Monday, April 28, 2008

There is no question whatsoever that what Daniel Pipes writes and says about Islam and Muslims is no different from what the Nazis said about Jews. No difference whatsoever: "“It is hard to see how violence, how terrorism will lead to the implementation of sharia,” Mr. Pipes said. “It is much easier to see how, working through the system — the school system, the media, the religious organizations, the government, businesses and the like — you can promote radical Islam.”Mr. Pipes refers to this new enemy as the “lawful Islamists.”" And John Esposito is right when he says: "“It’s an agenda to paint Islam, not just extremists, as a major problem.”". And can you imagine that this Pipes has taught classes on the Middle East? Imagine if somebody is bigoted against Hebrew like he is about Arabic: "“Arabic-language instruction is inevitably laden with Pan-Arabist and Islamist baggage,” he wrote, referring to the school as a madrassa, which means school in Arabic but, in the West, carries the implication of Islamic teaching." And then the ADL: "Mr. Levy made reference to the possibility that his organization would provide anti-bias training to Ms. Almontaser’s staff." The ADL is as qualified to train against bias, as Sistani is qualified to train on gender sensitivity or as Bush is qualified to train for peace. But the school is now in good hands: "children have been suspended for carrying weapons, repeatedly gotten into fights and taunted an Arabic teacher by calling her a “terrorist,” staff members and students said in interviews." And according to the Times: "Three days later, Ms. Almontaser was replaced by an interim principal, Danielle Salzberg, who is Jewish and speaks no Arabic."