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Title Publication Date
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
What do all Muslims think of progressive (liberal) Islam? Quora.com April 20, 2017
George Soros's Contributions to a Cannabis Hotbed The American Spectator April 18, 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
In Putin's Shadow Illyria [New York] November 28, 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
Kosova Continues Confronting Radical Islam The Weekly Standard Blog August 16, 2016
The Dilemma of the Turkish State Lapido Media [London] July 21, 2016
Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Concept of 'Uboodiya' CIP July 17, 2016
An Anti-Terror Success Story The Weekly Standard July 11, 2016
A Faint Ray Of Light Through The Darkness The Huffington Post June 21, 2016
Western Integration vs. Putinism in the Balkans and Ukraine The Weekly Standard Blog May 25, 2016
Vatican Recognizes 38 Albanian Christian Clergy Martyred by Communism The Weekly Standard Blog May 6, 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
Sufism and Islamic Tradition Defeat Fundamentalism in Kerala, India CIP January 14, 2016
CIP 2015 Appeal for End-of-Year Donations CIP December 27, 2015
Baba Arshiu Bazaj of Taylor, Michigan, dies at 109 Illyria [New York] December 26, 2015
An Interfaith Example for the Holiday Season The Huffington Post December 21, 2015
Islamic Pluralism and South Asia CIP December 11, 2015
The Lesson of the Albanians Illyria [New York] November 28, 2015
Ashura Greetings – 10th of Muharram 1437 A.H. Illyria [New York] October 24, 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
Kosova vs. Iranians and ISIS The Weekly Standard Blog June 30, 2015
The Bektashi Sufis Should Join the Kosova Sufi Union [BTK] Illyria [New York] June 22, 2015
Ramadan in Kerala, India CIP June 18, 2015
Macedonia Mischief The Weekly Standard June 15, 2015
Kosova Fights Extremism With Social Media TheWorldPost [The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance] June 2, 2015
Iran's Kurdish Rebellion TheWorldPost [The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance] May 22, 2015
My Second Father Illyria [New York] May 8, 2015
In Kosova, U.S.-Funded Study Gets Response to ISIS Wrong The Weekly Standard Blog April 20, 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
Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz CIP March 20, 2015
Iranian Propagandists in Kosova The Weekly Standard Blog March 19, 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
Syriza in Athens and Putin in Moscow: An Unholy Alliance? The Huffington Post February 6, 2015
Mecca For Sale First Things February 2015
'Learn to Anticipate, Rather Than Reacting to Events' Bedredin Gusic Blog [U.S.] January 23, 2015
Bosnian Muslims Celebrate an Islamic Christmas First Things Blog January 6, 2015
Putin's 'Yugoslavian Scenario' Threatens Balkan Interfaith Relations The Huffington Post December 9, 2014
Albanian Flag Day 2014 Illyria [New York] November 28, 2014
Radical face of Saudi Wahhabism The Hindu [Chennai, India] November 19, 2014
Pope Francis in Albania: Four Lessons The Huffington Post September 26, 2014
Extreme Wahhabism on Display in Shrine Destruction in Mosul Gatestone Institute August 4, 2014
Kudos to the Iraqi Kurds The Weekly Standard Blog July 16, 2014
Kosova Widens Its International Interfaith Scope The Huffington Post May 27, 2014
Europe's Muslims: Can We Have a Common Template? Illyria [New York] May 24, 2014
German Alevi Muslims Vs. Wahhabis at Macedonian Bektashi Shrine Illyria [New York] May 23, 2014
CIP Greetings to People of the Book on Their Holidays CIP April 14, 2014
Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz Illyria [New York] March 20, 2014
Radical Islam's Intimidation in Kosova Gatestone Institute March 5, 2014
Spain, Scotland, Kosova Illyria [New York] February 11, 2014
The Bektashi-Alevi Spectrum from the Balkans to Iran CIP February 1, 2014
Kosova Political Leaders Challenge Islamists The Weekly Standard Blog January 20, 2014
