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Dinesh D' Souza lacks credibility and is a crackpot/conspiracy theorist

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Submitted by BB King (United States), Aug 14, 2012 at 00:36

He blames the left for anti-Islamist fervor and 9/11. As the National Review notes:

"D'Souza argues that "the cultural left and its allies in Congress, the media, Hollywood, the nonprofit sector, and the universities are the primary cause of the volcano of anger toward America that is erupting from the Islamic world."

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/219722/eyeing-enemy/interview

In fact he says:

"[t]he Bush administration and the conservatives must stop promoting American popular culture because it is producing a blowback of Muslim rage. With a few exceptions, the right should not bother to defend American movies, music, and television. From the point of view of traditional values, they are indefensible. Moreover, why should the right stand up for the left's debased values? Why should our people defend their America? Rather, American conservatives should join the Muslims and others in condemning the global moral degeneracy that is produced by liberal values."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinesh_D'Souza#Authorship

Dr Pipes was also critical of Dinesh's thesis: http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/2007/03/dinesh-dsouza-walks-on-the-dark-side

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