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Title Publication Date
Virginia Imam Shaker Elsayed Endorses Female Circumcision (FGM): It Prevents Girls from Becoming Hypersexually Active MEMRI June 2, 2017
Syria Has Effectively Ceased to Exist Foreign Policy May 19, 2017
Assad's Hollow Crown The Rubin Center May 9, 2017
The Birth Anniversary of al-Abbas ibn Ali (p) Imam Mahdi Association of Marjaeya April 30, 2017
Who are the Sufis and why does ISIS see them as threatening? The Conversation.com April 28, 2017
The Syrian Sarin Attacks of August 2013 and April 2017 The Besa Center April 26, 2017
Replies to Questions About Sufism From A High School Teacher in Columbia, Missouri, USA CIP April 22, 2017
Five Americans Who Are Standing Up Against Radical Islam Clarion Project April 20, 2017
Is It True We Did Not Go To the Moon? Quora.com April 16, 2017
CIP Greetings on International Day of Solidarity With Working Women Quora.com March 8, 2017
Are atheists offended when a theist says "I will pray for you," "God help you," etc? Quora.com February 26, 2017
Which parts of Qur'an touch your heart the most? Quora.com February 18, 2017
Kerala Muslims Host International Milad Conference CIP January 7, 2017
Is Iran Ratcheting Up Influence-Peddling in American Universities? American Thinker October 22, 2016
CIP Greetings on the Islamic Ashura and Jewish Yom Kippur Illyria [New York] October 10, 2016
The Cosmopolitan Language of Sufism CIP October 2, 2016
CIP Greetings to Muslims on Kurban Bajram/Eid Al-Adha/Eid Ghorban, Islamic Hijri Year 1437 CIP September 12, 2016
Saudis Announce a Turn Away from Wahhabi Cultural Vandalism The Weekly Standard Blog July 19, 2016
Indian Sufis Call for Liberation of Makkah and Madinah Sufi Voice of India [SUVOI] July 15, 2016
Zakir Naik: More Hype than Hope for Muslims CIP July 15, 2016
Ramadan ends in blood Lapido Media [London] July 13, 2016
CIP Greetings to Muslims on Eid Al-Fitr/Ramazan Bajram 1437 A.H. CIP July 6, 2016
A Faint Ray Of Light Through The Darkness The Huffington Post June 21, 2016
CIP Ramadan Greetings for 2016 CE, 1437 AH CIP June 7, 2016
Meet America's Foremost Advocate of Islamic Pluralism Clarion Project April 12, 2016
Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz Illyria [New York] March 21, 2016
The Significance of Tasawwuf [Sufism] in Light of Contemporary Global Issues Illyria [New York] March 17, 2016
Attack on Mother Teresa's Nuns in Yemen First Things/First Thoughts Blog March 10, 2016
First U.S. Terror Hacking Case Puts Kosovar ISIS Supporter on Trial in Virginia The Weekly Standard Blog February 24, 2016
Saudi Arabia and its links to 'Islamic State' Lapido Media [London] February 12, 2016
Norway Ready to Rid Itself of Radical Mullah Krekar The Weekly Standard Blog January 11, 2016
CIP 2015 Appeal for End-of-Year Donations CIP December 27, 2015
Iran Meddles in Nigeria's Sectarian Strife The Weekly Standard Blog December 23, 2015
An Interfaith Example for the Holiday Season The Huffington Post December 21, 2015
In Saudi Arabia's Local Elections, (Some) Women Vote and Win The Weekly Standard Blog December 14, 2015
Islamic Pluralism and South Asia CIP December 11, 2015
Female Genital Mutilation Reportedly Imposed by ISIS The Weekly Standard Blog November 30, 2015
Ashura Greetings – 10th of Muharram 1437 A.H. Illyria [New York] October 24, 2015
The vicious theology that links Saudi Arabia and ISIS Lapido Media [London] October 14, 2015
The Crimes at Palmyra The Huffington Post September 3, 2015
Center for Islamic Pluralism Eid Al-Fitr Greetings, 1436/2015 CIP July 17, 2015
The Srebrenica Massacre, 20 Years On The Weekly Standard Blog July 9, 2015
Kosova vs. Iranians and ISIS The Weekly Standard Blog June 30, 2015
Ramadan in Kerala, India CIP June 18, 2015
Confronting FGM in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan The Weekly Standard Blog June 17, 2015
The Yezidi Sect: ISIS Targets for Death The Huffington Post June 10, 2015
Iran's Kurdish Rebellion TheWorldPost [The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance] May 22, 2015
A Model for Moderate Muslims The Huffington Post May 12, 2015
Malice in Dallas The Huffington Post May 5, 2015
Over 200 Kosovars Fighting For Islamic State In Iraq, Syria: Report International Business Times April 16, 2015
A "Great Fear" in Kosova The Huffington Post April 14, 2015
Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings to People of the Book on Their Holidays CIP April 3, 2015
My meeting with Mohammed Emwazi's friend as they sought a radical path The Guardian Online [London] February 28, 2015
U.S. expert: Involvement of Albanians in the Islamic State (IS) harms image of Kosova liberation war Presheva Jonë [Presheva, Serbia] February 27, 2015
Libraries Burning: From Sarajevo to Mosul The Huffington Post February 26, 2015
Bosnian Muslims Take on ISIS The Weekly Standard Blog February 24, 2015
Putin, Al-Sisi, Bosnia-Hercegovina, and Holocaust Remembrance The Huffington Post February 18, 2015
Famous Communists and Islam First Things Blog February 11, 2015
Diplomatic Malpractice The Weekly Standard February 2, 2015
Mecca For Sale First Things February 2015
Schwartz Letter to Financial Times: Long sentences would give jihadis time to reflect Financial Times [London] January 30, 2015
Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran The Weekly Standard Blog January 20, 2015
US$3 billion a year to produce extremists O Estado de São Paulo (Brazil) January 18, 2015
Paris Terror Harms France, Islam, and The World The Huffington Post/Illyria [New York] January 9, 2015
Indian Muslim Leader Denounces Wahhabism in Peshawar Bloodshed All India Ulema and Mashaikh Board December 17, 2014
Jailed Iranian Ayatollah Calls Regime 'Worse and More Evil than ISIS or the Taliban' The Weekly Standard Blog November 11, 2014
Ashura In the Shadow of New Terrorism The Huffington Post November 3, 2014
Saudi Wahhabism and ISIS Wahhabism: The Difference The Weekly Standard Blog October 21, 2014
Jews and Muslims Share A Holy Week The Huffington Post October 6, 2014
Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Makkah Gulf News [Dubai] October 3, 2014
Pope Francis in Albania: Four Lessons The Huffington Post September 26, 2014
#BurnISISFlagChallenge in Kosova Gatestone Institute September 25, 2014
Turkish President Erdoğan's Expansive Ambitions Gatestone Institute September 9, 2014
Reporters Without Borders Demands Protection for Kosovar Investigative Journalist The Huffington Post September 5, 2014
Schwartz Letter to Financial Times: "Wahhabism Exists" Financial Times [London] September 3, 2014
Curing Wahhabism, The "Syphilis of Islam" Islamidades [Brazil-México] August 18, 2014
ISIS and the Kosovar Albanians The Huffington Post August 12, 2014
Extreme Wahhabism on Display in Shrine Destruction in Mosul Gatestone Institute August 4, 2014
Schwartz: The Palestinian War is About Politics, Not Religion Koha Ditore [Prishtina, Kosova] August 3, 2014
Dissident Iranian Ayatollah Again Denounces Tehran from Prison The Weekly Standard Blog July 29, 2014
The Coming of Eid al-Fitr The Huffington Post July 24, 2014
Sunni Muslims Must Reject ISIS "Caliphate" Gatestone Institute July 20, 2014
Kudos to the Iraqi Kurds The Weekly Standard Blog July 16, 2014
Solidarity Against Female Genital Mutilation Gatestone Institute May 7, 2014
Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz Illyria [New York] March 20, 2014
Saudi Arabia Against Jihad Recruitment for Syria The Weekly Standard Blog February 13, 2014
The Bektashi-Alevi Spectrum from the Balkans to Iran CIP February 1, 2014
Greetings to Muslims on Mevlud, 2014 C.E. CIP January 14, 2014
Iran, Hezbollah, and Obama's Double Betrayal of Syria The Weekly Standard Blog December 4, 2013
Ashura 1435 A.H. – With Mourning and Shame CIP November 14, 2013
Eid Al-Adha – Kurban Bayram Greetings A.H. 1434 CIP October 15, 2013
CIP Endorses Statement of the Revolutionary Left Current in Syria CIP September 25, 2013
Days of Awe… and Shock CIP September 14, 2013
Destroying Islam's Holiest Shrine for Al-Assad? Gatestone Institute August 26, 2013
Eid Al-Fitr – Bayram Greetings A.H. 1434 CIP August 8, 2013
FGM Debate Continues in Muslim Lands Gatestone Institute July 18, 2013
Fear of Syrian Sectarianism Spreads Beyond Middle East to Other Muslims The Weekly Standard Blog July 9, 2013
CIP U.S. National Director Muftari Attends American Jewish Committee Summit Illyria [New York] June 27, 2013
Tony Blair, 'The Trouble Within Islam,' and Kumbaya in Kosova The Weekly Standard Blog June 20, 2013
CIP Executive Director Schwartz Speaks on Sufi Self-Defense Hudson Institute June 15, 2013
Turkey Rises Against Islamist Rule Gatestone Institute June 5, 2013
