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Dr. Pipes Is a Racist???!!!

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Submitted by Arlinda DeAngelis (United States), Nov 22, 2005 at 20:30

I attended a lecture at NYU given by Dr. Pipes earlier this year. A young woman walked into the lecture at the end and joined the question period. She had no questions. She had accusations about Israel the rotten, the Palestinians oppressed and various other crazy leftist rantings. The entire audience moaned. Dr. Pipes at his scholarly best called everyone to order and said this person had the right to ask a question which he would answer and he did in a very scholarly way.

If Dr. Pipes was a racist he certainly would have displayed right then and there. He could have buried her with his brilliant mind and a lecture room full of people who were his admirers. Instead he chose to open the forum and give this young woman a voice ... an opportunity she did not deserve.

I would have wished for a full blown dressing down of this twit of a leftist ranter but Dr. Pipes is a scholar, a lecturer, a teacher and a reasonable and rational man. He always conducts himself as such. I cannot say the same for those on the left with their friends at CAIR who, in my opinion are the real racists and the real haters.

In addition to attending Dr. Pipes' lectures, I always read his columns in the Sun and have read a number of his books. I have never ever read one racist word from him ... not ever.

I may be a little dense but why would this accusation even occur if there is nothing on which to base it and I mean nothing. Perhaps slander is what is happening and "racist" is the popular accusation du jour.
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