Daniel Pipes’ nomination stalled in committee

Members of the Senate committee charged with recommending Daniel Pipes to serve on the board of the US Institute for Peace (USIP) asked Chairman Judd Gregg for more time to gather more information on the “controversial nominee.”

Senator Edward Kennedy, in calling for more time, cited one of Pipes’ statements – “Western European societies are unprepared for the massive immigration of brown-skinned peoples cooking strange foods and maintaining different standards of hygiene… All immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes, but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most.” (National Review, 11/19/90) Senator Kennedy ended by urging his colleagues to oppose Pipes’ nomination.

Baltimore Chronicle, 23 July 2003