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Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser: Congressional Candidate & Head Of Muslim Reform Movement Tied To Islamonazi Shireen Qudosi

Shireen Qudosi: Muslim 'Reformer' & Jihad Promoter Testified At DHS Hearings W/ MRM founder Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser
May 27, 2024

MIM: Three 'Muslim Reformers' aka 'Pimps For The Profit':

Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser MRM founder aka ('Reform Zuhdiism'), Shireen ('Hitler was Right') Qudosi & Asra ('One of my best friends is a dead Jew') Nomani.

These self proclaimed "American Muslim Leaders" paid appearences are in front of gullible non Muslims and Jews where they sell a non existent version of Islam.


The Clarion Project's Advisory Board Plays Fantasy Islam - Part 1: Zuhdi Jasser: Islam's Modernizing Prophet

By Stephen M. Kirby


"Fantasy Islam: A game in which an audience of non-Muslims wish with all their hearts that Islam was a "Religion of Peace," and a Muslim strives to fulfill that wish by presenting a personal version of Islam that has little foundation in Islamic Doctrine."



Shireen Qudosi: Head Of Clarion Project's Preventing Violent Extremism Education Program: 'I Identify With Malcolm X'





MIM: Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser named his scam 'The Muslim Reform Movement' and not the 'Islam Reform Movement' because he and his cronies know that Islam itself is immutable and can never be reformed as faliled 'Reformer' and media whore Ayaan Hirsi Ali recently asserted by converting to Christianity.

Another failed Jewish funded 'Muslim Reform' scam aka 'think tank' where Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser is listed as a 'Founder' is the Center For Islamic Pluralism' (CIP) founded in 2004 whose Executive Director Stephen 'Suleyman'Schwartz a self proclaimed ex Trotskyite turned Sufi convert turned transgender (Layla aka Lulu) is another prominent example of the abject failure and utter absurdity of the 'infidel' concept and non Muslims' wishful thinking which has given rise to the scam of Muslim Reform.


MIM: On May 25th 2021 Layla aka Lulu aka Suleyman aka Stephen Schwartz posted this press release on the Center For Islamic Pluralism website:



"Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, a San Franciscan and global media star as investigator of radical Islam, who came out as a transwoman in 2016, under the name LULU, has applied for emergency asylum in the State of Israel. She intends to travel with her spouse, Ms. Rebecca Long.

She has adopted, temporarily, the name LAYLA."


MIM: The complete Press Release, CIP Mission Statement and additional written,video and photographic documentation can be found below.


'Muslimah Messiah' & Head of CLARITy Coalition Ayaan Hirsi Ali Admits Islam Can't Be Reformed & 'Con'verts To Christianity"

AZ Congressional Candidate Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser's Failed 'Muslim Reform Movement' Teamed Up With Ayaan Hirsi Ali In 2022

MIM: Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser head of the Muslim Reform Movement teamed up with Ayaan Hirsi Ali's 'CLARITy' Coalition' and is presently running for Congress in Arizona.

MIM: Congressional candidate Jasser never uses his first name (Mohamed) the mosque in which he worships is the CAIR affiliated Islamic Center of The Northeast Valley in Phoenix (ICNEV). He also avoids mentioning the fact that his had written a whitewashed version of the Koran which Jasser bases his invention of what MIM has dubbed 'Reform Zuhdiism'.



MIM: Jasser on his campaign website 'About' page:

"I love my country, and I love my faith. During my life, both have been under attack from within. I came onto the national and international stage unexpectedly after 9/11 when I stood up as the lone voice calling for reform and eradication of radical islamist ideology to come from within Islam..."



MIM: On October 22, 2016 Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser and Shireen Qudosi testified as 'Witnesses' at a hearing at the House of Representatives and Committee On Homeland Security titled "Identifying The Enemy: Radical Islamist Terror".

Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy: Oral Statement ..................................................................................................... 45 Prepared Statement ............................................................................................. 47 Ms. Sahar F. Aziz, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law: Oral Statement ..................................................................................................... 62 Prepared Statement ............................................................................................. 64 Ms. Shireen Qudosi, Senior Contributor, Counterjihad.com: Oral Statement ..................................................................................................... 78 Prepared Statement ......

Mohamed (M.) Zuhdi Jasser's testimony:


Qudosi's testimony:




Shireen Qudosi Muslim 'Reformer'& Islamonazi - Funded By Jews - Calls Muslim 'Reformers' 'Slaves To Their Zionist Lords & Masters'

Deletes X Account After 'Hitler Was Right' Posts Exposed - Part Of Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser's Muslim Reform Movement.

