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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions twenty-four through twenty-nine. 24. This question goes to the matter of how women are treated in Islam. A Muslim man need only repeat ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2017 7:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions sixteen through twenty-three. 16. This question again underscores the harsh treatment of critics of Muhammad raised in the previous question. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/07/2017 7:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 6 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions eleven through fifteen. 11. The question is meant simply to elicit that for Muslims, morality is determined by whatever Muhammad thought ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2017 6:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 3 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions seven through ten. Answers 1-6 here. 7. Muslims often claim that Muhammad only attacked in self-defense. Among the clear exceptions to ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2017 12:15 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Last Saturday I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to the first six of those questions. “M.I.” refers to the Muslim Interlocutor who has invited others to “Ask a Muslim” any questions they may ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2017 8:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 28 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald A Muslim ex-Marine has been travelling across country with a sign: “I’m A Muslim And A U.S. Marine — Ask Anything.” He’s one of a small army of I’m-A-Muslim-Ask-Me-Anything propagandists, moving about our land, attracting small groups of onlookers, and then posting his exchanges ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2017 5:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “There has been much misinformation about Islam. Reports in Western media tend to perpetuate stereotypes that Islam is a violent religion and Muslim women are oppressed.” — Professor Kishwar Rizvi, in Salon Apparently for Ms. Rizvi, a professor at Yale of Islamic Art and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/24/2017 5:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 21 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Dante and Virgil encounter Mohammed in Hell - a divider of the people By how much has the Muslim population in Italy increased since 1970? Before googling, take a guess. In 47 years, from 1970 to 2017, the Muslim population in Italy, both of citizens and migrants, has gone ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/21/2017 8:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 16 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Palestinian” leader Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on religion, one Mahmoud Al-Habbash, has declared that a move of the American embassy to Jerusalem by the Trump administration would constitute “a declaration of war on all Muslims,” and then threatened: “This will not pass in silence.” ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2017 8:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 13 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald On the matter of Israel, French Jews, and the “Palestinians,” Fillon has made various remarks, some of which have disturbed, and some of which have pleased, France’s Jews. He did say at one point that Muslims in France were being held “hostage” by fundamentalists, who wanted ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2017 8:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald In Fillon’s book “Conquering Islamic Terrorism,” there is nothing about limiting the Muslim presence in France, which has created a situation, for the indigenous French and for non-Muslim immigrants, too, that is far more unpleasant, expensive, and physically dangerous than ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 6:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald We hear a lot about possible victories this year in Europe of anti-Islam candidates. Some are well-known outside their own countries, such as Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, while others are not so well-known. One of them is François Fillon, who has a good chance to become ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 7:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 5 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald After the Six-Day War, while the Israelis waited for the Arabs to make that phone call about peace negotiations that never came, the Arabs had other ideas. First, they announced at a meeting in the Sudanese capital of the Arab League “the three No’s of Khartoum”: No peace with ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2017 12:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 4 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald  There’s a lot that has already been said about John Kerry’s appalling speech defending the Obama Administration’s abstention on the anti-Israel Resolution 2334 in the U.N. Security Council. Prime Minister Netanyahu noted tartly that Kerry gave insufficient attention to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 7:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald On December 13th, at Wilton Park, the Prince of Wales explained how the Muslim critique of materialism helped him to rediscover the sacred spirituality of Islam and explain the decline of the West. I start from the belief that Islamic civilization at its best… has an important ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2017 5:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 25 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Adam Saleh, a Muslim who calls himself a comedian and “YouTube prankster,” was recently removed from a Delta flight in London. He claimed that a phone call he made to his mother in Arabic had alarmed passengers, who were entirely too jittery on hearing that language. But according ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2016 4:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 22 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald From al-Arabiya: A senior leader of the Iranian army has mocked Gulf Arab states for their disappointment in Syria and threatened that after the victory in Aleppo it would be the turn of places such as Bahrain, Yemen and Iraq’s Mosul. “The people of Bahrain will get their ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2016 8:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 21 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Recognizing that something’s wrong with Islam is an advance. Assuming it can be made right smacks of Pollyanna. Tony Blair has said that the educational systems in countries where [Muslim] extremism had taken hold must be overhauled. And just how will this be done? We’ve ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2016 5:18 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 18 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Soon after the Muslim terrorist attacks of 9/11, Tony Blair let it be known that he was a great admirer of Islam, and that he had taken to carrying around with him the Qur’an, a book that he claimed he read almost every day. Islam, he knew then, was “beautiful” and the Prophet ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2016 2:46 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 17 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald But what about John Esposito’s third claim, the one that is the focus of those Dallas billboards, about the supposed “racial equality” in Islam? There are a few passages, it is true, in the Qur’an, in which it is obliquely suggested that all men are equal, regardless of the “diversity ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2016 9:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 16 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald What about Esposito’s next claim, that “the Qur’an teaches that all human beings are equal, regardless of…sex”? Before we weigh this statement, let’s review what we know about the treatment of women in Islam. Can there be equality between men and women, when a man can marry ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2016 1:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 15 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In the latest example of Muslim propaganda, the Dallas chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America has put up twelve billboards. Though there is a generic appeal to viewers to find out more about Islam by calling a hotline, 877-whyisam, or going to the website whyislam.org, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/15/2016 5:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 14 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The real ”key words” of Resolution 242, as crafted mainly by Lord Caradon, are those about the need for “secure and defensible borders.” Carter doesn’t even mention this phrase, which Lord Caradon thought was the most important provision of the Resolution. For Carter surely knows ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/14/2016 7:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 8 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Jimmy Carter treats a sentence from the non-binding preamble to Resolution 242 as if it were a binding part of the Resolution itself. He thinks that the phrase about the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war” applies to Israel, when examination of the Mandate ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2016 6:00 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The glad news is that Jimmy Carter is again bringing peace to the Middle East, by saving Israel from itself, as he has tried so many times before, and without a moment to lose. He wants to make sure that the American government, while still under Obama, joins 137 other countries ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 5:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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