Tag Archive: Saudi Arabia

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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Against Fascism, CIP Publishes on Muslim Jewish Life by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë

CIP October 30, 2017 GOD BLESS AMERICA. The Centre for Islamic Pluralism calls on Muslims, Jews, and Christians to unite NOW! This is our jihad! Death to Russian imperialism! Remember Afghanistan, Bulgaria, Azerbaycan, Vainakh, the Balkans, Crimea! STOP Putin inciting…
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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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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…
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CIP Executive Director Schwartz on Antifascist Defense — UPDATED by Stephen Suleyman Schwartz

Illyria [New York] August 14, 2017 UPDATE FOR THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF THE FASH — THIS ARTICLE WAS POSTED IN ILLYRIA, THE LEADING ALBANIAN-AMERICAN NEWSPAPER. WE KNOW WHAT THE FASH THINK ABOUT BALKAN WOMEN, BUT ALBANIAN WOMEN ARE ANXIOUS TO MEET…
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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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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….
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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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