The director of the Middle East Forum on the growth of Islamic fundamentalism.
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In the introduction to this polemic against political Islam, Pipes stakes out the political territory just to the left of Pat Buchanan and well to the right of almost everyone else. From this "moderate" position, Pipes argues that Islam is not an inherent threat to Western civilization, but that militant Islam, a branch of Islamic piety that seeks to bring the world under control of Islamic law, is the greatest threat since the cold war. He goes on to explore the threats posed to America by an influx of Muslim immigrants, extol the benefits of racial profiling, and argue that the only viable form of Islamic belief is "secularist" Islam, which embraces Western values and eschews traditional Islamic ones. Never mind that Pipes' argument about the inferiority of Islamic values is precisely the same argument that radical Islamists make about Western values. It's controversial and often interesting stuff--but hardly new. Some of the essays collected here are more than 10 years old (although they have been updated to reflect September 11). There's nothing here that hasn't been said by Ann Coulter or Buchanan or their ilk, but Pipes will make appearances on conservative radio and TV shows, which should drum up some attention. John Green
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Militant Islam Reaches America is required reading for any American that want to live and not be a victim of militant Islam murder. Read morePublished on July 15 2004 by Eric Kent
This book is nothing but the author's sheer ignorance close to 10 billion muslims living worldwide. Extremism is not something that is ingrained in one religion or faith. Read morePublished on May 1 2004
Most American's think that Muslim's hate America due to its support of Israel. That could not be farther from the truth. Read morePublished on April 27 2004 by Eric Kent
A cri de guerre in which the noted scholar (Conspiracy, 1997, etc.) again urges that militant Islam is an enemy and must be treated as such. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by B. Viberg
Daniel Pipes never ceases to amaze me. The amount of fiction included in this book which he tries to pass as fact is laughable. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2004
Every literate person, particularly every American, simply MUST read this book. We are "at war!" We need to "know" our enemy. Read morePublished on Oct. 27 2003 by Trebor Reyelchs
Daniel Pipes is to Islamic Studies what Robert Conquest was to Sovietology: a lone voice of caution in a wilderness of apologetics. Read morePublished on March 27 2003 by The Sanity Inspector
Political/religious bias discolors conclusions of this book. Pipes is anti democratic and sponsors a bigoted campaign against scholars who disagree with his highly pro Islraeli... Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2003
Our nation, founded on the right to open and unfettered exchange of ideas from which we derive much of our greatness, still has one taboo about which it is difficult to speak... Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2003 by Ben Hekster