NEW YORK When an opinion survey released by Cornell University last week
found that 44% of Americans wanted to curtail the civil liberties of all
Muslim-Americans, with better than one in four saying they should all be
required to register their location with the federal government, many
commentators expressed concern. Not syndicated columnist Daniel Pipes,
In his latest column he declares that he was "encouraged" by the Cornell
survey, calling it "good news." But he also identifies "the bad news,"
which he describes as "the near-universal disapproval of this realism.
Leftist and Islamist organizations have so successfully influenced public
opinion that polite society shies away from endorsing a focus on Muslims."
In addition to those who want all Muslim-Americans to register, 29% agree
that law enforcement agents should infiltrate Muslim civic and volunteer
organizations, and 22% said the federal government should profile citizens
as potential threats based on the fact that they are Muslim or have Middle
He hailed the recent work of columnist Michelle Malkin, who supports the
Japanese internment and claims the apology by President Ronald Reagan in
1988, plus the nearly $1.65 billion in reparations paid to former
internees, was premised on faulty scholarship.
According to Pipes: "Malkin has done the singular service of breaking the
academic single-note scholarship on a critical subject, cutting through a
shabby, stultifying consensus to reveal how, given what was known and not
known at the time,' FDR and his staff did the right thing…
SEE: "Why the Japanese Internment Still Matters"
SEE ALSO: "44 Percent of Americans Queried in Cornell National Poll Favor
Curtailing Some Liberties for Muslim Americans"
TO VIEW THE CORNELL STUDY, GO TO:
DANIEL PIPES: 'I DO SUPPORT THE INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE AMERICANS'
"Yes, I do support the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II…"
From Daniel Pipes' website, 12/28/0