Here are the Blogs in the Hugh Fitzgerald category.
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Saturday, 30 December 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Garry Wills’s What the Qur’an Meant and Why It Matters begins with a statement of his certainties. He knows that students of the Qur’an, like himself, “must deal with militant misuses of it” and “blatantly distorted reports of what it says.” Garry Wills knows better. For if ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/30/2017 8:48 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 29 December 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Jennifer Williams is a great enthusiast not just for Christmas, but for the Muslim Jesus, about whom she is sure you have never heard, and she’s here to enlighten you: Christmas, as everyone knows, commemorates the birth of Jesus and is a major religious celebration for ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/29/2017 5:33 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Mr. Altman paints a picture of non-Muslims being carefully primed, through a campaign of falsehoods, to be ready to treat Muslims as Jews were once treated by the Nazis. Here is his scarcely-believable, hysterical warning: Social scientists agree that attacks on an entire ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2017 6:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Daniel Altman, the editor of Foreign Policy, recently delivered himself of an article, “This Is How Every Genocide Begins,” in which he claims that President Trump’s retweeting of three “anti-Islamic” videos reminds him of the years leading up to the Holocaust. Many absurd ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 4:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 11 December 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald If you’ve been listening to NPR or the BBC or almost any news channel, you’ve been told again and again these days that Jerusalem is a city “holy to three faiths.” This is comforting for those who don’t like to make distinctions; it doesn’t, however, adequately convey the fact ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/11/2017 4:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 1 December 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Ordinarily one may be wary of Mustafa Akyol, but in this article he cannot be faulted. Millions of Americans rushed to stores all across the United States Nov. 24 to take advantage of Black Friday, the day when most retailers offer promotional sales. Back in Turkey, some ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2017 1:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 27 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Tony Cartalucci’s full article can be found here. Yes, I know. Must we yet again go over the same ground, sweep back the same tide of taqiyya, remind ourselves yet again of what the Qur’an and hadith contain, tell ourselves yet again what the 1400 years of Islamic conquest ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2017 6:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 24 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald This much we have been able to piece together: the current Prime Minister of Lebanon, Saad Hariri, son of the late Rafik Al-Hariri, also once a Prime Minister, was summoned to Saudi Arabia on the night of November 2. He promptly flew off from Beirut, assuming that the discussions ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/24/2017 4:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 20 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Finally, there is the argument, from toponyms, of a Muslim presence in America before there was a United States. Here John Hamed, Jr. descends into the absurd: “Islam was here even before there was a U.S.A. There are more than 500 places in the U.S. today with clearly Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2017 5:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “It’s not just about sexual violence. For some students it’s just another way for Europeans to gang up against a prominent Muslim intellectual. We must protect Muslim students who believe and trust in him, and protect that trust.” The statement by Eugene Rogan, director ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2017 8:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 10 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr.’s letter criticizing a previous correspondent’s assertions about Islam first made the point that the Qur’an is full of references to “love” and “mercy” and “peace,” that where in the Qur’an violence appears, it was merely descriptive of what the early Muslims, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2017 5:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 9 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr. is the public relations officer of the Islamic Society of New Castle, Ohio, who wrote a letter, purporting to correct misperceptions about Islam, to the New Castle News: We write this to take exception to the letter published Oct. 4 in the New Castle News, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 6:31 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 4 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Bruce Ashford, a Professor of Theology and Dean at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, contributed to Fox News his view of the latest  terror attack and what he calls “Islam’s surprisingly complicated relationship with terrorism”: The horrifying attack in lower ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 5:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 31 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald A new report in The Independent on a small group of Muslim converts in San Cristobal de las Casas, gives itself away with its title: “Mexico’s Vibrant Muslim Community Lives in the Maya Heartland”: A trip to Mexico’s indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2017 7:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 27 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald On October 22, CBS’s Sixty Minutes devoted one of its segments to the stirring tale of Tamer El-Noury. That is the alias of an Egyptian-American undercover agent, working for the FBI, who has for years been befriending terrorists linked to Al Qaeda, both in the United States ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/27/2017 5:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 26 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald First of all, let’s not forget that astonishing vote on September 25; 93% of the Kurds in Iraq went ahead and voted for independence. It was an opinion poll, not binding. But it meant a great deal. That figure cannot be ignored, not even by the U.N. The Kurds have a moral right ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/26/2017 5:31 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 23 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Iran is, with Turkey, the nation that would be most harmed by the creation of an independent Kurdish state in Iraq. With an independent Kurdistan, and a well-armed Peshmerga, just over the border, the seven to eight million Kurds living in western Iran might well be inspired ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2017 5:23 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 22 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald On September 25, the Kurds in northern Iraq held what may be seen as the most welcome event in the Middle East since the Six-Day War: a referendum on independence, for which 93% of the voters (including non-Kurds living in Kurdish areas of Iraq) declared themselves in favor. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2017 5:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Out at Amherst, where hope is the thing with feathers, a panel discussion about Islam at the college on September 25 included Michael Graham, a radio host who has, in the past, suffered for his outspokenness about Islam. After the event, Muslim students wrote an “Open Letter,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/18/2017 8:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 16 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Carlos Khalil Guzman is a “revert” to Islam who is now going about the United States, taking pictures of cheerful, fresh-faced, smiling Muslims, each of whom is asked to choose a favorite verse in the Qur’an, or a saying by Muhammad in the Hadith, and to explain why he, or ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/16/2017 11:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 15 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Let’s remember Carlos Khalil Guzman’s claim that “Islam is against all types of oppression, literally all of it. It’s against racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, you name it.” We saw in a previous article how much bigger, and how much more deadly than the Atlantic ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2017 4:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald When last we looked at the plans of a convert to Islam, Carlos Khalil Guzman, to publish a book of photographs of young American Muslims, with each being asked to choose a single favorite verse from the Qur’an, or a single saying of the Prophet, and explain why he/she chose ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/11/2017 7:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 9 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald From a report this July at the Huffington Post: A Muslim photographer is working on an ambitious project that he hopes will tackle stereotypes about American Muslims and showcase the community’s rich diversity. Since the fall of 2015, Carlos Khalil Guzman has been using ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/09/2017 7:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 7 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist and lecturer on Islam who presents himself as both a loyal Believer and as a determined Reformer, one whose understanding of the true Islam, if only it were to find favor among 1.5 billion Muslims, would allow the Faithful to slough off ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/07/2017 4:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 6 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald In the Telegraph, John Simpson, a journalist since 1966 with the BBC, and its World Affairs editor since 1988, upon whom all sorts of awards have been lavished, writes a more-in-sorrow article about Aung San Suu Kyi. What interested me was not his denunciation of her, or his ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/06/2017 8:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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