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Clear set of standards needed for engagement with ‘political Islamists’

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Clear set of standards needed for engagement with ‘political Islamists’ In the Foreign Affairs Committee report, MPs conclude that the phrase ‘political Islam’ is vague; has no universally-accepted meaning, and includes a very wide variety of groups. Read the report summary Read the report conclusions and recommendations Read the full report: ‘Political Islam’, and the Muslim Brotherhood Review Inappropriate to ...

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CSID Bulletin – To Defeat Violent Extremism, US must support Tunisia- March 4, 2016

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February 26, 2016  To to defeat violent extremism, US must support Tunisia By Radwan A. Masmoudi – The Hill President of CSID masmoudi@islam-democracy.org Five years have passed since the start of Arab Spring revolutions when dictators across Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria were challenged by peaceful, popular uprisings. Immense excitement set in as emotionally gripped Arabs, ruthlessly oppressed by autocrats ...

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Why the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT a terrorist organization – by John L. Esposito

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CSID Bulletin – Why the Muslim Brotherhood is NOT a terrorist organization – by John L. Esposito February 26, 2016 The Muslim Brotherhood, Terrorism and U.S. Policy For more than 30 years, Muslim Brotherhood (MB) affiliated movements and parties have been a force for democratization and stability in the Middle East. MB affiliated parties promoted and contested elections in Muslim ...

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CSID Program Officer Announcement: Program Officer for Tunisia and North Africa

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CSID Program Officer Announcement: Program Officer for Tunisia and North Africa Posted February 15, 2016 The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID), a non-profit non-governmental organization that works to support and promote democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer for Tunisia and North Africa. This position is based in Washington, D.C. Position Summary: The Program Officer ...

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CSID Bulletin – Fight ISIS with Democracy – February 15, 2016 By Rached Ghannouchi – The Atlantic

Tunisians celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Arab Spring, Thursday, Jan.14, 2016 in Tunis. Tunisian teachers, activists and political parties have joined to celebrate five years since protesters drove out their autocratic president and ushered in a democratic era. The crowd at Thursday’s rally included families of those killed in weeks of protests against President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, who fled on Jan. 14, 2011. (AP Photo/Riadh Dridi)

CSID Bulletin – February 13, 2016 In This Issue Fight ISIS With Democracy Tunisia ranked as Lone…Free…country in the Arab World Arab Voices on the Challenges of the New Middle East Tunisia and Ukraine:…Linchpins of U.S. interests Tunisia Holds the Key to Defeating ISIS slam, Democracy And The Tunisian Bargain After Kasserine, what is next for Tunisia? Impatience rising in ...

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Happy and Blessed New Year 2016 from CSID

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We wish you and your family a Happy and Blessed New Year 2016. We pray that the New Year will bring peace, happiness, health, and prosperity to you, your families, our country, and the entire world, especially to those who are suffering from injustice, poverty, hunger, violence, wars, dictatorships, and corruption in the Middle East, and all over the world. ...

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Year-End Donations to CSID – and forward to all your friends

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Dear Friends of CSID: As you make your final decisions on your charitable giving before the tax year deadline onDecember 31, please consider making a gift or a donation, or renewing your membership, to the Center for the Study of Islam & Democracy (CSID).  Both your membership fee and any donations you make to CSID are 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Please ...

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Deadline Extended – CSID Conference – Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization: Exploring the Connections

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Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization: Exploring the Connections The Deadline to submit Paper Proposals (400 words or less) has been extended until Dec. 31, 2015.  We had some e-mail problems during the week of Dec. 4, and we may not have received some of the proposals.  If you did not receive an e-mail confirmation that your proposal was received, please send ...

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CSID Bulletin – Want to Beat Daesh-ISIL? Help Tunisia

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CSID Bulletin – December 7, 2015 In This Issue Islam Was Never Intolerant and Warmongering. Read the Qur’an! Countering the Islam vs. the West Paradigm Anti-Muslim rhetoric isn’t brave Muslims in America Condemn Extremists and Fear Anew for Their Lives Want to Beat the Islamic State? Help Tunisia Support Tunisia, the Arab Spring’s sole success story UAE threatens to destabilize ...

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