Daniel Pipes und Flemming Rose

Januar 15, 2007 um 4:44 pm | Veröffentlicht in Publikationen, Skandale | Hinterlasse einen Kommentar

Entnommen aus Counterpunch und Rumor Mill News Reading Room Archive:

So, let’s look at the guy who started this whole cartoon escapade. He’s Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of the Danish newspaper. In all of the Lexis-Nexis database of stories from the American media on the Mohammed cartoons, there is absolutely no mention of the fact that Rose is a close confederate of arch-Islamophobe Daniel Pipes. Indeed, there is almost no context at all about Rose’s newspaper. On a brief mention in the Washington Post gave a hint at a fact desperately needed to understand the situation. The Post described the affair as “a calculated insult … by a right-wing newspaper in a country where bigotry toward the minority Muslim population is a major, if frequently unacknowledged, problem.” How bad is Pipes? He wants the utter military obliteration of the Palestinians; indeed, from the Muslim world, his racism is about as blatant as that of the Holocaust denying Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Pipes’ frequent outbursts of racism — designed to toss gasoline on the neo-cons’ lust for a wholesale conflict of cultures — earned him a Bush nomination to the U.S. Institute of Peace, a congressionally funded think tank. Rose came to America to commune with Pipes in 2004, and it was after that meeting the cartoon gambit materialized.

Die Biographie von Daniel Pipes gibt Auskunft über seine zahlreichen Qualifikationen. Es dürfte aber ganz klar sein, für wen er arbeitet und für welche Ziele er sich einsetzt:

Daniel Pipes speaking before the convention of the American Jewish Congress, 10/21/2001: DANIEL PIPES SAYS ALL MUSLIMS MUST BE WATCHED. THE WAR’S MOST AGONIZING ISSUE Daniel Pipes, Jerusalem Post, 1/22/03

There is no escaping the unfortunate fact that Muslim government employees in law enforcement, the military, and the diplomatic corps need to be watched for connections to terrorism, as do Muslim chaplains in prisons and the armed forces. Muslim visitors and immigrants must undergo additional background checks. Mosques require a scrutiny beyond that applied to churches, synagogues and temples. Muslim schools require increased oversight to ascertain what is being taught to children…

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