Winfield Myers writes about the veteran dhimmi academic at Campus Watch:
Who would assess the Christian response to the letter from Muslim leaders, “A Common Word between Us and You,” in the following words:
This is an initiative that I think has some traction. And I know, there’s a desire on the part of a critical mass of Muslims who want to move forward, but to be quite frank, I’m concerned about the Christian leadership, and it’s how the Christian leadership responds that will affect how this moves forward.
a. Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, whose $20 million donation to Georgetown bought him an eponymous Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding;
b. Sheik Khalid bin Mahfouz, who successfully threatened Cambridge University Press with a lawsuit over the book Alms for Jihad, which CUP pulped;
c. The Dutch Catholic bishop Martinus “Tiny” Muskens, who says that Christians should refer to God as Allah to promote better relations with Muslims;
d. John Esposito, director of the Alwaleed bin Talal Center at Georgetown.
If you guessed “d,” you’re correct.
Speaking with the Voice of America, Esposito–one of the most prominent professor of Middle East studies in America–remained true to form by blaming the West, in this case Christian leaders, for not responding with, one assumes, sufficient humility to the overture from Islamic leaders….