The Washington Times’ Diana West has some sensible things to say about the inability of a number of people, from The New York Times to Georgetown University, to speak plainly and truthfully about Islam when it would reflect poorly on that religion and its followers. Meanwhile, Bat Ye’or is offering to return to Georgetown to debate Prof. John Esposito, a non-Muslim who is America’s leading academic apologist for Islam, on the subject of dhimmitude. Esposito recently dismissed Bat Ye’or as having insufficient academic credentials to comment knowledgeably on dhimmitude. That being the case, I can’t imagine why the professor would object to debating in a public forum at Georgetown someone he would surely defeat handily. Right?