Stephen Schwartz

Executive Director of the Center for Islamic Pluralism

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Executive Director of the Washington-based Center for Islamic Pluralism and author of The Two Faces of Islam: The House of Sa'ud from Tradition to Terror; frequent contributor to the Weekly Standard

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