Center for Islamic Pluralism

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Center for Islamic Pluralism
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Abbreviation CIP
Formation 2004 (2004), opened in 2005
Legal status Public charity
Headquarters Washington, D.C.
Executive Director
Stephen Suleyman Schwartz
Kemal Silay
Subsidiaries in London, UK
and Cologne, Germany

The Center for Islamic Pluralism (CIP) is a U.S.-based Islamic think tank challenging Islamist interpretations of Islam. It was founded in 2004 by eight people including the Sufi Muslim author Stephen Suleyman Schwartz[1] and officially opened on March 25, 2005.[2] With its headquarters in Washington, D.C., today it has subsidiaries in London and Cologne, Germany and correspondents in 32 countries of the world.[1]



  1. ^ a b "About Us". Retrieved 2014-12-27. 
  2. ^ "Moderate Islam Gets a Washington Address". 2005-03-25. Retrieved 2014-12-27. 

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