On Faik Beg Konica [1876-1942] Illyria [New York] November 28, 2013
On Faik Beg Konica (1876-1942) [.pdf[ Illyria [New York] November 28, 2013
Ashura 1435 A.H. – With Mourning and Shame CIP November 14, 2013
Moderate Balkan Muslims Are Targeted By Wahhabis and the Muslim Brotherhood Republika [Macedonia] October 4, 2013
Days of Awe… and Shock CIP September 14, 2013
Albanian Islam, The Best Example of Islam in the World Impakt [Tirana] September 5, 2013
Elections seen as crucial for Kosova's Islamic Community Southeast European Times [Prishtina, Kosova] August 26, 2013
Destroying Islam's Holiest Shrine for Al-Assad? Gatestone Institute August 26, 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
Conflict Among Islamic Believers Dnevnik [Macedonia] June 3, 2013
Kosova Interfaith Conference [.pdf] Illyria [New York] May 28, 2013
Religious persecution can mean political upheaval The Washington Times May 16, 2013
An Appeal to International Organisations Against Attacks and Atrocities At Sacred Sites CIP May 15, 2013
Resistance to Islamist Infiltration Continues in Kosova and Albania The Weekly Standard Blog April 12, 2013
The Islamic Community Organizations of Macedonia and Bosnia-Hercegovina Are Affiliated With the Muslim Brotherhood Dnevnik [Macedonia] April 5, 2013
Remembering Senad Mičijević Oslobođenje [Sarajevo] March 30, 2013
Rahmetli Senad Mičijević, 1960-2013 CIP March 28, 2013
Video shows Syria's ancient synagogue destroyed by regime forces Al Arabiya [Dubai] March 2, 2013
Attacks on Sufi Mystics Warn of Wider Islamist Carnage The Weekly Standard Blog January 31, 2013
Kosova Still the Balkan Front Line Against Radical Islam The Weekly Standard Blog January 3, 2013
We Are One Illyria [New York] December 7, 2012
Fireworks in the Rain The Weekly Standard Blog December 6, 2012
Justice and Its Perversion CIP December 2, 2012
How Albania's Religious Mix Offers an Example for the Rest of the World The Huffington Post November 28, 2012
Albanian Flag Day 2012 Greetings/Urime për Ditën e Flamurit 2012 [.pdf] Illyria [New York] November 28, 2012
Albanian Flag Day 2012 Greetings Illyria [New York] November 28, 2012
Long Live Albanian Independence and Unity! Illyria [New York] November 27, 2012
Why Did U.S. Security Fail in Benghazi? Folksmagazine [India] November 5, 2012
"Neo-Salafi" Fallacies And Muslim Reaction to Insults Against Muhammad Folksmagazine [India] September 20, 2012
American Religious Refuge From Communism The Weekly Standard Blog September 14, 2012
Rahmetli Baba Rexheb Beqiri, 1901-1995 The Huffington Post August 23, 2012
CIP endorses protest against Greek ban on Albanian TV journalist International Press Institute and South East Europe Media Organisation August 22, 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
Arabs, Iranians, and Turks vs. Balkan Muslims The Weekly Standard Blog May 11, 2012
Islamic Sufism in Response to the Contemporary Global Crisis Sufism and Social Integration, Ed. by Mohammad H. Faghfoory and Golam Dastagir, ABC International Group, 2015 March 20, 2012
Kosova Continues Fight Against Wahhabi Infiltration The Weekly Standard Blog March 19, 2012
Communism and Religion in Albania – The Longest Night Dielli [The Sun, Bronx, NY, USA] March 8, 2012
Sufis Under Fire in Macedonia Inside Islam [University of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Public Radio] February 22, 2012
Prayers for 2012 and Reflections on 2011 Folksmagazine [India] January 4, 2012
Ashura – The Continuing Martyrdom Folksmagazine [India] December 12, 2011
Exploring blood-soaked roots of Arab feud Toronto Sun December 10, 2011
Mourning a Beloved Iranian Sufi Singer, 10 Years Later The Huffington Post November 30, 2011
Looking toward the 2012 Centennial Illyria [New York] November 28, 2011
An Eid Al-Adha Manifesto Folksmagazine [India] November 7, 2011
Erdoğan's Meddling in the Balkans The Weekly Standard Blog October 11, 2011
Islamic Sufism and Jewish Kabbalah The Huffington Post October 5, 2011
How Many Sufis Are There in Islam? The Huffington Post July 20, 2011
Notes on Sufism as a Social Movement Illyria [New York] May 31-June 13, 2011
