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DanielPipes.org received about 10,000 unique visitors a month from its opening in December 2000 until 9/11. After 9/11, the number of visitors jumped to about 50,000 a month. The readership has continued to grow and has reached over 300,000 unique visitors a month. The number of page views per month increased from about 50,000 to over a million. In all, the site has received 70 million page visits. (Source: internal tracking.)
The largest number of readers comes from the United States, followed by Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, India, Germany, Israel, France, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates. At the other end of the spectrum, a single visitor has come from each of Reunion, the Falkland Islands, the Central African Republic, and something called the "French Southern Territories." Three visitors from Antarctica have dropped by. Readers from 236 countries and domains have visited the website. (Source: ExtremeTracking.com)
The website peaked in February 2006 with the 15,273rd largest readership on the World Wide Web. (Source: Alexa.com)
The site is linked to by nearly 300,000 other pages (with the most readers coming from WorldNetDaily.com FrontPageMag.com, and LittleGreenFootballs.com).
The site has been found through the search of 220,000 different words. The most common of them are, in descending order, "Islam/Muslim/Islamic," "sex," "Obama," "jihad," "Arab," "war," "America," "Israel," and "Saudi."(Source: ExtremeTracking.com)
The articles on Barack Obama's having been raised a Muslim, listed at "Bibliography – My Writings on Barack Obama's Early Years as a Muslim." have an aggregate readership of nearly 1,000,000. Interestingly, they had on the order of 50 times more readers in 2008 than in 2012.
The number of readers at one time on the site usually ranges between 30 and 100. The highest number at one time was 450, in May 2003.
Most-read pages (source: internal tracking) include:
- Most accessed article: "Arabian Sex Tourism, with nearly 900,000 readings, followed by over 400,000 for "What is Jihad?"
- Most accessed blog: "Strange Sex Stories from the Muslim World," (600,000), followed by "Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men" (160,000).
- Most accessed reader's comments: Rama's "Arab Sex" (260,000), almost three times more than the second-most read comment, which is (coincidentally), "Arab Sex tourism" (90,000)
- Most read translations: In German, "Wer war der Prophet Mohammed?" (80,000) followed by the French "Tourisme sexuel arabe" (60,000).
One curiosity: Although Mr. Pipes rarely writes about sex, this subject dominates the readership totals in all three of his formats: articles ("Arabian Sex Tourism"), blogs ("Strange Sex Stories from the Muslim World"), and comments ("Arab Sex"). In addition, the nearly 11,000 readers' comments at "Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men" are by far the largest in number. It appears that sex really does sell.
The blog amounted to 1,200,000 words as of July 2012.
DanielPipes.org contains several pages that do not fit the general rubrics and are worth pointing out:
Bibliographies: A handy way to sort out the multiple articles on a single topic (conspiracy theories, women's coverings, Obama's connections to Islam, liberal vs. conservative views of Israel, etc.) at DanielPipes.org.
Getting to Know the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR): Written in response to CAIR's attacks on Daniel Pipes, this page features a bibliography of some important articles about the organization and a link to Mr. Pipes' detailed response to a document it has widely circulated, "Who Is Daniel Pipes?"
Predictions by Daniel Pipes: 1983-2012: Mr. Pipes argues that the study of history is the best preparation to anticipate the future – and he frequently makes predictions. This page collects some of the more prominent of those forecasts.
Writings by Topic: Look up the contents of DanielPipes.org via some 70 topics listed here.
There are three different ways to search for contents on DanielPipes.org.
- Use any search engine, such as http://www.google.com/, to access the entire contents of the website.
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- Use the search engine following the text of a weblog entry to show only a certain person's comments or comments from a specific date.
Languages Other Than English
The site contains over 11,000 translations of Mr. Pipes' writings into 36 languages. Of these, 15 have their own homepages. Here are the URLs of those language sites, their inauguration dates, and the average monthly unique visitors (source: internal tracking).
Please note: Translators for other languages are encouraged to contact Mr. Pipes about their availability.
For a list of articles by the number of languages translated into, click here.
