Skip to comments.Sign the Petition to support Daniel Pipes nomination to the USIP!
Posted on 04/20/2003 6:32:32 PM PDT by Salem
For those of you who have followed the "war on terror" and peripheral events related to it, you have heard of Professor Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum. He, along with Steve Emerson, have been on the point of the spear in the national and intellectual debate and forum in aiding the Bush Administration in forming foreign policy on how to respond to Islamic terrorism.
President Bush recently nominated Professor Pipes to the US Institute of Peace. Already, Islamic extremist organizations based here in the US, which ostensibly "defend" Muslim rights but are being found out one by one to be front groups for terrorists, have already opposed this nomination to their sympathizers in Congress. That is wrong.
In the national arena there is a wide body of opinions concerning Islam, Muslims, and Islamic extremism, ranging from the ultra liberal which demands we appease and "understand" terrorism, to the more, umm, "assertive" in the Conservative community which want to simply nuke Middle East countries which harbor and support Islamic terrorism off the face of the map.
Professor Daniel Pipes, being a Conservative, has maintained a strong stance against Islamic extremism, yet has maintained a very balanced position, realizing the fact that in light of all that has happened, a billion adherents of Islam are not going to just "give up there religion."
I have read Professor Pipes extensively, including his recent book, "Militant Islam Comes To America." He bends over backwards to be objective and maintains a forward thinking outlook in light of current events, and I endorse him wholeheartedly as a professional, even though we may not agree on some points in his research and long-term philosophy (this writer leans hard right).
Please take a moment and sign this petition to confirm President Bush's nomination of Daniel Pipes to this position. I have been assured it will be utilized effectively if it generates enough attention. The Bush Team has been a winning team, and this addition of Professor Daniel Pipes will be an effective addition to that team.
Confirm Daniel Pipes to the USIP Petition
For further information, read:
The Pipes Appointment - biographical article about Daniel Pipes
Muslims Protest Bush Nominee: Groups Say Peace Institute Choice Sends 'Wrong Message'
Bush Nominates D. Pipes to Board of USIP: Moderate Muslims Welcome the Appointment
CAIR ACTION ALERT: Ask Senate to Reject Daniel Pipes Nomination [FREE REPUBLIC]
Bush Annoys U.S. Muslim Group with Pipes Nomination [FREE REPUBLIC]
The CAIR action alert previously posted contains the relevant Congressional contact information.
What?! What's this?! 7? Let's FReep this petition! This should have thousands! Pass this URL around. We have to make sure the good Professor stays in the most productive positions possible!
I agree. I just enjoy reading his style of writing and his uncanny ability to maintain an even hand with such a volatile subject.
Also, he answers all my annoying personal emails. Not even I do that! :-D
Haa, haaa!! Yeah.
"I don't talk about the religion itself," he said during an interview in the Philadelphia office of the Middle East Forum, a think tank he founded. "That's because Islam is not the problem. Terrorism is not the problem. It's a terroristic version of Islam that's the problem."
"I'm carving out a position between the two most popular ones, and it's not popular. But it will prevail."---Source.
Indeed, it will prevail over the position taken by fanatics of every flavor.
Understood. One chance I had to get to it! :-D
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