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On Friedman, Hayek, Chile Financial Times Weekend October 30, 2021
San Francisco Transwoman Requests Asylum in Israel, Backs Bibi CIP/2nd Bektashi Sufi Mission to the West/Institut Boscana May 26, 2021
Our Founder's Transition and Political Candidacy in San Francisco 2020 March 23, 2021
Confession Illyria [New York] April 7, 2020
Brother Jamal is Not Dead! CIP YouTube November 22, 2018
ICTY-The Hague: A Lesson in Modern History OpEdNews November 18, 2018
Jamal Khashoggi CIP October 18, 2018
Who Kills Journalists? OpEdNews October 13, 2018
PUBLICATION NOTICE: The Bektashi-Alevi Spectrum from the Balkans to Iran CIP October 5, 2018
The Unholy Alliance: Orthodox Christian Imperialism OpEdNews October 2, 2018
Fear and loathing in Kyrgyzstan openDemocracy September 20, 2018
'Hajj Hackathon' betrays Saudi confusion Jenny Taylor Media August 31, 2018
John McCain 1936-2108 CIP August 26, 2018
Execution of Mohammad Salas, Iranian Sufi Dervish Illyria [New York] June 18, 2018
Totalitarianism Isn't Reformable Frontpagemag June 8, 2018
50 Years Since 1968: Looking Back at Kosova Protests Illyria [New York] June 8, 2018
Reform or repression? Saudi's new ruler plays both ways Jenny Taylor Media June 6, 2018
WHY WE FIGHT: The Matter of MEK Folksmagazine [India] May 28, 2018
Contribution to a Bibliography of Anti-Soviet Thought Frontpagemag May 18, 2018
Mueller Releases Indictments, While Our Founder Is Silenced on Anti-Social Media CIP February 16, 2018
Fox News, Twitter Enable Fascist Massacres CIP February 15, 2018
Our Founder and Social Media CIP December 25, 2017
Who is S. Auden Schwartz? The Boston Globe December 6, 2017
Earthly Beauty November 26, 2017
At The Tomb of the Prophet Samuel (Nabi Samwil) CIP November 21, 2017
10 Theses on the Coup in Saudi Arabia CIP November 5, 2017
Against Fascism, CIP Publishes on Muslim Jewish Life CIP October 30, 2017
'Fake News' Regarding Antiquities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia CIP October 24, 2017
We STILL Accuse! CIP September 6, 2017
What Next? After Antifa VOA News September 3, 2017
Greetings for an Antifascist Bajram Illyria [New York] September 1, 2017
'Designating' Antifa a Terrorist Organization Is a Bad Idea National Review August 31, 2017
This Is Our Barcelona Center for Islamic Pluralism August 21, 2017
What you need to know about antifa Jewish Telegraphic Agency August 16, 2017
Why are religious conservatives embracing transgender rights? Transformation -- WHERE LOVE MEETS SOCIAL JUSTICE! August 16, 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 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? April 16, 2017
CIP Greetings on International Day of Solidarity With Working Women March 8, 2017
Are atheists offended when a theist says "I will pray for you," "God help you," etc? February 26, 2017
Which parts of Qur'an touch your heart the most? 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
Kosova Continues Confronting Radical Islam The Weekly Standard Blog August 16, 2016
İbrahim Kalın: Erdoğan's U.S.-Trained Enforcer Independent Journal Review August 2, 2016
The Dilemma of the Turkish State Lapido Media [London] July 21, 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
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
Terror and Radical Islam in India and Pakistan Cafe Dissensus [New York] January 21, 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
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
Kyrgyzstan Holds a Democratic Election The Weekly Standard Blog October 9, 2015
Is the beleaguered Saudi kingdom headed for collapse? Lapido Media [London] October 7, 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
Iran's Kurdish Rebellion TheWorldPost [The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance] May 22, 2015
Malice in Dallas The Huffington Post May 5, 2015
A "Great Fear" in Kosova The Huffington Post April 14, 2015
