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Steve Pinkerton

Steve Pinkerton is a lecturer in the English department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a scholar of 20th-century literature, especially how blasphemy has impacted modernist writers. He is the author of  Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh. He also wrote an article for The Conversation titled “Blasphemy isn’t just a problem […]

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Richard McGregor

Richard McGregor is an associate professor of religion and Islamic studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He teaches courses on the Quran and interpretation, Sufism and methodology in the study of religion.

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Cal Thomas

Cal Thomas is a syndicated conservative columnist and author whose work appears in USA Today and The Washington Times, among others. An evangelical Christian, he was vice president of the Moral Majority and has written about their influence on politics. He has called for a moratorium on the building of mosques in the U.S. and […]

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Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation, based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a group of 57 nations that considers itself the collective voice of the Muslim World. It serves to both protect Muslim interests, as well as promote harmony and peace. Contact via their website contact form.

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Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace describes itself as a grass-roots organization opposed to anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim bigotry and for Palestinian self-determination and peace in the Middle East. It has multiple branches across the U.S. and lists many local activist leaders by city. Rebecca Vilkomerson is the executive director and Naomi Dann is the media coordinator.

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Omar Ashour

Omar Ashour is a senior lecturer in Middle East politics and security studies at the University of Exeter in England. One of his areas of expertise is Islamist movements and ideologies.

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Ian Linden

Ian Linden is a senior adviser at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and an associate professor in the study of religion at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He has served as director of the Catholic Institute for International Relations and is a member of the Christian-Muslim Forum of the […]

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Farah Pandith

Farah Pandith is an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, where she is an expert on the Islamic State group and its efforts to recruit young Muslims. She is writing a book on extremism. Contact via her research assistant, Zach Shapiro.

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