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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Horrible as it is, it's better to die that way than at the hands of IS fanatics. Heaven only knows what she may have endured in captivity. NYT: The Islamic State claimed Friday that the Jordanian bombings in northern Syria intended to avenge its immolation of a captured pilot had killed an American ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 12:37 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Turks of Erdogan's persuasion -- possibly nostalgic for the good old days when the Mamluks lorded it over Egypt -- are in a rage at  the Egyptian government's cutting and accurate response to previous criticism by the  Erdogan regime, describing it as "miserable." Mamma li turchi! ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 10:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Here. Note that the kosher-market killer, Coulibaly, not only had a job, and plenty of social support, but had time and money to vacation on Crete, in the Dominican Republic, and elsewhere. "Depraved on account of he was deprived"? Depraved, because of what he was inculcated with, that is Qur'an ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 9:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Marry at nine, don't work. Why nine, for god's sake? Aisha, little Aisha.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 9:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Posted on 02/06/2015 9:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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US Secretary of State Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Zarof, Geneva 1-14-15 Source:  Terraizini/AP Late last night, Cliff May, President of Washington, DC- based Foundation for Defense of America sent out  this important editorial, “The emerging Iran nuclear deal raises major concerns”.   May ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 9:05 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Never again, I'm afraid. Nor to Iraq, either. And possibly not to Jordan or Libya or Lebanon. The old monuments, the old churches, the ancient libraries, the Crusader castles, even the old mosquees, are all being destroyed. And its dangerous for Infidels to travel to any Muslim land -- why risk it? ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 8:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Here. Eventually El-Sisi (or Al-Sisi, in the non-Egyptian version) will move Egypt, if circumcstances permit, entirely away from the monster that the Arab states themselves created -- the "Palestinian people" -- and so, for other reasons, will other Arab rulers, whether out of necessity, as with ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 8:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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One of the most enchanting of websites is that conducted by Bernard Cerquiglini, whose appearances on TV5Monde are preserved on-line. He briefly, lucidly, satisfyingly discusses aspects of the French language. No blabla, no Tel Quel, no Derrida or Foucault, no Kristeva, just a deepening of the viewer's ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 8:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Daily Mail: French authorities are investigating if a woman appearing in ISIS's latest video titled Blow Up France 2 may be the wife of the Paris kosher deli Islamist- a source has claimed. The footage, released by French-speaking ISIS fighters on Tuesday, shows masked jihadists praising the attacks ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 7:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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CNN: ISIS is subjecting Iraqi children to a series of horrors, including torture, abduction and putting price tags on them for sale as slaves, the United Nations said. In a shocking report released this week, the world body accused ISIS of increasingly using children in its bloody campaign of ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 6:10 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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Barack Obama ended his talk at the National Prayer Breakfast with a quote from oe of the Hadith found in Sahih Muslim (one of the "authentic" collections of Hadith winnowed by the most respected muhaddithin, in this case one whose name is Muslim): "And, finally, let’s remember that if there is one ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 5:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 06 February 2015
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From the North East Chronicle Northumbria Police Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ashman says it's the largest number of charges that they have placed before a court. Twenty more people have been charged with sexual offences as part of police’s Operation Sanctuary probe. The charges follow the 13-month ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2015 3:06 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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The illustration, that is, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 11:17 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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He can't any longer keep pretending that there's nothing wrong with Islam. Now that he has to admit, begrudingly, that, he's found it necessary to remind everyone that "we do it too." The "we" here is Christianity, a religion with a universalist claim. And he mentions the Crusades, and some of the apologetics ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 10:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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Listen here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 10:46 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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His way of dealing with the question will be familiar to all those who have seen Muslims being interviewed, in Dar al-Islam or Dar al-Harb, about Islam. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 8:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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Riven by disputes among their nations and within their nations, the Muslim Arabs all agree on only one thing: the need to destroy Israel. And they should, this former editor of a major Arab publication insists, unite in the Jihad against Israel. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 8:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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His remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 7:58 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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In Sweden, there will be jobs and apartments and subsidies awaiting those who come back from the Islamic State. That will put them in such a good mood that they will no longer be tempted by the siren song of Sura 9, or the Hadith about Jihad. They will be Muslims who will choose to forget that they ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 11:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 05 February 2015
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Ancient Christian Inscription in Saudi Arabia Source: F. Imbert, Asian News After we posted on an Israel Hayom article on a fascinating exhibit  at Israel’s Biblical Lands Museum  of Judean cuneiform tablets from ancient Babylonia, our colleague Christina McIntosh wrote this thoughtful comment: I ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/05/2015 11:03 AM by Jerry Gordon
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