Here are the Blogs in the Hugh Fitzgerald category.
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Friday, 28 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In the second Presidential debate, Hillary Clinton made a curious claim about Islam’s place in the history of America: “We’ve had Muslims in America since George Washington.” Many in the television audience of tens of millions must have thought that surely she had evidence for ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/28/2016 8:46 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 26 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald (November 2016) “Why is so much time, money and effort spent in these cases? Why not just let them go?” A High Court judge has questioned if an “extraordinary level” of state intervention was justified in stopping a 17-year-old boy from travelling to Syria amid fears he would ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/26/2016 6:01 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 23 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald A Muslim student at King’s College London, and an officer of its Student Union (3 of its 5 top officers are Muslims), one Mahamed Abdullahi, has called for “God Save the Queen,” Great Britain’s national anthem, to be omitted from the school’s graduation ceremonies. He claims the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2016 6:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 8 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has just upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Rev. Daisy Obi, a 73-year-old pastor originally from Nigeria, and a Somerville landlord, must not only serve six months in jail for pushing a Muslim tenant, but must “enroll and attend an ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/08/2016 5:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 5 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Saudis, and many other Muslims, are ecstatic. Simon Collis, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has just revealed to the world that he has converted to Islam (he did this a few years ago, but it was kept quiet until now). And he this week just completed the Hajj, the first ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/05/2016 11:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 4 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Sunday New York Times for September 18 carried a story by Eric Lichtblau about a “study” by “researchers” at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at the San Bernardino campus of California State University, purporting to show that “hate crimes against US Muslims are ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/04/2016 9:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 2 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald For nearly a year some Tennessee parents have been up arms about the teaching of Islam to seventh graders in their public schools. They are disturbed that more attention has been given to “studying” Islam than to Christianity or Judaism. And they especially were upset that the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/02/2016 3:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 1 October 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Islamic Scholar: Europe May Be Heading Toward Civil War,” by Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, September 11, 2016: A French scholar of Islam has a dire warning for Europe, claiming that the third generation of young Muslim men are being increasingly radicalised and may lead the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/01/2016 10:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 16 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Saudis, and many other Muslims, are ecstatic. Simon Collis, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has just revealed to the world that he has converted to Islam (he did this a few years ago, but it was kept quiet until now). And he this week just completed the Hajj, the first ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2016 7:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Nobel laureate: Don’t ‘muddle up’ terrorism with Islam,” by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press, September 2, 2016: Nobel Peace Prize winner Wided Bouchamaoui urged people everywhere on Thursday [September 1] not to “muddle up” terrorism with Islam. The Tunisian businesswoman, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2016 7:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 9 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The other day the New York Times published a story about how Danes are souring on Muslim immigrants, and how some feel guilty about it: Johnny Christensen, a stout and silver-whiskered retired bank employee, always thought of himself as sympathetic to people fleeing war and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2016 5:25 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Thousands rally in Paris to protest crime targeting Chinese,” Reuters, September 4, 2016: At least 13,000 people [the latest figures range from 15,000 to 50,000] attended a rally in Paris on Sunday to protest against what they say is a crime wave targeting the Chinese community ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2016 7:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 4 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Sometimes life sends along something to cheer us up. It did so for me, when I came across a stemwinder of a speech made in the Czech Parliament a few months ago by one of its members, Klara Samkova. Samkova is a left-of-center — not “far-right,” even if the Western press would ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 5:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald While nearly everyone has expressed an opinion about the burkini ban that was put in place by the mayors of several dozen French municipalities, and then overturned by a decision of the Conseil d’Etat, the views of Jean-Louis Harouel, a French legal historian and polymath, are ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 2:19 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 19 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After the killing of an imam and his assistant in Queens last week, the media were full of stories about Muslims, in Queens, in New York City, all over the country, apparently terrified that yet another “hate crime” had been directed at them. The headlines all went like this: “Dread ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2016 4:58 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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Howard Dean, he of the shriek heard round the world, claims to know that present-day Iran has nothing to do with Islam. Of course, he could only conclude that if he knew a lot about Islam (and Iran). Well, so many people seem to know all about Islam these days – Barack Obama, Jeh Johnson, John Kerry, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/16/2016 7:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 12 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Have you even read the United States Constitution?” Khizr Kahn asked at the DNC, holding up his pocket version and offering to loan it to Trump. “Look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.'” This was declared by many in the Clinton claque to be the most damning ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2016 5:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The mayor of Lille, in northeast France, has just announced the cancellation of La Braderie, the largest flea market in Europe, with 10,000 exhibitors and, last year, 2.5 million visitors. Martine Aubry, the mayor, and a Socialist stalwart, said that the safety of visitors could ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2016 12:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 6 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Dada and Surrealism may have outlived their welcome in Parisian salons, but they have found a warm welcome on Papal planes, and at the Vatican itself. The Pope has yet again delivered himself of more of his no-longer-surprising, but always disturbing, comments on Islam. He has ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2016 7:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 5 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Ottoman Empire, the Sick Man of Europe in the nineteenth century, finally was put out of its misery by military defeat in World War I, to be replaced by the enlightened despotism of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a war hero at Gallipoli, who established a provisional government in ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/05/2016 4:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 4 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald A glutton for punishment, I turned to the Vatican paper, L’Osservatore Romano, to read the Pope’s exact words, in the original Italian, about the killing of the indomitable priest in Rouvray. Here is what the Pope had to say to the journalists flying with him to Cracow: “Quando ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/04/2016 5:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald We have heard many disturbing statements in recent years made by Catholic clerics, from bishops and cardinals right up to Pope Francis, who seem to believe that Islam is a religion like any other, that criticism of Islam is unjustified and based on the motiveless malignity of “Islamophobia,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 7:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 18 July 2016
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by High Fitzgerald On July 12, the New York Times carried an article about a feud between two French Islamologues: PARIS — What propels Islamist terrorism and attacks against France is more than an academic debate: The answer shapes policy toward blunting the threat. So it is no inconsequential ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2016 7:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 14 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Pauline Hanson is a well-known political figure in Australia whose general anti-immigrant stance has recently become much more focused on Muslim immigration. After years in the political wilderness, on July 2 Hanson was elected, as a Senator, to the Australian Parliament. This ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/14/2016 1:01 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 11 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In the last few years, one country in Europe – Switzerland – has offered lessons in how to deal with Muslims that other Western countries might do well to emulate. For the Swiss have taken a tough line on those Muslims living in their country who have been unwilling to adapt to ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2016 5:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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