The Hammer of Jihad?
So, isn't it bothersome that The Corner's Andrew Stuttaford says the Maccabees were driven by the same "violent religious fanaticism" as jihadis and the Spanish Inquisition?
Update: I'll admit I got most of what I know about this story from my Bible--and, yes, Virginia, if you haven't been paying attention that means I'm a Catholic--and oddly enough, it sounds as if Stuttaford is pretty much right on here. He's right in general about his view of D'Souza, but also right about the fact that the Maccabees were somewhat more like, say, al Qaeda in Iraq--an extreme sect of a religion which forced their will upon others. Fascinating.