The Truth About Daniel Pipes

(Washington Post) Charles Krauthammer - The president has nominated Islamic scholar Daniel Pipes to the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace. This has resulted in a nasty eruption of McCarthyism. Pipes's nomination has been greeted by charges of Islamophobia, bigotry, and extremism. Who is Daniel Pipes? During the decades when America slept, Pipes was among the very first to understand the dangers of Islamic radicalism. In his many writings he identified it, explained its roots - including, most notably, Wahhabism as practiced and promoted by Saudi Arabia - and warned of its plans to infiltrate and make war on the U.S. itself. Sept. 11, 2001, demonstrated his prescience. Like most prophets, he is now being punished for being right.

2003-08-15 00:00:00

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