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  • There’s No Difference Between ISIS and ISIL

    09/12/2014 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 12:53 PM | Daniel Pipes
    Some conservatives have tried to make something of the fact that President Barack Obama routinely refers to the organization that seized the Iraqi city of Mosul and declared a caliphate not as the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” or ISIS, but as the “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” or ISIL. In his televised address about the group on September 10, for example, he used the acronym ISIL twenty times. The ISIS vs. ISIL controversy first emerged, as far as I can tell, when FoxNews.com published “Obama’s Use of ISIL, not ISIS, Tells Another Story” on August 24,...
  • Surprising Support for Israel, not Hamas

    07/13/2014 8:05:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    DP's own website ^ | July 13, 2014 | Daniel Pipes
    The current Hamas assault on Israel has lured the predictable coven of Palestinian nationalists, Islamists, Leftists, and antisemites from the woodwork to bash the Jewish state. But, more surprisingly, Israel is getting support, or at least restraint and fairness, from unexpected sources: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon... Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh... François Hollande, president of France... The BBC... CNN's Jake Tapper... Azza Sami, Al-Ahram: "Thank you Netanyahu and may God give us more like you to destroy Hamas." Amr Mustafa, actor, addressing Palestinians in the Gaza Strip... Al-Bashayer newspaper... Hamdi Bakhit, a former general: Israel should re-occupy the Gaza...
  • Clarice Feldman: Ignorance is Strength, War is Peace

    07/13/2014 9:27:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2014 | Clarice Feldman
    I remember once when -- we were sitting shiva for my paternal grandmother, I think-- I mentioned to my grandfather how smart I thought my youngest cousin, David, was. He replied, “All my grandchildren are smart, but the longer they go to school the dumber they get.” I thought of this when Drudge reported “42% of Millennials say they’re socialists, 16% know what a socialist is.” I guess the other 26% think it means they twitter. On the other hand, though the news of the world seems grim, there are small rays of intelligence starting to beam through the dopiness....
  • PIPES: Turkey’s support for ISIS Islamist terrorists

    06/26/2014 10:12:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/17/2014 | Daniel Pipes
    ...Ankara may deny helping ISIS, but the evidence for this is overwhelming. “As we have the longest border with Syria,” writes Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a Turkish newspaper columnist, “Turkey’s support was vital for the jihadists in getting in and out of the country.” Indeed, the ISIS strongholds not coincidentally cluster close to Turkey’s frontiers. Kurds, academic experts and the Syrian opposition agree that Syrians, Turks (estimated to number 3,000), and foreign fighters (especially Saudis, but also a fair number of Westerners) have crossed the Turkish-Syrian border at will, often to join ISIS. What Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel calls a “two-way...
  • What Turkey’s Riots Mean - The rise of Islamism can continue only if the economy weathers the...

    06/24/2013 6:58:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 20, 2013 | Daniel Pipes
    The rise of Islamism can continue only if the economy weathers the demonstrations.Rebellion has shaken Turkey since May 31. Is it comparable to the Arab upheavals that have overthrown four rulers since 2011; to Iran’s Green Movement of 2009, which led to an apparent reformer’s being elected president last week; or perhaps to Occupy Wall Street, which had negligible consequences? The unrest marks a deeply important development with permanent implications. Turkey has become a more open and liberal country, and its leaders face democratic constraints as never before. But how much this unrest will be able to change the role...
  • PIPES: The imaginary ‘moderate’ Islamist - Western governments beware

    11/07/2012 10:59:59 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 6, 2012 | Daniel Pipes
    A September attack on the U.S. Embassy in Tunis left four dead, 49 injured, several buildings looted and burned out and the black Salafi flag flying above the embassy grounds... --snip-- Broadly speaking, Islamists divide into three types: 1. Salafis, who revere the era of the salaf (the first three generations of Muslims) and aim to revive it by wearing Arabian clothing, adopting antique customs and assuming a medieval mindset that leads to religious-based violence. 2. Muslim Brothers and like types aspire to an Islamic version of modernity. Depending on circumstances, they might act violently or not. 3. Lawful Islamists...
  • Op-Ed: Daniel Pipes on the Second Presidential Debate

