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Daniel Pipes, a historian, is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. A former official in the U.S. Department of State, he has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He has written twelve books and his website,, with a near-complete archive of his writings, has recorded nearly 60 million page visits. He writes a bi-weekly column for the Jerusalem Post, National Review, and other publications; his writings have been translated into 33 languages. Two U.S. presidents have appointed Mr. Pipes to U.S. government positions. Al-Qaeda has invited him to convert to Islam, Edward Kennedy borked him, and Edward Said called him an "Orientalist." His current focus is on the phenomenon of lawful Islamism (or soft jihad), the forwarding radical Islam through legitimate means. Contact:

ARTICLES BY: Daniel Pipes

October 21, 2016 6:20 am

What’s a Conservative to Do? Hope Trump Is Impeached

The disgraceful presidential candidates coughed up by America's two great political parties, each one repulsive in his or her distinctive way, leave many conservatives in...

October 16, 2016 6:27 am

Islamist Violence Will Steer Europe’s Destiny

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Visits to predominantly Muslim suburbs in nearly all northern European cities cause one to ask the same question: Why have some of the richest, most...

October 13, 2016 11:18 am

Middle East Studies Group Once Again Demonstrates Anti-Israel Agenda

It's only to be expected. For more than two decades, my colleagues and I at the Middle East Forum (MEF) have criticized the decline of Middle East studies programs. Now,...

September 7, 2016 6:09 am

Irony: ISIS Imposes a Partial Ban on Burqas

Before getting to the news item at hand, a personal preface: I am frustrated that Westerners don't perceive the obvious point that burqas and niqabs, both...

August 29, 2016 6:26 am

A Reason to Be Hopeful in the Fight Against Islamism

"Hugh Fitzgerald" posted a 3,300-word piece at responding to a news item about Thomas Strothotte, president of Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany, advocating that all school...

August 25, 2016 4:59 am

Don’t Allow Saudi Money for American Mosques

Saudi Arabia may be the country in the world most different from the United States, especially where religion is concerned. An important new bill introduced...

August 24, 2016 2:21 am

Ban the Burqa, Allow the Burkini

France has been seized by a silly hysteria over the burkini, prompting me to wonder when Europeans will get serious about their Islamist challenge. For starters, what...

August 2, 2016 4:22 am

Academics Who Fabricate: This Time About Canary Mission

I was alerted in May 2015 to the opening of an anonymous new project named Canary Mission and tweeted out information on it: .@CanaryMission is a...

July 26, 2016 12:00 pm

Israel Will Be Better Off With Less US Aid

Exactly 20 years ago, a newly elected Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu dramatically announced to a joint session of Congress: We are deeply grateful for all we have received...

July 25, 2016 3:15 am

Daniel Pipes: Why I Just Quit the Republican Party

The Republican Party nominated Donald Trump as its candidate for president of the United States -- and I responded by ending my 44-year GOP membership. Here's why...

July 21, 2016 2:55 am

Why I Supported the Turkish Coup Attempt

Every major government condemned the coup attempt in Turkey, as did all four of the parties with representatives in the Turkish parliament. So did even...

June 8, 2016 6:42 am

Writing the Future of France

Two high-profile French novels, dissimilar in timing and tone, portray two influential visions of France in the future. Not just good reads (and both translated...


10 Things That Happen During the Holidays — Only in Israel

1. Everyone wishes you a happy new year, easy fast and happy holiday -- just as they do for Christmas in...

Israel Advocate Wants to Change Views About Jewish State, One Tattoo at a Time

“Low-brow” art forms can be a powerful advocacy tool, the head of a...


Children of Fallen Soldiers Celebrate Mass Bar Mitzvah -- Dozens of orphans of fallen Israeli soldiers, and the son of an American serviceman who died in Afghanistan, celebrated their...


American Citizen Sentenced to 18 Years in Iranian Prison for Collaborating ...

A dual Iranian-American national says he has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in Iran for allegedly collaborating with...


Intense Anti-Abbas Clashes Reported Near Ramallah, Nablus, Jenin

Intense clashes erupted in three refugee camps Tuesday night between Palestinian youths and Palestinian Authority security forces, after a protest over the recent expulsion from the Fatah party of a...

Middle East

Kurdish Peshmerga Forces Just 5 Miles From Mosul as Offensive Continues

Kurdish Peshmerga forces are within 5 miles (8 kilometers) of Mosul, commanders said Sunday, after days of fighting and sweeping territorial gains in the operation to free the key Iraqi...