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Pipes Nominated (to U.S. Institute of Peace), CAIR Seethes
Little Green Footballs ^ | 4 apr 03 | Charles

Posted on 04/04/2003 2:06:15 PM PST by alnitak

This actually comes as quite a surprise: President Bush has nominated Daniel Pipes to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace. The times they are a-changing.

But this comes as no surprise at all: radical Islamic front group CAIR is blowing a gasket.

An American Muslim advocacy group that Pipes has called "Osama bin Laden's representatives in Washington" quickly denounced the appointment as "insensitive" and called on Bush to rescind it.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday described Pipes as "the nation's leading Islamophobe" and an advocate for Israeli interests.

Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum, a think tank based in Center City.

The Institute of Peace is a Washington-based federal institution, funded entirely by Congress, whose mandate is to promote "peaceful resolutions of international conflicts."

"Pipes' nomination sends entirely the wrong message as America seeks to convince Muslims worldwide that the war on terrorism and the war against Iraq are not attacks on Islam," CAIR declared in a statement.

CAIR and other Muslim groups say Pipes has made inflammatory assertions about Islam, including his estimate that from 10 to 15 percent of Muslims are militant Islamists.

Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for CAIR, said in an interview that he was unfamiliar with the institute "but... it [Pipes' nomination] is bad.

"It says: 'We're really not concerned with your [Muslims'] sensitivities. We don't care that you perceive certain actions of the U.S. government as slights to your faith and tradition.' "

Reached by phone in Washington, where he had been visiting the institute's headquarters, Pipes yesterday said he has "always distinguished between Islam and militant Islam" in his writings and speeches.

"CAIR repeatedly chooses to ignore my assertion that militant Islam is the problem and modern Islam is the solution," he said. Here is a list (hat tip: snopes) of all US Senators. I strongly urge all LGF readers to write to their senators and ask them to support this nomination. This is important.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: danielpipes; islam; peace; us
Could a US citizen (I'm not) tell us what the Institute of Peace is, and just how significant this appointment would be; I've read some of Daniel Pipes' stuff over at www.capmag.com and like it.
1 posted on 04/04/2003 2:06:16 PM PST by alnitak
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To: alnitak
Go to danielpipes.org

Daniel Pipes is an awsome guy. He came to speak to our campus once, and I have met met him.
He is pro-Israel as well.
2 posted on 04/04/2003 2:08:23 PM PST by yonif
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To: alnitak
>>""It says: 'We're really not concerned with your [Muslims'] sensitivities"

No, it says we will be CAIRless.

3 posted on 04/04/2003 2:10:35 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (Again, protestors have NO RIGHT TO BE HEARD, only a freedom to speak.)
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To: alnitak
Yet one more reason why President Bush deserves to be re-elected.
4 posted on 04/04/2003 2:14:30 PM PST by kesg
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To: alnitak
Bump! I'm VERY surprised President Bush sent one right up the poop chute of CAIR and AMC. Don't be fooled by the impression these groups are Muslim civil rights organizations. They're nothing of the sort. They're in fact apologists for Islamic extremists and terrorist groups. Daniel Pipes will definitely help to balance the pro-Arab tilt at State at the U.S Institute of Peace and bring order to our views on Islam there. Its kind of sweet to see the adversaries of the U.S taken completely of guard and I wasn't sure President Bush would appoint someone of Pipes' caliber to government service. And its one that's long overdue and we all wish him the best in his new position and hopes he makes a difference for the cause of peace.
5 posted on 04/04/2003 2:14:41 PM PST by goldstategop
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Muhammadans must learn that we do what is in OUR interests, not necessarily theirs.
6 posted on 04/04/2003 2:14:58 PM PST by NetValue (You betcha Iraq was "involved" in 9/11 and the anthrax mailings)
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To: alnitak
Outstanding. Whether he is confirmed or not, it shows that Bush is listening to the right people and is not afraid to show it.
7 posted on 04/04/2003 2:18:40 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: alnitak
Do you really think President Bush cares what a "radical Islamic front group" thinks about ANYTHING??
8 posted on 04/04/2003 2:19:31 PM PST by UncleSamUSA (the land of the free and the home of the brave)
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To: alnitak
CAIR=Wahabe=Islamofascism
9 posted on 04/04/2003 2:21:06 PM PST by Mister Baredog ((They wanted to kill 50,000 of us on 9/11, we will never forget!))
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To: alnitak
Pipes only accuses 10-15% of muslims of Islamofascism.

