May 20, 2013
‘What if a Muslim denounces today’s jihad, sharia, Islamic state and all? Is he then moderate?’
Hardly. The Muslims who take this position take it by claiming that only the Khalifa or the Mahdi can establish these.
By switching Muhammad from “Islamist” to “Muslim, Pipes must then answer a crucial question: is Islam defined by its founder or by Mr. Pipes? Muhammad defined Islam as “Al-Islamu deen wa dawla” (“Islam is a religion and a state”). Pipes then must remove the “and” to substantiate his false case.
Then Pipes makes even more blunders…