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Title Publication Date
'Hajj Hackathon' betrays Saudi confusion Jenny Taylor Media August 31, 2018
Reform or repression? Saudi's new ruler plays both ways Jenny Taylor Media June 6, 2018
Greetings for an Antifascist Bajram Illyria [New York] September 1, 2017
Muslim cleric banned in Pakistan is preaching in UK mosques The Guardian/The Observer [London] December 17, 2016
UK education authorities struggling to crack down on illegal Islamic schools Lapido Media [London] November 23, 2016
The jihadi godfather who is helping buy up New Jersey Lapido Media [London] November 2, 2016
ICC Ignores Ideological Motive in Timbuktu Crimes CIP September 17, 2016
The Dilemma of the Turkish State Lapido Media [London] July 21, 2016
Indian Sufis Call for Liberation of Makkah and Madinah Sufi Voice of India [SUVOI] July 15, 2016
Ramadan ends in blood Lapido Media [London] July 13, 2016
South Asians everywhere mourn slaying of religious singer Lapido Media [London] June 29, 2016
Meet America's Foremost Advocate of Islamic Pluralism Clarion Project April 12, 2016
Now it's undeniable: Deobandi mosques radicalise Britain's Muslims Lapido Media [London] April 6, 2016
Saudi Arabia and its links to 'Islamic State' Lapido Media [London] February 12, 2016
Regulation of UK madrassas is acceptable to spiritual and traditional Muslims Lapido Media [London] January 21, 2016
In Saudi Arabia's Local Elections, (Some) Women Vote and Win The Weekly Standard Blog December 14, 2015
The New Paris Horror and the Putin Trap The Huffington Post November 19, 2015
The vicious theology that links Saudi Arabia and ISIS Lapido Media [London] October 14, 2015
Is the beleaguered Saudi kingdom headed for collapse? Lapido Media [London] October 7, 2015
The Crimes at Palmyra The Huffington Post September 3, 2015
The Writings of Saudi Blogger Raif Badawi The Huffington Post July 8, 2015
Confronting FGM in Iran and Iraqi Kurdistan The Weekly Standard Blog June 17, 2015
Zakir Naik, Radical Islamist Video Evangelist The Huffington Post March 27, 2015
New Saudi King Displays Candor on Radical Islam The Weekly Standard Blog March 5, 2015
My meeting with Mohammed Emwazi's friend as they sought a radical path The Guardian Online [London] February 28, 2015
'Mosque war' in the UK Lapido Media [London] February 20, 2015
Sorting Out the Saudi Succession The Weekly Standard Blog February 3, 2015
Mecca For Sale First Things February 2015
Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran The Weekly Standard Blog January 20, 2015
Bosnian Muslims Celebrate an Islamic Christmas First Things Blog January 6, 2015
"Sheikh Google's" Radical Islam Gatestone Institute November 16, 2014
Mecca under threat The Independent [London] November 12, 2014
Saudi overhaul reshapes Islam's holiest city Makkah Gulf News [Dubai] October 3, 2014
Extreme Wahhabism on Display in Shrine Destruction in Mosul Gatestone Institute August 4, 2014
Sunni Muslims Must Reject ISIS "Caliphate" Gatestone Institute July 20, 2014
Ramadan Amid the New Middle East Crisis The Huffington Post June 27, 2014
UK: How We Want to Stop Radical Islam Gatestone Institute June 24, 2014
Islamist Terror Challenge Continues in Britain Gatestone Institute March 20, 2014
UK Government Crackdown on Muslim Radicals Obstructed by Islamists Gatestone Institute December 18, 2013
Radicals' Use of Islamic Charities Continues in South Asia Gatestone Institute November 22, 2013
Saudi Women Driving – Toward More Reforms? The Weekly Standard Blog October 28, 2013
As the Hajj begins, the destruction of Mecca's heritage continues The Guardian Online [London] October 14, 2013
