Tag Archive: September 11

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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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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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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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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