Tag Archive: Deobandism

John McCain 1936-2108 by Ashk Sylejman [Stephen Schwartz] and L Schwartz

CIP August 26, 2018 Our founder, Ashk Sylejman, sponsored this video in memory of McCain. Something to Talk About Curated by L Schwartz. We mourn. On the path of Our Beloved Baba Faja. The example of Baba Faja, Bektashi and…
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Reform or repression? Saudi’s new ruler plays both ways by Irfan Al-Alawi

Jenny Taylor Media June 6, 2018 The Ka’aba, Makkah. [Irfan Al-Alawi is International Director of CIP and an outstanding commentator on Saudi affairs.] The world stands baffled by two new developments in the Middle East. First, US President Donald J. Trump…
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UPDATED Soviet Disinformation During Periods Of Relaxed East-West Tension, 1959-1979 Prepared under contract for the United States Information Agency Office of Research, January 1988 by Stephen Schwartz

U.S. Information Agency February 16, 2018 [Note: The Center for Islamic Pluralism calls on U.S. authorities to shut Twitter down. — 16 February 2018. his document, although nearly 30 years old, is posted as a contribution to the current debate…
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Mueller Releases Indictments, While Our Founder Is Silenced on Anti-Social Media by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë

CIP February 16, 2018 Today, US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein disclosed the indictment of 13 Russian nationals and three entities accused of breaking US laws to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Our founder, Ashk Sylejman, born Stephen Schwartz,…
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Our Founder and Social Media A Message For Milad an-Nabi Isa Aleyhisalem by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë

CIP December 25, 2017 Our founder, Ashk Sylejman, born Stephen Schwartz, has been barred from U.S. social media. Our Ashk with our common “father.” Thank YOU, U.S. President William Jefferson Clinton, for saving Kosova! We all know our Ashk is…
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Earthly Beauty Statement on Mass Martyrdom of Egyptian Sufis by Ashk Sylejman

quora.com November 26, 2017 Our founder grants permission to post this poem in response to the mass martyrdom of Sufis in Egypt. Please review our guidance here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF0IrZA_tjs. Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë, International Director Our Zana. The flag of the Bektashi…
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10 Theses on the Coup in Saudi Arabia by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë and Stephen Sylejman Schwartz

CIP November 5, 2017 The Centre for Islamic Pluralism offers 10 provisional theses on the recent coup in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 1. We interpret the Saudi coup as a restoration of control over the state by the Sudairi…
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‘Fake News’ Regarding Antiquities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë and Stephen Sylejman Schwartz

CIP October 24, 2017 Since our establishment following the atrocities of 11 September 2001 the Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP) has stood for religious pluralism, social justice, and public transparency in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). CIP builds on…
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Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed Endorses Female Circumcision (FGM): It Prevents Girls from Becoming Hypersexually Active by MEMRI

MEMRI June 2, 2017 During a sermon in Fairfax County, Virginia, Imam Shaker Elsayed endorsed the practice of female circumcision, saying that it was “the honorable thing for girls” in cases when it is necessary in order to prevent hypersexuality….
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Replies to Questions About Sufism From A High School Teacher in Columbia, Missouri, USA by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

CIP April 22, 2017 Instructor Gregory Soden writes — As an American in Missouri, I grew up in one of the most religiously devout and politically conservative regions of the United States. Such an existence just never seemed quite satisfying,…
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