Here are the Blogs in the Christina McIntosh
Thursday, 22 January 2015
A very, very revealing story that is told toward the end of this Spectator piece by Douglas Murray that appeared on 17 January. The whole thing is worth reading - and I urge anyone whose interest is piqued, here, to click on the link and read it in situ, and then set aside an hour or so to peruse the ...Read More...
Posted on 01/22/2015 12:14 AM by Christina Mcintosh
Wednesday, 21 January 2015
How I found out about this fascinating exchange - which took place, I understand, on 9th January, only two days after the assault on 'Charlie Hebdo' - is a long story which I won't go into. But for the transcript of what transpired I am indebted to a bloke called Michael Smith, who presumably saw it ...Read More...
Posted on 01/21/2015 5:09 AM by Christina McIntosh
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Hugh drew our attention, earlier, to the singing of the La Marseillaise in the Assemblee Nationale.
That is the France we all know, modern France, the France of revolution and laicite.
But there is another France, equally real, still present if less obviously visible, a France that was invoked ...Read More...
Posted on 01/15/2015 2:49 AM by Christine McIntosh
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
One of the better opinion pieces to have appeared in the Aussie press in the immediate wake of the murderous Muslim ghazi raids on Charlie Hebdo and on the kosher supermarket and its Jewish customers, in France. He doesn't quite say all that he could have said - he does not grasp the nettle and introduce ...Read More...
Posted on 01/14/2015 7:32 PM by Christina McIntosh
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Thursday, 10 January 2013
A Blast From the Past: Conor Cruise O'Brien, in 1995, Discussing the Jihad in Algeria
I encourage anyone coming to this blog today who has not heard of Conor Cruise O'Brien, and/ or has never ...Read More...
Posted on 01/13/2015 5:53 AM by Christina McIntosh
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
It might be good to have the most telling portions of this article translated into French, and re-circulated, as widely as possible. And if the Independent, and other outlets, had any brains, and any guts, they would be republishing it, within the week.
"Islam: ...Read More...
Posted on 01/13/2015 4:14 AM by Christina McIntosh
Sunday, 11 January 2015
Posted on 01/11/2015 2:32 AM by Christina McIntosh
Thursday, 1 January 2015
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...
Posted on 01/01/2015 6:02 PM by Christina McIntosh