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  • Free Crack Pipes Urged To Slow Spread Of HIV In SF, Leaders Balk At Idea

    01/25/2014 4:20:48 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 1/24/14 | Joe Vazquez, Bill Disbrow
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – Brows were raised and eyes rolled back when needle exchange programs were first implemented to stop the spread of disease. Giving away free and clean syringes to heroin users seemed preposterous to many. Now it is a common practice and almost universally accepted as a means to prevent the spread of HIV. Could the same happen with free crack pipes? Soon after our story was posted Friday, KPIX 5 received a flurry of phone calls and emails from city officials denouncing the idea to distribute the crack pipes. Mayor Ed Lee was first with a...
  • A Palestinian in Texas

    11/04/2012 3:25:51 PM PST · by DFG · 6 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 11/02/12 | Daniel Pipes
    On April 14, 2008, Riad Elsolh Hamad, 55, left his family’s apartment in Austin, Texas, to get some prescription drugs. The immigrant from Lebanon and middle school computer teacher never returned home. Three days later, the police found his body, bound with tape, floating in nearby Lady Bird Lake, and concluded that “all signs indicate this may have been a suicide.” snip Hamad proceeded to file another three amended complaints and in them he tacked on yet more defendants (Freerepublic LLC, Jim Robinson, Laurence Simon, and Dotster Inc.)
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • China Hits Back at US Duties, Says It's Been Made A Scapegoat (Union Goons vs Chicom)

    12/31/2009 6:46:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies · 914+ views
    China Hits Back at US Duties, Says It's Been Made A Scapegoat Published: Thursday, 31 Dec 2009 | 1:06 AM ET Text Size By: Reuters China on Thursday decried a U.S. decision to impose duties of 10 to 16 percent on Chinese-made steel pipe, the biggest U.S. trade case to date against China, and said it had been made a scapegoat of protectionist interests. The Ministry of Commerce said it was "strongly dissatisfied with and resolutely opposed" to the vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission for countervailing duties, which Washington said were needed to balance out unfair state subsidies...
  • Two Decades of the Rushdie Rules [important!]

    10/05/2010 6:33:25 AM PDT · by Enchante · 7 replies
    Commentary via DanielPipes.org ^ | October 2010 | Daniel Pipes
    I shall argue two points about this sequence. First, that the right of Westerners to discuss, criticize, and even ridicule Islam and Muslims has eroded over the years. Second, that free speech is a minor part of the problem; at stake is something much deeper – indeed, a defining question of our time: will Westerners maintain their own historic civilization in the face of assault by Islamists, or will they cede to Islamic culture and law and submit to a form of second-class citizenship?
  • In Europe, Remorse Has Turned to Masochism

    04/27/2010 10:06:10 AM PDT · by rmlew · 8 replies · 500+ views
    National Review ^ | April 27, 2010 | Daniel Pipes
    Pascal Bruckner has skillfully highlighted the perversity of Western self-hatred. Nothing is more Western than hatred of the West.” So writes the French novelist and essayist Pascal Bruckner in his book La tyrannie de la pénitence (2006), capably translated into English by Steven Rendall and recently published by Princeton University Press as The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism. “All of modern thought,” he adds, “can be reduced to mechanical denunciations of the West, emphasizing the latter’s hypocrisy, violence, and abomination.” He exaggerates, but not by much. He shows how Europeans see themselves as “the sick man of...
  • 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...
  • Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Perform at Pentagon

    09/25/2009 6:32:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 30 replies · 1,445+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Master Sgt. Russell P. Petcoff, USAF
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2009 – The British army’s 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums played in the Pentagon courtyard during lunchtime today in a show of solidarity with U.S. armed forces. The British army’s 1st Battalion Scots Guards Pipes and Drums Band performs for employees, servicemembers and families at the Pentagon, Sept. 25, 2009. The band, which consists of infantry soldiers who will soon prepare to deploy to Afghanistan, performed to express admiration for its closest allies. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Stan Parker  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The unit’s performance is “an expression of...
  • 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...
  • Daniel Pipes: CAIR's Dirty Tricks against Me

