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Daniel Pipes


Daniel Pipes is an influential academic and counter-terrorism expert. He holds a PhD in medieval Islamic history from Harvard University. Daniel Pipes founded Campus Watch in 2002.

Sudden Jihad Syndrome

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"Sudden Jihad Syndrome" is a term Pipes coined to describe Muslims that suddenly or unexpectedly turn against civilized, Western society and engage in acts of terror.[1] Pipes has argued that due to this alleged phenomenon all Islamists must be considered potential terrorists.[2]


  1. "...a widespread pattern of Muslims who lead quiet lives before turning to terrorism" [1]
  2. "Individual Islamists may appear law-abiding and reasonable, but they are part of a totalitarian movement, and as such, all must be considered potential killers." [2]

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