Pipes plans "Centre for Islamic Pluralism"

February 24, 2005

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency


On February 24, 2005 the Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Despite the apparent decision by President George W. Bush against re-nominating him to the board of the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), 'anti-Islamist' activist Daniel Pipes is working as diligently as ever to protect the United States and the Western world from the influence of radical Islamists. He has proposed the creation of a new 'Anti-Islamist Institute' (AII) designed to expose legal 'political activities' of 'Islamists', such as 'prohibiting families from sending pork or pork by-products to U.S. soldiers serving in Iraq', which nonetheless, in his view, serve the interests of radical Islam... Pipes is also working with Stephen Schwartz on a new 'Centre for Islamic Pluralism' (CIP) whose aims are to 'promote moderate Islam in the U.S. and globally' and 'to oppose the influence of militant Islam, and, in particular, the Saudi-funded Wahhabi sect of Islam, among American Muslims, in the America media, in American education ...and with U.S. governmental bodies...'"