Add another neoconservative adviser on the Middle East to an already impressive roster–Daniel Pipes signed on with Rudy Giuliani’s campaign today. I’d heard Pipes was advising Giuliani and asked him about it yesterday. He told me by e-mail that he had “close relations with several people in the campaign,” but said that he did not have “official connection to it.” He e-mailed back just now to say that, as of today, he has officially signed up with the campaign. (MORE)
PIPES SUPPORTS INTERNMENT OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS
Daniel Pipes: “Yes, I do support the internment of Japanese Americans in World War II.” (12/28/04, on his web site)
PIPES BACKS CONVICTED FRENCH RACIST
Daniel Pipes backed French far-right racist Jean-Marie Le Pen. On his web site, Pipes said Le Pen’s extremist views “represent an important outlook in the national debate over immigration and Islam.” An appeals court in France upheld Le Pen’s conviction for inciting anti-Muslim hatred in a newspaper interview. Le Pen has been convicted of racism or anti-Semitism at least six times in the past.
PIPES SAYS ENFRANCHISEMENT OF U.S. MUSLIMS THREATENS JEWS
“I worry very much from the Jewish point of view that the presence, and increased stature, and affluence, and enfranchisement of American Muslims…will present true dangers to American Jews.”
Daniel Pipes speaking before the convention of the American Jewish Congress, 10/21/2001