"Really questioning how my former Muslim Reform colleagues can look in the mirror. Not one has spoken out about on the crimes aqainst humanity carried out by their Zionist lords and masters. Shame isnt a strong enough word to to condemn their sycophantic cowardice over the last 7 months."



MIM: Around 2 weeks before deleting her X account Qudosi posted a picture of Adolph Hitler giving a 'Sieg Heil' salute with the caption "We're at the stage of the conflict where this can be said out loud" and reposted her10/31/ 23 tweet above it.

"Bingo.Exactly what I've been saying.Disproportionate response and utter failure to read the rooom at this hour is going to do more to rehabilitate Hitler/Nazi Germany than anythig they could have done for themselves. TLDR people are going to start agreeing w/ Hitler."

Shireen Qudosi on her now deleted X account.


May 2, 2024

"The movement is bigger than protests and people enraged by the ungodly violation of human dignity. Dragons are rising and and their breath is fire that will burn the old world. Because nothing short of death will be good enough for that which has pledged allegiance to a curse."


May 6, 2024

"High school students now join the frontlines of student protests.Like I said last year: war-mongering Zionists are going to have a much bigger problem than just Islamist terror groups & radicalized Muslims.Humanity will stand against you.This is a wave. This is the ummah."


MIM: Shireen Qudosi totally deleted her X account.

Which begs the question as to why her fellow 'Muslim Reformers' /Grifters have never distanced themselves from her.

The head and founder of the' Muslim Reform Movement' is Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser who is running for Congress in Arizona.


As can be seen from the MRM group photo taken at the National Press Club room the 12 self proclaimed 'Muslim Reformers' announced their existence to an empty room.

Jasser touted his group during his testimony at the 2016 DHS hearing in DC.

"AIFD most recently convened and helped launch the Muslim Reform Movement (MRM) in December 2015 in Washington D.C. 1 T he Muslim Reform Movement is a coalition of over 15 Western Muslim Leaders (from the U.S., Canada, and Europe) whose goal is to actively fight radical Islam from inside by confronting the idea of Islamism at its roots. The MRM has written a Declaration for Muslim Reform, a living document which was presented to all Islamic organizations, leaders and mosques across the U.S. in 2016 (Appendix 1A,1B), with hopes of using its principles."

MIM: Jasser also told the committee; "We must treat our Muslim communities with a tough love"




Muslim Reform Movement logo




We are Muslims who live in the 21st century. We stand for a respectful, merciful and inclusive interpretation of Islam.

We are in a battle for the soul of Islam, and an Islamic renewal must defeat the ideology of Islamism, or politicized Islam, which seeks to create Islamic states, as well as an Islamic caliphate.

We seek to reclaim the progressive spirit with which Islam was born in the 7th century to fast forward it into the 21st century. We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was adopted by United Nations member states in 1948.

We reject interpretations of Islam that call for any violence, social injustice and politicized Islam. Facing the threat of terrorism, intolerance, and social injustice in the name of Islam, we have reflected on how we can transform our communities based on three principles: peace, human rights and secular governance.

We have courageous reformers from around the world who have written our Declaration for Muslim Reform, a living document that we will continue to enhance as our journey continues.

We invite our fellow Muslims and neighbors to join us



MIM: Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser's now deleted Founding Principles And Resolutions of the AIFD included their intention to spread Islam aka Dawa:

" We will work to promote and enhance the understanding of Islam in America"

He also refers to Israel as "occupied territories" and calls for the need for the completion and formation of an independent Palestinian State on the current 'occupied territories". Since all of Israel is considered by Muslims to be "occupied territories" this is a PC version of 'The River To The Sea'.

  1. While as Muslims and American citizens we will take stands on many of the diverse foreign policy positions of our government, we feel it is necessary to make a foundational position statement regarding the state of Israel. We stand in support of the existing unqualified recognition of the state of Israel behind internationally recognized borders.
  2. We also separately stand in recognition of the need for the completion of the formation of an independent Palestinian state on the current "occupied territories" living side by side next to the established state of Israel.
  1. While as Muslims and American citizens we will take stands on many of the diverse foreign policy positions of our government, we feel it is necessary to make a foundational position statement regarding the state of Israel. We stand in support of the existing unqualified recognition of the state of Israel behind internationally recognized borders.
  2. We also separately stand in recognition of the need for the completion of the formation of an independent Palestinian state on the current "occupied territories" living side by side next to the established state of Israel."




Resolved in the adoption of the following mission, goals, and founding principles.

Mission: We proud citizens of the United States of America join together as devoted and patriotic citizens and as devout Muslims in this forum in order to serve as a vehicle for the discussion and public awareness of the complete compatibility of America's founding principles with the very personal faith of Islam which we practice.

