Outpatients lining up behind Giuliani

He might look comparatively moderate next to Norman Podhoretz, but Daniel Pipes is no wall flower when it comes to right wing extremism, promoting Islamophobia and persecuting those he disagrees with, an honour he shares with another lover of humanity, David Horowitz.

Evidently, none of these nutters bother Giuliani. On the contrary, he seems to have a fondness for their brand of ideology, which is why he keeps hiring them.

I think it’s fair to say that Pipes is even further out ideologically than Norman Podhoretz, another Giuliani adviser. Readers unfamiliar with Pipes can check out his profile at Wikipedia. For a representative sampling of his work, consider a 2006 article he wrote in the Jerusalem Post (not available online):

Iraq’s plight is neither a coalition responsibility nor a particular danger to the West. Fixing Iraq is neither the coalition’s responsibility, nor its burden. When Sunni terrorists target Shi’ites and vice versa, non-Muslims are less likely to be hurt. Civil war in Iraq, in short, would be a humanitarian tragedy, but not a strategic one.

As you can see, the lives of Arabs and Muslims is of little concern for dear Daniel.