    09/08/2007 10:20:49 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 549+ views
    Daniel Pipes.org/FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | September 07 2007 | Daniel Pipes
    The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, North America's foremost Islamist group, bills itself as a "civil rights organization," suggesting it maintains high standards of decency and morality. But, as I personally can attest, it fails abysmally to do so. Its seven-year-long campaign against me has included misappropriation, misrepresentation, misquotation, defamation, and inaccuracy, prompting one one writer recently to compare its propaganda with that of Nazi Germany. Consider several dirty-trick episodes: DanielPipes.com: On December 15, 2000, simultaneous with the debut of my website, www.DanielPipes.org, John Michael Janney registered the domain www.DanielPipes.com. Janney was both a member of CAIR and an...
  • The Baigong Pipes- Nature or OOPart?[China]

    01/02/2009 10:33:39 AM PST · by BGHater · 20 replies · 1,980+ views
    China Expat ^ | 16 Dec 2008 | China Expat
    We're all familiar with the concept of modern technology having ancient Chinese analogues. But a 2002 discovery in remote Qinghai province is anachronistic enough to constitute an OOPart. Out-of-place-artifacts are so unusual, or found in such improbable contexts, that mainstream science has no plausible explanation for them. The crystal skulls of Mexico referenced in the latest Indiana Jones movie, the iron pillar of Delhi, and the ancient Greek Antikythera mechanism are examples of OOPart yet to be explained. Like these, the pipes of Qinghai's Mount Baigong suggest a level of technology simply inconceivable for the apparent era of their manufacture. Those...
  • 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...
  • 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 '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...
  • 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,...
  • Allied Menace: Islamists, Marxists, and the Radical Left Make Common Cause

    07/09/2008 11:41:16 AM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 20 replies · 341+ views
    National Review magazine ^ | July 14, '08 | Daniel Pipes
    Hugo Chavez visiting Tehran celebrated his alliance with Akmadinejad. Che Guevara's son Camillo visited Tehran last year. Fidel Castro was there and told his hosts that "Iran and Cuba, in cooperation with each other, can bring America to its knees." It's not just Latin American leftists who see potential in Islamism. There is Ken Livingstone, the Trotskyist mayor of London. Dennis Kucinich, during his first presidential campaign in 2004, quoted the Koran and roused a Muslim audience to chant Allahu akbar ("God is great") and he even announced, "I keep a copy of the Koran in my office." And there...
  • Pipes and Drums of FreeRepublic for Tartan Day 2009?

    06/20/2008 8:04:58 AM PDT · by sean_og · 11 replies · 131+ views
    Pipes and Drums of FreeRepublic Tartan Day 2009?
  • Ship's Cargo Reportedly Is Air Defense System (Ship from North Korea has Arms for Syria)

    09/12/2006 2:49:39 PM PDT · by John Carey · 17 replies · 683+ views
    Various wire services (L. A. Times) ^ | September 12, 2006 | Staff
    A ship bound for Syria from North Korea and detained in Cyprus on an Interpol alert for suspected arms smuggling was carrying an air defense system, Cypriot authorities said. The shipment was billed as weather-observation equipment on the freight manifest of the Panamanian-flagged Grigorio 1. The ship was carrying 18 truck-mounted mobile radar systems and three command vehicles. "The radars on the 18 trucks appear to be part of an air defense system," a police spokeswoman said.
  • A democratic Islam?

    04/17/2008 2:08:14 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 13 replies · 120+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/17/08 | DANIEL PIPES
    There's an impression that Muslims suffer disproportionately from the rule of dictators, tyrants, unelected presidents, kings, emirs, and various other strongmen - and it's accurate. A careful analysis by Frederic L. Pryor of Swarthmore College in the Middle East Quarterly ("Are Muslim Countries Less Democratic?") concludes that "In all but the poorest countries, Islam is associated with fewer political rights." The fact that majority-Muslim countries are less democratic makes it tempting to conclude that the religion of Islam, their common factor, is itself incompatible with democracy. I disagree with that conclusion. Today's Muslim predicament, rather, reflects historical circumstances more than...
  • SaveIsraelsChildren.com

