2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Lawrence the Novel Writer and Cave Dweller

Reader comment on item: Americans Wake Up to Islamism
in response to reader comment: T. E. Lawrence "of Arabia" saw no "moderate Muslims"

Submitted by Jayelle Farmer (Morocco), Sep 9, 2010 at 23:00

1920 was a long time ago. What would Lawrence of Arabia have known about Moderate Islam? This concept was unheard of back in 1920. Moderate Islam vs Islamism did not exist back then. It is only in recent history that Islam has become polarised to the point where such a distinction can be properly made and evaluated. Personally, I wouldn't put too much importance on comments made by Lawrence of Arabia. His main activity was writing and selling novels and hanging out in caves in Wadi Rum.

Jayelle Farmer September 9, 2010

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Lawrence the Novel Writer and Cave Dweller by Jayelle Farmer

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)