Ramadan refutes allegations
Pipes: Ramadan denies all ties to terrorism, but the pattern is clear. As Lee Smith writes in The American Prospect, he is a cold-blooded Islamist whose "cry of death to the West is a quieter and gentler jihad, but it's still jihad."
Ramadan: If I were calling for the death of the West, as Mr. Pipes accuses me of, then my book Western Muslims and The Future of Islam would have been a call for a collective suicide of over 20 million of us who are at once Westerns and Muslims. There would be no future of Islam in the West, would it not? What should be very obvious to anybody who ever read any of my 20 books, 700 articles, or listened to any of the 170 or more audio-taped lectures is the simple message of my work: The very moment Muslims and their fellow citizen realize that being a Muslim and being American or European are not mutually exclusive they will enrich their societies. -