Iranian Propagandists in Kosova The Weekly Standard Blog March 19, 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
In the Aftermath of the Terror Attacks in France Science, Religion, and Culture January 2015
Female Genital Mutilation a Growing Problem in Iran The Weekly Standard Blog January 20, 2015
Schwartz Letter to Financial Times: Similar Chinese cyber attacks have taken place and are continuing Financial Times [London] December 23, 2014
Obama Betrays Cuba The Weekly Standard Blog December 22, 2014
Mecca under threat The Independent [London] November 12, 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
More Arbitrary Repression in Iran The Weekly Standard Blog September 16, 2014
Curing Wahhabism, The "Syphilis of Islam" Islamidades [Brazil-México] August 18, 2014
Iranians vs. "Hanging Judges" The Weekly Standard Blog August 5, 2014
Dissident Iranian Ayatollah Again Denounces Tehran from Prison The Weekly Standard Blog July 29, 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
Harsh Repression Continues Against Iranian Dissidents The Weekly Standard Blog April 29, 2014
Center for Islamic Pluralism Greetings on Sulltan Nevruz Illyria [New York] March 20, 2014
Tehran Regime Targets Women in War on Sufis and Other Dissidents The Weekly Standard Blog March 12, 2014
Saudi Arabia Against Jihad Recruitment for Syria The Weekly Standard Blog February 13, 2014
Greetings to Muslims on Mevlud, 2014 C.E. CIP January 14, 2014
Why Iranian Sufis Do Not Believe in Tehran's 'New Diplomacy' The Weekly Standard Blog January 6, 2014
The (Sub) Prime of Lady Catherine Ashton The Weekly Standard Blog December 13, 2013
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
Days of Awe… and Shock CIP September 14, 2013
Iran Steps Up Threats To Sufis The Weekly Standard Blog August 27, 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
Heavy Repression of Iranian Sufis Indicates Rohani's Path The Weekly Standard Blog July 22, 2013
Fear of Syrian Sectarianism Spreads Beyond Middle East to Other Muslims The Weekly Standard Blog July 9, 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
Religious persecution can mean political upheaval The Washington Times May 16, 2013
The Real Erdoğan Gatestone Institute May 13, 2013
CIP Executive Director Endorses Denial of Islamic Funeral for Terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev CIP May 7, 2013
Iran Continues Crackdown on Sufis The Huffington Post May 1, 2013
What is Really "Broken" In Syria? Gatestone Institute March 29, 2013
Terror Against Hazara Muslim Minority in Iran, Pakistan, and Afghanistan The Weekly Standard Blog March 19, 2013
The Iran Lobby Buys a Friendly Face for Despotism American Thinker March 10, 2013
"Moderate" Turkey Gatestone Institute March 6, 2013
Video shows Syria's ancient synagogue destroyed by regime forces Al Arabiya [Dubai] March 2, 2013
Iranian Sufis Defy Tehran Dictatorship The Weekly Standard Blog February 27, 2013
The War of Ideologies in the Arab World Gatestone Institute February 25, 2013
Attacks on Sufi Mystics Warn of Wider Islamist Carnage The Weekly Standard Blog January 31, 2013
Greetings for Milad-an-Nabi A.H. 1434 CIP January 23, 2013
Islamic Fundamentalists in North America Folksmagazine [India] January 12, 2013
Iran: "The Supporting Pole of the Regime's Tent is Bent" Gatestone Institute December 10, 2012
Saudi Arabia's New Interior Minister and Old Wahhabi Habits The Weekly Standard Blog November 28, 2012
Long Live Albanian Independence and Unity! Illyria [New York] November 27, 2012
Suggestions for the Arab Gulf Gatestone Institute November 16, 2012
Hajj and Eid Al-Adha/Bayram Greetings, A.H. 1433 CIP October 25, 2012
Iran's 'Think Tank' Outreach The Weekly Standard Blog September 26, 2012
Canadian PM shows leadership in cutting Iran ties Toronto Sun September 22, 2012
The Legacy of September 11, 2001 CIP September 11, 2012
Islam in the Arab Upheaval Social Science Research Network August 5, 2012
