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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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Islamabad (Agenzia Fides) - 300 Muslim students armed with iron bars and sticks protesting against the French satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" for publishing blasphemous cartoons of the prophet Mohammed stormed a Christian boys’ school in the city of Bannu, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2015 3:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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Family Members of Egyptian Security Forces Killed in Sinai  by Ansar Beit Al Magdis  Source: AP   The menace of the Islamic State (Daesh in Arabic) has spread to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.  Gulf News  reported  that  Ansar Beit Al Maqdis attacked  police and military facilities in the Northern ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2015 4:45 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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Posted on 01/30/2015 4:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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I don't think there are many people unaware of what London mayor Boris Johnson said about young male Muslim jihadists yesterday "If you look at all the psychological profiling about bombers, they typically will look at porn. They are literally w***ers. Severe onanists. They are tortured. They will be ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2015 12:52 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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Funeral Cortege for late Alberto Nisman La Tablada Jewish Cemetery 1-29-15 Buenos Aires  Source: AP Yesterday, the late Argentine Prosecutor, Alberto Nisman was laid to rest in the La Tablada Jewish Community in Buenos Aires amidst a veritable firestorm of controversy that stretched from Argentina ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2015 10:29 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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The earth may not have shaken, but it was a delightful surprise that at an informal meeting of the plenary of the United Nations General Assembly, held on January 22, 2015, representatives of 37 nations convened to register their disapproval of anti-Semitism.  Perhaps most surprising was the comment ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2015 6:44 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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The number of animals killed in halal abattoirs without being stunned first soared in the last year, figures have revealed. Campaigning by Muslims for traditional methods of slaughter has led to a 60 percent rise in the number of non-pain free killings, industry experts said. Last year 2.4 million ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/30/2015 4:59 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Sky News says:- Dutch national broadcaster NOS temporarily went off air after an man armed with a gun entered the building and demanded airtime. The RTL press agency said a building belonging to NOS in Hilversum was cleared on Thursday evening after the man walked into the building. He was later ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 4:54 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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New English Review Press is pleased to announce the publication of our seventeenth book, Islam Through the Looking Glass: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J.B. Kelly, Vol. 3, edited by S.B. Kelly. The resurgence of Islam is a constant theme in the writings of J.B. Kelly from the 1980s to his ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 12:37 PM by NER
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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A second item from the German edition of The Local Cologne's planned Charlie Hebdo float in its Rosenmontag parade was a false start, after the organising committee scrapped its construction over security concerns.  The Festival Committee of the Cologne Carnival said in a statement on Wednesday ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 12:36 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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From the German edition of The Local In a decision announced on Wednesday, a Frankfurt court upheld the dismissal of a man from his job at Frankfurt airport over his close friendship with a foreign citizen with ties to terrorist group Isis. Judges found that the man, who was in regular contact with ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 12:32 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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A Sky News investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham learns that hundreds of new cases continue to emerge. A survivor of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham claims she still sees her abusers "driving young girls in their car", as a Sky News investigation reveals hundreds of new cases ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 11:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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The Internet ad-click optimizers -- the most relentless and cunning of mind-manaclers -- want you to click on, among this week's ten thousand similar lures and lurid enticements, "Stars who altered tats of exes." Take this cup from me. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 9:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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    As a Former Army Intelligence officer, we were trained to evaluate the credibility of sources and then delve into the intel they were providing. We were also trained that if you didn’t identify the threat doctrine of your enemies then you couldn’t formulate a winning strategy, let alone ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 9:38 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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By a Hindu, Iraq combat vet. congresswoman from Hawaii! “Just a couple of days ago, Secretary Kerry said in a speech that ISIS and al-Qaeda are engaging in, quote, ‘criminal conduct rooted in alienation, poverty, thrill seeking and other factors.’ Now if we really look at what he’s saying and if ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 8:03 AM by Richard Butrick
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Perhaps you have noticed that the thousands of reports on the Islamic State, and on Kobane, refer to the Kurds, but never bother to mention whether the Kurdes are Sunni or Shi'a, or why that might matter, for such mention  would lead to further question. So let's answer that question: Most, though not ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 7:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Here's an article on the French prison system, and a particular French prison where "radicalisation" -- never defined, never explaineed -- apparently takes place and where Amedy Coulibaly was himself "radicalised." Hollande's solution is to hire 80 more imams -- but what, after all, can those imams ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 6:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Our astute colleague Ilana Freedman has zeroed in on the parallel universe of President Obama in her latest op-ed, “The Alternate Universe of Barack Obama.” Her observations mirror the comments of contributing editor Dr. Richard Rubenstein in a 2010 NER Symposium video interview who called Obama the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 5:25 AM by Jerry Gordon and Ilana Freedman
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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I have been going to church all my life. In the early 1950’s when I was four years old my Dad would give me a dime to place in the offering plate at church. By the time I was in elementary school I was getting a quarter each and every Sunday that was to be used as my offering to my church and to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 5:21 AM by John Constantine
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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From the Express FOUR racist teenagers have been locked up for an attack on a ­Jewish man walking home from a religious studies class. Hassnain Aliamin, 18, Kesa Malik, 19, Balawal Sultan, also 18, and a 16-year-old youth travelled to the Orthodox Jewish community in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 4:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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And against this Coptic writer on human rights, in the black trunks, some nasty Tunisian who quotes the Holocaust-denying, Stalinist-turned-fanatical-Muslim Roger Garaudy, as his authority. You'll like Magdi Khalil, and can shut off the other one whenever it becomes unbearable to watch Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 10:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Here. He can't allow himself to locate the source of the problem in the Qur'an, in the Hadith, in the example of Muhammad -- though he does indicate that the "kind verses" in the Qur'an are treated by those who apply "naskh" (abrogation) as of no value, demonstrating that there are other, unkind ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 10:03 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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"Digital Humanities." To use a line from Pale Fire, "do those clowns really believe what they teach?" Christ on a crutch. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 9:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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