Wednesday, February 25, 2009

COMMENT: Yet more evidence that Daniel Pipes has completely lost it ...


In the months leading upto the Presidential election, Daniel Pipes spent much of his time spreading rumours that Barack Obama was somehow hiding his father's ancestral faith and his own childhood links to it. Some of Pipes' more absurd claims included one that wearing a sarong somehow linked someone to Islam.

(At this point, I should warn all you Aussie tourists to Bali to take careful note of Pipes' warning, lest you end up an accidental Islamist fundamentalist extremist jihadist terrorist like the bloke pictured below.)

Since the election of President Obama, Pipes has become all but irrelevant. Apart from a small number of far-Right fruitloops that congregate around his blog, Pipes has become largely irrelevant. It remains to be seen if even the CIS or AIJAC will waste their money inviting Pipes this year.

And as if it cement Pipes' reputation for outlandish generalisations and almost chronic xenophobia, read an excerpt from this opening sentence to his most recent article published on the far-Right FrontPageMag blog ...
As the Muslim world settled into ever-deeper decline over the past decade, mired in political extremism, religious sickness, economic irrelevance, WMD, anarchy, dictatorship, and civil wars ...
Er, what the ...?

In the past decade or so, Indonesian democracy has gone from strength to strength. Malaysia's opposition parties have had major gains. Bosnia Herzegovina has improved relations with both its neighbours, and has returned to being a relatively stable democracy. The new nation of Kosovo has emerged, a close ally of the West.

How can such a broad-brush generalisation be possibly made by a sensible educated person? How can 1.2 billion people be characterised in this manner?

With such moronic nonsense being passed off as serious analysis, it's little wonder any sensible outlet would publish Pipes' fantasies.

Recent Jemaah Islamiyya recruit brandishing jihad weapons. Notice the
two ... er ... heavenly virgins in the background.

Words © 2009 Irfan Yusuf

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11 comments:

Tarek said...

Well done bro Irfan

Tarek

Anonymous said...

You are simply too short to piss on Pipes toes, Irfan.

One day, when you grow up, you might be able to polish his shoes though. Perhaps you should start practicing already...

Anonymous said...

If height is measured in prejudice, we should all hope to be midgets.

Anonymous said...

No wonder Pipes doesn't even bother submitting his work to quality publications like, err.. what was it Irfan, New Matilda.

Anonymous said...

Irfan,

It's pretty obvious you are hoping to attract his attention so you might score a link or some fame and notoriety.

You are wasting your time. He didn't bother suing you for defamation because he knew you are worthless. He wouldn't bother linking to you either. I know this, as I've tipped him off to your shenanigans in the past and his response was to the effect that he wouldn't waste his time.

Nice try though. Why don't you go back to picking on people who might actually care what you think.

Anonymous said...

With such moronic nonsense being passed off as serious analysis, it's little wonder any sensible outlet would publish Pipes' fantasies.

This from a guy who can't even get published in the Daily Telegraph.

Irf said...

Anon @ 9:59, you're right. I've never written for the UK Daily Telegraph.

Irf said...

"... I've tipped him off to your shenanigans in the past and his response was to the effect that he wouldn't waste his time."

So you're alleging Daniel Pipes consults with and takes advice from anonymous people.

Anonymous said...

you're right. I've never written for the UK Daily Telegraph

But you have written for the Sydney Daily Telegraph, haven't you Irfan? How's that project working for you? Not so good I hear... Can't imagine why you dislike Tim Blair (Opinion Editor of the Tele) so much...

So you're alleging Daniel Pipes consults with and takes advice from anonymous people.

Sweet Jesus you are dense. Either that or you fancy yourself as one of those "Muslim Comics" who can probably get an arts grant for a show on SBS. Maybe you can do a few Mohammed jokes? Some of the married Muslim women will laugh so hard their head will fall right off...

Dev said...

Seriously, Irf, you should start writing for the Tele again. It's so easy. You just grab an empty page, wipe your backside with it and sent it into Tim Blair.

On the other hand, maybe not. Blair might plagiarise your work and post it on his blog.

dov said...

F*cking hell. Yusuf is writing a book for a major Aussie publisher. He's received an award for public affairs writing. And some tools from Blair's Stormfront-like blog are measurin Yusuf's success by whether he writes for the fucking Tele.