    10/18/2012 4:52:06 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 18/10/12 | Daniel Pipes
    This evening's presidential debate, the second between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, featured some very sharp disagreements over facts that almost no viewers can judge (such as the licenses issued for drilling in federal lands) and agreement on the topics where viewers have strong opinions (such as capitalism). Perhaps this debate will move those few undecided voters in Ohio, Virginia, and Florida, but it leaves the rest of us judging the debate according to which candidate we'd rather have as a dinner companion. Put differently, Romney missed an opportunity by not discussing larger issues but letting himself get mired in...
  • PIPES: Obama: ‘My Muslim faith’; President uses pious expressions with Muslims

    09/12/2012 3:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2012 | Daniel Pipes
    Editor’s Note: In this third of a five-part series, Middle East and Islam specialist Daniel Pipes continues his documentation of Barack Obama’s close ties to the Islamic religion, focusing here on statements he made as an adult. Several statements by Barack Obama in recent years point to his Muslim childhood. (1) Robert Gibbs, campaign communications director for President Obama’s first presidential race, asserted in January 2007: “Sen. Obama has never been a Muslim, was not raised a Muslim, and is a committed Christian who attends the United Church of Christ in Chicago.” But he backtracked in March 2007, asserting that...
  • Obama: ‘I Have Never Been A Muslim’

    09/08/2012 11:23:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 59 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 08, 2012
    PIPES: Obama: ‘I Have Never Been A Muslim’ By Daniel Pipes Friday, September 7 Editor’s Note: In this first of a five-part series, Middle East and Islam specialist Daniel Pipes begins his inquiry into Barack Obama’s early Muslim connections by noting the president’s autobiographical inaccuracies. Future installments will establish his many connections to Islam. President Obama has come out swinging against his Republican rival, sponsoring television advertisements that ask, “What is Mitt Romney hiding?” The allusion is to such relatively minor matters as Mr. Romney’s prior tax returns, the date he stopped working for Bain Capital and the nonpublic records...
  • We Will Regret Having Qatar as an Ally Qatar a U.S. Ally? Think Again

    02/27/2012 2:36:20 PM PST · by bayouranger · 11 replies · 2+ views
    After 9/11, it became commonplace to ridicule the status of Saudi Arabia as an “ally.” For decades, American leaders cuddled up to the Saudi Royal Family as it spent billions of dollars to export radical Islam around the globe. Today, the U.S. is eager to have our “ally,” Qatar, take a leading role in the region while it does the exact same thing. Qatar is home to Sheikh Yousef al-Qaradawi, the most influential Sunni theologian and top Muslim Brotherhood cleric. He uses his popular show on Al-Jazeera, also based in Qatar, to rally support for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and...
  • Chris Christie’s Islam Problem

    05/04/2012 6:36:53 AM PDT · by ZULU · 22 replies
    Mark Levin and National Review ^ | May 1, 2012 | Daniel Pipes & Steve Emerson
    A Quinnipiac poll in April showed Chris Christie as the most popular potential Republican vice-presidential candidate, thanks to his budget cuts and standing up to government employees’ unions. But the governor of New Jersey has a problem, specifically an Islam problem, that can and should get in the way of his possible ascent to higher office. Time and again he has sided with Islamist forces against those who worry about safeguarding American security and civilization.
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • My Optimism on the New Arab Revolt

    03/02/2011 12:07:32 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 14 replies
    National Review OnLine ^ | 03/01/2011 | Daniel Pipes
    Unprecedented convulsions across the Middle East, from Morocco to Iran, prompt three reflections: First, these rebellions fit into the context of a regional chessboard, what I call the Middle East cold war. On one side stands the “resistance” bloc led by Iran and including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Gaza, and Qatar; it seeks to shake up the existing order with a new one, more piously Islamic and hostile to the West. On the other side stands the status quo bloc led by Saudi Arabia and including most of the rest of the region (implicitly including Israel); it prefers things to stay...
  • "Free Republic is a great place--a lot of people read it." ~ Dr. Laurie Mylroie