    04/05/2008 9:28:27 PM PDT · by Salem · 3 replies · 84+ views
    DanielPipes.org ^ | 03 April, 2008 | Daniel Pipes
    The effort is the first time since World War II – when the Germans bombed London, and London children were sent off to families in the countryside to be cared for until the German assault ended – that a "people-to-people" campaign has been organized to remove children from a war zone. Sadly, indeed embarrassingly, the children are those of S'derot, an Israeli town of 19,000 near the border with Gaza that has been under a missile barrage since the Israeli retreat from Gaza in September 2005, with thousands of missiles to date. These have causing damage to property and injuries...
  • Metal Pipes Worth More Than Some US Homes

    04/01/2008 7:08:25 PM PDT · by blam · 29 replies · 241+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-2-2008 | Catherine Elsworth
    Metal pipes worth more than some US homes By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles Last Updated: 2:19am BST 02/04/2008 Copper pipes and wiring found in many of America's repossessed homes are now more valuable than the properties themselves. Across the country thieves are stripping empty houses of the copper, aluminium, and brass in their plumbing and heating systems to take advantage of the crashing property market and the soaring price of scrap metal, much of which is sold to China and India. The trend has accelerated as the glut of unwanted properties clog the market, dragging down house prices. "Houses...
  • Heaven on Earth

    03/18/2008 7:22:08 PM PDT · by hanfei · 10 replies · 330+ views
    PBS ^ | Richard Pipes
    How did Lenin come to be a socialist? I think the first thing you want to take into consideration is this sort of passion which drove him. It was not idealism. Not so much hope for a better future for humanity, the creation of a new human being, it was above all a passionate hatred for the established regime. And that has a lot to do with personal biography. When he was a teenager, his brother was executed for plotting an assassination attempt on the life of the Czar. That did not, I think, affect him so much because he...
  • NIE Makes War Against Iran More Likely

    12/11/2007 5:39:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies · 135+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | December 11, 2007 | Daniel Pipes
      NIE Makes War Against Iran More Likely   By Daniel PipesFrontPageMagazine.com | Tuesday, December 11, 2007 With the Dec. 3 publication of a completely unexpected declassified National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), "Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities," a consensus has emerged that war with Iran "now appears to be off the agenda." Indeed, Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claimed the report dealt a "fatal blow" to the country's enemies, while his foreign ministry spokesman called it a "great victory."I disagree with that consensus, believing that military action against Iran is now more likely than before the NIE came out. The NIE's...
  • The Unthinkable Consequences of an Iran-Israel Nuclear Exchange

    11/26/2007 6:29:04 PM PST · by Salem · 19 replies · 205+ views
    DanielPipes.org ^ | 21 November, 2007 | Daniel Pipes
    Anthony Cordesman, a strategist at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies, has estimated the consequences if Tehran gets the bomb and a nuclear exchange with Israel ensues. He expects, writes Martin Walker of United Press International, some 16 million to 28 million Iranians dead within 21 days, and between 200,000 and 800,000 Israelis dead within the same time frame. The total of deaths beyond 21 days could rise very much higher, depending on civil defense and public health facilities, where Israel has a major advantage.It is theoretically possible that the Israeli state, economy and organized society might just...
  • Ban Islam?

    08/29/2007 11:24:07 AM PDT · by forty_years · 172 replies · 2,746+ views
    netWMD ^ | 8/29/2007 | by Daniel Pipes
    Non-Muslims occasionally raise the idea of banning the Koran, Islam, and Muslims. Examples this month include calls by a political leader in the Netherlands, Geert Wilders, to ban the Koran — which he compares to Hitler's Mein Kampf — and two Australian politicians, Pauline Hanson and Paul Green, demanding a moratorium on Muslim immigration.What is one to make of these initiatives? First, some history. Precedents exist from an earlier era, when intolerant Christian governments forced Muslims to convert, notably in 16th-century Spain, and others strongly encouraged conversions, especially of the elite, as in 16th- and 17th-century Russia. In modern times,...
  • Ban the Burka--and the Niqab Too

    08/05/2007 12:59:11 PM PDT · by sandbox · 12 replies · 1,133+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/1/2007 | Daniel Pipes
    Once-exotic forms of Muslim women's head and body garments have now become both familiar in the West and the source of fractious political and legal disputes.
  • Salvaging the Iraq War

    07/24/2007 7:22:52 PM PDT · by sandbox · 6 replies · 300+ views
    NY Sun ^ | 7/23/2007 | Daniel Pipes
    Two positions dominate and polarize the American body politic today. Some say the war is lost, so leave Iraq. Others say the war can be won, so keep the troops in place. I split the difference and offer a third route. The occupation is lost, but the war can be won. Keep American troops in Iraq but remove them from the cities.
  • Shoeless George Bush--Washington's continuing confusion with Islam

    07/04/2007 9:09:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 134 replies · 2,595+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | July 4, 2007 | Daniel Pipes
    When Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicated the Islamic Center in Washington, D.C., in June 1957, his 500-word talk effused good will ("Civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important tools and achievements") even as the American president embarrassingly bumbled (Muslims in the United States, he declared, have the right to their "own church"). Conspicuously, he included nary a word about policy. Exactly 50 years later, standing shoeless, George W. Bush rededicated the center last week. His 1,600-word speech also praised medieval Islamic culture ("We come to express our appreciation for a faith that has enriched civilization for centuries"), but...
  • Zarabi vs. Pipes

    06/25/2007 10:31:48 AM PDT · by bensam · 6 replies · 426+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 22, 2006 | Reza Zarabi
    <p>Recently, neo-conservative analyst Daniel Pipes wrote an article ("Can the IAF take out Iran's nukes?", June 13) that, in essence, advocates for the Jewish state to carry out pre-emptive military strikes on Iran’s nuclear facilities.</p> <p>Although Pipes has many justifications for his reasoning, this time he specifically alludes to the recently published article in International Security entitled “Osirak Redux” by security scholars Whitney Raas and Austin Long. Now Pipes makes it clear that Raas and Long do not take into account the diplomatic, strategic, and political fallout of such an action, but only focus on the question of “Can it be done”? To Pipes, the answer is a resounding “yes”, however, for those who too often take the Middle Eastern analysis of western academics as gospel, I would urge you to carefully read Raas and Long before forming any definitive conclusions. In rehashing “Osirak Redux”, Pipes clearly cherry picks certain points that the article makes that support his assertion that bombing Iranian nuclear facilities is the only method of keeping the Islamic Republic from attaining nuclear weapons. Yet he also manages to maneuver around critical points that the authors make that undermine the neo-conservative mantra that Pipes so eagerly defends.</p>
  • Bagpipes Cryin'

    05/25/2007 9:04:03 AM PDT · by Max01 · 21 replies · 762+ views
    A tribute to our fighting men & women
  • Yes, there is a moderate Islam - let's support it

    05/15/2007 6:37:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 106 replies · 1,967+ views
    THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | Apr. 17, 2007 | Daniel Pipes,
    Yes, there is a moderate Islam - let's support it Daniel Pipes THE JERUSALEM POST Apr. 17, 2007 'What moderate Muslims?" is the near-inevitable retort to my stating that radical Islam is the problem and moderate Islam the solution. Where are the anti-Islamists' demonstrations against terror, their combating of Islamists, their reassessments of Islamic law? I am asked. Moderate Muslims do exist, I reply. Admittedly, they do not constitute a movement but represent mere wisps in the face of the Islamist onslaught. This means, I argue, that the US government and other powerful institutions should give priority to locating, meeting...
  • A Million Moderate Muslims on the March

    05/08/2007 4:54:39 AM PDT · by forty_years · 28 replies · 1,180+ views
    "Moderate Unicorns," huffed a reader, responding to my recent plea that Western states bolster moderate Muslims. Dismissing their existence as a myth, he notes that non-Muslims "are still waiting for moderates to stand and deliver, identifying and removing extremist thugs from their mosques and their communities."It's a valid skepticism and a reasonable demand. Recent events in Pakistan and Turkey, however, prove that moderate Muslims are no myth.In Pakistan, an estimated 100,000 people demonstrated on April 15 in Karachi, the country's largest city, to protest the plans of a powerful mosque in Islamabad, the Lal Masjid, to establish a parallel court...
  • Dr. Pipes on Islamization of Europe

    04/25/2007 7:24:55 PM PDT · by LindaKeay · 12 replies · 394+ views
    April 24, 2007 | Linda Keay
    Dr. Pipes Comes to Brandeis By Linda Keay April 24, 2007 A metal detector and police outside the lecture hall doors aroused curiosity by students at Brandeis University. A young woman walking by the apparatus frowned and shook her head in disapproval. Two young men stopped and watched as people cued up at the hall door. “What’s going on?” asked one. “Pipes,” said the other. “Oh,” said the first. The two got in line. One said he thinks Pipes is a racist. The other said, “But he’s right about a lot of things,” adding, “but maybe he is a racist.”...
  • Leftists/Islamists Preparing to Disrupt Daniel Pipes at UCLA

    04/11/2007 10:06:22 PM PDT · by Salem · 32 replies · 1,318+ views
    LittleGreenFootballs.com ^ | 11 April, 2007 | LittleGreenFootballs.com
    I am mirroring this from LittleGreenFootballs.com. Daniel Pipes sent it out on his list. I just can't be there, but if anybody is in the Los Angeles area, make it a point to be there. Remember, the video from US Irvine went global. Help support point-man Daniel Pipes in the ARENA OF THE WAR OF IDEAS! Leftists/Islamists Preparing to Disrupt Daniel Pipes at UCLA As we noted yesterday, there’s a panel discussion at UCLA tomorrow night featuring Daniel Pipes, Wafa Sultan, and Yaron Brook, on the subject: “Totalitarian Islam’s Threat to the West.” Today the moonbats and Islamic student groups...
  • (Daniel Pipes' Weblog) Hilton Hotel's "Pilgrimage to Makkah"

    02/19/2007 3:25:35 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 491+ views
    danielpipes.org ^ | February 15, 2007 | Daniel Pipes
    As a silver member of "Hilton HHonors," I receive the odd discount from the hotel chain but today's offer really caught my eye. It was not to swing in Las Vegas or spend April in Paris, but to go on pilgrimage to Mecca. I've posted the webpage here. Some salient excerpts: Between February 1 and March 31, 2007, GCC nationals who stay a minimum of two consecutive nights at the Makkah Hilton & Towers earn double Hilton HHonors® Base points. Please note: During this period, Makkah is accessible only to Muslims and visas are issued to nationals of Bahrain, Oman,...
  • Daniel Pipes - In The Arena At UC Irvine

    02/03/2007 6:32:39 PM PST · by Salem · 16 replies · 470+ views
    Salem The Soldier's Homepage ^ | 02 February | Michael Baker
    Finally being able to meet Daniel Pipes in person was a great opportunity, with his visit to University of California, Irvine (UCI). He was hosted by Hillel at UCI and the Hillel Foundation of Orange County. A forty-five minute trip through rare light traffic brought me early for the event to UCI and the Physical Sciences Lecture Hall on the sprawling campus. I was anticipating some sort of protest by Islamist interests, which always appear when Professor Daniel Pipes speaks at a California University campus. The exterior of the lecture hall was peaceful as a few elderly Jewish men and...
  • Video: Muslim Students Disrupt Daniel Pipes Speech at UC Irvine

    02/02/2007 7:44:37 AM PST · by george76 · 43 replies · 2,097+ views
    lgf ^ | February 01, 2007 | lgf
    Last night at the University of California Irvine, the Muslim Students Union staged a threatening, thuggish disruption of a talk by Daniel Pipes. UC Irvine is a hotbed of Muslim radicalism, as we’ve documented many times at LGF, but you may not have understood how bad it is until you see this. (Watch out for a burst of white noise near the middle.)
  • Moderate Islam May Be Key To Winning War on Terror (Daniel Pipes alert!)

    12/05/2006 7:15:08 AM PST · by Dark Skies · 49 replies · 789+ views
    NYSun.com ^ | 12/5/2006 | DANIEL PIPES
    An effective counterterrorism strategy must focus on the fact that terrorism by Muslims in the name of Islam presents the strategic threat today to civilized peoples, whether Muslim or non-Muslim. On the low end, this threat involves lone individuals seized by the Sudden Jihad Syndrome who unpredictably set off on a murder spree. At the high end, it involves an outlaw organization like Hamas running the quasi-governmental Palestinian Authority, or even Al Qaeda's efforts to acquire weapons of mass destruction. In all, were terrorism by Muslims halted, this would be a major advance toward winning what some call World War...
  • Steyn's New Book Combines Humor, Accuracy, Depth

    11/14/2006 3:45:18 AM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 19 replies · 681+ views
    The NY Sun ^ | November 14, 2006 | BY DANIEL PIPES
    The political columnist and cultural critic Mark Steyn has written a remarkable book, "America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It" (Regnery). He combines several virtues not commonly found together — humor, accurate reportage, and deep thinking — and then applies them to what is arguably the most consequential issue of our time: the Islamist threat to the West. Mr. Steyn offers a devastating thesis but presents it in bits and pieces, so I shall pull it together here. He begins with the legacy of two totalitarianisms. Traumatized by the electoral appeal of fascism, post-World War II...
  • Op-eds now more central in war than bullets

    10/18/2006 6:06:28 AM PDT · by rhombus · 16 replies · 381+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 18 October 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    Soldiers, sailors, and airmen once determined the outcome of warfare, but no longer. Today, television producers, columnists, preachers, and politicians have the pivotal role in deciding how well the West fights. This shift has deep implications. In a conventional conflict like World War II, fighting had two premises so basic, they went nearly unnoticed. The first: Conventional armed forces engage in an all-out fight for victory. The opposing sides deploy serried ranks of soldiers, lines of tanks, fleets of ships, and squadrons of aircraft. Millions of youth go to war as civilians endure privations. Strategy and intelligence matter, but the...
  • A defunct paradigm that's got to change [Pipes Hits it Out of the Park]

    10/18/2006 4:21:56 AM PDT · by Alouette · 28 replies · 966+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Oct. 18, 2006 | Daniel Pipes
    Soldiers, sailors, and airmen once determined the outcome of warfare, but no longer. Today, television producers, columnists, preachers, and politicians have the pivotal role in deciding how well the West fights. This shift has deep implications. In a conventional conflict like World War II, fighting had two premises so basic, they went nearly unnoticed. The first: Conventional armed forces engage in an all-out fight for victory. The opposing sides deploy serried ranks of soldiers, lines of tanks, fleets of ships, and squadrons of aircraft. Millions of youth go to war as civilians endure privations. Strategy and intelligence matter, but the...
  • A Summary of the Videotaped Rants by Adam Gadahan (Jihadi Traitor)

    09/02/2006 6:21:19 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 41 replies · 2,061+ views
    myself | 9/2/2006 | Pyro7480
    This is an expansion on debg's summary of Adam Gadahn's Al Qaeda videotape, available for download at http://www.lauramansfield.com/j/nnnnmn-1.rm. debg: He spent a long time saying we are ignorantGadahn did indeed spend a long time calling us "ignorant." After Zawahiri's introduction, he also accused us of "rapturously applause" when Israel wages war, of assenting to our governments' "atrocities in Afghanistan, Iraq, and elsewhere in the Muslim world." He also accuses us of "voicing our approval" of the so-called desecration of the Koran at Gitmo, and of our "yellow press and tele-evangelists insulting the 'Prophet' Muhammad [piss be upon him - my...
  • Ancient biblical waterworks found in Israel

    08/23/2006 2:29:21 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    Scotsman ^ | 23 Aug 2006 | Corinne Heller
    RAMAT RACHEL, Israel (Reuters) - Archaeologists in Israel have unearthed an ancient water system which was modified by the conquering Persians to turn the desert into a paradise. The network of reservoirs, drain pipes and underground tunnels served one of the grandest palaces in the biblical kingdom of Judea. Archaeologists first discovered the palace in 1954, a structure built on a six-acre (2.4 hectare) site where the communal Ramat Rachel farm now stands. Recent excavations unearthed nearly 70 square metres (750 square feet) of a unique water system. "They had found a huge palace ... even nicer than the palaces...
  • Rufus Harley, Jazz Bagpiper [RIP]

    08/02/2006 2:03:05 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 23 replies · 506+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 8/02/2006 | Daniel Rubin
    Last night WRTI-FM's Bob Perkins announced the death of a Philly original. Rufus Harley is credited as the first jazz musician to pick the Scottish bagpipes as his instrument. You might have heard his distinctive drone on CDs by The Roots (Do You Want More?!!!??!) and Laurie Anderson (Big Science). If you ever saw a picture of him, it would stick. He cut a distinctive swath. So did his music. I talked to his son, Messiah Harley, the trumpeter, this morning. He said his father had prostate cancer, but never let on to anyone that he was hurting. "He...
  • A note to sionnsar's Traditional Anglican and Washington State (and other) ping lists

    04/10/2006 8:31:53 PM PDT · by sionnsar · 14 replies · 460+ views
    My fevered imagination | 4/10/2006 | sionnsar
    All, as noted in the thread Prayer requested for Sionnsar's family, I have a new, quite significant, and high priority pull on my time that will continue for an indefinite period of time. I will do what I can, and newheart and Huber long ago volunteered to help out with posting and pinging the Traditional Anglican ping list during my times away (traveling). Unfortunately I think these two are even busier than your truly --- but we'll do what we can to keep the Traditional Anglican ping list going. For the Washington State ping list I have mostly been pinging...
  • Daniel Pipes, the expert of hate (The Muslim Brotherhood Speaks -- Breakout the BARF Bags)

    03/27/2006 6:03:02 PM PST · by Cornpone · 25 replies · 1,067+ views
    The Muslim Brotherhood ^ | 27 March 2006 | The Muslim Brotherhood
    Omnipresent expert in television studios and regular commentator of American mainstream newspapers, Daniel Pipes has become the world theorist of the Islamphobia. The son of Richard Pipes, the Sovietologist that resumed the arms race during the Ford Administration, and spiritual son of Robert Strausz-Hupé, the visionary of the new world order, Daniel Pipes, directs a lot of strategic institutes. He is the founder of currently common concepts such as «new anti-Semitism», «militants of Islam» and «conspiracy theories». An advocate of the annihilation of Palestinians, he has been appointed by George W. Bush director of the US Institute of Peace. Between...
  • O'Carolan and a Mist Covered Mountain Vanity: Irish, Scottish and Traditional music addiction

    03/05/2006 9:53:55 AM PST · by Knitting A Conundrum · 13 replies · 352+ views
    a poor addicted lover of Celtic music | 3/5/06 | Knitting a Conundrum
    I've spent the last three or four days drowning myself in websites filled with Celtic music midis and learning to play O'Carolan's Ramble to Cashel. My music library is a strange collection of 80s compilation albums, collections of Celtic music, works by Steel Eye Span, Moya Brennan, Pentangle, Clannad, Dougie McClean, and Bluegrass. I can sometimes tell you which Child Ballad a song is a variation of, and might know how to sing two or three different major variations. Tis a sickness. Wonder if anybody else had picked up this bug besides me....And I am logged in, my beeper is...
  • Daniel Pipes: Region not ripe for democracy

    01/29/2006 12:32:31 PM PST · by Dark Skies · 58 replies · 1,377+ views
    The Australian ^ | 1/30/2006 | Daniel Pipes
    NOW that Hamas has apparently won the Palestinian elections, the West is hoist with its own petard. On the one hand, Hamas is a terrorist group that unabashedly targets Israeli civilians and calls for the elimination of the Jewish state. On the other hand, it just won what observers deem to have been a reasonably fair election, and so enjoys the legitimacy that comes from the ballot box. Every foreign ministry now confronts a dilemma: nudge Hamas to moderation or give up on it as irredeemably extremist? Meet Hamas members or avoid them? Continue to donate to the Palestinian Authority...