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The weblog (or blog) at DanielPipes.org was started in February 2003 and took full shape by mid-2003. The goal of the weblog is provide a way for Mr. Pipes, the author of twelve books and a weekly columnist, to do several things:
- Opine briefly on diverse topics, mostly within his areas of specialization: "Talking Freely about the Enemy."
- Document otherwise little-noted but significant developments: "CAIR's Legal Tribulations" and "The United States at War with Hamas and Hezbollah."
- Break news: "The California Congress of Republicans & Its Strange Friends" or "More Reasons for Brandon Mayfield's Incarceration."
- Chronicle long-duration stories in one place: "The Khadrs, Canada's First Family of Terrorism, in the News" and "The Islamic Society of Boston & the Politicians' Red Faces."
- Place current events in historical context: "American Know-Nothing Diplomacy."
- Provide autobiographical information, both serious ("Tariq Ramadan, the Chicago Tribune, and Me)" and whimsical ("Mr. Pipes Comes to America").
- Recount events at the more noteworthy of his talks: "My Talk at UC-Berkeley" and "Did the ACLU Disrupt My Talk at American University?"
- Engage, in the spirit of the Internet, in a to-and-fro with other weblog writers: "'The American Muslim' and Islamist Intentions for the United States."
- Offer predictions: "Arabs and Jews Sorting Themselves Out Politically in the United States?" and "Predictions about the U.S. Presidential Election."
- Serve as public notes for other authors to draw upon: for example, "Londonistan Follies" gave Mona Charen the information for her column "Our Enemies are Stupid," about terrorism in London.
- List bibliographic information: "Bibliography – My Writings on the Gaza Withdrawal."
- Offer topics for others to pursue: "If I Had Enough Time … Research Suggestions Given Away."
- Compile information open-endedly: "Calling Islamism the Enemy" and "More Incidents of 'Denying [Islamist] Terrorism'."
- Correct the record: "Department of Corrections (of Others' Mistakes about Me)."
- Provide a forum for discussion: Here the outstanding example is "Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men," which has some 9,000 comments on it, mostly from non-Muslim women discussing their Muslim husbands.
- Memorialize a tragedy: My brief book review of Guarding the Secrets: Palestinian Terrorism and a Father's Murder of His Too-American Daughter has become the venue for those who know the murdered Palestina Isa to remember her.
This weblog has two main features that make it distinct from other blogs.
- Many entries contain updates. These are either reports on how something came out or further information on the same topic. In certain cases, the many updates amount to an on-going log on a topic, for example "Is Prince Charles a Convert to Islam?" and "Conspiracy Theories Keep Polio Alive." That said, Mr. Pipes he has written about a thousand weblog entries and lets some expire, so as not to be overwhelmed with the task of updating.
- Entries are dated by when something happens rather than when the entry was written. This has the advantage of directing the reader to when an event takes place.
Mr. Pipes sees the weblog as a fast way to comment on many topics. He therefore frequently quotes and paraphrases his sources. Those sources may contain errors, which he does not take responsibility for. .
Out of 41,000 weblogs monitored by DayPop.com (and out of an estimated 10 million weblogs in all), DanielPipes.org has ranked 271st highest in terms of the number of links from other weblogs and as high as 110th highest in terms of over-all readership. (Source: DayPop.com)
Inevitably, some links go dead over time and links no longer can be accessed. We do not attempt to fix these for the work would be overwhelming.
A comments section on Daniel Pipes' articles was opened in April 2002 and over 190,000 comments by readers have been posted, or about 40 a day. About 60 percent come from the United States, with the next largest number from Canada, the United Kingdom, India, and Australia.
The comments section intends to offer an opportunity for readers from many vantage points to express their views and interact among themselves and with Mr. Pipes. Mr. Pipes reads all the comments and on occasion responds to them, usually to specific questions. The most noteworthy comments, mostly judged by adding new information, are listed at "Outstanding Reader Comments."
The largest number of readers' comments, over 12,000 of them, are posted at "Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men", a unique self-help page that has taken on a life of its own. (Click here, here, here, here, here and here for testimonials to its utility.) The article with the next highest number is 2,000, "How the West Could Lose."