    07/16/2003 10:18:30 AM PDT · by Matchett-PI · 72 replies · 2,576+ views
    Dr. Laurie Mylroie ^ | July 15, 2003 | Dr. Laurie Mylroie
    Many of you know that Laurie Mylroie is a Middle East expert and regularly testifies before Congressional committees on terrorism matters. She is an adjunct scholar at The American Enterprise Institute and author of Study of Revenge: The First World Trade Center Attack & Saddam Hussein's War against America. I sent an email to her this past Sunday, 7-13-03 after having seen her on Fox's John Gibson's program on Friday, 7-11-03 during the 5 PM hour. Something she said really caught my attention, so here is what I wrote to her: Greetings Laurie, I found the link to your email...
  • NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE U.S. [LAURIE MYLROIE TESTIFIES]

    07/16/2003 12:32:17 PM PDT · by Wallaby · 31 replies · 3,702+ views
    JULY 9, 2003 | CHAIR: THOMAS KEAN
    Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. HEARING OF THE NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATESCHAIRED BY: THOMAS KEAN WITNESSES: LAURIE MYLROIE, AUTHOR; JUDITH YAPHE, NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIVERSITY; MURHAF JOUEJATI, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY; MARK GASIOROWSKI, LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY 253 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING, WASHINGTON, D.C. July 9, 2003 MR. KEAN: Okay, if we could call the hearing back to order. Yeah, I've got a gavel. I'll use the gavel. (Gavels.) "A senior administration official told me in specific that the question of the identities of the...
  • SADDAM'S FINGERPRINTS ON 1993 N.Y. BOMBINGS - Nuke Em'

    09/16/2001 1:33:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Bill · 102 replies · 21,636+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | June 28, 1993 | By Laurie Mylroie
    Saddam's Fingerprints on N.Y. Bombings The Wall Street Journal By Laurie Mylroie June 28, 1993 Military retaliation from Baghdad was the main administration concern following Saturday's strike on Iraq. Yet U.S. officials should start thinking seriously about the question of retaliation through terror. It is quite possible, for example, that there was a connection between Saddam and recent attempts to blow up Manhattan. It is quite possible that New York's terror is Saddam's revenge. Speculation about the responsibility for last week's bombing plot and the earlier World Trade Center bombing has focused on Iran, Sudan, and the fundamentalist Sheik Omar ...
  • Israel and congressional Democrats

    10/20/2010 5:28:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/19/2010 | DANIEL PIPES
    This much is clear after almost 2 years of Democratic control: Democrats support Israel and its government far less than do Republicans. Talkbacks (5) How should American voters concerned with Israel’s welfare and security vote in the US congressional elections on November 2? This much is clear after almost two years of Democratic control over the executive and legislative branches of government: Democrats consistently support Israel and its government far less than do Republicans. LEAVING BARACK Obama aside for now (he’s not on the ballot), let’s focus on Congress and on voters. (Sorry in advance about the many numbers.) Congress:...
  • How To Save The Obama Presidency: Bomb Iran

    02/03/2010 3:43:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 18 replies · 503+ views
    http://article.nationalreview.com/ ^ | February 3, 2010 | Daniel Pipes
    I do not customarily offer advice to a president whose election I opposed, whose goals I fear, and whose policies I work against. But here is an idea for Barack Obama to salvage his tottering administration by taking a step that protects the United States and its allies.
  • Lions' Den: Security Theater Now Playing At Your Airport (Daniel Pipes On Israelification Alert)

    01/06/2010 3:01:23 PM PST · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 659+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 1/06/2010 | Daniel Pipes
    As hands are wrung in the aftermath of the near-tragedy on a Northwest Airlines flight approaching Detroit, a conversation from London's Heathrow Airport in 1986 comes to mind. It consisted of an El Al security agent quizzing one Ann-Marie Doreen Murphy, a 32-year-old recent arrival in London from Sallynoggin, Ireland. While working as a chambermaid at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, Murphy met Nizar al-Hindawi, a far-leftist Palestinian who impregnated her. After instructing her to "get rid of the thing," he abruptly changed his tune and insisted on immediate marriage in "the Holy Land." He also insisted on their...
  • Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth? A Debate

