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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, DanielPipes.org, 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: Pipes@MEForum.org.

ARTICLES BY: Daniel Pipes


April 7, 2017 6:50 am
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What I Found on My Trip to a College Campus

I just attended a two-day academic conference at the University of Pennsylvania -- in part out of interest in the topic ("American & Muslim Worlds ca. 1500-1900"),...

April 5, 2017 7:07 am
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Another Attempt at ‘Extreme Vetting’

Donald Trump first coined the phrase "extreme vetting" in July 2016, in the aftermath of the truck attack in Nice, France. For nine months, he and...

March 17, 2017 6:37 am
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Oman: The Middle East’s Most Surprising Country

Oman, where I just spent the past week, is an Arab country unlike any other. Let me count the ways. Islam has three main branches: Sunni (about 90...

March 9, 2017 8:07 am
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Jordan at the Precipice

Six months ago, Jordan's King Abdullah said that his country was "in dire straits." I just completed a week of intensive travels and discussions throughout the country, and found...

February 7, 2017 8:55 am
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Linda Sarsour: The Left’s Latest Star

What to make of Linda Sarsour of Brooklyn, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against President Trump's immigration order and the new, seemingly ubiquitous symbol of the...

January 4, 2017 6:52 am
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This Is the Moment for an Israeli Victory

The US-sponsored Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" began in December 1988, when Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat met American conditions and "accepted United Nations Security Council resolutions 242...

December 8, 2016 4:42 am
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Europe’s Future Hangs on the Ballot

"The novelty and magnitude of Europe's predicament make it difficult to understand, tempting to overlook, and nearly impossible to predict. Europe marches us all into terra...

November 14, 2016 7:27 am
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Did a CAIR Official Call for the Overthrow of the US Government?

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) successfully presents itself to the media as a benign civil rights organization, comparable to the NAACP or the ADL -- a...

November 11, 2016 1:41 am
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America’s Know-Nothing Diplomacy

Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate for president, recently said something astonishing in defense of his foreign policy ignorance: "The fact that somebody can dot the...

November 7, 2016 7:21 am
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Are Niqabs and Kippot Equally Threatening?

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Heidi Beirich has distributed a standardized reply to the avalanche of protests (including a particularly eloquent one by National Review) against its wretched Field...

October 21, 2016 6:20 am
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Features

New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry

JNS.org - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...

World

Netanyahu Assails Allied Policy During World War II, Says Lives of 4 Millio...

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday launched a blistering assault on Allied policy during World War II, saying world...

Israel

Israel Reportedly Strikes Pro-Regime Military Base in Syria

JNS.org - The Israeli military launched an attack on a military base belonging to pro-regime forces in Syria Sunday, according to local reports. According to a statement issued by the National Defense...

Middle East

Lebanese Prime Minister Asks UN to Help on Permanent Ceasefire With Israel

JNS.org - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of...

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