If you know anything about Islam, the odds are, through any amount of research, you ran across a man by the name of Daniel Pipes. He has been one of America’s key figures speaking and writing about Islam and those who follow the religion. Most recently, Dr. Pipes had written an op-ed in the Washington Times on the subject–and it comes with incredible controversy.
Dr. Pipes is a PhD recipient, political commentator, and academic who often serves as a “distinguished visiting professor” at multiple universities. This is critical to note because anyone who has ever endured the PhD process knows prior to making any points about a subject, you must define your subject topics/terms. As silly as it may sound, this is paramount to prevent terminology confusion and contradiction. Pipes did not do this in his op-ed. [Read more...]