    12/30/2009 7:21:25 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies · 1,109+ views
    Catholic Exchange ^ | December 30, 2009 | Daniel Pipes
    Can there be a truly moderate Islam compatible with liberal-democratic notions of human rights and democracy? Is “radical Islam” a modern phenomenon or is Islam itself inherently radical? Such were the questions addressed in a recent debate between Dr. Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, and Dr. Wafa Sultan, a Syrian-born American psychiatrist. James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal moderated.Mr. Pipes began by emphasizing that he and Ms. Sultan are allies, fighting the same opponents, namely, the Islamists. They agree on the past and present of Islam but disagree about the future. Ms. Sultan argues it cannot...
  • Major Hasan's Islamist Life

    11/20/2009 6:18:31 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies · 747+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 20, 2009 | Daniel Pipes
    The title page of Nidal Hasan's PowerPoint demonstration for a medical lecture in June 2007, indicates how little interest he took in medicine and how much in the perceived contradiction between being a Muslim and an American soldier. As the Pentagon and Senate launch what one analyst dubs "dueling Fort Hood investigations," will they confront the hard truth of the Islamic angle? Despite encouraging references to "violent Islamists" by Sen. Joseph Lieberman (Democrat of Connecticut), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, there is reason to worry about a whitewash of the massacre that took place on Nov. 5; that is...
  • Sudden Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood?

    11/09/2009 5:05:28 AM PST · by SJackson · 23 replies · 775+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 11-9-09 | Daniel Pipes
    When a Muslim in the West for no apparent reason violently attacks non-Muslims, a predictable argument ensues about motives.The establishment – law enforcement, politicians, the media, and the academy – stands on one side of this debate, insisting that some kind of oppression caused Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, to kill 13 and wound 38 at Ft. Hood on Nov. 5. It disagrees on the specifics, however, presenting Hasan as the victim alternatively of “racism,” “harassment he had received as a Muslim,” a sense of not belonging,” “pre-traumatic stress disorder,” “mental problems,” “emotional problems,” “an inordinate amount of stress,” or...
  • Sudden Jihad or Inordinate Stress at Ft. Hood?

    11/08/2009 10:24:36 PM PST · by Saije · 18 replies · 584+ views
    FrontPage ^ | 11/9/2009 | Daniel Pipes
    When a Muslim in the West for no apparent reason violently attacks non-Muslims, a predictable argument ensues about motives. The establishment – law enforcement, politicians, the media, and the academy – stands on one side of this debate, insisting that some kind of oppression caused Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, to kill 13 and wound 38 at Ft. Hood on Nov. 5. It disagrees on the specifics, however, presenting Hasan as the victim alternatively of “racism,” “harassment he had received as a Muslim,”... Instances of Muslim-on-unbeliever violence inspire the victim school to dig up new and imaginative excuses... * 1990:...
  • Counterterrorism in Obama's Washington

    08/20/2009 5:57:28 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 13 replies · 743+ views
    Front Page magazine ^ | August 20, 2009 | Daniel Pipes
    Barack Obama's assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, John O. Brennan, conveniently outlined the administration's present and future policy mistakes in a speech on August 6, "A New Approach for Safeguarding Americans."...his address to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, has an unusual tenor. "Sycophantic" is the word that springs to mind, as Brennan 90 times in 5,000 words invokes either "President Obama," "he," "his," or "the president." Disturbingly, Brennan ascribes virtually every thought or policy in his speech to the wisdom of the One. This cringe-inducing lecture reminds one of a North Korean functionary paying homage to the...
  • WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS PUT ISRAEL-BASHING BEFORE THEIR CAUSE

    06/28/2009 6:45:58 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 354+ views
    PAJAMAS MEDIA.com - Chesler Chronicles ^ | June 10, 2009, 9:56 am | Phyllis Chesler
    SNIPPET: "Today, I received two emails from an Elly Kilroy on behalf of WLUML, asking me to “please immediately remove the link to Women Living Under Muslim Laws from your list of recommended websites; we do not want to be associated with you in any way.” The email reads as follows: “Dear Phyllis, Please could you remove the link to Women Living under Muslim Laws from your list of Recommended Websites; we are more than uncomfortable about being in the same list as names such as Daniel Pipes, Melanie Phillips and Internet Haganah to name just a few. We are...
  • Hey Kristof... You're Late!

