Fallaci, Pipes, and the nature of Islam
Last night David Horowitz and Daniel Pipes held a fundraiser in New York City at which Orianna Fallaci was the featured speaker. According to someone who was there, after Fallaci was introduced by Pipes, she pointedly remarked: “There is no such thing as moderate Islam.” Talk about speaking truth to power, or, in this case, to one’s host!
Fallaci also said in her talk that “The Koran is the Mein Kampf of our time.” How different this is from Pipes’s advice to his readers a couple of years ago, that they should not bother reading the Koran because it is too confusing and difficult! Can you imagine an intellectual in the 1920s or 1930s, known for being critical of Nazism, who advised people not to read Mein Kampf?
In any case, “The Koran is the Mein Kampf of our time” is an extremely welcome remark, crystalizing the true meaning of Islam as far as its intentions toward non-Muslims are concerned. As I once put it, the way to understand Muhammad is that he was a successful Hitler.