Old Mecca falls, luxury hotels rise The Art Newspaper [London] October 2013
Saudi Arabia Moves Against Muslim Brotherhood Amid Increased Pressure for Reform The Weekly Standard Blog October 9, 2013
Al-Qaida Terror Returns to Kenya Gatestone Institute September 30, 2013
Saudi Women Gain New Reforms The Weekly Standard Blog September 19, 2013
Indonesia mourns as Al-Habib Munzir bin Fuad Al-Musawa passes away CIP September 16, 2013
Destroying Islam's Holiest Shrine for Al-Assad? Gatestone Institute August 26, 2013
Bangladesh v. Radical Islam The Weekly Standard Blog August 19, 2013
FGM Debate Continues in Muslim Lands Gatestone Institute July 18, 2013
Ramadan Greetings From Islamic Heritage Research Foundation CIP July 10, 2013
An Appeal to International Organisations Against Attacks and Atrocities At Sacred Sites CIP May 15, 2013
Britain's Feckless, Two-Faced Approach to Radical Islam Gatestone Institute May 8, 2013
Shariah Councils in Britain are 'archaic', 'incompetent' - and increasingly popular Lapido Media [London] April 24, 2013
The Global Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation Continues Gatestone Institute March 22, 2013
The Islamic Urbanist Tradition Is in Danger of Going Extinct The Atlantic Online February 22, 2013
Mecca redevelopment sparks heritage concerns CNN February 7, 2013
A loss of one of the great sons of East Africa, Daee' ill Allah CIP January 10, 2013
"Turning Mecca into Las Vegas" Gatestone Institute December 12, 2012
Justice and Its Perversion CIP December 2, 2012
Saudis Report Revised Plans for Modernization of Prophet's Mosque in Madinah CIP November 21, 2012
Wahhabi Vandalism In Morocco and Tunisia Gatestone Institute November 5, 2012
A price too high? World Architecture October 30, 2012
Medina: Saudis take a bulldozer to Islam's history The Independent [London] October 26, 2012
Mecca's mega architecture casts shadow over hajj The Guardian Online [London] October 23, 2012
Saudi Arabia's 'Religious Police' Reforms The Weekly Standard Blog October 9, 2012
Extremists Establish Foothold in the Balkans Gatestone Institute September 24, 2012
Puritan zealots strike again in Libya Lapido Media [London] September 6, 2012
Interfaith Crisis on the Borderlands of Burma (Myanmar), Bangladesh, and India Gatestone Institute August 27, 2012
Sudden Death and Succession in Saudi Arabia The Weekly Standard Blog June 22, 2012
UK: Radical Megamosque Opposed by Muslims Gatestone Institute June 14, 2012
Top Saudi Cleric: Ban Christian Churches in Arabia Gatestone Institute May 23, 2012
Wahhabi Internal Contradictions as Saudi Arabia Seeks Wider Gulf Leadership The Weekly Standard Blog May 21, 2012
The Sufi Sheikh and head of Ghousul Alam Mehboob e Yazdani Sayyid Sultan Makhdoom Ashraf Jehangir Simnani shrine of Kichocha Shareef has departed this life, may his mystery be sanctified CIP March 8, 2012
Egyptian Islamists Demand "Morals Patrols" Stonegate Institute January 12, 2012
Saudi King's Reform Step vs. Crown Prince's Ambitious Wahhabism The Weekly Standard Blog January 3, 2012
Zakir Naik: A danger to India and its Muslims Lapido Media [London] December 1, 2011
Hajj: What It Has Become and What It Should Be Again The Huffington Post November 9, 2011
Saudi Arabia - The Shadow of Prince Nayef Hudson Institute New York October 24, 2011
Indian Muslims Increasing Resistance to Wahhabi Incursion The Weekly Standard Blog October 20, 2011
Pakistan's Islamist Public Health Crises Hudson Institute New York October 18, 2011
Saudi Arabia Grants Women Limited Election Rights The Weekly Standard Blog September 27, 2011
