Tag Archive: WahhabiWatch

Hajj Hackathon’ betrays Saudi confusion by Irfan Al-Alawi

Jenny Taylor Media August 31, 2018 http://www.islamicpluralism.org/2681/hajj-hackathon-betrays-saudi-confusion Tweet Share1 AN all-woman team has won the first Saudi ‘hajj hackathon‘. But heavily veiled in black sheets to receive their prize money, they reinforced the glaring anomaly of a nation attempting to…
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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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Bibliography of Anti-Soviet Books In Memory of Richard Pipes, 1923-2018: Fatiha by Ashk Sylejman [Stephen Schwartz]

Frontpagemag May 18, 2018 Share1 This text has been revised by our Ashk; the original was posted some some 17 years ago. — Zana Most of these books are personal memoirs or original source materials compiled by participants in the…
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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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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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Questions About the ‘Muslim Jewish Advisory Council’ by Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog February 1, 2017 This evening, the Washington policy debate over radical Islam is promised a fresh interfaith effort. In the Dirksen Senate Office Building, beginning at 6 p.m., Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ben Cardin (D-Md)…
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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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In Saudi Arabia’s Local Elections, (Some) Women Vote and Win by Irfan Al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz

The Weekly Standard Blog December 14, 2015 On Saturday, December 12, the kingdom of Saudi Arabia held local elections. Polling covered 343 constituencies, according to the Jidda-based Arab News. It was the third recent Saudi municipal balloting, following votes in…
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