Even after his death, Bernard Lewis continues to be surrounded by controversy. There are those who are grateful for his contributions and there are those who attack him for his “Zionism” and hatred of Arabs and Muslims. When you search his name on YouTube, there are many lectures that dramatize his role in mapping the world and his scheming against Muslims. Much of the discussion around him about his role in the making of American policy is nothing but plain exaggeration. In the interviews held with him discussing recent big events in our history, such as the fall of Baghdad and the American war in Iraq, he spoke of his opposition of the war. He voiced his resentment that he was accused of playing roles he is innocent of and noted that he was solely interested in US political protection of democracy in Iraq.
Much of the discussion around Bernard Lewis and his supposed role in US policy making is nothing but plain exaggerationFahad Suleiman Shoqiran