Tag Archive: Pakistan

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

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…
Read more

‘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…
Read more

We STILL Accuse! by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë and Stephen Sylejman Schwartz

CIP September 6, 2017 In the aftermath of Russian manipulation of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, new scrutiny has disclosed the permanent nature of Moscow aggression against America. The Russian bandit and spy nest masquerading as a consulate in San…
Read more

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….
Read more

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….
Read more

Who are the Sufis and why does ISIS see them as threatening? by Peter Gottschalk

The Conversation.com April 28, 2017 On Feb. 16, 2017, a bomb ripped through a crowd assembled at the tomb of a Sufi saint, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, in southeastern Pakistan. Soon thereafter, the so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack….
Read more

The Syrian Sarin Attacks of August 2013 and April 2017 by Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Dany Shoham

The Besa Center April 26, 2017 BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 452, April 26, 2017 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The sarin attacks in Syria of August 2013 and April 2017 resemble one another closely. They reflect a strategic mode that might be…
Read more

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,…
Read more