Daniel Pipes, who is currently in Australia as a guest of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). A lighthearted look at this eminent expert on the Muslim world, and why we should fear it.
Highlights from QANDA the other day.
NICK MINCHIN: Well, there – as I say, no one likes dictatorship but there are, regrettably, some things worse than benign dictatorship.
HANIFA DEEN: But they weren’t being called regimes et cetera when they were friends of the USA. They were our allies then.
DANIEL PIPES: None of these were friends of the USA. None. None of these were our allies. None of these were friends.
DANIEL PIPES: Of course. Of course. There’s a lot of – no, let me start that again. I don’t know what you’re laughing at. I would like to make it clear that I’m not saying that he is a Muslim. I’m saying that he was a Muslim. There is a lot of evidence from his father to his stepfather to his going to mosque, to his going to Qur’an class to his knowing the Islamic prayers, to the testimony of his sister.
SUELETTE DREYFUS: When he was six.
DANIEL PIPES: Exactly. Precisely.