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The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise by Darío Fernández-Morera ISI Books, 376 pp., $29.95 Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard   June 6, 2016 The author of this volume—a professor of Spanish and Portuguese studies at Northwestern—wrote it with provocative intent. But whether The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise will stimulate the academic and media debate he desires…
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Christianity and Freedom Vol. II, Contemporary Perspectives by Allen D. Hertzke and Samuel Shah, eds. Cambridge, 518 pp., $145.50 Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

First Things Blog May 6, 2016 This volume accompanies another substantial collection, Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1, Historical Perspectives, prepared by the same editors. Professor Hertzke is a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences as well as the…
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Reviving the Spirit of Water Conservation in Islam by Muhammad Shafeeque

CIP  May 4, 2016 “And the earth he has put down (laid) for creatures, there are fruits and date palms producing sheathed fruit-stalks (enclosing dates) in it ” [Qur’an, Sura 55:10-11, Al-Rahman]. This verse describes some of God’s blessings upon…
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New Light on Bosnian Jews During World War II by Stephen Schwartz

The Huffington Post April 21, 2016 The fate of Bosnian Jews during the Holocaust has attracted significant attention from historians and other commentators. According to a standard work, Bosnia: A Short History, published in 1994 by the distinguished British scholar…
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Bosnia Seeks Stiffer Penalty for Local ISIS Recruiter by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog April 12, 2016 Authorities in Bosnia-Hercegovina have initiated a new proceeding against Husein Bilal Bosnić, a prominent local Wahhabi preacher, reports the Sarajevo daily of record, Oslobođenje [Liberation]. Bosnić is already behind bars, convicted of organizing…
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Meet America’s Foremost Advocate of Islamic Pluralism Stephen Schwartz heads the Center for Islamic Pluralism and is the author of several books on Islam and Saudi sponsorship of Wahhabist extremism by Elliot Friedland

Clarion Project April 12, 2016 Note: Biographical Information and Illustrations included at the Clarion website with this interview may be accessed by clicking the “Clarion Project” link above.] 1. Clarion Project: What first drew you to Islam? Stephen Schwartz: Paradoxically,…
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@TalkToMe: Stephen Schwartz Interviewed On Islam By His Son Matthew Schwartz by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz and Matthew Schwartz

The Huffington Post/Facebook/#TalkToMe April 8, 2016 Stephen Schwartz of the Center for Islamic Pluralism interviewed on why he became Muslim by his son Matthew Schwartz for the Facebook/Huffington Post #TalkToMe project.

Now it’s undeniable: Deobandi mosques radicalise Britain’s Muslims by Irfan Al-Alawi

Lapido Media [London]  April 6, 2016 At the end of March, UK media revealed that the Islamic Tarbiyah Academy, a private school in the Yorkshire city of Dewsbury, was under investigation by the Department for Education for radical teachings. The…
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