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Daniel "racist" Pipes in Berkeley
Date Tuesday February 10
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
TUESDAY FEB 10th: MEET AT 6 PM AT DWINELLE HALL!
map: http://berkeley.edu/map/maps/CD34.html
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
ACTION ALERT

Notable bigot and neo-McCarthyist Daniel Pipes
is coming to UC Berkeley, as a guest of
Berkeley Hillel and the Israel Action Committee.
Pipes will be "discussing the various biases
of Middle Eastern Studies Departments
nationwide and their impact on students'
educations."

TUESDAY FEB 10th: MEET AT 6 PM AT DWINELLE HALL!
map: http://berkeley.edu/map/maps/CD34.html

Berkeley students and community members have
planned an organized presence to counter this
racist, to demonstrate that he is not welcome at
Berkeley and to show that his hate is unacceptable
in our community. Please meet us at 6 pm at
Dwinelle Hall -- the event is in room 145, which
is on the first floor just inside the main entrance
to Dwinelle.

We stress the need for EVERYONE to turn out in
opposition to this man, in large numbers. We stress
that Pipes has targetted the Berkeley community:
by insinuating that the Muslim Student Association
and our Center for Middle East Studies are "terrorist"
organizations, by attempting to blacklist and
intimidate professors, graduate student instructors,
and activists at Berkeley, by attacking the
integrity of our university. We point out that his
assault reaches well beyond the campus, as he
targets our communities, our families, our mosques,
our right to engage in political activity....
by promoting, encouraging, serving as an
official spokesperson for a unprecedented new wave
of hatred, racism and bigotry in the mainstream media.

This is a man who is a vigorous supporter of
religious and ethnic profiling and has made his
name by virulently attacking Islam. He has been
appointed by Bush to the board of the U.S. Institute
of Peace despite having said(or perhaps because he
has said), "There can be either an Israel or a
Palestine, but not both." This is a man who claims
that "all immigrants bring exotic customs and attitudes,
but Muslim customs are more troublesome than most." It is
a man who uses his influence to convince people that
"the presence, and increased stature, and affluence,
and enfranchisement of American Muslims...will present true
dangers to American Jews." Background on Daniel Pipes
can be found all over the web, not least at
http://www.mediamonitors.net/whoispipes.html or
http://www.cair-net.org/misc/people/daniel_pipes.html
and his own website http://www.danielpipes.com

This is a man whose hate must be rejected by this
campus and this community! COME OUT ON TUESDAY
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Feb 4th, 2004 10:26 PM

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