U.S. Senate Report: UK Bank Dealt Illegally With Iran, Saudi Radicals, and Mexican Drug Dealers The Weekly Standard Blog July 24, 2012
Will Iraqi Shiite Muslims Come Under Iranian Control? The Huffington Post July 23, 2012
The Islamist Tsunami and Arab Society Gatestone Institute July 10, 2012
Dissident Warnings From Iran The Huffington Post June 28, 2012
Arabs, Iranians, and Turks vs. Balkan Muslims The Weekly Standard Blog May 11, 2012
CIP Director Schwartz Replies to Hartford Seminary Letter The Jewish Ledger [Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.] May 9, 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
Harvard's Middle East Outreach Center: Propaganda for Teachers American Thinker February 5, 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
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
The Arab Lands From Revolt to Stalemate Folksmagazine [India] November 26, 2011
Sectarian tensions reveal Arab fault line Toronto Sun November 19, 2011
West must hold Iran accountable Toronto Sun November 12, 2011
Hajj: What It Has Become and What It Should Be Again The Huffington Post November 9, 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
John L. Esposito: Apologist for Wahhabi Islam American Thinker September 18, 2011
Iranian Sufis Under New Attack The Huffington Post September 17, 2011
September 11, 2001: The 10th Anniversary CQ Researcher [Washington, DC] September 2, 2011
Is the Taking of Tripoli the Turning Point? Folksmagazine [India[ August 28, 2011
The New Arab Revolutions Folksmagazine [India] August 8, 2011
How Many Sufis Are There in Islam? The Huffington Post July 20, 2011
Al-Azhar University's 'democracy' call leaves room for Islamism Lapido Media [London] June 29, 2011
The Academic Boycott vs. the Truth of Islamic Education in Israel The Weekly Standard Blog June 14, 2011
Notes on Sufism as a Social Movement Illyria [New York] May 31-June 13, 2011
Will History Repeat Itself in the Muslim Spring? NewsGram [India] May 21, 2011
Geopolitics and Sociology of Islam NewsGram [India] May 13, 2011
Syrian Crisis Grows, and Iran's Inner Circle Gets Edgier The Weekly Standard Blog May 3, 2011
'Litigating Palestine' At A Public-Funded Law School American Thinker April 24, 2011
The Muslim Spring NewsGram [India] April 23, 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
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
Gulf Cooperation Council Between Two Fires in Bahrain and Libya The Weekly Standard Blog March 22, 2011
Schwartz debates Juan Cole and Hisham Hellyer on Bahrain intervention RT [Russia Today] Crosstalk March 17, 2011
Saudi Protests So Far Subdued The Weekly Standard Blog March 14, 2011
Muslim radicals Toronto Sun March 12, 2011
Voice of Moderates in Islam NewsGram [India] March 12, 2011
Greetings for Milad-an-Nabi, AH 1432 CIP March 1, 2011
From San Francisco to Sarajevo Pajamas Media February 14, 2011
Iran's Conspiracy Industry The Weekly Standard Blog February 11, 2011
The New Arab Revolt Hudson Institute New York February 1, 2011
Iran Escalates Repression Against Sufis The Weekly Standard Blog January 5, 2011
Imprisoned Iranian Ayatollah Offers Hanukkah Greetings to Jews The Weekly Standard Blog December 11, 2010
Greetings for Muharram 1432 and Hanukkah 5771 CIP December 1, 2010
CIP Calls on Pakistan to End Blasphemy Persecution CIP November 26, 2010
Absurd UN gives Pakistani helm of IAEA watchdog Toronto Sun October 30, 2010
Iran prez's UN stunt smacks of Chavez Toronto Sun September 25, 2010
Turks Pass Constitutional Changes The Weekly Standard Blog September 23, 2010
Schwartz Debates Democracy and Islam Russia Today TV September 20, 2010
Saudi Arabia May Receive $90 Billion in U.S. Arms The Weekly Standard Blog September 14, 2010
Internal Paradoxes of Muslim Extremism August 16, 2010
Iran: Students and Sufis Against Stonings Hudson Institute New York August 3, 2010
A Mosque Grows Near Brooklyn The Weekly Standard July 26, 2010
Postcard from Tehran Hudson Institute New York July 13, 2010
