Daniel Pipes to speak at TU tonight

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Middle East expert Daniel Pipes is speaking tonight at 7 p.m. at the University of Tulsa's Alan Chapman Activities Center (ACAC). The title of his speech is "Vanquishing the Islamist Enemy and Helping the Moderate Muslim Ally."

(Naturally, the TU Muslim Students Association sought and was granted permission to protest this speech.)

From Pipes's biography:

Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and Taube distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University....

He received his A.B. (1971) and Ph.D. (1978) from Harvard University, both in history, and spent six years studying abroad, including three years in Egypt. Mr. Pipes speaks French, and reads Arabic and German. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the U.S. Naval War College, and Pepperdine University. He served in various capacities in the U.S. government, including two presidentially-appointed positions, vice chairman of the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships and board member of the U.S. Institute of Peace. He was director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in 1986-93....

Pipes is the author of 12 books including Militant Islam Reaches America (2002), The Rushdie Affair (Birch Lane, 1990), In the Path of God (Basic Books, 1983), and Slave Soldiers and Islam (Yale University Press, 1981).

I received this notice from the parent of a TU student who was concerned that the number of protesters would outnumber the attendees.

This is an opportunity to gain insight into Islamism from a world-renowned scholar and at the same time provide some support and encouragement to the TU conservative student group that is sponsoring Pipes's appearance.

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Michelle Author Profile Page said:

Are the Muslim students protesting "Vanquishing the Islamist Enemy" or "Helping the Moderate Muslim Ally"? Both of those seem reasonable to me, and should be reasonable to any America-loving Muslim.

webworm Author Profile Page said:

hahaha....there are NO muslims who love America. R******s are united in their hatred of our freedoms. They are more interested in mistreating and mutilating their women than they are in learning about a decent way of life.

Ethnic epithet censored by the editor.

webworm, the use of ethnic epithets is not welcome at BatesLine. Consider this a warning -- two strikes and you're out.

I disagree strongly with your opinion. There are many Muslims who are very happy to be in America where they don't have to live under religious fascism.

sbtulsa Author Profile Page said:

what is the logic behind uttering (writing) an offensive word in a discussion of a speech dealing with those who would wish us ill or violence. The speaker was an educated and authority on this particular subject. I did not hear the speech, wish I had been able to. But if it was calmly and thoughfully, the speaker exhibited the character traits webworm failed to exercise in his post.

the contrast only does webworms position violence. not a net gain in any sense of the phrase.

Micah said:

Thanks for the plug Michael. I was doing a little post lecture googling and found this post.

We'll keep you posted on future lectures -- there should be at least one more this fall. Thanks for supporting Sixthirtyone and conservatives at TU!

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