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About one in ten comments do not get posted because of objectionable contents.
The Danish cartoon controversy of February 2006 somewhat changed the rules, for this issue heightened emotions and rhetoric concerning free speech, religion, insults, and blasphemy. The cartoon issue prompted the editors to permit a wider range of impassioned statements so as to reflect the tone of the debate. For further comments on the legitimate scope of the current debate, see "Talking Freely about the Enemy." Also see the response at "islam is like nazism because ....."
For an attempt at "gotcha" by monitoring comments on a website, and Mr. Pipes' response, see the discussion of CAIR and Robert Spencer.
In an October 2013 ruling against Christians in Malaysia being able to refer to God as Allah, Court of Appeal Judge Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh referred at length to a comment on this website by Brutus Balan. For the text of his decision, see "Grounds of judgment by Judge Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh." This is ironic, given that Mr. Pipes argues against Allah as an exclusively Islamic word and in favor of its generic meaning as God.
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DPlist began in July 1999, in response to an e-mail campaign initiated against Mr. Pipes by the Council on American-Islamic Relations on publication of his article, "It Matters What Kind of Islam Prevails," so that he would have a list of people to respond to its calumnies. In fact, a request for support was made only one time, later in 1999. Since then, the list has grown substantially and in March 2007 exceeded 25,000 subscribers.
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"Piggybacked articles" refers to those in which Mr. Pipes bases an article favorably on the work of another writer.
- Gerard Alexander, America the Unpopular.
- Yaakov Amidror, Must Counterinsurgency Wars Fail?
- Michael Barkun, Old Conspiracies, New Beliefs.
- Cheryl Benard, [The RAND Corporation and] Fixing Islam.
- Pascal Bruckner, In Europe, Remorse Has Turned to Masochism.
- Hillel Cohen, Palestinians Who Helped Create Israel.
- David Cook, Jihad through History.
- Nicholas Eberstadt, Our Other Korea Problem.
- Michael Eisenstadt & Michael Knights, After an Israeli Strike on Iran.
- Joel Fishman, Where the Nazi "Big Lie" Endures.
- John Fonte, [Leftist] Globalthink's Perils.
- David Gelernter, [Appeasement and] Why Europe Balks.
- Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, The Soviets' Six-Day War.
- Caroline Glick, Mr. Olmert Visits Washington.
- Jonah Goldberg, Fascism's Legacy: Liberalism.
- Lee Harris, Discarding War's Rules.
- Lee Harris, Why the Left Loves Osama.
- Phillip Jenkins, A Christian Boom.
- Ian Johnson, How Islamists Came to Dominate European Islam.
- Robert Kagan, Europeans: From Venus?
- Paul Kennedy, Appease Iran?
- Timur Kuran, Islamic Economics: What Does It Mean?
- Robert Leiken, Europe's Threat to the West.
- Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian Family Life in 1919.
- Michael Mandelbaum, A Better World.
- Roel Meijer, Is Saudi Arabia Opening Up?
- Fatima Mernissi,, Female Desire and Islamic Trauma.
- Michael Oren, "Six Days of War."
- James Piereson, Lee Harvey Oswald's Malign Legacy.
- Gerald Posner, Might the Saudis Blow Up Their Oil Infrastructure?
- Whitney Raas and Austin Long, Israeli Jets vs. Iranian Nukes
- RAND Corporation, Bolstering Moderate Muslims.
- Stanley Rothman, S. Robert Lichter, and Neil Nevitte, Conservative Professors, an Endangered Species.
- Barry Rubin and Judith Colp Rubin, Hating America's Success,
- Philip Carl Salzman, The Middle East's Tribal Affliction.
- Ken Sanes, Europe vs. America.
- Lee Smith, In Mideast, Bet on a Strong Horse.
- Robert Spencer, Uncovering Early Islam.
- Frederick Schauer, A Call for Intelligent Profiling.
- Ernest Sternberg, The Left's New Enemy: "Empire"
- Mark Steyn, Europe is Finished, Predicts Mark Steyn.
- Steven Stotsky, Fund the Palestinians? Bad Idea.
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