Pipes in search of ‘moderate Muslims’

Pipes5“When I suggest that radical Muslims are the problem and that moderate Muslims are the solution, the nearly inevitable retort from most people is: ‘What moderate Muslims?’ … My response: Moderate Muslims do exist. But of course, they constitute a very small movement when compared to the Islamist onslaught.”

Daniel Pipes in the New York Sun, 17 April 2007

Given that Pipes categorises the Progressive Muslim Union as “really another Islamist organization – but with a hip tone”, you can see that there are very few Muslims who qualify for the appellation “moderate”, as far as Pipes is concerned. The one “moderate Muslim” Pipes does enthusiastically endorse is Irshad Manji – who, not entirely coincidentally, is a great admirer of the state of Israel.