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.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:06:16 PM PST
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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.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:08:23 PM PST
>>""It says: 'We're really not concerned with your [Muslims'] sensitivities"
No, it says we will be CAIRless.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:10:35 PM PST
(Again, protestors have NO RIGHT TO BE HEARD, only a freedom to speak.)
Yet one more reason why President Bush deserves to be re-elected.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:14:30 PM PST
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.
Outstanding. Whether he is confirmed or not, it shows that Bush is listening to the right people and is not afraid to show it.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:18:40 PM PST
Do you really think President Bush cares what a "radical Islamic front group" thinks about ANYTHING??
posted on 04/04/2003 2:19:31 PM PST
(the land of the free and the home of the brave)
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!))
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.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:24:17 PM PST
by Uncle Miltie
(Wheat is Murder! (Tilling slaughters worms.....))
posted on 04/04/2003 2:26:18 PM PST
(PRAY for our troops, our president, our journalists, the POWs and the innocents!)
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.
Awww the biggest whinners in America CAIR aka The Wahhabi Lobby....
The Saudi-Muslim Takeover of America stalls
posted on 04/04/2003 2:27:49 PM PST
(Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
"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!
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
posted on 04/04/2003 2:36:40 PM PST
(Stop Anti-American Bigotry......Ignore Hollywood And The Liberal Media)
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
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: email@example.com Vice President Richard Cheney: firstname.lastname@example.org
President George W. Bush The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) yesterday described Pipes as "the nation's leading Islamophobe" and an advocate for Israeli interests.
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.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:39:06 PM PST
(Tell me again how this isn't a holy war?)
Welcome to FR, Alnitak.
posted on 04/04/2003 2:51:55 PM PST
CAIR IS A TERRORIST FRONT GROUP!
posted on 04/04/2003 2:52:42 PM PST
This is very good news.
posted on 04/04/2003 3:05:19 PM PST
(Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
If CAIR and Ibrahim Hooper don't like it, I love it.
Pipes has their number.
posted on 04/04/2003 3:17:07 PM PST
(This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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%.
posted on 04/04/2003 3:19:23 PM PST
(The Senate Armed Services Comm; the Chinese pipeline into US secrets)
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