Muslims try to quash Bush nominee, Pipes supporter complains

“A controversial Islamic lobby group that casts itself as a mainstream voice for American Muslims is fiercely opposing President Bush’s nomination of a leading Middle East scholar to the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace.

“The Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, charges that Daniel Pipes, director of a Philadelphia-based think tank, the Middle East Forum, is an ‘Islamophobe’ whose views ‘have been instrumental in widening the divide between faiths and cultures’.”

Art Moore at WorldNetDaily, 22 April 2003