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We STILL Accuse! by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë and Stephen Sylejman Schwartz

CIP September 6, 2017 In the aftermath of Russian manipulation of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, new scrutiny has disclosed the permanent nature of Moscow aggression against America. The Russian bandit and spy nest masquerading as a consulate in San…
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What Next? After Antifa Writings of Obscure American Leftist Drive Kurdish Forces in Syria by Sirwan Kajjo

VOA News September 3, 2017 [CIP Note: This reportage appeared on January 16, 2017 but, in our view, remains significant for an understanding of Kurdish issues and the history of Antifa. — Zana]. Could the writings of a little-know leftist…
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CIP Executive Director Schwartz on Antifascist Defense — UPDATED by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Illyria [New York] August 14, 2017 UPDATE FOR THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE FASH — THIS ARTICLE WAS POSTED IN ILLYRIA, THE LEADING ALBANIAN-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER. WE KNOW WHAT THE FASH THINK ABOUT BALKAN WOMEN, BUT ALBANIAN WOMEN ARE ANXIOUS TO MEET…
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Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed Endorses Female Circumcision (FGM): It Prevents Girls from Becoming Hypersexually Active by MEMRI

MEMRI June 2, 2017 During a sermon in Fairfax County, Virginia, Imam Shaker Elsayed endorsed the practice of female circumcision, saying that it was “the honorable thing for girls” in cases when it is necessary in order to prevent hypersexuality….
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Syria Has Effectively Ceased to Exist by Jonathan Spyer

Foreign Policy May 19, 2017 DAMASCUS, Syria — On my last night in Damascus, some younger members of the Information Ministry-sponsored delegation in which I was taking part decided to have a drink. It was late April, and the bars…
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Assad’s Hollow Crown by Jonathan Spyer

The Rubin Center May 9, 2017 The mortar shells came early in the morning. At about 5. At regular intervals. Solemn and sinister. They were a reminder of how close it all was. We were in the Damascus Old City….
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China: Open East Turkestan to Independent Overseas Media by The Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Uyghur Human Rights Project  May 2, 2017 On World Press Freedom Day 2017, the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) calls on the Chinese government to substantiate claims it is facing an unprecedented security threat in East Turkestan. UHRP challenges…
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The Birth Anniversary of al-Abbas ibn Ali (p) by Liaison Office of Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Sistani in North America

Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya April 30, 201 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism reposts this announcement in honor of Albanian Bektashi Sufi veneration of Abaz Aliu (as he is known in Albanian.)] Monday, May 1st, 2017, marks the Birth…
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Who are the Sufis and why does ISIS see them as threatening? by Peter Gottschalk

The Conversation.com April 28, 2017 On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in southeastern Pakistan. Soon thereafter, the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack….
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The Syrian Sarin Attacks of August 2013 and April 2017 by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham

The Besa Center April 26, 2017 BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 452, April 26, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The sarin attacks in Syria of August 2013 and April 2017 resemble one another closely. They reflect a strategic mode that might be…
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