Author Archive: Skateraw

Kosova Fights Extremism With Social Media by Stephen Schwartz

TheWorldPost [The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance] June 2, 2015 Prishtina, Kosova The Balkan republic of Kosova, with an overwhelming Muslim majority and a median age of 27, has committed itself to a consequential struggle against radical Islam….
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Uyghur American Association commemorates the victims of Chinese state violence on June 4, 1989 State censorship and lack of accountability for human rights violations deny the Chinese people their democratic rights by The Uyghur American Association

Uyghur Human Rights Project and Uyghur American Association June 2, 2015 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism endorses this statement by the Uyghur American Association.] On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the Uyghur American…
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Iran’s Kurdish Rebellion by Stephen Schwartz

TheWorldPost [The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance] May 22, 2015 [Note: This commentary was written with Veli Sirin.] Violent protests by Iranian Kurds have taken the world by surprise, and mainstream reporting on them is sparse. That is…
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Junípero Serra by Stephen Schwartz

First Things Blog  May 20, 2015 On September 23, at a mass in Washington, DC, Pope Francis is scheduled to canonize Blessed Junípero Serra (1713-84), the Franciscan founder of the Spanish missions in California. Serra was beatified by Pope John…
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Uyghur Voices on Education New report highlights China’s assimilative language policy through firsthand accounts by The Uyghur American Association

Uyghur Human Rights Project and Uyghur American Association May 20, 2015 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism endorses this statement by the Uyghur American Association.] The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) announces the publication of Uyghur Voices on Education: China’s…
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BDS vs. Israel – The True “Islamophobia” by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog May 19, 2015 “Islamophobia,” which carries with it implications of viciousness, pain, and disease, is not considered a neutral term, either by Muslims who accuse others of it (including some moderate believers in Islam), or by…
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A Model for Moderate Muslims by Stephen Schwartz

The Huffington Post May 12, 2015 Continuing terrorism by Islamist radicals in the Middle East, Europe, and the U.S has led numerous commentators to argue for solutions that nearly always involve revision of the foundations of the religion, especially Qur’an….
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Don’t Believe the Hype about Zaytuna College by Stephen Schwartz

American Thinker April 29, 2015 The accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) of tiny Zaytuna College, an Islamist project with seventeen professors and fifty students in Berkeley, California that has been called “America’s first Muslim liberal…
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