Incitement Watch: Daniel Pipes backs convicted racist

Incitement Watch: Daniel Pipes backs convicted racist

Daniel Pipes, considered by many Muslims to be America's leading Islamophobe, recently expressed support for 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 recently 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.

See: Far-right leader's conviction upheld


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