Indonesian Government's Backward Step on Female Genital Mutilation Hudson Institute New York September 26, 2011
Mecca for the rich The Independent [London] September 24, 2011
Syrian Sunni Cleric Who Signed Protest Statement Dies Mysteriously Hudson Institute New York September 12, 2011
Demolition of Sufi Shrines by Wahhabis in Egypt -- Urdu .pdf 2 Kanzul Iman [India September 8, 2011
Demolition of Sufi Shrines by Wahhabis in Egypt -- Urdu .pdf 1 Kanzul Iman [India] September 8, 2011
Demolition of Sufi Shrines by Wahhabis in Egypt -- Urdu Language Texts Kanzul Iman [India] September 8, 2011
Petition of 20 Syrian Islamic Scholars Against Violence by the Assad Regime The Weekly Standard Blog September 1, 2011
Sufi Mosque Attacked by Assad's Thugs in Damascus; 2 Dead The Weekly Standard Blog August 30, 2011
Female Genital Mutilation "An Obligation" According to Iraqi Muslim Cleric Hudson Institute New York August 18, 2011
Indonesia Bans Labor to Saudi Arabia After Beheading of Grandmother Hudson Institute New York August 15, 2011
Extortionate rates in Mecca an obstacle to Ramadan pilgrims Lapido Media [London] August 10, 2011
Terror in Mumbai – Again Hudson Institute New York July 18, 2011
Al-Azhar University's 'democracy' call leaves room for Islamism Lapido Media [London] June 29, 2011
Iraqi Kurdistan Passes Law Against FGM Hudson Institute New York June 27, 2011
East Africa cries for the passing away of one of its great men of Allah CIP June 16, 2011
Saudi Arabia: Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied Hudson Institute New York June 13, 2011
On UK government strategy vs. radical Islam Evening Standard [London] June 10, 2011
Saudi Wahhabis vs. Women Who Want to Drive Cars The Weekly Standard Blog May 25, 2011
Zam Zam in Danger Voice of the Cape [South Africa] May 10, 2011
Egyptian Muslim Fundamentalists Attack Sufis The Guardian Online [London] April 11, 2011
The Widening War Against Sufism NewsGram [India] April 9, 2011
Saudi Arabia's anti-protest fatwa is transparent The Guardian Online [London] April 1, 2011
How religion underwrites the unrest in Syria and Yemen Lapido Media [London] April 1, 2011
Supreme leader of Wahhabism gets royal welcome in India Lapido Media [London] March 24, 2011
Urbanised Islam behind Pakistan's Sufi shrine bombings Lapido Media [London] March 15, 2011
Saudi Protests So Far Subdued The Weekly Standard Blog March 14, 2011
Saudi Arabia and the Spectre of Protest Lapido Media [London] March 3, 2011
Muslims and Christians United Against Terror in Egypt Hudson Institute New York January 19, 2011
From Sweden to Macedonia The Weekly Standard Blog December 14, 2010
Iraqi Kurdistan Confronts FGM Hudson Institute New York December 6, 2010
Mecca goes upmarket but commercialism unnerves some Reuters November 16, 2010
Another Sufi Master from the House of Ba'Alawi Leaves Us CIP November 14, 2010
Mourning a Great Servant of the Ka'aba CIP November 11, 2010
Makkah Bids Farewell to One of Its Sons CIP November 10, 2010
Attacks on Sufis Continue in Pakistan The Weekly Standard Blog November 8, 2010
Saudi Prince Turns Against Ground Zero Mosque The Weekly Standard Blog October 21, 2010
Saudi Arabia's Accelerating Social Unrest Hudson Institute New York October 7, 2010
Leading Saudi Critic of Ground Zero Mosque Fired from Newspaper, Television The Weekly Standard Blog September 21, 2010
Saudi Arabia May Receive $90 Billion in U.S. Arms The Weekly Standard Blog September 14, 2010
Obama, the "Ground Zero Mosque," and the World's Muslims Hudson Institute New York September 8, 2010
Bangladesh Bans Compulsory "Islamic" Dress The Weekly Standard Blog September 8, 2010
