Administrator of the US Institute of Peace, Daniel Pipes is founder of the Middle East Forum and author of Militant Islam Reaches America. He collaborates with Benador Associates. If you want to consult a detailed biography see the research made by Voltaire Network (text in French).
Now that Hamas has apparently won the elections, the West is hoist with its own petard. Hamas is not only a terrorist group that wants to destroy Israel and attacks civilians, but it has also won a fair election. In view of this situation, the foreign ministries hesitate either to force the organization to be moderate or to reject it, to meet with its representatives or to avoid them, to continue financing the Palestinian Authority or to have it starve. We have created this situation.
Thanks to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, a new term in the political vocabulary has been coined: mahdaviat.This is technical religious term that refers to mahdi, an element of the Shiite doctrine that identifies the restorer of religion and justice who will rule before the end of the world. It’s also called “return of the twelfth imam”. The mahdaviat plays a central role in the ambitions and beliefs of Ahmedinejad. As mayor of Teheran and president of the Islamic Republic, his policy (...)
The Ministers of Interior of two German states recently adopted important measures aimed at containing radical Islam. They deserve particular attention in the Western world.
In Baden-Wurttemberg, Heribert Rech decided to apply a loyalty test on the candidates who were applying for citizenship. Such test included 30 areas in order to show that the applicants supported Germany’s free constitutional and democratic structure. Sometimes the test would be followed by interviews in case some (...)
The riots caused by Muslim youngsters since October 27 in France following the “Allahou Akbar” expression could change history in Europe. The revolts that began in the Paris region have now spread to 300 French cities, Belgium and Germany. It’s the end of Frances’s cultural innocence: the country is discovering the problems related to the Muslim presence and this concern will last decades. Such problems are the decline of the Christian faith and the demographic collapse associated with it, (...)
Due to the attacks in London, Westerners have begun to widely discuss the problem of the radical Islam. In many European countries, they wonder what is tolerable or not in the attitude of Muslims, but measures are still too few. Last week, the same day, two important western politicians went beyond that.
The Minister of Education of the British Conservative Party, David Cameron, referred to the concept of British identity as the definition for “freedom with regard to right” and compared (...)
If we believe what Islamits leaders living in London say, we would have no choice but to agree the attacks against Great Britain were imminent. This was extremely directed to Sayful Islam’s statements, the leader of Al-Muhajiroun, an Islamist organization in the city of Luton. However, a tacit agreement quite studied by Mohamed Sifaui between Islamists and the British government had been in force for a long time. According to it, Islamists were allowed to plan attacks in London if the target (...)