Miscellaneous

CIP Greetings on International Day of Solidarity With Working Women [The original name of International Women’s Day] by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Quora.com March 8, 2017 The Center for Islamic Pluralism has always stood first, among Muslim activists, with the women combatants of Kurdistan, the victims of and fighters against the scourge of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and women organizing for their…
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Are atheists offended when a theist says “I will pray for you,” “God help you,” etc? by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Quora.com February 26, 2017 Once again, very personal, this time straying genuinely into TMI territory. I crave pardon. I knew Christopher Hitchens extremely well. I saw him the day before he suffered the attack that revealed his terminal illness, and…
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Which parts of Qur’an touch your heart the most? by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Quora.com February 18, 2017 Greetings to all people of sincerity. I am 68 years old and will reach 20 years as a Muslim in a few months, alhamdulillah! I began studying Sufism (Islamic spirituality) through Catalan Catholic sources at 18….
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20 Years After the Ghulja Massacre, Repression and Discrimination Still Feature in Uyghurs’ Daily Lives by The Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Uyghur Human Rights Project February 1, 2017 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism endorses this statement by the Uyghur Human Rights Project.] On February 5, 1997, Uyghur demonstrators in Ghulja took part in a non-violent protest calling for an…
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Meet Andrei Lugovoi, Putin’s Bloodhound by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog January 12, 2017 In a decision separate from the U.S. inquiries into Russian political interference during the 2016 presidential contest, Washington announced on Monday, January 9, that five prominent individuals inside Russia would be sanctioned. The…
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Muslim cleric banned in Pakistan is preaching in UK mosques CIP International Director Dr. Irfan Al-Alawi interviewed by Jamie Doward

The Guardian/The Observer [London] December 17, 2016 A Pakistani Muslim cleric who celebrated the murder of a popular politician is in Britain on a speaking tour of mosques. The news has alarmed social cohesion experts who fear such tours are…
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Islamic Culture and India by Muhammad Shafeeque

CIP December 4, 2016 Succeeding the civilizations of Babylonia and Egypt, Arabia was the major link between India and the Hellenistic world. Indo-Arab trade had an inevitable part in building the marvelously-diverse Indian culture. Jawaharlal Nehru, the 20th century political…
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