Jihadists v. Sufis The Weekly Standard Blog August 9, 2010
Zakir Naik: "Peace TV" Calls for Terrorism Hudson Institute New York July 2, 2010
Afghanistan-Pakistan: Taliban Clerics Get Worse Hudson Institute New York June 14, 2010
Five long years of Saudi Arabia's king The Guardian Online [London] June 13, 2010
Pakistani Conspiratorialism The Weekly Standard Blog May 17, 2010
Another Saint of the Ba'Alawi family, the Jewel of Malaysia, leaves us CIP May 15, 2010
The End of a Legacy: Al-Habib 'Abd al-Qadir al-Saqqaf CIP May 1, 2010
Saudi Arabia -- Wahhabis vs. Women Hudson Institute New York April 7, 2010
Criticism does not exclude Muslims from the political process The Guardian Online [London] April 3, 2010
Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, 1928-2010 The Guardian Online [London] March 12, 2010
Saudi's Dirty Secrets The Guardian Online [London] March 5, 2010
Ever-Vigilant Thugs Hudson Institute New York February 19, 2010
The Face Veil and Western European Muslims The Weekly Standard Blog February 11, 2010
Moderate Muslim Leaders Take a Stand The Weekly Standard Blog January 7, 2010
Niqab, the Pseudo-Islamic Face-Veil The American Spectator [Online] December 3, 2009
Background to Shahriar Kabir's Film Documentation on Islamist Atrocities in Bangladesh CIP November 4, 2009
SOS Pakistan: What Muslims Know Hudson Institute New York October 27, 2009
Farouk Hosni, UNESCO, and the Saudi Problem Hudson Institute New York September 18, 2009
From Mecca to Medjugorje, Part I TCS Daily September 3, 2009
Shariah Courts in Britain Hudson Institute New York July 13, 2009
From Visiting Graves to Their Destruction Brandeis University Crown Center for Middle East Studies July 2009
Note on Ondrej Beranek and Pavel Tupek, "From Visiting Graves to Their Destruction." CIP July 2009
On the Iranian Protests Hudson Institute New York June 19, 2009
Is "Islamic Banking" Necessary for Muslims in the West? Hudson Institute New York June 15, 2009
Is America Islamic? Hudson Institute New York June 8, 2009
Foster to ease Mecca pilgrims' progress The Sunday Times [London] May 10, 2009
Panelists' Remarks at Durban Review Hudson Institute April 23, 2009
'71 at SOAS The Daily Star Weekend Magazine [Bangladesh] October 24, 2008
Now for the Mega Mosque Australian Broadcasting Corp. August 22, 2007
"Undercover Mosques" Transcript Channel 4 Dispatches (UK) March 28, 2007
Reading and Writing and Ramadan The Weekly Standard March 12, 2007
Saudi couple victim of rise in 'forced divorce' The Independent [London] February 17, 2007
Ken's Mega-Mosque Will Encourage Extremism The Spectator [London] January 6, 2007
Mosque will be terror threat Dockland News [London] December 6, 2006
Muslims oppose vast mosque plan The Times [London] November 27, 2006
CLASSIC CIP: Wahhabi Strain of Islam Faulted The Washington Post June 27, 2003


Book Title Publication Date
Mecca: The Sacred City
by Ziauddin Sardar
The Weekly Standard October 20, 2014


Title Publication Date
CIP 2013 Appeal For End-of-Year Donations Announcement December 30, 2013
Latest Documentary by Shahriar Kabir on "The Ultimate Jihad" Announcement December 6, 2013
CIP Publishes Revised Shariah Report on Kindle Announcement January 23, 2013
CIP Denounces Bombing of Egyptian Christian Church Announcement January 1, 2011
On Sufism and Wahhabism Announcement May 4, 2010
Leading Muslim Scholars Condemn Racism and Intolerance at the Durban II Conference Announcement April 24, 2009
CIP Appoints International Director Dr. Irfan Al-Alawi Announcement October 18, 2006

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