Religious persecution can mean political upheaval The Washington Times May 16, 2013
The Global Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation Continues Gatestone Institute March 22, 2013
"Moderate" Turkey Gatestone Institute March 6, 2013
Video shows Syria's ancient synagogue destroyed by regime forces Al Arabiya [Dubai] March 2, 2013
Greetings for Milad-an-Nabi A.H. 1434 CIP January 23, 2013
We Are One Illyria [New York] December 7, 2012
Hajj and Eid Al-Adha/Bayram Greetings, A.H. 1433 CIP October 25, 2012
The Legacy of September 11, 2001 CIP September 11, 2012
Islam in the Arab Upheaval Social Science Research Network August 5, 2012
"X" Factors in Defeating Radical Islam Illyria [New York] July 27, 2012
"X" Factors in Defeating Radical Islam [.pdf] Illyria [New York] July 27, 2012
Will Iraqi Shiite Muslims Come Under Iranian Control? The Huffington Post July 23, 2012
Campaign Against FGM in Iraq and Middle East Gatestone Institute June 29, 2012
Lesson from Iraq for Syria Toronto Sun April 28, 2012
Muslims Honor Birthday of Muhammad – Except in His Birthplace Folksmagazine [India] February 3, 2012
Prayers for 2012 and Reflections on 2011 Folksmagazine [India] January 4, 2012
World teeters as past mistakes repeated Toronto Sun December 31, 2011
Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia Persecution.org 2011
Ashura – The Continuing Martyrdom Folksmagazine [India] December 12, 2011
Exploring blood-soaked roots of Arab feud Toronto Sun December 10, 2011
Iran Interferes in Iraqi Kurdistan The Weekly Standard Blog December 1, 2011
Mourning a Beloved Iranian Sufi Singer, 10 Years Later The Huffington Post November 30, 2011
Sectarian tensions reveal Arab fault line Toronto Sun November 19, 2011
An Eid Al-Adha Manifesto Folksmagazine [India] November 7, 2011
Iranian Murders in the West The Weekly Standard Blog October 18, 2011
Iranian Regime's Trail of Terror Folksmagazine [India] October 16, 2011
Female Genital Mutilation "An Obligation" According to Iraqi Muslim Cleric Hudson Institute New York August 18, 2011
The Matter of MEK Folksmagazine [India] August 14, 2011
How Many Sufis Are There in Islam? The Huffington Post July 20, 2011
History, Tragedy and Farce NewsGram [India] June 30, 2011
CIP Executive Director Schwartz and Middle East Forum President Daniel Pipes [.pdf] Illyria [New York] June 19, 2011
Notes on Sufism as a Social Movement Illyria [New York] May 31-June 13, 2011
Geopolitics and Sociology of Islam NewsGram [India] May 13, 2011
Bin Laden and Pakistan The Huffington Post/NewsGram [India] May 10, 2011
The Muslim Spring NewsGram [India] April 23, 2011
Sufis, Islam, and Democracy NewsGram [India] April 1, 2011
The Libyan Standard of Resistance The Weekly Standard Blog March 30, 2011
The Canadian Front Against Radical Islam NewsGram [India] March 26, 2011
Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz [.pdf] Illyria [New York] March 25, 2011
Meditations on Sultan Nevruz Illyria [New York] March 25, 2011
Muslim radicals Toronto Sun March 12, 2011
Voice of Moderates in Islam NewsGram [India] March 12, 2011
Qaddafi, Vanessa Redgrave, and Their Adventures The Weekly Standard Blog March 8, 2011
Greetings for Milad-an-Nabi, AH 1432 CIP March 1, 2011
The New Arab Revolt Hudson Institute New York February 1, 2011
Muslims and Christians United Against Terror in Egypt Hudson Institute New York January 19, 2011
Iraqi Kurdistan Confronts FGM Hudson Institute New York December 6, 2010
Greetings for Muharram 1432 and Hanukkah 5771 CIP December 1, 2010
Disgusting silence on church bloodbath Toronto Sun November 6, 2010
West's fortunes tied to current wars Toronto Sun April 10, 2010
Greetings on Sultan Nevruz CIP March 21, 2010
Iraq election could change history Toronto Sun March 20, 2010
Iraq stumbles toward democracy Toronto Sun March 13, 2010
The Enigmatic Death of an Iranian Émigré The Weekly Standard Blog January 21, 2010
Greetings for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Holidays CIP December 11, 2009
Obama's Nobel Hudson Institute New York October 13, 2009
Contractors Gone Wild The Daily Standard October 11, 2009
The Poland of Islam? The Daily Standard June 12, 2008
Middle East indebted to Bush Toronto Sun January 12, 2008
The Saudi Connection The Daily Standard July 30, 2007
