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The Iconoclast

Monday, 14 April 2008
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An Australian criminal who was so nervous during a hold-up that he was physically sick has been incriminated by his own vomit. Police took DNA from the pool of sick and matched it to Ahmed Habib Jalloul, 20. He was found guilty of the aggravated robbery of a post office in Adelaide, South Australia. An ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 3:37 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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From The Telegraph One of the leaders of the alleged airline suicide plot threatened "volcanoes of anger and revenge" on the British public for caring more about foxhunting than the war in Iraq, a court has heard. Ahmed Abdulla Ali, 27, filmed a "martyrdom video" in which he said ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 3:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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Muslims, Jews and Christians are all People of the Book, who worship the same God. If you got rid of all that nasty politics, they'd get along just fine. From The Times: In a hillside hamlet beside a forest, Jewish and Arab teenagers from the Holy Land are living together in a pioneering experiment ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 1:18 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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A polygamist home is not a normal home and is no place to raise children. They grow up in fear of the outside world and are subject to abuse. The girls learn they are worth less than boys and boys are often taken out to the desert and dumped when they become rivals with the men for the young girls' ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 12:47 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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New Duranty: BAGHDAD — A British journalist working for CBS who was kidnapped in February in the southern Iraqi city of Basra was freed Monday during an operation by Iraqi security forces, the British Foreign Office said. The journalist, Richard Butler, a photographer and producer, was freed ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 12:42 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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The Dutch seem to be living in nether nether land. From The Telegraph: The long-term Dutch unemployed are being forced into “regression therapy” in the hope that coming to terms with past lives will help them find a job. Use of the New Age technique has sparked controversy after an ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 11:05 AM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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If this is the extent of our Secretary of Defense's analysis at this late date, heaven help us. WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Sunday the current primary enemy in Iraq is not simply al-Qaida but extremism in its many forms.While appearing on CBS's "Face ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 10:12 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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WND: JERUSALEM – The terrorist cell that planned to poison an Israeli restaurant this month was led by jihadists who were recently granted amnesty by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, WND has learned. The pardoned terrorists, members of Fatah's Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, were directly involved in ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 8:40 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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Iraq continues to provide a revealing picture of the divided loyalties Muslim societies engender and of the decided absence of patriotic loyality to the nation-state, something the Bush administration seems endlessly surprised about. This is from the LATimes: BAGHDAD ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 8:17 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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If something happens to Carter on this trip, Israel will be blamed. If nothing happens to him, he will go on blaming Israel for Palestinian hostility. Either way, Israel is to blame, so I don't blame them for not offering to protect him. JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's secret service has declined ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 7:43 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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Ann Corcoran writes at Refugee Resettlement Watch: This is the big lobbying week (I’ll get to that later) when NGO’s like Human Rights Watch ramp up their pressure on Congress and the Administration to do more to resolve what they call the “humanitarian” crisis involving ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 7:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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From The Telegraph Islamist gunmen have shot dead two Somalia-born Britons in an attack at a school in the east African country. Insurgents loyal to Al Shabaab, a terrorist group with ties to al-Qa’eda, killed the Britons and two Kenyans at a school in the central Somali town of Baladwayne on ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 6:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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From The Jerusalem Post an idea of the plan in store for us in Europe and beyond. . . .  in a sermon televised on Friday, Yunis al-Astal, a Hamas MP and cleric, told worshipers that Islam would soon conquer Rome, "the capital of the Catholics, or the Crusader capital, which has declared ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 2:06 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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From The Philippine Star Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants bombed the compound of a Roman Catholic cathedral and a building housing a government office in downtown Zamboanga yesterday, police said. No one was injured in the blasts. Government troops and police had tightened security in the town for ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 1:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 14 April 2008
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From The Post, Irish Business News A Muslim doctor has been suspended and reported to the Medical Council for allegedly trying to convert patients to Islam. The doctor, who worked in a south county Dublin hospital, was suspended several months ago, following complaints from the mother of a 19-year-old ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2008 1:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLZfvFYCVJw&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 7:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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I don't think oil-exporting nations derive much income, relative to what they receive for their oil, from other sources. Some of them have dreams of a tourist industry -- Libya, for example. But every time a French family is massacred in Mauritania, or Germans and Austrians kidnapped in Algeria, or ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 5:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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The next time you hear some dope -- say, Michael Scheuer -- solemnly declaiming that "they hate us [America] because of our policies in supporting Israel and propping up the Al-Saud and invading Iraq" adduce, as part of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary -- evidence that includes the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 4:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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Sally Let Your Bangs Hang Down ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 3:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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A woman, older than myself, maybe early 60s, urging her friend in tones of enthusiasm, “Oh do come, there’s no smoking, so we’re home by half nine.” Home from what? A cleaning job where the gruelling labour of emptying the ash trays has been lifted from their shoulders? An ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 12:59 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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Reuters: LONDON - Already Britain’s oldest employee, 101-year-old Buster Martin now aims to become the world’s oldest marathon runner by completing the London Marathon and celebrating with a pint of beer and a cigarette.   Sprightly and bearded, he completed a half marathon at the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 10:24 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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Last night I went to the theatre to see Lunch with Marlene:   An irresistible double act and a lopsided double bill: Chris Burgess’s paean to the 38-year friendship of Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward is far from perfect, yet it is hugely likeable.   I won’t argue ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 9:01 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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David Thompson draws attention to, and comments on, a story from Harry's Place. David T - not the same person as David Thompson - has long railed against "Islamism" and "political Islam", but seems unable to understand that Islam, even moderate Islam, is always political, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 8:11 AM by Mary Jackson
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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Notice that neither the word "Islamic" nor the word "Muslim" appears in this article from Reuters (hat tip: LGF):  LONDON - British police and security agencies are currently monitoring 30 terrorism plots, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said in extracts of a newspaper ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 7:55 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 13 April 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVvwr4n7Yhk ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2008 7:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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