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Ending the legacy of Sunni-Shia violence

May 29th, 2013, Comment & Analysis

The Muslim world, it must be remembered, does not exist in a vacuum or in a world without Others. Lest we forget, the developments in the Muslim world today are taking place in an overcrowded world where other faith communities exist and where other external variables come into play as well.

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MEDIA ALERT: Religious Rioting in Central Myanmar Leaves Five Dead

March 21st, 2013, Media Alerts

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MEDIA ALERT: Religious Rioting in Central Myanmar Leaves Five Dead   At least five people are dead following two days of religious clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in the central Myanmar city of Meikhtila. (Sources: New York Times, Washington Post)   Analysts Available for Comment Robert A. F. “Tenzin” Thurman is the Jey Tsong Khapa professor of [...]

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Egypt: The Ideological Battle of the Decade

December 18th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

Egypt: The Ideological Battle of the Decade   The demonstrations, violent incidents, resignations, accusations and more that are sweeping Egypt are symptoms of a much greater development. What is developing in Egypt is the ideological battle of the decade. The basics of this battle are quite complex, fluid and changing. However, a few overriding issues [...]

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Tariq Cheema

CEO, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists

December 7th, 2012, Activist/Humanitarian, Chicago, Civil Society, English, North America, North America, Other, The Expert Database, USA


Tariq H. Cheema is the founder of the World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists, a global network of affluent individuals, foundations and socially conscious corporations dedicated to advance effective and accountable giving. He received his M.D. from the University of Istanbul, earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Philanthropy at Loyola University Chicago.

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Interview with Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt

September 20th, 2012, Comment & Analysis


The current crisis has been precipitated by numerous factors; there is no one single cause to which we can point. Rather, this is a complex matter involving the fundamental inability of each side to understand the paradigm of the other.

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Responding to profanity

September 19th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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It was indeed shocking news of what happened in the aftermath of a released preview of a profane film which has left the Muslims in a state of sadness and shock across the world. As horrific and offensive as the video might be, nothing justifies the sort of violent acts we have seen in Egypt, Libya and Yemen. Nothing is worth the cost of a human life and as a Muslim, I firmly believe that there is no honor or faith in committing such violence, and we all unequivocally oppose the senseless violence in different parts of Muslim world.

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