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Monday, 22 December 2014
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Here Mustafa Akyol, a Turkish Defender of the Faith who thinks of himself, not accurately, as a "liberal," has had a good run claiming all kinds of things about a rightly-guided Islam. He was a defender of Erdogan, too, for a long time, but now that that is impossible, he has decided to make a comparison ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2014 9:06 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 22 December 2014
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From AP via Canadian TV News PARIS -- The prosecutor in the French city of Dijon says the driver who ran down 13 pedestrians in the city has a long history of severe mental illness and no links to terrorism. The man, who is 40, has admitted his role in the attack, said prosecutor Marie-Christine ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2014 7:58 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 December 2014
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If brevity is the soul of wit, verbosity is often the veil of ignorance. There was an instance of this in a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine, with the title “Conduct Disorder and Callous-Unemotional Traits in Youth.” At considerable length and with much polysyllabic vocabulary, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/22/2014 5:48 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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What hopes, what dreams, those who founded Brandeis in 1948, in improbable Waltham, with a motley series of buildings that somehow became a campus -- and hired all kinds of people who were, in those fresh and innocent and more intelligent days, hired without the credentials (the graduate degree, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 9:03 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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It's trying to imitate the Islamic State. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 8:25 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Story, at lefigaro.fr, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 5:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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From AFP via the Jerusalem Post and the Mail on Sunday On Sunday, a driver in the French city of Dijon ran over 11 people with his car after yelling "allahu akhbar," (god is greatest in Arabic) . Among the victims were two people who were seriously injured.  "The man, born in 1974, is apparently ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 4:29 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 3:50 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Midwinter Solstice. The shortest day. I was up early to watch the sunrise. Not for the first time it was raining. No rosy fingered dawn walking over the dew of yon high eastern suburban semi. So, something else instead. No, not Jethro Tull's Solstice Bells yet again.  From Jethro Tull's Christmas ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 3:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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From New Voices: Holly Bicerano, a student at Boston University and the former Campus Outreach Co-Coordinator for Open Hillel, made waves in the Jewish world after publishing an op-ed in the Times of Israel called “Standing athwart lies,” explaining why she decided to leave the organization. Chief ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 2:29 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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In Muslim lands, or among Muslim peoples even in lands not yet ruled by Islam, that is an environment where despotism, violence, aggression, deception are made familiar through the texts and tenets of the faith that suffuses everything, and of which one is made constanty aware by the references to Muhammad ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 11:00 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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This woman is mad as a wet hen over this "vocabulary lesson" in given in the local High School - good for her. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 9:52 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Hugh Fitzgerald suggests that someone should sue the Justice Department and force them to defend their forcing of Islam on America. RT: City Council officials in Kennesaw, Georgia, voted to approve the opening of a mosque in a local shopping center, despite some opposition from local residents, after ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 9:41 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Mshad Al-Zaydi fears the world of those Muslims -- Sunni in the case of the Islamic State, Shi'a in the case of the Islamic Republic of Iran -- who take Islam most to heart. But he cannot yet, or perhaps never will be able, or allow himself to admit, that what is wrong is what is in the Qur'an, what ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 9:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Not Mark Kirk, not Robert Menendez, but Tariq Almohayed, a well-known Saudi journalist, suggests that since Iran is the fons et origo of much of the Middle East's current distempers  (the "root cause" of those distempers is Islam, but it would be unfair to expect Tariq Almohayed to discuss that) , suggests ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 7:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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From the Mail on Sunday An Asian MUSLIM father-of-four dragged a young pub worker off the street and raped her for three hours saying 'you white women are good at it'. The woman, who is in her 20s, was walking home from work in Bedford at around 11pm when she was grabbed by Abdul Ghafoor, 33, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 7:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 December 2014
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Andrew Gilligan in the Telegraph A man expelled from George Galloway’s Respect party for racism and anti-Semitism is serving as a magistrate in London’s most multiracial borough. On his Facebook page, Abul "Abz" Hussain, a British Bangladeshi, condemns "ignorant" people who "want me to ‘integrate’ ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2014 7:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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100 "deserters" from Islamic State --people who became demoralized and tired of fighting --  have apparently been executed in Raqqa. Story here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 9:13 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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You decide. Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 9:09 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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Posted on 12/20/2014 8:59 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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Erdogan endows the phrase "literary agent" with new meaning, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2014 8:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 December 2014
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