Who Is Responsible for the Mess in Mesopotamia? TCS Daily July 13, 2007
Partition Iraq? The Daily Standard June 19, 2007
Why Iraq is Not Algeria Family Security Matters January 31, 2007
Mullah Krekar The Daily Standard December 11, 2006
1936 and All That The Weekly Standard September 11, 2006
The Media's Vietnamization of Iraq Family Security Matters June 28, 2006
Iraq's Dual War TCS Daily April 7, 2006
Defeat the Defeatists! Tech Central Station December 16, 2005
Third Time's a Charm! Tech Central Station December 14, 2005
Statement on Ahmadinejad CIP November 8, 2005
We Won... Again! Tech Central Station October 17, 2005
The Shia Turn in U.S. Policy Tech Central Station March 24, 2005
The Face of Iraqi Terrorism The Daily Standard March 4, 2005
On Juan Cole National Review Online: The Corner February 8, 2005
We Won! Tech Central Station January 31, 2005
Here Comes the Election! Tech Central Station January 28, 2005
The Iraq Election and the Bogus Objections to It Tech Central Station January 24, 2005
New Terror Haven in Iraq? Fox News: Fox and Friends January 15, 2005
Mosul Massacre New York Post January 5, 2005
Justice Out of Balance The Daily Standard January 4, 2005
"I Call the President Imam Bush": Tech Central Station December 22, 2004
Without Delay! The Vote Must Go On! Tech Central Station November 29, 2004
Long Live Free Fallujah! Tech Central Station November 19, 2004
Murderous Monotheists The Weekly Standard October 11, 2004
Elections and the Muslim World Tech Central Station October 1, 2004
The 9/11 Commission's Political Football Tech Central Station July 26, 2004
The Good Ayatollah The Weekly Standard July 19, 2004
Are We All Reaganites Now? Tech Central Station June 11, 2004
Free the Iraqi Press! The Weekly Standard May 17, 2004
Muslims for the Iraq War New York Post April 28, 2004
Fallujah's Friends The Weekly Standard April 26, 2004
Jihadists in Iraq The Weekly Standard February 2, 2004
Iraq's Future vs. The UN's Track Record Tech Central Station January 26, 2004
Real Iraq Help New York Post September 6, 2003
Reading Najaf The Daily Standard September 3, 2003
A Bad Move in Baghdad The Daily Standard August 20, 2003
Saudi Mischief in Fallujah The Weekly Standard June 23, 2003
Terror alliance targets US force in Iraq Scotland on Sunday [Edinburgh] June 15, 2003
Muslim Cheers for Wolfowitz New York Post May 31, 2003
North of the Border The Weekly Standard May 5, 2003
U.N. Go Home The Weekly Standard April 14, 2003
Stride on, Democracy! Strike with Vengeful Stroke! The Daily Standard April 14, 2003
Wahhabism in the War The Daily Standard March 27, 2003
Fear Not the Shias The Weekly Standard March 24, 2003
From Belgrade to Baghdad The Spectator [London] November 2, 2002

Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
Smart Jews: The Construction of the Image of Jewish Superior Intelligence
by Sander L. Gilman
Society February 21, 2017
The Teachings of the Bektashi Sufis [Nauk Bektašijskog Tarikata (In Bosnian)]: The First Bosnian-Language Survey of Bektashism
by Senad Mičijević
Illyria [New York] July 27, 2016
Christianity and Freedom: Vol. II, Contemporary Perspectives
by Allen D. Hertzke and Samuel Shah, eds.
First Things Blog May 6, 2016
Shi'i Islam: An Introduction
by Najam Haider
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2015
Prayer in Islamic Thought and Practice
by Marion Holmes Katz
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2015
Mecca: The Sacred City
by Ziauddin Sardar
The Weekly Standard October 20, 2014
The Next Founders
by Joshua Muravchik
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2011
The Shia Revival
by Vali Nasr
New York Post October 1, 2006
The Future of Freedom; The New Iraq
by Fareed Zakaria; Joseph Braude
Los Angeles Times June 22, 2003

Announcements

Title Publication Date
CIP 2013 Appeal For End-of-Year Donations Announcement December 30, 2013
POSTPONED CIP Executive Director Schwartz Washington, DC Event Announcement February 21, 2013
CIP Names Murat Muftari of Michigan as New U.S. National Director Announcement January 8, 2013
Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan Announcement May 1, 2011
CIP Executive Director Schwartz in Toronto, Canada Announcement March 16, 2011
CIP Denounces Bombing of Egyptian Christian Church Announcement January 1, 2011

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