Khaled Abou El Fadl: ‘stealth Islamist’ (according to Daniel Pipes)

“Which Muslims in the West support Islamism, which do not? Those who have Al-Qaeda connections or deal in terrorism are relatively easy to classify, once they are found out. The state has ways to investigate and punish illegal activities…. But what about individuals who apparently break no laws but promote an Islamist agenda in a legal fashion, sometimes from within the heart of the establishment?”

Daniel Pipes attacks Dr Khaled Abou El Fadl, Professor of Law at UCLA and widely recognised as one of the most important and influential Islamic scholars today.

Spring 2004 issue of the Middle East Quarterly

Abu Aardvark comments: “Daniel Pipes has just published an attack on the Islamic scholar Khaled Abou el Fadl. This attack, even by his standards, is despicable.”