Uncovered: the ultimate source of Dinesh DíSouzaís deep knowledge of Islam
If Glenn Beck had really been on the ball in that interview you quoted, right after DíSouza claimed to have spent four years ďstudying Islam,Ē the very next question would have been, ďWhat did you study? What did you read?Ē Four years of Esposito/Armstrong mush would be a very different experience from four years of reading the Koran and Hadith. Someone should ask DíSouza exactly what he studied for four years, in more detail than just ďI studied Islam.ĒBy coincidence I got the answer to Nís question this afternoon from a reader who had corresponded with DíSouza. It turns out his four-year ďstudiesĒ consisted of reading and regurgitating … well, read on, and you will see.
John S. wrote to LA:
Regarding Dinesh, as soon as I read Robertís Spencerís posting about him, I emailed him. He emailed me back. I then emailed him back and never heard a peep back. I thought you might be interested in this brief chat.John S. to DíSouza
I read your recent interview in which you say it is unfair to say Islam and itís book the Quran are violent. You also seem to believe that only the last 25 years have had any real violence from Islam? How did you reach these conclusions?Dinesh DíSouza replied to John S.:
Read Bernard Lewis who is the leading historian of Islam in the West. The Koran is no more ďviolentĒ than the Old Testament.John S. replied to DíSouza:
Hi Dinesh,LA writes:
Thatís all DíSouza needed to know. He didnít have to think. He didnít have to learn anything about Islam. He just had to refer to the Authority, the Most Illustrious One, the Greatest Islam Scholar in the History of the World, Bernard Lewis. And then he just repeats the mindless phrase, ďThe Koran is no more Ďviolentí than the Old Testament,Ē and thatís enough for him. Thatís what he means by studying Islam for four years.
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