But when 120,000,000 of 1,200,000,000 muslims want to convert you, kill you, or die trying, it is a real problem.
10 posted on 04/04/2003 2:24:17 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Wheat is Murder! (Tilling slaughters worms.....))
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To: alnitak
You can read all about The Institute of Peace at their website: "The Institue of Peace"
11 posted on 04/04/2003 2:26:18 PM PST by arasina (PRAY for our troops, our president, our journalists, the POWs and the innocents!)
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To: alnitak; TLBSHOW; Sabertooth
How can this be.

Perhaps Grover Norquist isn't as important as he and others think he is.

Thought you guys might want to see this.

12 posted on 04/04/2003 2:26:46 PM PST by NeoCaveman
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To: arasina
Whoops! I meant" The Institute of Peace"
13 posted on 04/04/2003 2:27:12 PM PST by arasina (PRAY for our troops, our president, our journalists, the POWs and the innocents!)
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To: alnitak
Awww the biggest whinners in America CAIR aka The Wahhabi Lobby....
The Saudi-Muslim Takeover of America stalls
14 posted on 04/04/2003 2:27:49 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: arasina
Whoops! I meant" The Institute of Peace"

As opposed to the Institute for Piece that was headed by Bill Clinton.

15 posted on 04/04/2003 2:28:28 PM PST by NeoCaveman
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To: NetValue
Yeah and if they don't like it they can pack their bags and take the first flight out.
16 posted on 04/04/2003 2:28:58 PM PST by Chi-Town Lady
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To: dubyaismypresident
Sure looks like the days of "Apiecement" are over!
17 posted on 04/04/2003 2:29:55 PM PST by mylife
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To: alnitak
"Pipes' nomination sends entirely the wrong message as America seeks to convince Muslims worldwide that the war on terrorism and the war against Iraq are not attacks on Islam," CAIR declared in a statement.

What an INTERESTINGLY PHRASED statement.  I noticed that ole Ibrahim didn't say  "...as AMERICAN MUSLIMS seek to convince..."   

I believe that until CAIR starts *answering* some questions, they shouldn't be called upon to *comment* on American policy issues.  In other words, STFU CAIR!

18 posted on 04/04/2003 2:34:47 PM PST by GirlShortstop
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To: alnitak
Wow...kudos to GWB for selecting Pipes.

Yeah, CAIR and AMC is in a tither. Their biggest fear is being exposed as front groups for Islamic terrorism in the US.

CAIR and AMC people were at a big shindig at the Islamic Center of Central Florida (Orlando) a couple of months ago. At that meeting was none other than Sami Al-Arian, who is currently sitting in jail.

Lets see if the Dems try to stop the nomination. If they do, I will make it my duty to point out that they are in cahoots with supporters of Islamic Terrorism in the US

19 posted on 04/04/2003 2:36:40 PM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Stop Anti-American Bigotry......Ignore Hollywood And The Liberal Media)
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To: alnitak
This was at CAIR's website. Thought you might be interested. Maybe we should all send messages of thanks to our great President for such a wise choice.

President Bush asked to rescind nomination of Islamophobe

Nominee says 10 to 15 percent of Muslims are potential killers

CAIR is urging President Bush to rescind his nomination of an "Islamophobe," who claims 10 to 15 percent of Muslims are "potential killers," to the board of a government institution formed to promote the peaceful resolution of international conflicts.

President Bush yesterday nominated pro-Israel commentator Daniel Pipes, who many American Muslims regard as the nation's leading Islamophobe, to join the board of the United States Institute of Peace, a federal institution created by Congress. The institute's board of directors is appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate. (Pipes made the claim about Muslims being potential killers in the October 8, 2001, issue of the Philadelphia Daily News.)

SEE: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/04/20030402-10.html, http://www.usip.org/

"Pipes' nomination sends entirely the wrong message as America seeks to convince Muslims worldwide that the war on terrorism and the war against Iraq are not attacks on Islam. His bigoted views are incompatible with the mission of the United States Institute of Peace. We respectfully urge President Bush to rescind this ill-considered and poorly-timed nomination," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad. He called on the Senate to reject Pipes' nomination if it is not rescinded by the president.

Awad added that Pipes also lacks the credentials required for service on the institute's board. All board members are required by law to "have appropriate practical or academic experience in peace and conflict resolution." "Pipes' anti-Muslim polemics have had the opposite impact of that sought by the institute. His views promote unending conflict, not peace," said Awad.