Core Principles and Goals:

  1. To be a voice of Muslim American citizenry in strong support of the following:
    1. The devout practice of Islam and the Islamic concept of consultation and consent (shura) as being wholly compatible with the American form of democracy
    2. The support of the separation of religion and state as being perfectly non-contradictory with Koranic principles.
    3. As United States citizens we support our American armed forces.
    4. As United States citizens we support absolute and literal adherence to our citizenship pledge.
    5. We support our American interests, domestic and foreign.
  2. To raise the public consciousness regarding the core principles above and the following additional goals and beliefs:
    1. We will promote tolerance in Islam as being a fundamental principle of the Holy Koran.
      1. We recognize the fact that there are no clergy in Islam and we accept the Koran as our main reference for discussions regarding our faith.
      2. We as a group in recognition of democratic principles believe that each Muslim is equally entitled to their opinion concerning the religion of Islam.
    2. We will work to educate the public regarding the existence of a special relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
    3. We will work to educate the public regarding the current threat to America of radicals who exploit Islam through militancy.
    4. We explicitly refuse to acknowledge the justification of any form of terrorism (the targeting of civilians and non-combatants).
    5. We believe in that religion is a matter for individual beliefs without any role for the direct involvement of religion in government.
    6. We believe in the equality of the sexes which is well established in the Koran.
    7. We will work to promote and enhance the understanding of Islam in America.
    8. We will work to express the consistency of the principles of Islam with economic principles of free markets and capitalism.
    9. We will work to promote and enhance the education of Muslims in their history and development as it relates to American democracy and freedom.
    10. We will work to promote the appreciation of the integral role of American patriotism and nationalism in the life of Muslim youth in America.
    11. We will work to stimulate the principles which bring about increased understanding and involvement of American Muslim citizens in American life
    12. We will work to formulate expressions of positions on specific areas of American foreign and domestic policy as they relate to American interests and as relevant to the discussion of Islam and democratic principles
    13. While as Muslims and American citizens we will take stands on many of the diverse foreign policy positions of our government, we feel it is necessary to make a foundational position statement regarding the state of Israel. We stand in support of the existing unqualified recognition of the state of Israel behind internationally recognized borders.
    14. We also separately stand in recognition of the need for the completion of the formation of an independent Palestinian state on the current "occupied territories" living side by side next to the established state of Israel.
  3. AIFD is a tax-exempt public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S Internal Revenue code. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the code.

Submitted this 3rd day of March 2003.


MIM In 2012 Eliana Benador wrote an expose on Mohamed Zuhdi Jasser.



Taqqiya, in Islam, is a doctrine of pious fraud or religious dissimulation... whereby Muslims may under certain circumstances openly deceive infidels by feigning friendship or goodwill provided their heart remains true to Islam."

Americans are known for being naive. However, the situation should change when one speaks of noted patriot scholars, terrorism experts and even palestinian-terrorists-turned-head-of-think-tanks, who adamantly pretend to care for America in their interminable fight against Muslim terrorists. Right!

Think tanks are enterprises conceived to devote their attention and capabilities to the study of certain domain. And for that, they need whatever amount of "experts" their funds can pay for. Be it as it may, such organizations, for all their "studies", "investigations", "translations", meetings, etc., etc., need supporters who will help finance the operations. But the crowd that's the most appreciated and needed are an ever thinning group of high-caliber donors that make their bread and butter.

And during time of recession and economic depression, what would happen if those sacrosanct think tanks would lose their donors? It would be a catastrophe. After all, the heads of think tanks are said to have unregulated scale of salary plus all the perks of the job. Therefore, what is necessary to save those think tanks from closing? They must keep innovating and make sure "hope" is a word of choice to stimulate and motivate their donors, and they try the most creative options and are willing and ready to accept even impossible acrobacies. They must find "solutions" and, if need be, create them.

In the case of think tanks devoted to the study of terrorism, the ideal solution is to firmly believe that there exists a difference within the Muslim world between the terrorists and radicals, on one side; and the "rest" of the Muslims, on the other side.

They are desperate to find so-called "moderate" Muslims. After all, don't they look "peaceful"? Thus, they make believe they have found a solution to all their social, political and financial problems.

However the vast majority of these "experts" have never lived or worked in the Muslim world. Some will argue that in their youth they studied a few years at an American institution in the region, or lived in Afghanistan, Pakistan or Indonesia, for a few years, and so on... decades ago.

When in the Muslim Middle East, it's easy to absorb the beautiful, loyal family connection within the Muslim world. Families are tightly intertwined, they are all family, brothers, cousins, nephews... and they all call each other "brother" thus Muslim Brotherhood.

