Tag Archive: Muslim-Christian Relations

Syria Has Effectively Ceased to Exist by Jonathan Spyer

Foreign Policy May 19, 2017 DAMASCUS, Syria — On my last night in Damascus, some younger members of the Information Ministry-sponsored delegation in which I was taking part decided to have a drink. It was late April, and the bars…
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Assad’s Hollow Crown by Jonathan Spyer

The Rubin Center May 9, 2017 The mortar shells came early in the morning. At about 5. At regular intervals. Solemn and sinister. They were a reminder of how close it all was. We were in the Damascus Old City….
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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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Five Americans Who Are Standing Up Against Radical Islam by Elliot Friedland

Clarion Project April 20, 2017 Who is doing the ground work in the struggle against Islamist extremism? A lot of the people tackling radical Islam don’t get as much press time as the jihadists they oppose. We want to introduce…
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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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Smart Jews The Construction of the Image of Jewish Superior Intelligence by Sander L. Gilman University of Nebraska Press, 246 pages, $40.00 ($15.00 paper). Reviewed by Lauren Weiner

Society February 21, 2017 [CIP Note: In the current global crisis, Muslims of all descriptions must contend with stereotyping as uniformly extreme, and self-hatred on the part of those who try to appease prejudice by distorting the heritage of Islam…
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Meet America’s Foremost Advocate of Islamic Pluralism Stephen Schwartz heads the Center for Islamic Pluralism and is the author of several books on Islam and Saudi sponsorship of Wahhabist extremism by Elliot Friedland

Clarion Project April 12, 2016 Note: Biographical Information and Illustrations included at the Clarion website with this interview may be accessed by clicking the “Clarion Project” link above.] 1. Clarion Project: What first drew you to Islam? Stephen Schwartz: Paradoxically,…
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Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadžić Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog  March 25, 2016 Radovan Karadžić has been convicted and sentenced to 40 years’ imprisonment for genocide and other crimes, by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague. He was the political…
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Islamic Tradition and Reform Sir Sayed Ahmed Khan’s Vision in Post-Colonial Education by Noorudheen Musthafa

CIP December 30, 2015 Call me whatever names you like, I will not ask you for my salvation, but please take pity on your children. Do something for them (send them to schools), lest you have to repent (for not…
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