Daniel Pipes and I were scheduled to tape a TV program tomorrow with Nihad Awad and Hussam Ayloush of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR). But at the last minute, Awad and Ayloush backed out, leaving the producers scrambling for replacements.
I am not surprised; over a year ago Arsalan Iftikhar of CAIR refused to debate me on the Michael Medved Show. It appears that CAIR officials know well that I am ready to ask pointed questions about them and their organization.
Mr. Awad, Mr. Ayloush: name the time and place that you would like to debate, and I will be there.
UPDATE: I just got a call from the producer and found out that actually Pipes had declined some time ago to appear with the CAIR reps, so it had been going to be just them and me. Now it’s going to be me with Oakland Imam Abdul Malik Ali, taped tomorrow for airing at a later date on Pax TV’s “Faith Under Fire.”