Muslims say Pipes has a long history of advocating the political disenfranchisement and marginalization of America's Islamic community. In an October 21, 2001, speech before the convention of the American Jewish Congress, Pipes stated: "I worry very much from the Jewish point of view that the presence, and increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims...will present true dangers to American Jews."

He has decried any positive portrayal of Islamic history and beliefs in public schools and termed the PBS documentary "Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet" an "outrage."

In the Jerusalem Post, Pipes called for increased surveillance of ordinary American Muslims. He wrote: "There is no escaping the unfortunate fact that Muslim government employees in law enforcement, the military, and the diplomatic corps need to be watched for connections to terrorism, as do Muslim chaplains in prisons and the armed forces. Muslim visitors and immigrants must undergo additional background checks. Mosques require a scrutiny beyond that applied to churches, synagogues and temples. Muslim schools require increased oversight to ascertain what is being taught to children…" (1/22/03)

Last year, Pipes faced a storm of criticism when he launched Campus Watch, a web site that included "dossiers" on professors and academic institutions thought to be too critical of Israel or too sympathetic to Islam and Muslims. The web site also sought information from students about their teachers' political opinions. Pipes has been quoted as saying: "The Palestinians are a miserable people...and they deserve to be." (Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, July 2001) His personal web site is maintained by an Israeli settler. He also claims Muslims have no real religious attachments to the city of Jerusalem.

A central theme of Pipes' commentary is that American Muslims are a threat because they have the goal of "transforming [the United States] into a Moslem country." (Jewish World Review, 11/16/2000) In fact, he even claimed to have a special mental "filter" with which he can detect those who want to "create a Muslim state in America." (Salon.com, 11/9/2001) He has also compared American Muslim voter registration drives to those of the Communist Party USA.

Pipes goes so far as to recommend "vigilant application of social and political pressure to ensure that Islam is not accorded special status of any kind in this country." (Commentary, November 2001) The "special status" Pipes refers to includes ordinary religious accommodations for Muslims in the workplace and "inclusion of Muslims in affirmative-action plans."

SEE: Who is Daniel Pipes?

IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUESTED: (As always, be POLITE and RESPECTFUL.)

Contact President Bush to respectfully request that he rescind Daniel Pipes' nomination to the board of the United States Institute of Peace.

White House Phone Numbers: COMMENTS: 202-456-1111 SWITCHBOARD: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461

White House E-Mail Addresses:

President George W. Bush: president@whitehouse.gov Vice President Richard Cheney: vice.president@whitehouse.gov

Mailing Address:

President George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500

20 posted on 04/04/2003 2:37:44 PM PST by Chi-Town Lady
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To: alnitak
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday described Pipes as "the nation's leading Islamophobe" and an advocate for Israeli interests.

Two thoughts:
1. If CAIR hates him, I love him.

2. Touchy feely stuff can come later in a meeting or relationship or interaction in a neighborhood or a school. Arguably, in the first moments of contact or of people moving into your neighborhood or whatever, you are sort of enabling the enemy if you don't start the relationship as an Islamophobe. I'm sorry, but I can't get that fuzzy feeling until the pregnant ISLAMIC woman hasn't blow me up.
21 posted on 04/04/2003 2:39:06 PM PST by FreeRadical (Tell me again how this isn't a holy war?)
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To: goldstategop
>>Don't be fooled by the impression these groups are Muslim civil rights organizations. They're nothing of the sort. They're in fact apologists for Islamic extremists and terrorist groups<<

Absolutely. One can see for oneself what their true agenda is by visitng their Web sites. Especially alarming is that they are hell bent upon forming their own institutions and universities in our country, too. If we allow them to continue to pursue their Muslim agenda in America,
we face a future much like the bloody conflagration that was the former Yugoslavia.


I must say I breathed a big sigh of relief at this news! God bless President Bush for his astuteness and courage.

risa
22 posted on 04/04/2003 2:48:32 PM PST by Risa
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To: alnitak
Welcome to FR, Alnitak.
23 posted on 04/04/2003 2:51:55 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: alnitak
CAIR IS A TERRORIST FRONT GROUP!
24 posted on 04/04/2003 2:52:42 PM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: kesg
>>Yet one more reason why President Bush deserves to be re-elected. <<

I agree absolutely. Yet I would hope also that we can convince him to put the breaks on America's out-of-control immigration policies.

risa
25 posted on 04/04/2003 2:54:00 PM PST by Risa
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To: GirlShortstop
I am still waiting for CAIR to denounce without terrorism "ifs" and "buts" and in particular the Sep 11 atrocity.
26 posted on 04/04/2003 2:54:34 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: FreeRadical
Thanks for a great post, freeradical.