Greetings on Sultan Nevruz CIP March 21, 2010
Iran: "Thugs in Clerical Dress" vs. The Sufis Hudson Institute New York March 15, 2010
Distorted Dialogue at the Washington National Cathedral The Weekly Standard Blog March 5, 2010
Long, bloody road to Islam reform Toronto Sun February 27, 2010
A Dervish's Dream for Iran Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 22, 2010
Obama's Foreign Policy is Disgraceful Russian Journal [Moscow] February 18, 2010
The Face Veil and Western European Muslims The Weekly Standard Blog February 11, 2010
Tehran Hangman's Belligerent Insecurity Hudson Institute New York February 9, 2010
The Ayatollahs' Leviathan Hudson Institute New York February 3, 2010
Iran's Opposition Comes to Washington The Weekly Standard Blog January 25, 2010
Saudi Interference with Muslims During the Hajj Hudson Institute New York January 22, 2010
The Enigmatic Death of an Iranian Émigré The Weekly Standard Blog January 21, 2010
Iran: "Loving Executions Too Much" Hudson Institute New York January 15, 2010
A New Turn in the Iranian Crisis? Hudson Institute New York December 30, 2009
On the Death of Iranian Ayatollah Husayn Ali Montazeri CIP December 20, 2009
Greetings for Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Holidays CIP December 11, 2009
Obama's Nobel Hudson Institute New York October 13, 2009
When Slippery Slope Becomes Steeper Toronto Sun October 10, 2009
Obama and Ahmadinejad Hudson Institute New York October 9, 2009
Shamelessness at the UN Toronto Sun September 26, 2009
Tariq Ramadan Repudiated American Thinker August 28, 2009
Corazon Aquino (1933-2009) and the Iranian Protests The Daily Standard August 4, 2009
Thank You America – And Damn You, You Bastards Al-Bayyna Al-Jadida [Baghdad] July 1, 2009
Staged election fools no one Toronto Sun June 20, 2009
On the Iranian Protests Hudson Institute New York June 19, 2009
American Muslims Commend FBI For Rejection of CAIR The Weekly Standard -- advertisement April 6, 2009
Questionable Intelligence on Iran Toronto Sun December 8, 2007
Choosing from shades of grey Toronto Sun November 17, 2007
Open Letter to Ahmadinejad Jewcy January 23, 2007
Ahmadinejad Bombs The Weekly Standard November 12, 2005
Statement on Ahmadinejad CIP November 8, 2005
The Shia Turn in U.S. Policy Tech Central Station March 24, 2005
On Juan Cole National Review Online: The Corner February 8, 2005
CLASSIC CIP: Wahhabi Strain of Islam Faulted The Washington Post June 27, 2003


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
Agents of Empire: Knights, Corsairs, Jesuits and Spies in the Sixteenth-Century Mediterranean World
by Noel Malcolm
The Weekly Standard February 8, 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
Silenced: How Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes Are Choking Freedom Worldwide
by Paul Marshall and Nina Shea
The Weekly Standard July 9, 2012
The Left in Iran: 1905-1940
by Cosroe Chaqueri, ed.
Middle East Quarterly Summer 2011
The Next Founders
by Joshua Muravchik
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2011
Democracy Denied, 1905-1915: Intellectuals and the Fate of Democracy
by Charles Kurzman
The Weekly Standard August 3, 2009
Islamic Liberation Theology: Resisting the Empire
by Hamid Dabashi
Middle East Quarterly Winter 2009
The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran And America
by Kenneth M. Pollack
New York Post December 19, 2004
What Went Wrong?
by Bernard Lewis
National Review Online February 23, 2002


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 Publishes Revised Shariah Report on Kindle Announcement January 23, 2013
Bin Laden Killed in Pakistan Announcement May 1, 2011
CIP Executive Director Schwartz in Toronto, Canada Announcement March 16, 2011
Eid-al-Fitr, A.H. 1431, and The People of the Book Announcement September 8, 2010
Solidarity with the Fighting People of Iran Announcement June 17, 2009

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