69 million page views

Daniel Pipes guilty of coming up with a very catchy and winning phrase

Reader comment on item: The Problem with Middle East Studies

Submitted by rick (United States), Jul 14, 2008 at 11:01

What got these "critics" of Pipes was his excellent phrase that "Muslim countries have the most terrorists and the fewest democracies in the world".

That stuck in the gut of anti-Western, pro-Arabists. They decided to try and turn it to the detriment of Pipes with a PC interpretation. But to do even that they had to distort or fabricate a new additional phrase. Their "academic" dishonesty, if one can even use the "academic" label for them, is clearly evident.

Their response to Pipe's request for a retraction and an apology became another instance of double talk and avoidance of their own fabrications. There is simply no way to disagree with what Pipes wrote so the solution is to "explain" what it "really" means which is actually just a exercise in lying.

A person may disagree with another but first he/she has to understand what the person actually said. Sadowski and Halabi know very well what Pipes is saying and they don't disagree so much as dislike the airing of that type of thinking. Their "criticism" is in reality a banishment or a suppression of Pipes and not of an idea. Sadowski and Halabi are worthless.


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".

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2023 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.)