Author Archive: Skateraw

Jewish Salonica Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece by Devin E. Naar Stanford University Press, 400 pp., $14.72 (Kindle ed.) Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017 19th c. Salonika. The Selanik White Tower, symbol of the Exalted Ottoman State. Naar, professor of Sephardic Jewish studies at the University of Washington with a family background in Salonica, has achieved something of signal…
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Jewish Salonica Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece by Devin E. Naar Stanford University Press, 400 pp., $14.72 (Kindle ed.) Reviewed by Stephen Schwartz

Middle East Quarterly Summer 2017 http://www.islamicpluralism.org/2679/jewish-salonica Share 19th c. Salonika. The Selanik White Tower, symbol of the Exalted Ottoman State. Naar, professor of Sephardic Jewish studies at the University of Washington with a family background in Salonica, has achieved something…
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Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish by U.S. Department of State

U.S. Department of State June 18, 2018 The Center for Islamic Pluralism and the Second Bektashi Sufi Mission to America appreciate the action of the U.S. authorities in this worthy protest. Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC June…
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Totalitarianism Isn’t Reformable The only viable policy on Iran is revolution, not reform, by Michael Ledeen

Frontpagemag¬†June 8, 2018 The future of Iran and of Islam: a beautiful Iranian sister with turquoise hair removes her chador in public. Will you support her, Muslims? Or do you support Russia, the historic enemy of all Muslims, which enables…
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Reform or repression? Saudi’s new ruler plays both ways by Irfan Al-Alawi

Jenny Taylor Media¬†June 6, 2018 The Ka’aba, Makkah. [Irfan Al-Alawi is International Director of CIP and an outstanding commentator on Saudi affairs.] The world stands baffled by two new developments in the Middle East. First, US President Donald J. Trump…
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The “Cthulhu Cult” and the Massacre in Santa Fe, Texas, USA Originally published May 2005 by Stephen Schwartz

The New Criterion May 21, 2018 [Note: In line with its work of investigation of deviant, pseudoreligious activity throughout the world, the Centre for Islamic Pluralism here reposts an article by our founder, Ashk Sylejman, on an item of fascist…
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Bibliography of Anti-Soviet Books In Memory of Richard Pipes, 1923-2018: Fatiha by Ashk Sylejman [Stephen Schwartz]

Frontpagemag May 18, 2018 Share1 This text has been revised by our Ashk; the original was posted some some 17 years ago. — Zana Most of these books are personal memoirs or original source materials compiled by participants in the…
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Foundation of the Second Bektashi Sufi Mission to America by Ashk Sylejman [Stephen Schwartz]

CIP MAY 8 2018 The Second Bektashi Sufi Mission to America has been launched. Who are we? What are our beliefs? How do we conduct ourselves as people of belief and spirit? These questions will be answered in good time….
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