A small victory in the battle against bigotry

“Arab Americans and American Muslims won a small but important moral victory in the battle against bigotry last week. A US Senate committee declined to vote on the confirmation of a controversial anti-Muslim polemicist who has been appointed by the Bush administration to serve on the Board of the US Institute of Peace (USIP)….

“The current board nominee in question, Daniel Pipes, has … pursued a career devoted largely to defaming Arabs and Muslims, inciting against them and promoting conflict between the West and the Muslim world. His extensive body of writings, for example, displays a near perverse obsession with all things Arab and Muslim.”

James Zogby at Antiwar.com, 5 August 2003