Iran

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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Is Iran Ratcheting Up Influence-Peddling in American Universities? by Stephen Schwartz

American Thinker October 22, 2016 The American academy, which has revealed itself to be markedly susceptible to the intrigues of the Saudi-based radical Wahhabi sect and the Muslim Brotherhood, now faces the challenge of an Iranian radical presence. Since 2014,…
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Kosova Continues Confronting Radical Islam by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog August 16, 2016 The Islamic Republic of Iran does not recognize the independence of the Republic of Kosova. While the Balkan state of some 1.8 million people is 80 percent Muslim, few among them are Shia,…
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Iran Meddles in Nigeria’s Sectarian Strife by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog December 23, 2015 Nigeria, once known only as Africa’s most populous country, now mainly makes headlines for the eruption in its northeast of the brutal jihadist force, Boko Haram (“Western education is prohibited”). Boko Haram has…
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Confronting FGM in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan by Irfan Al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog June 17, 2015 Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) exists in the Islamic Republic of Iran even while the redoubt of clerical dictatorship is absent from a recent survey of FGM in 29 countries, published by…
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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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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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