And, what unites them is: their religion, Islam. The laws of the Koran are followed, no questions asked. And, among those laws are sharia, taqqiya, and punishments such as mutilations of members, beheadings, stoning, pedophilia, and so much more. And the example set by their prophet Mohammed, is blindly followed.

It is in this context that we find, here in America, a seemingly innocuous character whose actions and behaviour prove that his unspoken role is to infiltrate the highest echelons of our society. For those of us who are averted observers from the Muslim world, not only from books or from the outside, but from the nucleus of their socio-anthropological system, we recognize that the allegiance that keeps them close-knitted will make them fulfill their role of facilitators.

Zuhdi Jasser and the Jews

Zuhdi Jasser is no "invader" per se, because he was born in Ohio from devout Muslim parents who moved from Syria to America in the seventies.

I met Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser when he was invited to speak in front of an influential group. The expectations were high prior to meeting him, he came with highest recommendations from friends.

In comes Jasser, a handsome, suave man, with impeccable manners and equally impeccably outfitted. It was immediately obvious that this man was not targeting and trying to impress average Joe but this very exclusive milieu in the Upper East Side and the rest of the American elite.

However, I was mostly interested in listening to his speech, in which he mentioned at the very beginning that 9/11 was the result of actions by "foreign agents." Then he spoke of liberties, democracy. And, in the whole speech -which was addressed to a group of New York Jews, he did not mention even once, Israel.

At the Q-A, I asked why was it so difficult to say that 9/11 perpetrators who caused the massacres were Muslim terrorists. To which he said that it was not related to religion. Hmm... So, I asked, "It was not their religion they called when they blew themselves saying Allah hu Aqbar?" No, it was not religion.

The host came to his rescue allowing for a more friendly question about "what can we do to be nicer to Muslims...?"

At the end of Q-A, I managed to ask him two main questions: Why did he not mention Israel in all his talk to this group of Jews? He said: because it has nothing to do with this. I said to him, Israel and Judaism are inseparable.

My second question was: As a devout Muslim, you practice taqqiya, do you not? His answer: "You are asking me if I lie." My answer then was: "No, I am asking you if you practice taqqiya..." He said he does not lie. And practicing taqqiya is not a lie, indeed.

First, let's understand exactly what a "doctrine" is. It comes from the Latin word "doctrina" and it is a codification of beliefs or a body of teachings or instructions, taught principles or positions, as for example in the body of teachings in a branch of knowledge or belief system.

Taqqiya, in Islam, is a doctrine of pious fraud or religious dissimulation... whereby Muslims may under certain circumstances openly deceive infidels by feigning friendship or goodwill provided their heart remains true to Islam.

Jasser's position is blatant and he has no qualms in speaking about it anywhere he is invited, as for instance at the Oslo Freedom Forum in 2010 or anywhere else for that matter.

American Islamic Forum for Democracy's (AIFD)

His organization, the American Islamic Forum for Democracy's (AIFD) avowed mission is "to advocate for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of "mosque and state."

It looks as though, for Zuhdi Jasser America's religion is Islam..."separation of mosque and state..." But, we are in a judeo-christian country...

US Navy Lt. Commander Zuhdi Jasser on Rights of Individuals

However, there is another detail of non-negligible importance that will show how deeply ingrained Muslims already are within our system.

Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser is a former Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, where he served as staff internist in the Office of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress.

Now, we must wonder why would the United States Navy send Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser to serve as staff internist in the "Office of the Attending Physician of the United States Congress..." instead of deploying him with his valuable skills to one of our different war zone fronts...?

The following is a very telling piece of information, mostly if we read in between the lines... "AIFD's mission is derived from a love for America and a love of our faith of Islam. Dr. Jasser and the board of AIFD believe that Muslims can better practice Islam in an environment that protects the rights of an individual to practice their faith as they choose. The theocratic "Islamic" regimes of the Middle East and some Muslim majority nations use Islam as a way to control Muslim populations, not to glorify God as they portend. The purest practice of Islam is one in which Muslims have complete freedom to accept or reject any of the tenants or laws of the faith no different than we enjoy as Americans in this Constitutional republic."

Let's analyze this together: Mohammed and his board "... believe that Muslims can better practice Islam in an environment that protects the rights of individuals to practice their faith as they choose."

That, however, is not new. In the aftermath of 9/11, I coordinated the visit of some Kuwaiti representatives from the Kuwaiti parliament, including a few women -who had no right to vote at the time- and who complained that they sent their children from our secular homes to study in America, and they go back radicalized.

