Abdallah Schleifer

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S. Abdallah Schleifer (born Marc Schleifer, 1935[1]) 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. 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.[2][3]


  1. ^ Terence Diggory, Encyclopedia of the New York School Poets (Infobase Publishing, 2009: ISBN 0-8160-5743-5), p. 274.
  2. ^ Lawrence Wright (2006). The Looming Tower. Knopf. pp. Chapter 2. ISBN 0-375-41486-X. 
  3. ^ "Prof. S. Abdallah Schleifer - American University of Cairo". Retrieved March 27, 2014.