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Harvard profs whitewash jihad

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Submitted by Barry Wood (Germany), Nov 3, 2002 at 15:05

Having just finished my Ph.D. in Islamic art history at Harvard, I know both David Mitten and Roy Mottahedeh personally. Both men are saints who would not hurt a fly. Unfortunately it seems that they are projecting their own personal niceness onto the concept of jihad, which speaks ill of their scholarly objectivity.

Thank you, Dr. Pipes, for being a courageous voice of reason in such a hostile arena.
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