by Jerry Gordon (January 2015)
Dr. Harold Rhode at Xian University China with Lecture Announcement
Uyghurs in Urumqi
The East Turkestan Flag
Hui Muslims, Source: Reuters
Against this background, we arranged to hold an interview with Dr. Harold Rhode who had spent several weeks in China this fall lecturing at universities throughout the country on Sunni Muslim extremism. The Chinese are interested in how Israel contends with this problem, while building one of the most innovative societies in a region known for its instability. This is our third interview with Dr. Rhode who retired as an Islamic Affairs expert in the Office of the US Secretary of Defense in 2010. See New English Review interviews, The Savior of Iraqi Jewish Heritage (Dec. 2013) and The Future of the Babylonian Jewish Archives (June 2014).
Jerry Gordon: Dr. Rhode thank you for consenting to this interview.