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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Here. Caroline Fourest is the author of "Frere Tariq," a study of how Tariq Ramadan manipulates non-Muslim audiences. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 9:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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An article of surpassing idiocy, by Stephen Kinzer, here. No mention of Islam, nor of the violence and aggression that make it difficult, in that un-Islamic construct the nation-state, for national unity to prevail over the many ethnic and sectarian divisions that all the states that were heirs to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 8:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali has a very interesting article in the Sunday Times. It's behind the paywall of course, hence just the first and last paragraphs..  Appeasement of jihadists will always backfire on the West, says Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  This was not an attack by a mentally deranged, lone-wolf gunman. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 5:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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The Paris March for Unity on Sunday was one of the epochal occasions of this still-young century. There was absolutely none of the mealy-mouthed waffling that echoed hollowly around this country, following the murder of eight members of a rather scurrilous and tasteless French magazine, along with four ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 4:56 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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From the German edition of The Local and Deutsche Welle Der Spiegel magazine said that foreign intelligence services had picked up thecontent of communications by some "known international jihadists", without giving specific details. The intelligence, which was passed to German authorities, indicated ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 4:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Gardai are monitoring the activities of a group of radical young Muslims in Dublin, the Sunday Independent has learned. The group has no official links to any of the mainstream mosques or the main Muslim sects in Ireland. They have been monitored gathering at an address in Dublin, which they have used ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 3:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Also from the Telegraph. It's a long read but worthwhile doing so in total and not just my brief precis here. Nobody ever suspected the two Algerian friends. Brahim Benmerzouga and Baghdad Meziane had slipped into Britain undetected in 1997, refugees from Algeria, a country bedevilled by civil ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 2:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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A convicted al-Qaeda terror fundraiser with links to the Paris attacks is residing in the UK after using the Human Rights Act to prevent his deportation back to his native Algeria, The Telegraph can disclose. Baghdad Meziane, who was jailed for 11 years in 2003 for running a terror support network, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2015 2:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Here. Message of Edwy Plenel: Muslims are in France, therefore they are "part of France" and "are French." Those killings? They were monstrous. But  Islam had nothing to do with it. It's our fault, the fault of the French. It's poverty. It's unemployment. It's not being able to fit in. It's ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 11:48 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Here. Forget the Caliphate, the days of the Caliphate were dark and bloody. Forget the ideal of the Caliphate, it was a terrible thing, right up to the Ottomans, "may they be cursed.". And forget the Traditions -- that is, the Hadith. That is where we have the massacre of the Banu Qurayza prisoners, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 11:35 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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I hope you weren't expecting Donne's Devotions. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 11:28 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Here. The fatwa-issuer might have allowed just a little fun, explained that  there was no need to forbid something so fleeting, that diffugere-nives and all that would quickly take care of any snowman any child had built. But he just couldn't hold back. So no Frosty, and no Mona Lisa either, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 11:18 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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  Earlier today, we posted on the purported contrast in responses at yesterday’s White House joint news conference by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and President Obama  to a question raised by BBC correspondent, Nick Robinson about “the threat posed by fighters coming back from Syria”.  See: UK ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 7:39 PM by Bill Narvey and Jerry Gordon
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Here. Someone I know from NIger, who lives in France, who is vaguely Muslim, was horrified by  what he saw when he returned to Niger, after years of absence, about three years ago. The Saudi-financed mosques had transformed, he said, what he remembered as an easygoing Islam, far from the Arabs, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 4:59 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Those who find their peace by living within the pre-fabricated grid of Islam, that Compleat Regulation of Life and Total Explanation of the Universe, are not limited to the economically marginal. I am sure those who have known Tim Winter -- knew him at Westminster, or at Cambridge -- and rack their ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 2:18 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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From the Express Graffiti was sprayed onto three posters in Stratford, east London, each advertising a Holocaust memorial day event to be held by Newham Council. Newham Council were first made aware of the incidents through social media, when "repulsed" resident James Tattle posted pictures of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 1:49 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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But not with you. He'd like to share them with fellow Muslims. Unfortunately for him, others have been able to eavesdrop. The story, publishd last November, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 1:32 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Listen here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 1:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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A few dozen francophone Arabs and Berbers have signed a petition calling for less Charlie-Hebdo hysteria, and so on. A sweet Asma Doumani writes a hopeful article that appears in The Washington Post. Some young Malaysian girl is interviewed by Brooke Gladstone on NPR today, and says that "we Muslims" ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 1:12 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Posted on 01/17/2015 1:09 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Here. I didn't put in anything in that original piece about Carl Ernst, or Omid Safi of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke. At that time I was focussed on Columbia's MEALAC program. Bu tif you google each of their names, with my name, something will turn up. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 1:00 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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“The vast majority of people in the Arab world sympathize with al Qaeda only because it champions their issues and speaks their language and it’s seemingly effective against their enemies.” —  Shibley Telhami of the Brookings Institution and the University of Maryland   A nice example of deception ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 12:54 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 January 2015
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From Temple, to Chapel Hill, and now that appetizing thing, full professor and Director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University, Omid Safi churns out prose that has something in common with that of Hamid Dashabi, whose Ode To Edward Said you no doubt remember or, put otherwise, have been unable ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2015 12:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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