Source: Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
On August 25, 2003 the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) issued a statement commending President Bush's appointment of controversial Mideast scholar Daniel Pipes to the U.S. Institue of Peace. The statement said, "We commend you for appointing Daniel Pipes to the board of the United States Institute of Peace. As a world renowned expert on the Middle East and extremist Islam, Dr. Pipes provides an important approach and perspective to the challenges facing the U.S. in the post-9/11 world. We are pleased that Dr. Pipes will be given the opportunity to share his expertise and viewpoint as a member of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace."