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ThatPoetGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 01:23 AM
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Anders Breivik loves Daniel Pipes. Yes, Bush appointee Daniel Pipes.
Edited on Sat Jul-23-11 01:29 AM by ThatPoetGuy
Pipes seems to be Breivik's primary reference material and font of inspiration. Used as a reference twice, and given his own bully pulpit in one of Breivik's blog entries, complete with video and cheering-on.

Here is every piece of writing Breivik published on document.no. Cool of them to consolidate it rather than suppress it.

http://www.document.no/anders-behring-breivik /

Breivik only ever posted a single video; it was Daniel Pipes making a right-wing presentation, titled "Leftism and Islam. Muslims, the warriors Marxists have been praying for."

For those who don't remember, Pipes -- a radical, murderous, hate-filled conservative demagogue -- was a Bush nominee to the U.S. Institute of Peace, an advisor to Giuliani's election campaign, and a conspiracy theorist whose argument amounts to, "with-a-name-like-Obama-he's-got-to-be-Muslim."

When filth like Pipes and Beck are given megaphones, people are always going to be murdered. The only surprise here is that it took so long.

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ThatPoetGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 01:28 AM
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1. Come on, people -- K&R! This needs to be in the news.
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Hardrada Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 01:43 AM
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2. K & R!
I have loathed Pipes for ages.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 01:45 AM
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3. I just put that up on Twitter. Let's see where it goes.
Edited on Sat Jul-23-11 01:48 AM by Ian David
See also:

Daniel Pipes
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Daniel Pipes (born September 9, 1949) is an American writer, and political blogger who focuses on criticism of Islamism.<1> Pipes is the founder and director of the Middle East Forum, a conservative<2> think tank, as well as the founder of Campus Watch, an organization which states its mission to be critiquing poor scholarship concerning the Middle East, but which has been characterized by some critics as a vehicle for harassing scholars critical of Israel.<3><4><5>

Pipes has often been characterized as a conservative. His 2003 nomination by U.S. President George W. Bush to the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace was protested by Democratic leaders, Arab-American groups, and civil rights activists, who cited his allegedly rightist views and oft-stated belief that force was the most effective remedy to conflict.<5><6><7> The Bush administration sidestepped the opposition with a recess appointment.<6>

A critic of the Obama administration, Pipes has written in support of a preemptive strike on Iran, which Pipes believes is preparing a nuclear bomb. In 2010, Pipes cautioned that Iran "could launch an electromagnetic pulse attack on the United States, utterly devastating the country".<8> According to Pipes, attacking Iran would cause Americans to "rally around the flag", conferring domestic political advantage upon the Obama administration, "just as 9/11 caused voters to forget George W. Bushs meandering early months".<9>

Pipes has written or co-written more than a dozen books, and has written hundreds columns or opinion pieces for many newspapers both here and abroad. He frequently participates in discussion panels on television, and has lectured prolifically in the U.S. and abroad. He served as an adviser to Rudolph Giuliani's 2008 presidential campaign.<10> According to The New York Times: "Among his supporters, Mr. Pipes enjoys a heroic status; among his detractors, he is reviled."<11> He is currently a Taube Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

More:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Pipes


Pipes the Propagandist
Bush's nominee doesn't belong at the U.S. Institute for Peace.
http://www.slate.com/id/2086844 /

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ThatPoetGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 01:52 AM
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4. Awesome! He also seems to admire Pamela Geller -- you know, "Ground Zero Mosque" nonsense?
He links to her blog, twice, although it's the same entry both times.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 11:32 AM
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12. 
Edited on Sat Jul-23-11 11:34 AM by Ian David
Looks like it's gaining traction:


The Oslo terrorist not only has ties to right-wing extremism, but hes a Pamela Geller fan
Posted on July 22, 2011

From Little Green Footballs: http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/38919_Breaking-...

More updates on the situation from LGF reader oslogin:

By the way, he has commented on the web site document.no, a Norwegian web site noted for criticism against the current immigration policies, but where the editorial team is rather moderate (well, in this context). All the people leaving comments on it are not. In this google-cached blog post he comments, recommending a post at Atlas Shrugs.

<snip>

Heres the shout out he gave to Pamela Gellers Atlas Shrugs (original and translated):

More:
http://underthemountainbunker.com/2011/07/22/the-oslo-t... /


Also:

Breaking: Oslo Terrorist 'Tied to Right Wing Extremism' - Update: A Pamela Geller Fan
http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/38919_Breaking-...


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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 01:54 AM
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5. wow. good post.
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New Dawn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 02:00 AM
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6. Kick for truth!
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 03:30 AM
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7. here's a very good repository of some of Pipes' most dementedly inflammatory rhetoric:
http://www.theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/artic... /

just one example, from the above link:

As Professor John Esposito has pointed out in regards to Pipes book Militant Islam Reaches America:

In light of Pipes equation of mainstream and extremist Islam under the rubric of militant Islam and his definition of moderate Islam as secular or cultural, uninformed or uncritical readers of this book will erroneously conclude that Islam, not simply militant (violent extremist) Islam, is a serious threat domestically and internationally.

In one foray into the realm of unfettered Islamophobia and fear-mongering, Pipes wrote a very disturbing article Islamism 2.0,
in which he calls violent terrorists like bin Laden, followers of Islamism 1.0 and people like Keith Ellison and Tariq Ramadan, followers of Islamism 2.0 which according to Pipes is non violent, but only strategically so, and much more dangerous.

To quote Pipes' opening paragraph:


To borrow a computer term, if Ayatollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, and Nidal Hasan represent Islamism 1.0, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (the prime minister of Turkey), Tariq Ramadan (a Swiss intellectual), and Keith Ellison (a U.S. congressman) represent Islamism 2.0. The former kill more people but the latter pose a greater threat to Western civilization.

And, his closing paragraph:
In conclusion, only Islamists, not fascists or communists, have gone well beyond crude force to win public support and develop a 2.0 version. Because this aspect of Islamism undermines traditional values and destroys freedoms, it may threaten civilized life even more than does 1.0s brutality.


In between these two paragraphs he goes on about all sorts of individuals all over the world, and says nothing about either Tariq Ramadan or Keith Ellison. He merely raises their names as dangerous individuals and says nothing about why he feels they are dangerous. He manages to smear these people by simply including their names in this article, and he attempts to rile up those who follow such blogs by suggesting that somehow, simply by virtue of being Muslims they threaten civilized life even more than bin Laden or al Qaeda. His suggestion is clear, ordinary moderate Muslims are really just softening up people and using their influence through Islamism 2.0 for the eventual takeover of the country as Once in power, they can move the country toward Sharia. What exactly is he hoping his readers will do about this? It seems obvious that he wants ordinary Americans to view their fellow citizens who are Muslims as an enemy within and to fear them for no reason except that they are Muslims.




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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 03:56 AM
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8. here's a typical example of Pipes' handiwork:

In September 2007, the Khalil Gibran International Academy, named for the noted Lebanese Christian poet, became the countrys first public school focused on Arabic language and culture.

According to the New York Department of Education (Brooklyn Eagle, 7/30/07) the school was using the same curriculum packages as other New York City public schools, and the chancellor of schools emphasized (Christian Science Monitor, 6/1/07) that its curriculum would be subject to departmental monitoring as with any other public school.




........................

needless to say, right wing maniacs like Pipes went into action, and destroyed the career and reputation of the school's putative first principal. rules limit examples of this, so I skip to the final relevant paragraphs. read the entire link for the sordid details, which will make you gag

Special abuse was reserved for Debbie Almontaser, the schools main founder who was also chosen to be its first principal. A prominent member of New Yorks Arab-American community, Almontaser earned praise for her work forging interfaith and interethnic alliances (New York Times, 4/28/08), but that history was omitted when right-wing media painted her as a classic stealth Islamist (Weekly Standard, 4/11/08) with an Islamist/leftist agenda (Pipe Line News, 4/19/07).

Almontaser was further characterized by Pipes (New York Sun, 4/28/07) as a September 11 apologist in connection to her statement, I dont recognize the people who committed the attacks as either Arabs or Muslims. Pipes failed to include Almontasers following sentence (New York Times, 8/29/07): Those people who did it have stolen my identity as an Arab and stolen my religion.


http://ikhwanophobia.com/2010/06/daniel-pipes-witch-hun... /

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ThatPoetGuy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 08:06 AM
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10. Wow. Just, wow.
I wasn't aware of Pipes breitbarting that woman.
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 01:26 PM
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18. know anything about Campus Watch?
everything he does is toxic to normal human experience

as bad a seed as was ever sown
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 06:01 AM
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9. When the dust settles the rest of the world will understand
how George Bush fucked up our planet.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 10:17 AM
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11. he mentions Lou Dobbs
leaving CNN for his anti-immigration views.
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starroute Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 11:39 AM
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13. Pipes is a second-generation Neocon, son of Richard Pipes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pipes

Pipes taught at Harvard University from 1950 until his retirement in 1996. He was the director of Harvard's Russian Research Center from 1968 to 1973 and is now Baird Professor Emeritus of History at Harvard University. In 1962 he delivered a series of lectures on Russian intellectual history at Leningrad University. He acted as senior consultant at the Stanford Research Institute from 1973 to 1978. During the 1970s, he was an advisor to Washington Senator Henry M. Jackson. In 1981 and 1982 he served as a member of the National Security Council, holding the post of Director of East European and Soviet Affairs under President Ronald Reagan. Pipes was a member of the Committee on the Present Danger from 1977 until 1992 and belongs to the Council of Foreign Relations. In the 1970s, Pipes was a leading critic of dtente, which he described as "inspired by intellectual indolence and based on ignorance of one's antagonist and therefore inherently inept." . . .

Pipes was head of the 1976 Team B, composed of civilian experts and retired military officers and agreed to by then CIA director George H W Bush at the urging of the president's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB) as a competitive analysis exercise. Team B was created as an antagonist force to a group of CIA intelligence officials, known as Team A. It argued that the National Intelligence Estimate on the Soviet Union, generated yearly by the CIA, underestimated both Soviet military strategy and ambition and misinterpreted Soviet strategic intentions.

Team B has faced withering criticism. Fred Kaplan writes that Team B "turns out to have been wrong on nearly every point." Pipes's group insisted that the Soviet Union, as of 1976, maintained "a large and expanding Gross National Product," and argued that the CIA belief that economic chaos hindered the USSR's defenses was a ruse on the part of the USSR. One CIA employee called Team B "a kangaroo court". . . .

Although Pipes maintains that history has vindicated Team B, his critics are unconvinced. According to Anne Cahn of the Arms Control Disarmament Agency, the assertions of Pipes and his team were all "fantasy."

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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 11:45 AM
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14. Huh. So using the analytical frame beloved by the media for terror events, he was a NeoCon "Sleeper"
Edited on Sat Jul-23-11 11:48 AM by kenny blankenship
Wonder how many more NeoCon Sleepers or Bushbots -as they call 'em in counterterrorism world- we'll have to round up? FOX News has had quite a wide viewership for years - can Homeland Security authorities rely on the monitoring abilities of cable TV carriers to track all the potential killers down?

Will the media come back from their advertising break to tantalize us with some projected numbers on this very real and apparently growing threat to our peace and security?

Today's Terror Color Code is Blond.
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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 05:25 PM
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15. Authoritarians are sick.
Pipes and that whole warmongering, war profiteering, treasonous PNAC crowd included.

K&R for Truth.
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SpankMe Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-23-11 11:54 PM
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16. From an MSNBC article...
"Breivik...belonged to an anti-immigration party and opposed multiculturalism, Islam and the "cultural Marxists" of the establishment."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43857267/ns/world_news-euro... /

Doesn't this sound like the typical mainstream American Republican?
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bbgrunt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-24-11 12:47 AM
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17. KKK and r.
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