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Friday, 19 December 2014
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The nonsense about France as a nation whose immigrants have been a source of strength, a bit of national luck for which the French should be grateful, the wonderful integration of Muslims into France -- all this is too absurd for Rioufol to bother to refute. He simply repeats the nonsense Hollande has ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 5:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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The levitation merchants in Trafalgar Square outside the National Gallery are usually Yoda, the Grim Reaper or Gandalf the Grey. But in honour of the season Santa Claus (he doesn't look dignified enough to be a Father Christmas) has looked in.  It takes all sorts. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 2:39 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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by Geoffrey Clarfield (December 2014) This year the Jewish festival of Hanukkah lasts from December 16 until the 24. It will be celebrated for a full eight days with one candle lit each night until all eight shine on the eighth day. Jews in the US, Israel (where it is a national holiday) and around ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:51 PM by NER
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the BBC Two Muslim charities have lost their grants after the government claimed they had links with Islamist extremism. A spokesman for Birmingham-based Islamic Help, said it was "surprised, dismayed and angered" by the action. The Muslim Charities Forum (MCF), said the decision was based ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 6:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the Telegraph Taliban militants who stormed a Pakistan high school killing more than 130 students followed instructions from a commander, according to transcripts given to local newspapers by the authorities. “We have killed all the children in the auditorium,” one of the attackers ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 December 2014
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From the Telegraph, and the London Evening Standard  British girls as young as 14 are being helped to join Islamic State fighters in Syria as jihadi brides in increasing numbers by London-based “facilitators”, the Standard had learnt. Teenagers are being helped with applying for passports, given ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2014 1:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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With details from Sahih Bukhari, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 9:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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When I did an Advent calendar in 2008 I included a passage from The Dean’s Watch by Elizabeth Goudge. The book tells the story of the friendship that grows up between Adam Ayscough, the Dean of the Cathedral City, and Isaac Peabody the clockmaker. The book, which is set in the 1870s in a Cathedral City ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 4:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Husain Haqqani, married to one of the Ispahani girls (I'm not sure if it's the one who was briefly married to Leon Wieseltier, or one of her sisters), is a former Pakistani ambassador to the United States.  He knows, and has written about, how meretricious the Pakistani rulers, generals and zamindars ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 2:45 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Almost the only G-20 government that is behaving sensibly is that of Saudi Arabia. As the sun sets with agonizing dilatoriness on the Obama administration, there is no sign of a resurrection of fiscal sanity, of any concern to reform “Affordable Care,” or even of a desire to palliate the shambles of ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 2:20 PM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Schuyler Moore writes in Forbes: Sony takes a bold move and exercises its First Amendment rights – rights that don’t exist in most of the world – to make a comedy about an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un. In return, it suffers an outright attack from North Korea – no different than if North ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 11:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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JR McNeil writes in Public Books: December 1, 2014 — Neither Thucydides, Gibbon, von Ranke, nor Braudel ever cited a paper appearing in Geophysical Research Letters. They did not worry themselves about fluctuations in the Siberian High or the Southern Oscillation. The vast majority of more recent ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 10:21 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Swiss Ambassador Paul Fivat Source: EPA   If the EU court rulings on Hamas and the European Parliament vote on “in principal” recognition of a Palestinian state weren’t enough ‘gifts’ on Hanukkah for Israel, there was  the third calumny. That was    the approval of a declaration by the Geneva ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 8:53 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Here is the original article by Hassan Jabali, from Homs, now living in Canada,k on what must be done to make Islam tolerable. And a reply -- there have been many -- by one well-informed skeptic, at the Canadian site Poste de Veille, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 7:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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In French, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 7:48 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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The campaign to discredit Eric Zemmour, by those journalists and politicians who have been apologists for Islam and Muslims in France, has no end. It includes putting words into his mouth -- in this case, the loaded word "deportation." But it's a word Eric Zemmour did not say. Nor did his interviewer ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 7:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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A day after all that soul-wrenching soul-searching, with a solemn declaration  of war against "terrorism" by Nawaz Sharif, it turns out that in Pakistan "terrorism" does not include those acts of terror whose victims are non-Muslims. Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 7:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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Notice here. When modern Iraq was created,  the former Ottoman vilayet of Basra was added to those of Mosul and Baghdad in order to further British interests in India. Basra supplied foodstuffs for India, and from Basra, at the very head of the Persian Gulf, the sea route to India could be better ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 6:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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In the last few paragraphs of this cheerful holidayesque Hanukkah article about Tradition and Pastry, a darker story is told in passing. The writer does not invite the reader to linger on what happened to the Jews of Rhodes (and Crete, and elsewhere midst the Isles of Greece). But you can. And I can. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 5:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 18 December 2014
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This is just starting to get into British newspapers, via The Turkish Press  BAGHDAD - At least 150 women who refused to marry militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, were executed in the western Iraqi province of Al-Anbar, Iraq's Ministry of Human Rights said. The victims ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2014 1:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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A statement of the obvious, here. And those who are not, nonetheless constitute a permanent danger too -- and not only because there is no way of knowing what form of Jihad they will in the future support., Their mere presence, their swelling of Muslim ranks, constitutes a danger to Italy, Europe, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2014 7:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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Here he is, Ismail Al-Wahwah, bizarrely allowed to settle in Australia and eager to take advantage of the rights an advanced non-Muslim state offers, in order to destroy non-Muslims and those very rights, setting out his world-view. Why not take him seriouslyl? Why try to ignore him or pretend he represents ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2014 6:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014
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