Balkan Muslims

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 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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@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.

The Two Faces of Europe The Hague Acquittal of Vojislav Šešelj and the Death of Imre Kertész by Stephen Sylejman Schwartz

Illyria [New York]  April 4, 2016 Exclusive to Illyria The final week of March brought news that revealed the degree to which Europe has fallen into crisis. First, on March 31, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY),…
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Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz by Stephen Sylejman Schwartz

CIP March 21, 2016 In a broad area from the Balkans to Central Asia, Muslims observed the holiday of Sulltan Nevruz on March 20-21. The dates correspond to 11-12 Jumada-al-Thaani of the hijri year 1437 and to 1-2 Farvardin, beginning…
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Kosova vs. Iranians and ISIS by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog June 30, 2015 On Wednesday, June 24, as reported by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), a foreign-funded news agency, the government of Kosova sent police to raid the offices of five Iranian-controlled non-governmental organizations in…
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My Second Father – 20 Years Since the Death of Gjon Sinishta by Stephen Schwartz

On Friday, May 8, 2015, a mass was announced at the grand and beautiful St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Gjon Sinishta, the indispensable intellectual guardian of the Albanian Catholic heritage…
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Malice in Dallas by Stephen Schwartz

As predicted by many, a horrifying new outrage has been added to the annals of radical Islam. In Garland, Texas, a Dallas suburb, on Sunday, May 3, two men were killed by police after the pair fired at an event…
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