Broder finally in English!

February 13, 2008

Should Britain accept some aspects of Shariah, the legal code of Islam? While the brouhaha about the archbishop of Canterbury – who made such a suggestion – continues, I was pleased to see Henryk Broder’s article about that topic translated into English.

Henryk M. Broder is one of Germany’s most prominent Jewish journalists. He is well-known for his outspokenness and his satirical, sometimes hurtful polemical style. Some people love him, others hate him – but I think nobody can deny that he is living proof to the fact that not all European media are biased against Israel. The media in Germany is not, as Broder demonstrates ever so often. He periodically writes articles for Spiegel Online, Germany’s leading news resource on the Web. Most of his articles, which are prominently posted on the site, are either staunchly pro-Israel or bitterly critical of Islamism. Whoever knows of Spiegel Online and the impact it has – the site has about 65 million visits per year – can no longer seriously claim that the media is always against Israel.

While Broder’s often funny articles have until recently been accessible only to people who read German, Spiegel Online’s international edition has started translating some of his articles.

Here is his piece about the archbishop’s modest proposal, called Sharia is for Everyone!



  1. I am glad that you are introducing Mr. Broder to the American audience. His intellect, combined with a power of rhetorical persuasion, is unparalleled in the German press. What he writes sounds radical to many German ears, while I suspect that a New York reader will find him rather “mainstream”.

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  5. it might be so that broder sounds radical because he is a radical? don’T get me wrong i like alot of his writings, but he is using schopenhauers rhetorics for only 2 goals: 1. destruction of every country that opposes israel, especially iran, and 2. he wants every mohammedan driven back in to the sea, unless he stops being an islamofascist. but to call him intelligent or even a master of ” rhetorical persuasion” is a lil bit far fetched in the best case, if not an utter lie in the worst. just have a look at the tags above, and u will see his limited field of operations.

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