamic religious tradition. Parallels to Christian antisemitism will also be considered.

Bio: Charles Gourgey, PhD is a retired clinical music therapist. He has published articles in various religious journals and maintains a website on Bible and practical theology at