In past I have been criticized for well…criticizing what I like to call the “establishment” in this “field”. That “establishment” has some long time members in it, and one of them is so called historian Daniel Pipes.
A historian who makes uneducated comments such as the following:
Here is the rub: It is a mistake to blame Islam (a religion 14 centuries old) for the evil that should be ascribed to militant Islam (a totalitarian ideology less than a century old). The terrorism of al Qaeda, Hamas, the Iranian government and other Islamists results from the ideas of such contemporary radicals as Osama bin Laden and Ayatollah Khomeini, not from the Koran.
A statement that is easily refuted with just one hadith from the world renowned Sahih (authentic) ahadith. Which is respected by all four major schools of Islamic jurisprudence. Hanafi, Hanbali, Maliki, and Shafi’i.
Uneducated comments such as:
A “solution” the he has been $elling America since at least 2004. How is that working out for America?
As you can see Daniel is protective of Islam itself, and in the past has even said that he respects Islam. Well today his protectiveness of Islam has surfaced again, as he came out against the call to ban Islam. A call I completely support. Islam just does not belong here. (Note to spies: That is NOT a call to violence.)
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At the top Pipes wrote the following:
Me: Shows need for #Islam-#Islamism distinction
No Daniel. There is no Islamism, there is only the Koran and it is the book of Islam. So stop misleading public in the same manner Dr. Zuhdi Jasser is. It is not helping, because the failure to properly identify the enemy ideology will eventually result in America losing this war.
For those who are wondering if he will take me up on my debate challenge, please do not hold your breath.
Note: The challenge was also sent to his Middle East Forum account, which does not have me blocked. So he will see it.