My Disrupted Talk at Wayne State University
by Daniel Pipes
October 17, 2007
updated Oct 24, 2007
Jonathan Schwartz of Anti-Racist Blog has provided full documentation of the incitement, disruption, and lack of administration response at Wayne State University. The blog includes flyers, still pictures, audio, and video.
- • "Breaking News: Daniel Pipes at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan on October 8, 2007." August 6, 2007. The first public mention of my two talks.
- • "Daniel Pipes at Wayne State University & The University of Michigan: October 8th, 2007." September 19, 2007. Mentions titles of lectures.
- • "Daniel Pipes Lectures at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan on October 8, 2007!" September 29, 2007. Posts the lecture flyer.
- • "Flyer: Anti-America/Anti-Israel Group ‘Anti-Racist Action' Insults Daniel Pipes, Plans Protest for His Wayne State Lecture." October 3, 2007. Posts the hostile flyer passed out "Anti-Racist Action" (confusingly, unrelated to "Anti-Racist Blog") that operates on the WSU campus. The group is not university sanctioned. The flyer accuses me of supporting the "U.S. Empire" and "Israeli apartheid." It threatens that "Daniel Pipes ... cannot be permitted on OUR campus."
- • "Anti-Racist Action (ARA) Threatens Daniel Pipes in Flyer; Other Examples of ARA Propaganda Distributed to Students at Wayne State University." October 5, 2007. Discussion of ARA's flyer against me, with links to its past flyers at WSU.
- • "Anti-Racist Action Defames Daniel Pipes Again In New Flyer Plastered all over the Wayne State University Campus." October 8, 2007. Posts another ARA flyer distributed promoting a rally against me on the day of the WSU lecture.
- • "Pictures from the Protests against Daniel Pipes at Wayne State University and the University of Michigan; Update: WSU Student Reaction." October 9, 2007. First pictures documenting the protests against me at WSU.
- • "Wayne State Students Defending Hizbullah?" October 10, 2007. Video of WSU students defending Hizbullah before my lecture took place, subsequently taken down at the request of a student in the video.
- • "Dr. Pipes Says ‘Learn Your History'." October 10, 2007. Video of me taking a hostile questioner to task during Q & A for calling history "mumbo jumbo."
- • "Slavery in Islam." October 10, 2007. Video of me, author of Slave Soldiers and Islam (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 1981) having to explain that Islam permits slavery to elements in the crowd that insist it does not.
- • "ARA Member Mike Staunch Removed." October 10, 2007. Video of the WSU dean of students reluctantly ejecting "Anti-Racist Action" leader Mike Staunch due to his repeated disruptions.
- • "Video Excerpts from Daniel Pipes' Lecture at Wayne State University." October 10, 2007. Provides links the prior four videos, discusses the interruptions and rude behavior, and urges the university administrators to take action to prevent further repetitions.
- • Daniel Pipes at Wayne State October 11, 2007. The longest video of the Q & A at Wayne State, featuring Mike Staunch calling for Israel to be dismantled and supporting Palestinian violence.
- • Anti-Racist Action Member Mike Staunch Before the Meltdown at WSU October 11, 2007. Video showing Mike Staunch yelling and causing a disruption even before the my lecture began. It was not what I said, clearly, that caused him to disrupt. He came looking for a fight.
- • Daniel Pipes Talks About Problems In Palestinian Society Which Can't Be Blamed on Israel. October 11, 2007. Video of me discussing problems in Palestinian society.
- • Daniel Pipes Lecture and the Situation at Wayne State October 12, 2007. Discussion the coverage of videos of my WSU lecture on other websites, plus an e-mail from WSU dean of students in which he denies that interruptions took place at prior lectures, covering up what actually happened.
- • Pictures: Daniel Pipes at The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) on October 8, 2007 October 13, 2007. Pictures from my much calmer University of Michigan lecture.
- • Daniel Pipes at WSU October 13, 2007. Video of my discussing the U.N.'s bias against Israel.
- • Pipes at Wayne State October 13, 2007. Video of more WSU lecture disruptions and disrespect. One of the students who supported Hizbullah in a prior clip interrupts me in this one.
- • Wayne State's Jewish Presence October 14, 2007. Excerpts from a Detroit Jewish News editorial that mentions my WSU lecture.
- • Lies, Smears, and Distortions: Flyer Anti-Racist Action (ARA) Passed Out Before the Daniel Pipes Lecture at Wayne State University, on October 8, 2007 October 14, 2007. Another flyer distributed by ARA against me, with the novel accusation that I am a "White supremacist."
- • Audio: Daniel Pipes at Wayne State and The University of Michigan. October 17, 2007. Full audio files of my two lectures: "The Threat To Israel's Existence: Why it's Back, What it Means" (including the Q & A) at Wayne State University and "Radical Islam and the War on Terror" at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
(October 17, 2007)
Related Topics: Academia, Daniel Pipes autobiographical
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