Indeed, Dr. Mohammed Zuhdi Jasser is right in his assertion and the key notion in his rhetoric is "legal protection" because our country being infected by both viruses of democracy and liberalism, protects everyone equally: whether you are a crazy scientist, a suicidal terrorist, or a Muslim under the wrapping of an inoffensive kind doctor.

Commissioner Jasser "Contempt of Religion"

The Obama administration did not take long and last March 2012, appointed Zuhdi Jasser Commissioner at the US Commission for International Religious Freedom.

As recently as May 16, 2012,Jasser wrote in an article about "contempt of religion," and where he shows his discontent on how the situation is developing in the so-called Arab Spring.

That said, if Jasser is so interested in change, he is wrong if he believes that preaching among us will influence any change within his Muslim brethren. The fight must, as all other fights throughout History, be done from the inside, risking one's life, ready to give sweat, tears and blood for the better good.

What is surprising is that Jasser says it clearly: "I sit before you a proud, devout, American Muslimwhose country is polarized on its perceptions of Muslims and the radicalization that occurs within our communities..."

Fox News Channel Sweetheart, Zuhdi Jasser

Is he a good devout American Muslim? Sure he is and that's why he is the constant guest at Murdoch-Alwaleed's Fox News Channel.·

Alwaleed, issue of the Saudi royal family knows how to do things to show us what we want and expect, and what we believe in, so he has chosen the Muslim voice he can trust, a voice appealing to all naive Americans, speaking of liberty, of our founding fathers and of separation of "mosque and state." But, America is about separation of church and state.

Jasser's Battle for Your Soul

"Battle for the Soul of Islam" is a palliative compilation of his groundless wishful thinking that he proposes to non-Muslim Americans, as his publisher writes: "He offers non-Muslims a definitive comprehension of the difference between Islam and the spiritual cancer known as Islamism, or political Islam, and how violence and extremism run counter to Islam's true teachings."

As if though we were not aware of the reality of the corrupted life of their revered prophet, Mohammed, and the monstrous laws dictated by the Koran.

At another point of his career, Zuhdi Jasser said to Congress: "... that political Islam was based on the idea that the government should be run under Islamic law, which he said violated the American concept of separation of church and state." But, my reader can take a look above, when he spoke at the Oslo Freedom Forum 2010, he specifically mentioned that his organization's goal is directly connected to America's separation of mosque and state (on the youtube segment, is at the 44th second.)

Political Islam IS Islam

To begin with, it all starts with the Religion of Islam and Koran establishes the rules of existence at every single second of Muslim life.
As a matter of fact, Islam is considered by many as a political ideology under the wrapping of a religion.

So, for Jasser to affirm that political Islam is the problem, is a way to manipulate ignorant masses, so that when we see more and more burkas running our streets, we will be at ease.

But, forget not, Jasser has never condemned the atrocities committed in the name of Islam. Or has he?


Zuhdi Jasser never accepts responsibility that the attacks were a result of Islam and the Koran teachings. He never says he is sorry for 9/11. He also never condemns severely the acts of 9/11 committed by barbaric Muslim terrorists in the name of Islam. And when he does condemn, it is only to say it is not Islam, that they were not related to the religion of Islam, and that's blatantly delusional, misleading and deceptive.

People like Frank Gaffney, Steven Emerson, Brigitte Gabriel, Glenn Beck, and many others seem to have given into the Jasser charm, but sadly they are wrong. The man knows how to make friends. They would do well to ask him for his support of Israel and the Jewish people and they should ask him to do so by writing about it.

He should also condemn in unmistaken terms the attacks against humanity that explicitly appear in the Koran: Stoning, mutilations, honor killing, beheadings, pedophilia, and more.

His is a very shrewd move. When Zuhdi Jasser pretends to fight against CAIR, and then the Obama administration appoints their "good" Muslim as Commissioner of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, in the end the winner is Islam.

His achievements are serious: He has succeeded to infiltrate the elite. He is the Muslim contributor of choice in Fox News Channel, and that should be a clear signal of his closeness to that great pro Muslim Brotherhood supporter and Murdoch's friend, saudi prince Alwaleed. Jasser is also Commissioner at USCIFR, head of his own Muslim-facilitating organization, American Islamic Forum for Democracy. And he is a US Navy Lieutenant Colonel, and an invited guest speaker at conferences in Islam.

Making indiscriminately Assalam Alekhum to a man who rather wants to make America see how unfair we look at his people, is simply counterproductive.

Those in the know should be asking Zuhdi Jasser when will he start working within the Muslim world to actively promote change and hope, simply because only a revolution could stop terrorism to be exported by Muslims worldwide.

