Pipes and Islam: the continuing psychodrama
Daniel Pipes, FrontPage Magazine, April 8, 2004:
In other words, Bagby’s study of Detroit Muslims [showing, inter alia, that 81 percent support sharia law for Muslim countries] confirms an established pattern of survey research discerning estranged and radical political views among American Muslims. It would be reassuring on many levels were this not the case. But a problem does exists and wishing it away does not address it. It does need to be addressed.Daniel Pipes, FrontPage Magazine, February 7, 2006:
The deeper issue here, however, is not Muslim hypocrisy but Islamic supremacism. Flemming Rose, the Danish editor who published the cartoons, explains that if Muslims insist “that I, as a non-Muslim, should submit to their taboos, … they’re asking for my submission.”Daniel Pipes, FrontPage Magazine, February 14, 2006:
What are the long-term consequences of the Muhammad cartoon furor? I predict it is helping bring on not a clash of civilizations but their mutual pulling apart. This separation, which has been building for years, has dreadful implications. [italics added.]I repeat the question that I’ve asked before. If, as Pipes writes, Muslims in the West are radical and estranged, and support sharia, and believe in an ideology of Muslim supremacism, why would Pipes consider it “dreadful” that fewer of them are coming here?
Why aren’t other writers besides myself pointing out these spectacular contradictions that are being emitted almost every day of the week by America’s most prominent commentator on Islam? Why is there such a lack of critical thought on the “right”?
You wrote, in connection with Daniel Pipes:LA replies:
I’m laughing out loud. You’ve got it. EVEN THOUGH the Muslims are supremacists and intend our harm, it’s STILL DREADFUL if fewer of them come here, because that deprives us of people whom we can assimilate and turn into liberals! This is what Pipes believes. He is a liberal. He’s as inanely liberal as the people who say, “If we fight Muslim terrorists by keeping Muslims out of America, the terrorists will have won.”
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