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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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by Andrew G. Bostom   Speaking at a December 10-11, 2007 Rome Conference entitled, “Fighting for Democracy in the Islamic World,” renowned historian Bernard Lewis intoned, The authoritarianism present in the Middle East region is not part of the Arab and Muslim tradition, but ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 1:37 PM by NER
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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A group of Muslims has missed out on making the Hajj pilgrimage because of discrepancies over visas. Go4 Hajj, a tour operator in Luton, had organised a trip for almost 100 pilgrims complete with visas. But the visas turned out to be fake and the trip has been called off. Pilgrims have yet to find ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 1:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Middle Eastern studies must be removed from departments of Middle Eastern Studies. Those who obtain their degrees in such studies, from such places as Columbia's MEALAC, and thus presumably indoctrinated by such disinterested souls as Hamid Dabashi, Joseph Massad, Rashid Khalidi, Ms. Al-Haj (fresh from ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 12:30 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Michael Weiss has a review of Ibn Warraq's Defending The West in The New York Sun: As of last April, the late Edward Said's "Orientalism," originally published in 1978, was no. 2 on the best-seller list in Cairo. No. 1was a book arguing that Saddam Hussein hadn't really been ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 12:17 PM by Andrew Bostom
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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From Christian Today A demonstration is being organised for the weekend by Stop Islamization of Europe (SIOE) to protest the building of large mosques in Europe while some majority-Muslim countries continue to refuse the construction of churches and other non-Islamic places of worship within their ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 10:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Yes, I've put it up before. But it does not lose its nobility of spirit nor its sempiternal truth. It simply must go up again, for every new generation of visitors to this site. This is the tribute written by Professor Hamid Dabashi just after Edward Said died. I believe that long after all the works ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 8:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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"Taoiseach Bertie Ahern" No matter how often one sees  that word, it remains unsettling to non-Irish speakers of English. Its spelling suggests a gnomic, spiritual-searchish wisdom-of-the-East utterance: "tao is each." A Middle Kingdom version of "the spirit ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 8:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Contest Time: The Rick Warren I'm-Sorry-I-Made-You-Cry Contest. What do you think Rick Warren should have apologized for? The more ludicrous the entry, the more likely it is to succeed. Entries may be posted in the comments section below. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 8:19 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Exhibit 1 is Rick Warren pastor of a megachurch in Arizona and author of bestseller The Purpose-Driven Life. He is interviewed at WND. Part 1: ...many of his fellow evangelicals argue the best way to love enemies is to graciously confront them with the truth. Last month, Warren drew some fire ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 8:06 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Speaking of wordplay, Scott Ott shows off at Scrappleface: (2007-12-12) — With the Iowa caucuses just three weeks away, advisers to Sen. Hillary Clinton say their original plan to deal with rival Barack Obama by ignoring him — a strategy dubbed “total abstinence” ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 7:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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Brussels Journal has a good collection of quotes about tomorrows pending EU "treaty" once called a "constitution." A constitution would require ratification by the people. That's why this is a treaty instead. This Thursday the EU leaders will sign the EU Reform Treaty in Lisbon. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 7:28 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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In two parts, Fareed Zakaria interviews Ayaan Hirsi Ali (hat tip: LGF): (Video player requires Flash Player.) (Video player requires Flash Player.) ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 7:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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From The Times The man widely tipped to become Lebanon's next military commander was killed in Beirut this morning in a powerful car bomb. General Francois al-Hajj, head of military operations in the army command, died along with his bodyguard when their car was blown up as the pair drove through ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 5:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 12 December 2007
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I leave US politics to the experts, Hugh and Rebecca. But this tickled my fancy on the Telegraph blog page. Alex Spillius on a very trivial aspect of the Barak Obama campaign. Male journalists are regularly accused of focusing unfairly on the looks and apparel of women in the news. We comment on Hillary ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/12/2007 2:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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English as she is spoke, English as she is wrote, now the lingua franca of technology, business, entertainment, and sport, is being steadily reduced, as the most-favored-language,  to something pretty damn close, in its absence of any hint of literature and history behind it, to something as uninteresting ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 6:47 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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Can Esperanto save the world? Or is it merely a bourgeois hegemonic discourse? Probably all cultures tend to distribute people and groups according to two competing principles of hierarchical belongingness — unequal exchanges among equals, such as exploitation, and unequal recognition ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 6:44 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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MEMRI: The following are excerpts from an interview from Lebanon with Shehada Jawhar, former Al-Qaeda official in charge of training in Iraq, which aired on Al-Arabiya TV on December 7, 2007. In the interview, he discusses his journey to Iraq via Syria, the training and operations he carried out, his ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 6:40 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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Joseph Shahda writes at the ACT blog (thanks to Jerry Gordon whose interview with Shahda is here): Paltalk (www.paltalk.com) is one of the most popular voice chat rooms hosting companies in the world. Paltalk hosts tens of thousands of voice chat rooms covering music, entertainment, politics, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 5:23 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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"My favorite example of Muslim "attitude" was that of a young woman who had converted and started wearing appropriate hide-all clothing. She complained that people on the street related differently to her, in a less friendly manner."-- from a reader But her new clothes were a ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 4:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-e9wsNXEL4&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 1:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition [now reported dead] after being choked by a man believed to be her father, apparently after a dispute with her family over her refusal to wear the hijab, the Islamic headscarf worn by some Muslim women. --from this news item The West is no place ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 12:10 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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William Neal appears to be the central, and sinister collaborator responsible for the Holy Land Foundation mistrial,. What are his views? In the voir dire, is there any attempt to ferret out the potential anti-Americanism or antisemitism of jurors, both of which can lead to an attitude that favors, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 11:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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I have posted many times about the special demands made by terrorist cases, and the insufficiencies of both judge and juries -- the latter receiving sentimental support -- in such cases, and the need for special courts, with three-judge panels, and no juries at all, those judges well-versed in the texts ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 11:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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After World War II Soviet forces occupied large parts of Azeri-populated Northern Iran. Only Western pressure caused them finally to leave. One-half of Iran's population consists of Kurds, Azeris, Baluchis, and Arabs (the Arabs in the oil-producing area, in southwestern Iran next to Iraq, may or may ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 11:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 December 2007
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Reuters: Iraq will never allow the United States to have permanent military bases on its soil, the government's national security adviser said, calling the issue a "red line" that cannot be crossed. "We need the United States in our war against terrorism, we need them to guard our border ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2007 11:17 AM by Andy McCarthy
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