‘Can infidels be innocents?’ Daniel Pipes asks

PipesDaniel Pipes explains that fatwas issued by mainstream Muslim organisations condemning terrorists for taking the lives of innocent people are meaningless … because some extremists reject the view that non-Muslims are innocent.

So when the British Muslim Forum stated in July that “Islam strictly, strongly and severely condemns the use of violence and the destruction of innocent lives”, according to Pipes this did not necessarily include “those traveling on the Underground and bus lines in London earlier in the month”.

Front Page Magazine, 15 August 2005