    05/12/2009 9:54:03 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 421+ views
    michnews ^ | March, 2009
    Hey Kristof... You're Late! Posted in: Gerald A. Honigman By Gerald A. Honigman Monday, March 23, 2009 While The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof is no stranger to these positions throughout the year, he frequently comes out with his gems of Middle East wisdom right around Bike Week here in Daytona Beach, Florida, when tens of thousands of Harley enthusiasts arrive to also spread their hot air exhaust around town. This year Nick was a few weeks late. Like others of his ilk--Thomas Friedman (better of late), David Ignatius, Richard Cohen, just to name a few, who are also obsessed...
  • Avigdor Lieberman’s Brilliant Entrée on the World Stage (Daniel Pipes Analyzes Speech Alert)

    04/02/2009 1:04:54 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 38 replies · 1,531+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 4/02/2009 | Daniel Pipes
    Avigdor Lieberman became foreign minister of Israel yesterday. He celebrated his inauguration with a maiden speech that news reports indicate left his listeners grimacing, squirming, and aghast. The BBC, for example, informs us that his words prompted “his predecessor Tzipi Livni to interrupt and diplomats to shift uncomfortably.” Too bad for them – the speech leaves me elated. Here are some of the topics Lieberman covered in his 1,100-word stem-winder: The world order: The Westphalia order of states is dead, replaced by a modern system that includes states, semi-states, and irrational international players (e.g., Al-Qaeda, perhaps Iran). World priorities: These...
  • Bridges TV, a Wife's Beheading, and Honor Murder (Long but excellent read)

    02/21/2009 6:05:20 AM PST · by yoe · 12 replies · 758+ views
    Daniel Pipes ^ | February 13, 2009 | Daniel Pipes
    I have followed Bridges TV in a weblog entry, ("Were Investors in 'Bridges TV' Misled?") since it opened shop in 2004, critical of its faked demographic figures and its Islamist outlook. One hasn't heard much about Bridges TV for a while, however, presumably because its once-shimmering prospects declined under the weight of the realities of North American demographics. But it is about to reappear in the news with a vengeance, and for the most ironic possible reason. The station that Muzzammil Hassan, 44, founded with the achingly benevolent idea, in the words of a November 2004 biography, to help "non-Muslims...
  • Insight into Obama's Middle East Policy?

    12/26/2008 1:56:45 PM PST · by rmlew · 11 replies · 588+ views
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | December 26, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Two events earlier this month summed up differing views of George W. Bush's Middle East record. In one, Bush himself offered a valedictory speech, declaring that "the Middle East in 2008 is a freer, more hopeful, and more promising place than it was in 2001." In the other, an Iraqi journalist, Muntadar al-Zaidi, expressed disrespect and rejection by hurling shoes at Bush as the U.S. president spoke in Baghdad, yelling at him, "This is a farewell kiss! Dog! Dog!" Ironically, Zaidi's very impudence confirmed Bush's point about greater freedom; would he have dared to throw shoes at Saddam Hussein?While I...
  • Obama Wins, Muslims Divided

    11/11/2008 4:59:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 13 replies · 411+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | November 11, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Obama Wins, Muslims Divided   By Daniel PipesFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, November 11, 2008 Ali ibn Abi-Talib, the seventh-century figure central to Shiite Islam, is said to have predicted when the world will end, columnist Amir Taheri points out. A "tall black man" commanding "the strongest army on earth" will take power "in the west." He will carry "a clear sign" from the third imam, Hussein. Ali says of the tall black man: "Shiites should have no doubt that he is with us." An Iranian in Tehran sports a badge of Barack Obama. (AP: Hasan Sarbakhshian) Barack Hussein in Arabic...
  • Failing Grade: Would Obama Get Security Clearance As an Ordinary Citizen?

