Monday, November 28, 2011

Who Is Husain Haqqani? *** Re-post

(Reposted given current events ... originally posted nearly three years ago... if only people had paid attention to this nefarious dude then...)

 The new Pakistan People's Party (US puppet) regime in Pakistan has nominated Husain Haqqani as the new Pakistan ambassador in Washington.

The question is whose interest is Haqqani going to represent?

Mr. Haqqani, is co-chair of Hudson Institute’s Project on Islam and Democracy" and a scholar with Hudson's Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World.

The Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, launched in January 2006, is a think tank established at the Hudson Institute by Hillel Fradkin, a neocon and a signatory to a Project for a New American Century letter to the President equating the Palestinian Authority with Al Qaeda.

Click here for the center's web site
that is full of the usual neo-con type rants with an "intellectual" and "academic" face.

Haqqani has also been a guest speaker at Zionist outfits, such as the Jewish Institute of National Security Affairs (JINSA), and at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference in March of 2007.

At the time when Daniel Pipes was nominated by Bush as member of the Board of Trustees of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) -- Mr. Husain Haqqani wrote an op ed piece in the Wall Street Journal to support his nomination, declaring Pipes as a respectable scholar of Islam and the Middle East.

Haqqani is co-founder with Stephen Schwartz (a good friend of Daniel Pipes), of the Institute of Islamic Progress and Peace (IIPP), an organization set up a couple of years ago "to fight Islamic extremism."

In December 2004 he (Stephen Schwartz) was touring with Husain Haqqani, a neocon connected Pakistani. In an article Schwartz was described as being the "executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Islamic Progress and Peace (IIPP)." "

"There's a silent Muslim majority internationally and in the U.S. that does not agree with the extremists who have taken control of many of the nation's mosques, say Schwartz and Haqqani. They are touring the U.S. in an effort to promote the IIPP, a new non-profit organization to combat Muslim extremism in the U.S."

Speaking in a meeting organized by the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland Haqqani said that Muslims throughouit the world are suffering from "judaphobia" and that the Saudis are drilling this into them. He said that 800 out of 1,200 American mosques are controlled by Wahabi extremists.

He also criticized the American Muslim leadership for making the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "as the core" issue; the core issue, according to Haqqani is Muslim backwardness. He said Edward Said was wrong to insist that the Jewish-Arab relations changed with the creation of Israel. "That’s not true. Pumping in hatred changed it," Haqqani claimed.

I don't think I need to say more.

***This blog entry is a modified version of an item that appeared on Angry Arab's blog - that was attributed to "A top expert on Pakistan, who does not want to be identified" - I did the "fact checking," found the web links, and added some additional information.


Green Views said...

Great blog. Plenty of good articles on Mr. Haqqani on

Anonymous said...

As a Pakistani American one should be proud that a world-renowned scholar and academic has been appointed Pakistan's next Ambassador to the United States.

As a Pakistani American I refuse to believe that my other fellow Pakistani Americans have never met or associated with American Jews or Hindus while working or studying in this country. If that is true then what is wrong with Haqqani being associated with Hudson Institute, a leading think tank in US. Knowing Jews and Hindus does not make you a neo-con, anti-Muslim or anti-Pakistan.

It is time Pakistanis, especially of our generation, started moving beyond emotion and thinking things logically.

Anonymous said...

"It is time Pakistanis, especially of our generation, started moving beyond emotion and thinking things logically."

It is time, whatever neo-conist pro-Zionist generation/cabal you belong to, got a grip on reality.

Actually you do have a grip on reality, an opportunistic reality that would make friends with the worst enemies of Muslims, Islam, and Pakistan. It is your type that have taken that country down the drain.

Hudson Institute is a pro-Zionist neo-con outfit.

Anonymous said...

Hahhahaha. The second comment from the top is obviously by Husain Haqqani.

He is notorious among journalists for tracking what ppl say about him. And then he sends fake "anonymous" letters (or blog comments) pretending to be a third-party supporter of himself.

Anonymous said...

Husain Haqqani is also pals with that other neo-con Tarek Fatah.

In fact, I was surprised to discover that Haqqani has written the Afterword in Tarek Fatah's new book, Chasing Mirage, in which Fatah questions the legality of the Khulafa-e-Rashidun and (astaghfirullah) suggested that Hazrat Abu-Bakr's state was not an Islamic state, but the first Arab state.

Why are the schilars silent on this uncalled for provocation against Islam by Tarek Fatah?

DrMaxtor said...

Long time no post! I didn't know what that Haqqani wrote the afterword for T-Fat's book. I guess the turds don't fall far from the same...

Gambit57 said...

salaam aleikum,

research and write up needed on this:

S K Afridi said...

Knowing Haqqani and his activities as Pakistan's representative during the past 16 years, I must admit that he is the most obnoxious character. He is extremely selfish, over ambitious, cunning like a fox and opportunist from head to toe. Obviously such people are not loyal to their country or family. They are loyal to themselves only. His Jewish connections have helped him in his quick settling down in US. The Jews have found in him a useful anti Islam and inwardly anti Pakistan intellectual who could serve their interest within the Muslim community in US and abroad.