NELSON INSTITUTE DIRECTOR CO-AUTHORS ARTICLE ON INTIMIDATION BY MUSLIM EXTREMISTS IN DENMARK

March 27, 2006

HARRISONBURG—Dr. J. Peter Pham, director of the Nelson Institute for International and Public Affairs at James Madison University, co-authored a commentary with Professor Michael I. Krauss of George Mason University School of Law on the intimidation of moderate Muslims and other Danes by Muslim extremists in the Scandinavian country.

While most media accounts of the “cartoon jihad” have focused on the publication of the cartoons depicting Muhammad, and on the ensuing violent reaction by some Muslims, the two professors contend that few reporters have ventured to describe the increasingly hostile climate that Muslim extremists had succeeded in creating in Denmarkbefore the publication of the images.

The professors’ essay, entitled “Descending into Dhimmitude,” appears in today’s issue of Technology Commerce and Society Daily and is available online at http://www.tcsdaily.com/article.aspx?id=032706D.