    11/02/2008 2:58:37 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 15 replies · 697+ views
    [Video] No, he would not be given a security clearance.
  • Obama's Mansion, Saddam's Money..............(connection to Obama, who personally benefited )

    10/29/2008 3:36:08 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 19 replies · 1,775+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | Tuesday, October 28, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Barack Obama appears to have personally benefited from funds originating in Saddam Hussein's regime. It's a complicated connection, but one that deserves the consideration of Americans voters. Two similar figures, Nadhmi Auchi and Antoin S. "Tony" Rezko, served as the intermediaries. Both are Middle Eastern males of Catholic Christian heritage who left Baathist dictatorships for Western cities (Auchi from Iraq to London, Rezko from Syria to Chicago). Both became successful businessmen who hobnobbed with politicians and promoted Arab interests. Both have been convicted of taking kickbacks and both stand accused of other shady dealings. Auchi, born in 1937, is the...
  • Obama's unsavory ties

    10/27/2008 10:38:28 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 25 replies · 653+ views
    J. Post ^ | Daniel Pipes
    One watches with dismay as Democratic candidate Barack Obama manages to hide the truth on his longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the US government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding trial; and the Nation of Islam (NoI), condemned by the Anti-Defamation League for its "consistent record of racism and anti-Semitism." First, Obama's ties to Islamists: • The Khalid al-Mansour connection: According to former Manhattan Borough president Percy Sutton, Mansour "was raising money for" Obama's expenses at Harvard Law School. Mansour, a black American (né Don Warden), became...
  • Obama's unsavory ties

    10/27/2008 8:38:27 PM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 6 replies · 291+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct 27,2008 | DANIEL PIPES
    One watches with dismay as Democratic candidate Barack Obama manages to hide the truth on his longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions: the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the US government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding trial; and the Nation of Islam (NoI), condemned by the Anti-Defamation League for its "consistent record of racism and anti-Semitism."
  • Obama Would Fail Security Clearance

    10/23/2008 1:11:08 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 4 replies · 589+ views
    Daniel Pipes ^ | 10/23/08 | Daniel Pipes
    With Colin Powell now repeating the lie that Barack Obama has "always been a Christian," despite new information further confirming Obama's Muslim childhood (such as the Indonesian school registration listing him as Muslim), one watches with dismay as the Democratic candidate manages to hide the truth on this issue. Instead, then, let us review a related subject – Obama's connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam. Specifically, he has longstanding, if indirect ties to two institutions, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), listed by the U.S. government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas-funding trial;...
  • Would Obama Pass a Standard Security Clearance?

    10/21/2008 5:34:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 1,029+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 10-21-08 | Daniel Pipes
    Would Obama Pass a Standard Security Clearance?   By Daniel PipesFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, October 21, 2008 Obama's Indonesian school registration listing him as Muslim. With Colin Powell now repeating the lie that Barack Obama has "always been a Christian," despite new information further confirming Obama's Muslim childhood (such as the Indonesian school registration listing him as Muslim), one watches with dismay as the Democratic candidate manages to hide the truth on this issue.Instead, then, let us review a related subject – Obama's connections and even indebtedness, throughout his career, to extremist Islam. Specifically, he has longstanding, if indirect ties...
  • Daniel Pipes at UC Berkeley: THIS Thursday, October 16

    10/12/2008 10:45:00 AM PDT · by berkeleyzionist · 454+ views
    Comcast shows that the program on at 12 MST on Fox News is titled "Presidential Character - Obama" Hope they mention everyone... Ayers, Odinga
  • Obama 'Lying' About Muslim Past, Expert Says

    10/09/2008 8:50:04 PM PDT · by LegalEagle61 · 76 replies · 2,392+ views
    Newsmax ^ | October 9, 2008 | David A. Patten
    Sen. Barack Obama “is lying” when he insists that he has never prayed in a mosque and was never a Muslim, a prominent Middle East expert and journalist says. Daniel Pipes, founder of the Middle East Forum think tank, says he fully accepts that Obama is a Christian now. But there is strong evidence that Obama received a Muslim upbringing during his years in Indonesia, Pipes said.
  • Obama 'Lying' About Muslim Past, Expert Says

    10/09/2008 8:24:05 PM PDT · by curth · 22 replies · 1,039+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 10/09/2008 | David A. Patten
    Barack Obama is lying when he insists that he has never prayed in a mosque and was never a Muslim, a prominent Middle East expert and journalist says. Daniel Pipes, founder of the Middle East Forum think tank, says he fully accepts that Obama is a Christian now. But there is strong evidence that Obama received a Muslim upbringing during his years in Indonesia, Pipes said. It's fine with me that he was a Muslim and a convert to Christianity, Pipes told Newsmax. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is a convert from Hinduism. I have no problem with his conversion. What...
  • The Obama-Khalidi Connection

