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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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The Yezidi Sect: ISIS Targets for Death by Stephen Schwartz and Christopher Bilardi

The Huffington Post June 10, 2015 (Christopher Bilardi is an expert on the Yezidi faith and an associate member of the Center for Islamic Pluralism.) Until the tragedy that came early in August 2014, the people who call themselves the…
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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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