Haqqani presents the occupation of Muslim holy lands as primarily an `Arab not a Muslim cause. He denigrates the importance of al-Quds to the Ummah. He presents the Jewish lobby which more or less controls US foriegn policy as a beleaguered lot forced to confront the awesome influence of the Saudis. He endangers the Muslims in America by characterizing their advocacy groups as extremists.
Haqqani is presently a co-Chair at the Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World established at the Hudson Institute by the neoconservative Hillel Fradkin.
Previously he has collaborated with another neocon pundit, Stephen Schwartz on the Institute for Islamic Progress and Peace, a project of the notorious Islamophobe Daniel Pipes. While on a tour Schwartz to promote the think tank, both were reported attacking mainstream American Muslim organizations. They claimed that “[e]xtremists dominate all of the major Muslim advocacy groups”. According to the Cleveland Jewish News, Haqqani said:
There are 1.2 billion Muslims in the world and only 18% of them are Arabs, Haqqani points out. In the U.S., only 200,000 of the 4 million Muslims are Arabs. Furthermore, only one-third of the Arabs in the U.S. are Muslim. A little more than half of one percent of American Muslims are Palestinian.
“Yet Muslim leadership in America focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as its core issue,”…
Haqqani and Schwartz then went on to say:
The Jewish lobby has to organize, write letters, and continue to contribute to politicians to counter the Saudi lobby, which has extraordinary influence in Washington