    10/04/2008 1:21:24 PM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 2,446+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/4/08 | Rick Moran
    Middle East scholar Daniel Pipes will discuss the close relationship between Barack Obama and Rashid Khalidi - Palestinian supporter and the professor at Columbia University - on a special broadcast of "Hannity's America" which will air tomorrow night at 9:00 PM eastern time. Khalidi is a former professor at the University of Illinois and was a close friend of Barack Obama and his wife Michelle. At a farewell dinner for Khalidi before he took the Columbia job, Obama 's speech was filled with glowing praise for his friend, including references to the many meals they had shared. He thanked Khalidi...
  • Myths and Facts Online:A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    08/26/2002 10:00:34 PM PDT · by jjreilly · 1 replies · 342+ views
    UK Guardian ^ | August 19, 2002 | Brian Whitaker
    World dispatch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- US thinktanks give lessons in foreign policy Brian Whitaker reports on the network of research institutes whose views and TV appearances are supplanting all other experts on Middle Eastern issues Monday August 19, 2002 A little-known fact about Richard Perle, the leading advocate of hardline policies at the Pentagon, is that he once wrote a political thriller. The book, appropriately called Hard Line, is set in the days of the cold war with the Soviet Union. Its hero is a male senior official at the Pentagon, working late into the night and battling almost single-handedly to rescue...
  • Obama through Muslim eyes--He is seen the world over as either Muslim or ex-Muslim.

    08/26/2008 5:40:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies · 202+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8-26-08 | DANIEL PIPES
    How do Muslims see Barack Obama? They have three choices: either as he presents himself, as one who has "never been a Muslim" and has "always been a Christian"; or as a fellow Muslim; or as an apostate from Islam. Reports suggests that while Americans generally view the Democratic candidate having had no religion before converting at Rev. Jeremiah Wrights's hands at 27, Muslims the world over rarely see him as Christian but usually as either Muslim or ex-Muslim. Lee Smith of the Hudson Institute explains why: "Barack Obama's father was Muslim and therefore, according to Islamic law, so is...
  • Barack Obama through Muslim Eyes

    08/25/2008 4:45:46 AM PDT · by libstripper · 5 replies · 143+ views
    Front Page magazine ^ | August 25, 2008 | DAn,iel Pipes
    How do Muslims see Barack Hussein Obama? They have three choices: either as he presents himself – someone who has "never been a Muslim" and has "always been a Christian"; or as a fellow Muslim; or as an apostate from Islam. Reports suggests that while Americans generally view the Democratic candidate having had no religion before converting at Reverend Jeremiah Wrights's hands at age 27, Muslims the world over rarely see him as Christian but usually as either Muslim or ex-Muslim. Lee Smith of the Hudson Institute explains why: "Barack Obama's father was Muslim and therefore, according to Islamic law,...
  • Enemy Has a Name

    07/14/2008 5:05:59 PM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 13 replies · 66+ views
    American Conservative Union Foundation ^ | 9 July 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Enemy Has a Name by Daniel Pipes Issue 111 - July 9, 2008 If you cannot name your enemy, how can you defeat it? Just as a physician must identify a disease before curing a patient, so a strategist must identify the foe before winning a war. Yet Westerners have proven reluctant to identify the opponent in the conflict the U.S. government variously (and euphemistically) calls the "global war on terror," the "long war," the "global struggle against violent extremism," or even the "global struggle for security and progress." This timidity translates into an inability to define war goals. Two...
  • Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

    06/29/2008 12:37:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 36 replies · 202+ views
    DanielPipes.org/Front Page Magazine ^ | 4/29/2008 | Daniel Pipes
    As Barack Obama's candidacy comes under increasing scrutiny, his account of his religious upbringing deserves careful attention for what it tells us about the candidate's integrity. Obama asserted in December, "I've always been a Christian," and he has adamantly denied ever having been a Muslim. "The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country [Kenya]. But I've never practiced Islam." In February, he claimed: "I have never been a Muslim. … other than my name and the fact that I lived in a populous Muslim country for 4 years when...
  • The Enemy Has a Name

