The Iconoclast

Saturday, 03 January 2015
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And that history, speeded-up, brings a Muslim ruler (president) to France, with the consequences that naturally would follow. This is not a satire, not a fantasy, he says in an interview, but rather "history speeded up." More here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 4:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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From the Telegraph Rain seeped into the tombs through shattered flagstones. Nearby, marble crosses lay in pieces. Plastic flowers, once lovingly placed on a grave, were torn and stamped into the earth. Beside the desecrated graveyard in the Syrian town of Kessab stood the Holy Trinity Armenian Evangelical ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 11:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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Muslims in Libya have been killing Egyptian Copts who work in that country; now they have seized, at one blow, more than a dozen of them. This gives Al-Sisi his chance to intervene in Libya, which he has wanted to do, and may even, with some limited bombing, have done so. But now he can, by intervening ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 11:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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Georges Loinger was a hero of the Resistance who saved many French Jews. He came from Alsace; he had listened to the German radio; he had talked to those who managed to get across the border; he knew what was coming; he was ready when trouble came. A report on Georges Loinger and others here. His ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 9:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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The Local web-newspaper is about the only direct source of English language news I have for Sweden; sadly in recent years it either reports interesting but bland 'local' news, or more worring incidents from a 'celebrate diversity' angle. As in this article. But the comments are interesting.  Three ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 3:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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This petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/70069 needs 100,000 British votes by the last day of March 2015 in order for the subject matter to stand any chance at all of being debated in Parliament. It needs 10,000 British votes immediately in order to get the relevant U.K. Government ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 8:14 PM by John M. Joyce
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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French demonstrators in Paris favoring Palestinian state Source: AFP/Getty Images As 2014 was closing a vote on a draft resolution introduced by the Jordanian UN Ambassador at the Security Council hit what may be a temporary speed bump for PA President Abbas. He is striving g to impose a draconian ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 2:46 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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Posted on 01/02/2015 2:03 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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He was consumed with the idea that Arab "greatness" was lost, that the Arab world, as he saw it, was going down the drain. And of course he could never allow himself to analyze the role of Islam, the Islam that explains the many failures, political, economic, social, intellectual, and moral, of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 1:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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Here. It's not easy being on a Shi'a island in a Sunni sea. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 12:54 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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Fatah fi sabil Allah, with not much to show for it, militarily, but the propaganda campaign -- the U.N., the I.C.C. -- is going gangbusters. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 12:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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Here. And by extension, an observation about all those who thought, who may still think, that without touching Islam, and its hold on the minds of men, Arab societies can be transformed through Yankee know-how and goodwill and lots and lots of money.  But what, someone will inevitably say, about ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 7:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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From the website of "elder of ziyon": January 02, 2015 NYT interviews a PFLP terrorist without revealing his history   Jodi Rudoren in the New York Times wrote a fairly interesting piece about the challenges that the PA would have in bringing up charges against Israel in the ICC. One ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 7:48 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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It's an annual event, and annual, too, is the counting-up of the vehicles torched by young Muslim Arabs who don't much care for Christmas, or the general atmosphere around it, and choose on Saint-Sylvestre to observe the holiday season in their own special way. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 7:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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From a thread at the site of Ivan Rioufol (http://blog.lefigaro.fr/rioufol/2014/12/bloc-notes-pourquoi-hollande-c.html#comments):   M.K. | 1 janvier 2015 14h26 | Répondre les termes: " Palestine, Palestiniens" ne figurent pas dans les Évangiles. "Le terme "Palestine" en référence aux ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 7:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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At the website of Raymond Ibrahim, here. A fantastic speech, for a Muslim Arab leader (doing his Ataturk, who as a Turk was able to say far worse about Islam) and one which all those  who through no fault of their own were born into Islam, will be able to use in their own way. For in what is quoted ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 6:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 01 January 2015
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Thursday, 01 January 2015
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Thursday, 01 January 2015
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First posted at the Middle East Forum, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2015 8:38 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 01 January 2015
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Here. Saudi Arabia wants to maximize its long-term revenues by undercutting other, higher-priced new ways of extracting oil, especially fracking, and deep-water drilling. Iran wants to maximize its revenus now, and isn't as concerned about the possibility of leaving hundreds of billions of barrels ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2015 6:17 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 01 January 2015
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I say the first known raid, because Muslim fishermen - Buginese and Makassarese - had been sporadically visiting the northern and northwestern coastlines for at least two centuries, and although much modern discussion of that subject represents in the rosiest light the interactions between the Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2015 6:02 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Thursday, 01 January 2015
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