Thursday, January 25, 2007

Daniels In the Lions' Den

I haven't figured out why the radical left in Britain and Islamic fundamentalists have become allies. The dissonance is astounding. One group embraces post modernism, feminism, gay rights, cultural relativity etc. etc. The other, doesn't. It's pretty much that simple:

Last Saturday many thousands of Londoners — plus a small but determined corps of Americans — came to Westminster to debate the clash of civilizations. Ken Livingstone, the notoriously pro-Islamist mayor of London, had invited Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, to be the neoconservative fall guy.

Not only Mr. Livingstone, but also almost everybody else expected the professor to be eaten alive by the politician. Mr. Pipes was warned by his British friends that he was walking into a trap. Read the rest.

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