The Middle East Forum sent out a press release today, "Muslim Weekly Apologizes to Daniel Pipes," that provides details on the statement just issued by a London-based publication.
This makes it the second Islamist organization that has apologized to me, and the second one to do so under threat of a law suit. I detailed the prior one in 2005 at "[The Canadian Islamic Congress:] An Islamist Apology," when the CIC took back its calumnies against me, covered my legal expenses, and made a donation in my honor to charity.
So far as I know, these two apologies are without parallel. I hope they become part of a trend, whereby parties that spread false information wrongfully discrediting anti-Islamist writers and activists must publicly retract their libelous statements.
Also, they make up a part of the Legal Project's effort to protect anti-Islamist writers and activists so that we can continue our work pointing out the dangers of radical Islam. As today's news implies, the Project's work must at times go on the offensive to be effective. (March 3, 2008)