And he should remember that America is a Judeo-Christian country and that his people must adapt to our customs, not the other way around.

His is a very subtle strategy, and it is working, because Zuhdi Jasser, by his own account, is a proud devout Muslim, for whom, Islam is most certainly his number one priority.

Just remember that whenever Jasser wins over CAIR or others, it is Islam who wins.


MIM:Press Release By The Executive Director Of The Center For Islamic Pluralism Layla aka Lulu aka Stephen aka Suleyman Schwartz.

For pictures, links and videos click on the URL.



25 MAY 2021

Voice Contact George Benetatos, +1.415.203.2296

Text Contact Jack Sarfatti, PhD, [email protected]


Addressed to:

U.S. President Joseph R. Biden

The Cis, White With A Bit of Chocolate Etc. House

Washington DC, USA.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, ditto.

Chief Justice John Roberts, Supreme Court of the U.S., Washington, DC, USA.

Anthony Blinken, Secretary of State of the U.S.

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney.

U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch.

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer

U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl.

Gilad Erdan, Ambassador to the U.S. from the State of Israel, Washington, DC, USA.

Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO, Anti-Defamation League, New York, NY, USA.

R. Serena Eisenberg, Regional Director, American Jewish Committee, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Bill Clinton, President of the United States.

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the U.S.

George W. Bush, President of the United States.

Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States.

Barack Obama, President of the United States.

Donald H. Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense of the U.S.

Colin Powell, Secretary of State of the U.S.

R. James Woolsey, Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Michael Hayden, ditto.

George Tenet, ditto.

Dana Gioia, Director, National Endowment for the Arts, 2003-09.

Teri McGinnis, Director, Lyon-Martin Health Services, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Adam Bellow, New York, NY, USA.

Steve Wasserman, Heyday Books, Berkeley, CA, USA.

Antonio Saborit García Peña, Director, National Museum of Anthropology, México, DF, Mexico.

John Earl Haynes, Ret., Director, Manuscripts Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC, USA, Ret.

Jack Sarfatti, PhD, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Nora Volkow, MD, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Washington, DC, USA.

Prof. Suzi Weissman, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA, USA.

Esteban Volkow, Director, Casa-Museo Leon Trotsky, Mexico, DF, Mexico.

Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, c/o Mr. Agha Jafri, New York, NY, USA

Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of the Republic of Kosova, Prishtina, Kosova

Haxhi Dede Edmond Brahimaj, World Head of the Bektashi Order of Dervishes, Tirana, Albania

Jovan Divjak, Former Military Commander of the Defense of Sarajevo, Republic of Bosnia-Hercegovina

Andrej Plenkovic, Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb

Sven Alkalaj, Ambassador of the Republic of Bosnia-Hercegovina to the U.S., 1994-2000

Muhamed Sacirbey, Ambassador of Bosnia-Hercegovina to the United Nations, 1992-2000

Angela Merkel, Prime Minister of Germany.

Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands.

Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden.

Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway.

Moon Jae-in, President of the Republic of Korea.

Pere Aragonès, President of the Generalitat, Barcelona, Catalunya

John Bolton, former National Security Adviser of the U.S. President, c/o Mme. Nina Rosenwald, New York, NY, USA

Prof. Noam Chomsky, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA.

George Benetatos, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Alan Dershowitz, Attorney At Law.

Victoria Toensing, Attorney At Law.

Co. A, San Francisco Police, San Francisco, CA, USA.

Ron Willey, Mariposa, CA, USA.

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, a San Franciscan and global media star as investigator of radical Islam, who came out as a transwoman in 2016, under the name LULU, has applied for emergency asylum in the State of Israel. She intends to travel with her spouse, Ms. Rebecca Long.

She has adopted, temporarily, the name LAYLA.



MIM: The Center For Islamic Pluralism's Mission Statement is to 'educate the broader American public about the reality of moderate Islam' (!)


The Center For Islamic Pluralism's About Us/ Mission Statement

About Us

Our Mission

Founded in Washington, DC in 2004, the Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP) is a think tank that challenges the dominance of American Muslim life by militant Islamist groups. Specifically, our mission is to:

  • Foster, develop, defend, protect, and further mobilize moderate American Muslims in their progress toward integration as an equal and respected religious community in the American interfaith environment;

  • Define the future of Islam in America as a community opposed to the politicization of our religion, its radicalization, and its marginalization, which has taken place because of the imposition on Muslims of attitudes opposed to American values, traditions, and policies;

  • Educate the broader American public about the reality of moderate Islam and the threat to moderate Muslims and non-Muslim Americans represented by militant, political, radical, and adversarial tendencies.


