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Wahabi Imams

Reader comment on item: [Hasan Akbar and] Murder in the 101st Airborne

Submitted by Howard S. Smigel (United States), Mar 25, 2003 at 19:42

I heard your excellent comments on Fox News the night of the grenade incident. At that time you stated that of the seven Muslim imams serving as chaplains with the forces, five were of the Wahabbi sect.

In your article in today's email (and in the NY Post) you make no mention of this. Are the facts as you stated them on Monday not true, or have you been asked to suppress them?

Did you see the item on DebkaFile concerning the Syrian bus that was struck when the bridge was blown up? According to DebkaFile, the bus carried Palestinian fedayeen going to fight for Saddam. I have not seen any news source carrying that other than DebkaFile. Do you know whether it is true and, if so, why no one else has picked it up?


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Daniel Pipes replies:

It was the other speaker, Frank Gaffney, who made this point about the chaplains, not me.


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