Miscellaneous

Red tide shakes main parties in India’s Kerala State A victory for secularism by Muhammad Shafeeque

CIP June 21, 2016 A political storm caused by public anger against the incumbent Oommen Chandy state administration has swept the United Democratic Front (UDF), led by the secularist and modernist Congress party, out of power in the southwest Indian…
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Reviving the Spirit of Water Conservation in Islam by Muhammad Shafeeque

CIP  May 4, 2016 “And the earth he has put down (laid) for creatures, there are fruits and date palms producing sheathed fruit-stalks (enclosing dates) in it ” [Qur’an, Sura 55:10-11, Al-Rahman]. This verse describes some of God’s blessings upon…
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New Light on Bosnian Jews During World War II by Stephen Schwartz

The Huffington Post April 21, 2016 The fate of Bosnian Jews during the Holocaust has attracted significant attention from historians and other commentators. According to a standard work, Bosnia: A Short History, published in 1994 by the distinguished British scholar…
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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. https://youtu.be/AtCfKzyQC6w

The Uyghur Human Rights Project calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Patigul Ghulam Uyghur mother targeted for seeking information on her son forcibly disappeared by Chinese police after Urumchi unrest in 2009 by The Uyghur Human Rights Project

The Uyghur Human Rights Project April 4, 2016 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism endorses this statement by the Uyghur Human Rights Project.] The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) is extremely concerned about the pending trial of Patigul Ghulam and…
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Wahhabi Terrorism or the Sufi Saints’ Peace Path by Shaykh Dr. H. Noor Ahmed Shah Dr. Shah Noor Baba Astana (Samsthan), 2 vols., 1080 pp., USD37.50 hardbound Reviewed by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

CIP March 17, 2016 [Note: This text appears as a Foreword to the noted book.] Bismillah ir-rahman ir-rahim. This exhaustive, two-volume study of the confrontation between Wahhabi radicalism and spiritual Sufism in Islam was created by an Indian civil servant…
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Sneevliet’s role in the February Strike of 1941 by Stephen Schwartz

Financial Times [London] March 4, 2016 Sir, Your correspondent Julian Müller (Letters, February 27) engages in a bit of revisionist history when he credits the Dutch Communist Party — i.e. a party controlled by the Soviet Union — with organising…
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