CIP activities include:

  • Media activity in print, websites, radio and television;

  • Conferences bringing together outstanding representatives of moderate Islam from throughout the Western world;

  • Publications, including papers, newsletters, books, videos, and, eventually, a regular journal;

  • Maintenance of a website: www.islamicpluralism.org;

  • Outreach to the international Muslim community.

Contact Information

Please direct inquiries to Stephen Suleyman Schwartz.
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 1.415.517.8757
Webmaster email: [email protected]

Center for Islamic Pluralism
1288 Columbus Avenue #323
San Francisco, CA 94133 USA

Contributions and Membership

The Center for Islamic Pluralism is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity. Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. It is qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers, and gifts under sections 2055, 2106, or 2622 of the code. For further information, please contact us.


Kemal Silay

Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Culture at Indiana University (affiliation for identification only)

Professor Silay is current President of CIP. He was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1964 to a middle-class family, educated in public schools from the elementary to the university level. After completing his B.A. from the Department of Turkology at Ankara University in 1988, he was awarded a governmental scholarship to study abroad. Arriving in New York in May 1988, he completed English language training and then began his graduate education at Indiana University in Bloomington, where he received a M.A. in Turkish Studies from the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in 1990 and a Ph.D. in 1993 from the same institution.

Stephen Schwartz

CIP Executive Director Stephen Schwartz Recites Fatiha at the Temporary Grave of Bosnian President Alija Izetbegović, Sarajevo, 2004. Photograph by Joshua Mensch

Stephen Suleyman Schwartz is the Executive Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism in Washington, DC and author of the 2008 book The Other Islam: Sufism and the Road to Global Harmony (Doubleday). In 2002, he published the bestselling The Two Faces of Islam: Saudi Fundamentalism and Its Role In Terrorism (Doubleday). He is also author of Sarajevo Rose: A Balkan Jewish Notebook, published in the U.S. by Routledge Macmillan and in Britain by The Bosnian Institute and Saqi Books. He is a Shillman-Ginsburg Writing Fellow of the Middle East Forum.

The Two Faces of Islam has been translated into Bosnian (Dva Lica Islama), Albanian (Dy Ftyrat e Islamit), Farsi (Du Chehrhe Az-Islam), and Indonesian (Dua Wajah Islam). As of 2016, Hindi and Urdu editions are forthcoming. The Other Islam has been published in Albanian (Islami Tjetër) and Bosnian (Jedan Drugačiji Islam). Sarajevo Rose has been published in Bosnian (Sarajevska Ruža).

Stephen Schwartz was born in 1948, and has pursued a long literary and journalistic career. He was a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle for 10 years and was secretary of the Northern California Newspaper Guild, AFL-CIO. In 2004-06 he was an institutional historian at the National Endowment for the Arts, a U.S. federal agency.

In the aftermath of September 11, 2001, his extensive and authoritative writings on the phenomenon of Wahhabism established him as one of the leading global experts on Islam, its internal divisions, and its relations with other faiths.

His articles have been printed in the world's major newspapers, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Toronto Globe and Mail, and many more. He is a regular contributor to The Weekly Standard and The Huffington Post as well as to leading periodicals in the Balkans.

He began a serious examination of Islam in 1990, when he first visited Yugoslavia. Researching the approaching collapse of that state and the history of Jews in the Balkans – for articles published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Jewish Forward and other periodicals – he developed close relations with Balkan Islamic intellectual, religious and political leaders.

During the 1990s he continued his intensive study of Balkan comparative religion, supplementing his reporting on the region with work as an editor for the Albanian Catholic Institute in San Francisco. He also completed missions in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Kosova, Croatia, and Slovenia for the International Federation of Journalists, the Council of Europe, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the International Crisis Group, the Soros Fund for an Open Society, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, and the U.S. Department of State.

In 1999, with the Kosova intervention, Mr. Schwartz retired from the San Francisco Chronicle and moved to the Balkans..

He wrote a weekly foreign affairs column for the Sarajevo daily Oslobođenje, a weekly opinion column in the Kosova newspaper Dita, and reportage for the Bosnian Islamic weekly, Ljiljan. In 2000, he published a book in Bosnian and English on Muslim identity and media issues in the Balkans, "A Dishonest 20th Century Comedy" (Forum of the Congress of Bosnian Muslim Intellectuals, Sarajevo).

He has returned to the Balkans at least once yearly since 2003.

He has been a student of Sufism since the late 1960s and an adherent of the Hanafi school of Islam since 1997.