The Front Line Against Wahhabism in the Muslim Balkans NewsGram [India] June 6, 2011
The Widening War Against Sufism NewsGram [India] April 9, 2011
Kryegjysh Boterorë Haxhi Dede Reshat Bardhi, 1935-2011 [as .pdf with photograph] Illyria [New York] April 5, 2011
Kryegjysh Boterorë Haxhi Dede Reshat Bardhi, 1935-2011 Illyria [New York] April 5, 2011
Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz [.pdf] Illyria [New York] March 25, 2011
Meditations on Sultan Nevruz Illyria [New York] March 25, 2011
From Pakistan to Germany NewsGram [India] March 5, 2011
A Muslim woman who sacrificed herself, also, for the Jewish cause NewsGram [India] January 21, 2011
From Sweden to Macedonia The Weekly Standard Blog December 14, 2010
Greetings for Muharram 1432 and Hanukkah 5771 CIP December 1, 2010
The Heritage of Ottoman Islam in the Balkans Illyria [New York] November 2010
On Baba Rexheb's "Mysticism of Islam and Bektashism" Illyria [New York] May 13, 2010
On the 800th Birthday of Haxhi Bektash Veli Illyria [New York] March 2, 2010
Greetings for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Holidays CIP December 11, 2009
Bektashi Sufis in the Albanian National Renaissance Illyria [New York] November 28, 2009
The Harabati Baba Teqe in Tetova Under Wahhabi Attack CIP October 2009
"We Must Recognize in Baba Rexheb the Founder of Authentic Sufism in the U.S." Illyria [New York] March 27, 2009
Ashura in America The Daily Standard January 18, 2009
Call Me Ismail ReadySteadyBook [Guernsey, Channel Islands] September 26, 2008
Rahmetli Imam Vehbi Ismail (1919-2008) CIP May 19, 2008
The Balkan Front The Weekly Standard May 14, 2007
People On Our Side: Baba Edmond Brahimaj, A Balkan Sufi Family Security Matters April 25, 2007
The Jews, the Serbs, and the Truth Frontpagemag March 21, 2005
Sufism and the Future of Islam Tech Central Station February 10, 2005
Getting to Know the Sufis The Weekly Standard February 7, 2005
Islamic Fundamentalism in the Balkans Partisan Review [Cambridge, MA] Summer 2000
Catholic Revival in Kosovo? San Francisco Faith September 1999
Robert Elsie on Albanian Muslim and Bektashi Sufi Writers Albanian Catholic Bulletin [San Francisco] 2004 Annual

Reviews

Book Title Publication Date
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
Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World
by Noel Malcolm
The Weekly Standard February 8, 2016
Writing Religion: The Making of Turkish Alevi Islam
by Markus Dressler
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2014
Mecca: The Sacred City
by Ziauddin Sardar
The Weekly Standard October 20, 2014
The Sufi Journey of Baba Rexheb
by Frances Trix
Middle East Quarterly Spring 2013
The Mind of Jihad
by Laurent Murawiec
Middle East Quarterly Fall 2010
The Other Islam: Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony
by Stephen Schwartz
Illyria [New York] December 14, 2010
Besa: Muslims Who Saved Jews in World War II
by Norman H. Gershman
The Weekly Standard June 1, 2009
Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook
by Stephen Schwartz
Balkan Academic News December 10, 2005
Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook
by Stephen Schwartz
Islamic Studies [Pakistan] December 2005
Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook
by Stephen Schwartz
Transitions Online and The Economist July 7, 2005
Shattered Images: The Rise of Militant Iconoclasm in Syria
by Fred A. Reed
The Globe and Mail [Toronto] May 8, 2004

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
Death of CIP Associate Shpëtim Mahmudi Announcement June 3, 2010
Death Notice for CIP Associate Shpëtim Mahmudi Announcement June 3, 2010
Fatiha for Rahmetli Pëllumb Katroshi Announcement May 26, 2008
Urgent Call for Protest Against Wahhabi Aggression in Macedonia Announcement March 11, 2008
Macedonian Sufis Endorse Executive Director Schwartz's Weekly Standard Article Announcement May 20, 2007
Death of Baba Tahir Emini in Macedonia Announcement February 17, 2006

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