In an article breaking down the linkages behind the “Innocence of Muslims” video, Justin Raimondo points to a chart on The Flower Throwers website:Drilling down the chart, we see the same old cast of neocon characters who have worked tirelessly to keep the anti-Muslim agenda front and center and thus feed the war on terror against Israel’s enemies. Principle among these are David Horowitz, Daniel Pipes and Aubrey Chernick.
Chernick is the lesser known of the three. He runs a Los
Angeles-area software company named the National Center
for Crisis and Continuity Coordination and is a former trustee of the
Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), a think tank for Democrat
neocons (disgraced sexting Democrat Anthony Weiner once described
this faction as “the ZOA [Zionist Organization of America] wing of the
Democratic Party”). WINEP is a project of AIPAC, the Israeli pressure group.
Chernick’s fortune is dedicated to funding the Anti-Defamation League and
CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America), a group that counters negative
reporting on Israel.
Daniel Pipes is the well-known Islamophobe who founded the Middle East Forum (MEF), an organization that attacks academics for criticizing Israel. MEF specializes in drawing attention to the so-called “Islamic network” in the United States. “Quietly, lawfully, peacefully, Islamists do their work throughout the West to impose aspects of Islamic law, win special privileges for themselves, shut down criticism of Islam, create Muslim-only zones, and deprive women and non-Muslims of their full civil rights,” Pipes wrote in 2008. He has supported many Likudnik and neocon initiatives and organizations, including the now-defunct Project for the New American Century (PNAC), the Israel-based advocacy outfit Jerusalem Summit, and the U.S. Committee for a Free Lebanon. Pipes was also a scholar at WINEP.
David Horowitz, a former radical Marxist, is a key member of
the neocon intelligentsia.
As Infowars.com has noted, Horowitz has taken
money from CIA operative Richard Mellon Scaife. The David Horowitz
Freedom Center is affiliated
with Jihad Watch, the virulent anti-Muslim website run by anti-Islam blogger
and author Robert Spencer, who along with Islamophobe Pam Geller (who
founded Stop Islamization of America) plays an instrumental role in the
“Innocence of Muslims” operation. Horowitz has described Islam as a
religion of “hate, violence and racism.” Both Horowitz and Pipes have donated
money to Geert Wilders, the Dutch anti-Muslim politician.
The more we learn about the “Innocence of Muslims” video,
the more obvious it becomes that it was devised by a group of Islamophobes and
hardcore radical Israel supporters
to further enflame tensions in the Middle East.
The neocon Clash of Civilizations narrative requires an ultimate conflict between the West and Islam. We are now witnessing neocons in both establishment parties and Likudnik fanatics pushing religious and ethnic hatred and conflict to its zenith as the United States and Israel prepare a coordinated attack on Iran that will undoubtedly result in a world war with cataclysmic proportion.