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MEDIA ALERT: Russia’s Region of Dagestan Proves Dangerous for Moderate Muslims

June 17th, 2011, Media Alerts

RUSSIA – Questions are raised over the rising number of violent murders of moderate Muslims in Russia’s mountainous Dagestan region.

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MEDIA ALERT: Russia’s Region of Dagestan Proves Dangerous for Moderate Muslims

June 17th, 2011, Media Alerts

RUSSIA – Questions are raised over the rising number of violent murders of moderate Muslims in Russia’s mountainous Dagestan region.

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Private Beliefs, Public Change

May 9th, 2011, Comment & Analysis

When the suicide bomb exploded as worshippers left New Year’s mass at a Coptic church in Alexandria, 21 people died and 79 were wounded. It’s hard to imagine a more grim, ghastly, or tragic way to ring in a new decade.

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Cynthia Schneider

Former US ambassador to the Netherlands

December 7th, 2010, Academia, Civil Society, Dutch, English, Europe, French, Government, International Relations, Media, North Africa and Middle East, North America, North America, USA, Washington DC

Cynthia Schneider

Ambassador Cynthia P. Schneider is currently a Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a Senior Non-resident Fellow at the Brookings Institution leading the Arts and Culture Initiative within the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. She was the US Ambassador to the Netherlands from 1998-2001 and a professor of Art History at Georgetown University for many years.

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Peacebuilding by Muslims

October 12th, 2010, Comment & Analysis

Amid the controversy over the Islamic cultural center in NYC and Pastor Terry Jones’ threats of burning the Quran in Florida, a recent Pew Research Center poll revealed that 42 percent of Americans believe Islam encourages violence while 55 percent admit that they do not know very much about Islam. In at least 11 states, hostile demonstrations have been staged around proposed sites for mosques, and on Sunday mornings it is common to hear vitriolic sermons by religious leaders against Islam.

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Shia Muslims targeted in Pakistan

September 3rd, 2010, Media Alerts

QUETTA, PAKISTAN – Over 40 people have died in a suicide attack at a Shia rally in Quetta, south-western Pakistan.

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