    06/17/2008 8:01:05 AM PDT · by K-oneTexas · 7 replies · 61+ views
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 17, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    The Enemy Has a Name   By Daniel Pipes FrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, June 17, 2008 If you cannot name your enemy, how can you defeat it? Just as a physician must identify a disease before curing a patient, so a strategist must identify the foe before winning a war. Yet Westerners have proven reluctant to identify the opponent in the conflict the U.S. government variously (and euphemistically) calls the "global war on terror," the "long war," the "global struggle against violent extremism," or even the "global struggle for security and progress." This timidity translates into an inability to define...
  • "How Free is the University?" Conference Features Campus Watch

    06/02/2008 1:12:45 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 72+ views
    Campus Watch ^ | 6/2/8 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    On June 15-16, a conference will take place at the University of Southern California titled, "How Free is the University?" Sponsored by the American Freedom Alliance, the conference features an impressive lineup of speakers, all addressing the subject of academic freedom in higher education. As Northern California Representative for Campus Watch - a conference co-sponsor - I will be speaking on a panel titled, "Middle East Studies Departments: Who influences and controls them?" In doing so, I hope to shed light on the crucial part played by Middle East studies in the ongoing politicization of the classroom. On a related...
  • Israel's Predicament at 60

    05/06/2008 7:33:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 57+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | May 06, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    Two religiously-identified new states emerged from the shards of the British empire in the aftermath of World War II. Israel, of course, was one; the other was Pakistan. They make an interesting, if little-compared pair. Pakistan's experience with widespread poverty, near-constant internal turmoil, and external tensions, culminating in its current status as near-rogue state, suggests the perils that Israel avoided, with its stable, liberal political culture, dynamic economy, cutting-edge high-tech sector, lively culture, and impressive social cohesion. But for all its achievements, the Jewish state lives under a curse that Pakistan and most other polities never face: the threat of...
  • Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

    05/02/2008 9:41:40 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 31 replies · 96+ views
    JWR ^ | April 29, '08 | Daniel Pipes
    <p>As Barack Obama's candidacy comes under increasing scrutiny, his account of his religious upbringing deserves careful attention for what it tells us about the candidate's integrity. Obama asserted in December, "I've always been a Christian," and he has adamantly denied ever having been a Muslim. "The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country [Kenya]. But I've never practiced Islam." In February, he claimed: "I have never been a Muslim...other than my name and the fact that I lived in a populous Muslim country for 4 years when I was a child [Indonesia] I've had very little connection to the Islamic religion." "Always" and "never" leave little room for equivocation. But many biographical facts suggest that, when growing up, the Democratic candidate for president both saw himself and was seen as a Muslim. Obama's Kenyan father: In Islam, religion passes from the father to the child. Barack Hussein Obama, Sr. was a Muslim who named his boy Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. Only Muslim children are named "Hussein." Obama's Indonesian family: His stepfather, Lolo Soetero, was also a Muslim. In fact, as Obama's half-sister explained to Jodi Kantor of the New York Times: "My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim." An Indonesian publication reports a former classmate recalling that "All the relatives of Barry's father were very devout Muslims." The Catholic school: Nedra Pickler of the AP reports that "documents showed that he enrolled as a Muslim" while at a Catholic school during first through third grades. Kim Barker of the Chicago Tribune confirms that Obama was "listed as a Muslim on the registration form for the Catholic school."</p>
  • Barack Obama's Muslim Childhood

    05/02/2008 8:02:38 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 27 replies · 494+ views
    The Middle East Forum ^ | April 29, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    As Barack Obama's candidacy comes under increasing scrutiny, his account of his religious upbringing deserves careful attention for what it tells us about the candidate's integrity. Obama asserted in December, "I've always been a Christian," and he has adamantly denied ever having been a Muslim. "The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country [Kenya]. But I've never practiced Islam." In February, he claimed: "I have never been a Muslim. … other than my name and the fact that I lived in a populous Muslim country for 4 years...