Related Publications

Religion in Kosovo, International Crisis Group, Brussels/Washington/Kosova, 2001 (unsigned). (See www.crisisweb.org)

Kosovo: Background to a War, Anthem Press, London, 2000, introduction by Christopher Hitchens. Includes a thorough description of Islam in Kosova. Described as "an interesting book by one of the few Westerners who knew Kosovo well before the war" by Timothy Garton Ash in The New York Review of Books, September 21, 2000, and has been put at the top of its list of recommended books on Kosova by the International Rescue Committee (see www.intrescom.org.) Also published in Albanian (Kosova: Prejardhja e Nji Lufte).

El Libro de Adem Kahriman, by Nedžad Ibrišimović, translated into Spanish with Antonio Saborit, Mexico City, Breve Fondo Editorial, 2000. By a Bosnian Muslim author. Honored as Book of the Year in Translation for 2000 by the Mexican daily Reforma.

Citations from Schwartz's work on Jewish-Muslim relations in the Balkans appear in Yugoslav Jewry: Aspects of Post-World War II and Post-Yugoslav Developments, by Ari Kerkkanen, Helsinki, Finnish Oriental Society, 2001 and Turkish Jewish Encounters, edited by Mehmet Tutuncu, Haarlem (Netherlands), SOTA, 2001.

Other Books:

Ëndërrimi në shqip/Dreaming in Albanian, Skopje/Shkup [Macedonia], Fakti, 2003.

Intellectuals and Assassins, London, Anthem Press, 2000.

From West to East: California and the Making of the American Mind, New York, The Free Press, Inc., 1998.

A Strange Silence: The Emergence of Democracy in Nicaragua, introduction by Víctor Alba, San Francisco, ICS Press, 1992.

Spanish Marxism vs. Soviet Communism: A History of the P.O.U.M. (with Víctor Alba), New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1988.

The Transition: From Authoritarianism to Democracy in the Hispanic World, San Francisco, ICS Press, 1987 (Ed., with essays by Octavio Paz, Heberto Padilla, and others).

Brotherhood of the Sea: A History of the Sailors' Union of the Pacific, 1885-1985, New Brunswick, Transaction Books, 1986. (See www.sailors.org/history.html)

The founders of the Center for Islamic Pluralism were (affiliations for identification only):

  • Kemal Silay, CIP President, Professor of Ottoman and modern Turkish culture at Indiana University
  • Stephen Suleyman Schwartz, CIP Executive Director
  • Nawab Agha, CIP Shia Affairs Director, Chairman, American Muslim Congress
  • Zuhdi Jasser, Chairman, American Islamic Forum for Democracy
  • Ahmed Subhy Mansour, Former professor, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, author of Penalty of Apostasy: A Study of Islamic Law
  • Salim Mansur, CIP Canadian Director, Professor of Political Science, University of Western Ontario, columnist, Toronto Sun
  • Khaleel Mohammed, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at San Diego State University
  • Tashbih Sayyed, Publisher, Muslim World Today (deceased)

CIP staff now includes:

  • Irfan Al-Alawi, CIP International Director
  • Ali Bilardi, CIP US Domestic Affairs Director
  • Luciana Trëndafilazezë, CIP Creative Director
  • Veli Sirin, CIP Germany Director
  • Kamal Hasani, CIP General Studies Director
  • Daut Dauti, CIP UK Research Director


In 2018, CIP has active groups and correspondents in 36 Muslim-majority countries and Muslim-minority communities.


MIM: In the photograph above the erstwhile Stephen Schwartz is pictured reciting the Fatiha prayer at the grave of Islamonazi Alija Ali Itzebekovic.


MIM:First president of Bosnia -Herzogovina ,Alija Ali Itzetbekovic a Nazi supporter, made no secret of the Bosnian Muslims' agenda.

"...the implementation of Islam in all fields of individuals' personal lives, in family and in society, by renewal of the Islamic religious thought and creating a uniform Muslim community from Morocco to Indonesia. ..."

Bosnian Muslims aka 'The White Al Qaeda'



MIM:The true face of the Bosnian Muslims/Muhajideen:

7th Bosnian Muslim Brigade, based in Zenica - the international Islamic mercenary force known as the mujahedeen

Alija Izetbegovic with members of 7th Brigade

"... The first and foremost of such conclusions is surely the one on the incompatibility of Islam and non-Islamic systems. There can be no peace or coexistence between the "Islamic faith" and non- Islamic societies and political institutions. ... Islam clearly excludes the right and possibility of activity of any strange ideology on its own turf. Therefore, there is no question of any laicistic principles, and the state should be an expression and should support the moral concepts of the religion. ..." page 22 "The Islamic Declaration" book ("Islamska deklaracija"), written by Mr. Alija Izetbegovic, Bosnian Muslim leader."


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