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Sunday, 10 March 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Chuka Umunna Back in 2015, a new M.P. from Streatham was among those running to replace Ed Miliband as leader of the Labour Party in Great Britain. This was Chuka Umunna, who suddenly pulled out, explaining that he didn’t want to put his wife through the ordeal of the campaign ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2019 10:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 10 March 2019
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From the Telegraph Two more jihadi brides who joined Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are believed to have been stripped of their UK citizenship while living in a refugee camp in Syria. Reema Iqbal, 30, along with her sister Zara Iqbal, 28, are mothers of five children between them, and are ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2019 5:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 10 March 2019
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QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - An Islamic State fighter detained in Syria urged Italy on Saturday to let him come home to start a new life, saying he had abandoned the self-styled jihadist “caliphate” after growing disillusioned with its rulers. Mounsef al-Mkhayar, a 22-year-old of Moroccan descent ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2019 4:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 09 March 2019
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From The Daily Mail Third-year engineering student Danial Farooq, 21, now faces an investigation after expressing support for jihad. He says he is a member of Hizb ut-Tahrir which seeks to establish an Islamic state under Sharia law and is banned in more than a dozen countries worldwide – though ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2019 10:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 09 March 2019
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Seen on a London Transport big red bus on an East London route recently.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2019 9:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 09 March 2019
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The authors of The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theater of the Absurd clearly feel an urgent existential imperative to grapple with the question of how we should live. It is, as they point out, a question even the nihilist must eventually answer. by Scott Beauchamp There really ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2019 8:13 AM by New English Review Press
Saturday, 09 March 2019
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by Conrad Black One of the signs of the many seismic shifts in American political life is the collapse, at least tentatively, after 88 years, of the Democratic Party machine in Chicago. There is a good deal of celebration in the leftist circles that seem to be sweeping the Democratic Party nationally, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2019 5:08 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 09 March 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Above is the Coca-Cola ad for Ramadan 2018. It’s a remarkable performance, and I’ve tried to give it the attention it deserves. It lasts for 2:14. We open to a scene of an obnubilated sky (0:00-0:09); it’s early morning in the outskirts of a city. At 0:10, a pretty young ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2019 4:44 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 08 March 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald One of the most celebrated Turkish journalists, Burak Bekdil, wrote for the leading paper Hürriyet for 29 years, and then lost his job, as he put it, for “telling the truth about Turkey,” in an Erdogan-prompted purge of the media. He continues to to write for online Western ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2019 5:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 07 March 2019
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by Gary Fouse Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jerrold Nadler As I write this piece, we are still awaiting Robert Mueller's report on the Trump-Russian collusion investigation to be handed over to the attorney general, possibly sometime this week. Even the Democrats seem to know that ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/07/2019 5:11 AM by Gary Fouse
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
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here, at Peter McLoughlin's website. He is posting abroad, including the US.   It wasn't published by New English Review, but we look out for our friends and allies in this fight.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2019 1:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
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Democrats are doing their feeble best to build an impeachment case against the president, but it won’t succeed. by Conrad Black The whole state of national political discourse has risen a notch, but not from elevated content, rather from a de-escalation of the tawdriness and vituperation of ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2019 11:10 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
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A jihadi who called himself The Eagle and plotted to murder around 100 people outside a Disney store on London's Oxford Street has been jailed for life. Muslim convert Lewis Ludlow will serve a minimum of 15 years after he filmed himself swearing allegiance to Islamic State in the run up to his planned ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2019 9:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
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From the French edition of The Local Protesting prison guards blocked jails across France on Wednesday morning after two officers were left seriously wounded in an attack by a "radicalised" inmate. It's not the first time staff have been targeted by jihadist inmates. Around 20 prisons were blocked ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2019 6:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 06 March 2019
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by Michael Curtis Pope Pius XII How do you keep the music playing? How do you make it last? Vatican relations with Jews have been uneven, and the subject of a virtual library of works but in general are improving. One sign was that while in Israel in March 2000 Pope John Paul II, while dealing ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/06/2019 4:20 AM by Michael Curtis
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