Pipes on ‘Sudden Jihad Syndrome’

“Mr Haq’s actions are a clear instance of ‘Sudden Jihad Syndrome’, whereby normal-appearing Muslims unpredictably become violent. His attack confirms my oft-repeated call for special scrutiny of Muslims. Because the identity of the next homicidal jihadi cannot be anticipated, Muslims generally need to come under heightened observation.”

Daniel Pipes draws the lessons from the July 28 shooting at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle.

New York Sun, 8 August 2006

Update:  For Yusuf Smith’s comments, see Indigo Jo Blogs, 10 August 2006