The news is exhilarating.

risa
27 posted on 04/04/2003 2:54:50 PM PST by Risa
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To: Chi-Town Lady
Great news about Pipes' nomination! To counteract CAIR, Americans should contact the White House and send a message of support.
28 posted on 04/04/2003 2:55:09 PM PST by livius
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To: UCFRoadWarrior
>>Lets see if the Dems try to stop the nomination. If they do, I will make it my duty to point out that they are in cahoots with supporters of Islamic Terrorism in the US <<

I will join you, UFC RoadWarrior.

risa
29 posted on 04/04/2003 2:58:02 PM PST by Risa
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To: Chi-Town Lady
>>Maybe we should all send messages of thanks to our great President for such a wise choice. <<

A very important idea--I have done so already and shall alert my friends.

risa
30 posted on 04/04/2003 3:01:15 PM PST by Risa
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To: GirlShortstop
>>What an INTERESTINGLY PHRASED statement. I noticed that ole Ibrahim didn't say "...as AMERICAN MUSLIMS seek to convince..." <<

wow. an excellent point, Girlshortstop. And what a revealing slip of the tongue.

31 posted on 04/04/2003 3:04:40 PM PST by Risa
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To: alnitak
This is very good news.
32 posted on 04/04/2003 3:05:19 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: TopQuark
I am still waiting for CAIR to denounce without terrorism "ifs" and "buts" and in particular the Sep 11 atrocity.

I hear ya... but CAIR has been too busy pumping out PRnewswire claptrap bemoaning muhammaden victimhood on every continent on God's green earth.   ;-)
33 posted on 04/04/2003 3:08:41 PM PST by GirlShortstop
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To: Risa; UCFRoadWarrior
>>Lets see if the Dems try to stop the nomination. If they do, I will make it my duty to point out that they are in cahoots with supporters of Islamic Terrorism in the US <<
      I will join you, UFC RoadWarrior.


Ooh! Ooh!! Please count me in with a PING please!
FReegards.

34 posted on 04/04/2003 3:14:20 PM PST by GirlShortstop
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To: alnitak
If CAIR and Ibrahim Hooper don't like it, I love it.

Pipes has their number.
35 posted on 04/04/2003 3:17:07 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: alnitak
CAIR and other Muslim groups say Pipes has made inflammatory assertions about Islam, including his estimate that from 10 to 15 percent of Muslims are militant Islamists.

That IS an inflammatory estimate; its more like 40 -45%.

36 posted on 04/04/2003 3:19:23 PM PST by cardinal4 (The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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To: alnitak
bump
37 posted on 04/04/2003 3:43:43 PM PST by LiteKeeper
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To: Chi-Town Lady
I just emailed the Whitehouse and my Senator.
38 posted on 04/04/2003 4:26:46 PM PST by kuma
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To: TLBSHOW
CAIR IS A TERRORIST FRONT GROUP!

Roger that.

They caused Tom Clancy's Sum of All Fears filmscript to be edited to remove the Islamist terrorists behind the bomb.

Luis Gonzalez had John Loftus' interview rebroadcast last night (author of Secret War Against the Jews).

Loftus said 75% of muslims have it right, leaving 25% wahabi fanatics.

American Muslim Council donated to Hillary--and she tried to disguise it as American Museum Council.

80% of U.S. imams are wahabi.

Pipes' bulletins show him to be a scholar with sharpened debating skills.

To subscribe to or unsubscribe from this list, go to http://www.DanielPipes.org/subscribe.php

(Daniel Pipes sends out a mailing of his writings 2-3 times a week.)

39 posted on 04/04/2003 5:00:01 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: alnitak
'We're really not concerned with your [Muslims'] sensitivities. We don't care that you perceive certain actions of the U.S. government as slights to your faith and tradition.' " I Heartily second this. Even if the nomination doesn't really mean this. Maybe it should.

Just because you've come here and set up your anti-jew, anti-Christian houses of persecution (mosqes){SP?}, doesn't mean America has to pay you any alegiance.

We don't owe you anything, let alone any respect.

40 posted on 04/04/2003 5:07:14 PM PST by Bullish
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To: alnitak
Readers of right-wing web site threaten Muslims ***CAIR ALERT***
41 posted on 05/02/2003 6:53:30 PM PDT by JeepInMazar (www.answering-islam.org)
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