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The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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And presumably, if Muslims  were not supported by foreign aid from Infidels sent to Muslim lands, or by the generous welfare benefits of every kind made available to those Muslims who have been allowed to settle within Infidel lands, Muslims would otherwise  live lives of such hardship ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 1:54 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida in Islamic North Africa claimed responsibility for kidnapping two Austrian tourists last month in Tunisia in an audio recording aired Monday on Al-Jazeera television. --from this news article For those who may not have been following Tunisia, it is regarded as an "apostate ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 1:43 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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Posted on 03/11/2008 12:56 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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“In the Rudd Government's first statement on Muslims, Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs Laurie Ferguson yesterday told The Australian it was time to tackle the myths surrounding Islam, arguing religious leaders were not representative of the mainstream Muslim community. ’We ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 12:50 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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"calls for Spitzer to resign..."  "Everybody is stunned. Everybody is absolutely stunned" "a reputation for personal probity and independence..." "not the first politician to burn with moral fervor..." As a famous Frenchman once said: "Hypocrisy ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 11:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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Last night I attended a Christian Prayer Dinner for Israel given by the organization Proclaiming Justice To The Nations at the Christian Broadcaster’s Convention in Nashville Tennessee. It was very nicely done and most of the speakers were very gracious. Rabbi Gerald Meister of the Israel Foreign ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 10:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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Some time ago, reader Greenmamba told me of Peter Ustinov’s urbane response to the stereotypically American and increasingly British exhortation: “Have a nice day!” “No thanks,” said Ustinov, “I have other plans.”   I like this response. “What’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 9:59 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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From The Yorkshire Post A MAN arrested by police investigating the July 7 bombings was today jailed for 16 months for possessing an al Qaeda training manual. Khalid Khaliq, 34, admitted owning a CD containing techniques on assassination, espionage, torture and interrogation after it was found at his ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 9:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxdyoXqc5ec&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 9:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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"Mr Hussain admitted the issue of the call to prayer had been badly managed by the mosque's interim committee. He said: "It was basically a romantic idea from pure hearts. It was something that people wanted to share without any intentions of asserting a theology or culture on anyone. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 9:00 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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The Daily Telegraph: The Australian reports a new-look Muslim advisory body is being considered in a bid to help dismantle the stereotypical picture of Islam, despite infighting - fuelled by ideological rivalries and conflicting egos - wracking the former government's board. And the Rudd Government ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 8:56 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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Hugh’s noughty little joke yesterday made me think of King Lear, specifically the blinding of Gloucester. Tip to opticians: when treating a patient, never say, “Out vile jelly.” It unnerves.   Before the blinding, Regan “ignobly” plucks Gloucester by the beard. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 7:07 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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James Walton in The Telegraph (h/t Alan) was not keen on White Girl: For any members of the white working class watching BBC2’s season about them, White Girl will surely have come as an unpleasant surprise. As I understood it, the idea of the season was to dig beneath the demeaning stereotypes. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 5:34 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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This is in The Telegraph today. There was a longer and more detailed article in the Oxford Mail yesterday which I was saving for this morning. The Bishop of Oxford has been sent death threats after backing plans for a Muslim call to prayer in the city.  Having in principle backed plans for mosque ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 3:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 11 March 2008
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This is from the BBC today Figures showing hundreds of pupils from ethnic minorities are being removed from school have sparked concerns many are being forced into marriages abroad. Compiled for a report for a committee of MPs, they highlight how many children have disappeared from school registers ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/11/2008 3:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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Pat Condell's best video yet. Note in particular his emphasis on stewardship: If we can't bring ourselves to say what's in our hearts when it really matters, then we've already given up our freedom, and with it the freedom of future generations, which is something we've no right to do. We didn't ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 6:02 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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Well acted, but ultimately tosh. The focus was on the girl, her "wild-slutty-woman" mother and violent stepfather. Muslims were shadowy and idealised in the background. When the dozy bint mother finally chucked her brute of  a husband out - of course violence never happens in Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 5:30 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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Posted on 03/10/2008 4:12 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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Apologies for the minimally short notice - three minutes, to be precise. On BBC 2 at 9pm is a play in the BBC's "White" series. A white working-class family moves to a predominantly Muslim area. The focus, as I understand it, is on the experiences of the eleven-year-old girl. This is the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 3:55 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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From The Local – Swedish news in the English language Swedish artist Lars Vilks sparked international controversy last summer when several Swedish newspapers published his drawings portraying the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a so-called roundabout dog. Rami Abdelrahman caught up with the artist ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 3:45 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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Greenmamba. You need to get up very early in the morning to catch him out. Also, you have to be in it to win it, and nobody else was courageous or interesting enough to come up with an answer.   It isn’t magic at all.   The operations on the two-digit number are such that the answer ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 3:21 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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"Political science professor Michael Ross argues in a new paper that oil booms put more men than women into the workforce and decrease women's political representation. "As a result, oil-producing states are left with atypically strong patriarchal norms, laws, and political institutions," ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 2:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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Muslim women in Saudi Arabia must be driven by male drivers, who can double, in some circumstances, as chaperones. For Muslim women are essentially the property of Muslim men: property, property, property. And they must not be mislaid. Or waylaid. Or even (horribile dictu) -- conceivably or inconceivably ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 1:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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Cardinal Sin is a funny name - almost as funny as Kevin de Cock or Sir Jock Stirrup. He's dead now. It looks as if the Seven Deadly Sins are also dying, to be replaced with Seven Unhelpful Behaviour Patterns. From The Telegraph:  The seven, which include polluting the environment, were announced ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 11:58 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 10 March 2008
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"An essay in 250 words? Let's hope the reporter missed out the final nought." Yes, that's what I hopefully thought too, when I saw, some years ago, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, an announcement asking for applications for the job of "professor of tourism studies" at some ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2008 11:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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