Babbler # 888
posted 03 June 2004 02:34 PM
OK, normally I try to ignore or laugh at Daniel Pipes as much as possible. But his most recent writing is simply too egregious:
quote:Lots of people, including fairly liberal Muslims, join MSAs. Yes, there is some "identity-assertion" behaviour there, but it's hardly a crime.
While studying law at Washburn University in Kansas, Mr. Mayfield helped organize a branch of the Muslim Student Association, a group described by analyst Jonathan Dowd-Gailey as "an overtly political organization" espousing "Wahhabism, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism … and expressing solidarity with militant Islamic ideologies, sometimes with criminal results."
quote:OMG! He represented someone! In court! What was I thinking courts were for?
In 2002, Mr. Mayfield volunteered to represent Jeffrey Leon Battle – who subsequently pleaded guilty to conspiracy to levy war against America and was sentenced to 18 years in prison – in a custody dispute over his then-6-year-old son. Strangely (according to Quanell X, national spokesperson for the New Black Panthers and a friend of Battle's), Mr. Mayfield flew to Texas at his own expense for Battle's sake.
quote:Guess what! Almost every regular babbler is a terrorist!
Mr. Mayfield 's political profile fits that of many disaffected, America-hating terrorists: he strongly opposes the Patriot Act, inveighs against American foreign policy related to Muslim countries, and is "particularly angered," according to his brother Kent, by close U.S. relations with Israel. Mr. Mayfield speculates that the Bush administration knew in advance about 9/11 but chose to let the attacks go ahead so as to justify going to war. And on his release from custody, he compared the U.S. federal government to Nazi Germany.
quote: The point is, in case Pipes missed it, that no one is more than six degrees away from terrorism. I'm not more than four degrees away from George Bush! Probably not more than four away from Daniel Pipes!
Even Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – an Islamist group with multiple connections of its own to violence – admits that "no Muslim is more than six degrees away from terrorism." Governments worldwide must take this reality into account.
Next time someone complains that his civil rights are denied when students protest him speaking on campuses, also remember that this man has very little respect for civil rights as this article indicates.
And I have to note the Bernard Lewis reference in this article:
Bernard Lewis offers an American analogy that helps envision the Saudi position among Muslims: "Imagine that the Ku Klux Klan gets total control of the state of Texas. And the Ku Klux Klan has at its disposal all the oil rigs in Texas. And they use this money to set up a well-endowed network of colleges and schools throughout Christendom, peddling their peculiar brand of Christianity. You would then have an approximate equivalent of what has happened in the modern Muslim world."
Funny, this almost seems to have happened in Texas anyway!
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