S. Abdallah Schleifer (born Marc Schleifer, 1935) is a prominent Middle East expert, former NBC Cairo Bureau chief, and a professor of TV journalism at the American University in Cairo. He has interviewed countless Middle Eastern leaders, including Ayman al-Zawahiri. Born in a secular Jewish family on Long Island, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where he was involved in Marxist movements. He is a convert to Sufi Islam  
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