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Are atheists offended when a theist says “I will pray for you,” “God help you,” etc? by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Quora.com February 26, 2017 Once again, very personal, this time straying genuinely into TMI territory. I crave pardon. I knew Christopher Hitchens extremely well. I saw him the day before he suffered the attack that revealed his terminal illness, and…
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Smart Jews The Construction of the Image of Jewish Superior Intelligence by Sander L. Gilman University of Nebraska Press, 246 pages, $40.00 ($15.00 paper). Reviewed by Lauren Weiner

Society February 21, 2017 [CIP Note: In the current global crisis, Muslims of all descriptions must contend with stereotyping as uniformly extreme, and self-hatred on the part of those who try to appease prejudice by distorting the heritage of Islam…
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Which parts of Qur’an touch your heart the most? by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Quora.com February 18, 2017 Greetings to all people of sincerity. I am 68 years old and will reach 20 years as a Muslim in a few months, alhamdulillah! I began studying Sufism (Islamic spirituality) through Catalan Catholic sources at 18….
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Questions About the ‘Muslim Jewish Advisory Council’ by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog February 1, 2017 This evening, the Washington policy debate over radical Islam is promised a fresh interfaith effort. In the Dirksen Senate Office Building, beginning at 6 p.m., Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ben Cardin (D-Md)…
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20 Years After the Ghulja Massacre, Repression and Discrimination Still Feature in Uyghurs’ Daily Lives by The Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Uyghur Human Rights Project February 1, 2017 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism endorses this statement by the Uyghur Human Rights Project.] On February 5, 1997, Uyghur demonstrators in Ghulja took part in a non-violent protest calling for an…
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Meet Andrei Lugovoi, Putin’s Bloodhound by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog January 12, 2017 In a decision separate from the U.S. inquiries into Russian political interference during the 2016 presidential contest, Washington announced on Monday, January 9, that five prominent individuals inside Russia would be sanctioned. The…
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Muslim cleric banned in Pakistan is preaching in UK mosques CIP International Director Dr. Irfan Al-Alawi interviewed by Jamie Doward

The Guardian/The Observer [London] December 17, 2016 A Pakistani Muslim cleric who celebrated the murder of a popular politician is in Britain on a speaking tour of mosques. The news has alarmed social cohesion experts who fear such tours are…
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