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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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  Last night, I glanced at a report from a Kuwaiti  news paper and thought it looked suspiciously familiar. The Kuwaiti publication Al-Jarida published a report that a senior Israeli minister with alleged close ties to the Obama Administration had tipped off  Secretary of State Kerry about  a ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 6:42 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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Posted on 03/01/2015 12:55 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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From The Sunday Telegraph It has emerged that the school of Mohammed Emwazi was attended by two other men who subsequently became linked to Islamist terror groups.  Choukri Ellekhlifi, a contemporary of Jihadi John at Quintin Kynaston academy, was killed in Syria in 2013 after joining up with ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 11:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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On Sundays, some satisfy their hunger with manducating the Eucharist. I'm not among them. I need a special treat, preferably Asian, and neither con- nor trans- substantiation will do the trick. I need, as Paul Muldoon somewhere says, "all sorts and conditions of dim sum." So I'm off, for the first time ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 11:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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Keith Simmonds currently residing in France has won our crossword competition for February. He will recieve a copy of JB Kelly's new collection, Islam Through the Looking Glass. Congratulations Keith! Keep playing everyone! ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 10:44 AM by NER
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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On January 16, 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian lawyer, opened a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine.” Her decision quickly followed the accession of the Palestinian Authority on January 2, 2015 to the Rome Statute, the founding ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 10:41 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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Bill C-51, the federal government’s Anti-Terrorism Act, 2015, is the principal official response to the increasing threat of terrorism, a phenomenon that infamously prorupted into the central block of Parliament on Oct. 22, after the murder of a soldier ceremonially guarding the grave of the unknown ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 10:30 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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While there was nothing even slightly amusing about the recent attacks in Paris on the journalists of Charlie Hebdo and the customers of a kosher supermarket, there was an element of dark humor in an article that appeared in Le Monde on February 16 about Amedy Coulibaly, the young man of Malian descent ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 10:28 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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Here. According to NPR and the Obama Administration, there is this mad dog, this political careerist, Netanyahu by name, who apparently arranged the whole speech business (in this version, Speaker Boehner was merely a pawn of this diabolical figure), who opposes ANY agreement with Iran (even though ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2015 9:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 01 March 2015
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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The story of his burial in Libya, and the grotesque defense of his murder -- blaming Canadian authorities, just the way members of CAGE are now blaming the British security services for the murderous behavior of "Jihadi John," here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 9:30 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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From the Archives at NER, 1 September 2011, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 9:09 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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This is the Sunday Telegraph, and it continues the information in the Guardian report earlier this evening. An Al-Qaeda terrorism suspect closely connected to “Jihadi John” is living in London, having used the Human Rights Act to prevent the Government from deporting him. Court papers obtained ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 4:53 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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Andrew Gilligan in the Telegraph As Asim Qureshi, of the campaign group Cage, took to the airwaves to explain how Mohammed Emwazi, “Jihadi John”, was the real victim of recent events in Syria, you could almost hear the nation’s collective intake of breath. Being turned back on his travels ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 4:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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Mohammed Emwazi, the Islamic State extremist known as “Jihadi John”, was able to flee Britain and the scrutiny of the security services, despite being a member of a terror cell that was known to have links to the failed 21/7 attacks on London in 2005, the Observer can reveal. One leading member of ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 4:13 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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Here. I remember listening to stately, plump, driven Galina Starovoitova, the parliamentarian who investigated corruption in Russia. She gave a talk at the Russian Research Center at Harvard a year or two before she was murdered. I remember being introduced, many years ago, to Yuri Shchekochikhin, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 4:00 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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From the New York Times: The limestone sculptures, statues and reliefs smashed by militants in northern Iraq provided valuable historical insights into kingdoms that flourished thousands of years ago and were crucial in the formation of early Arab identity, experts say. The destruction took place ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 3:39 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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Urging Egyptians to undermine the enlightened despotism of Al-Sisi by attacks on foreign economic targets. Here. Does Egypt have agents in Istanbul? It should. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 2:32 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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Ahmedy Coulibaly proudly recorded himself at the scene -- the kosher market -- of his crime. Here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 10:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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An Essay on the Film, “Footnote” by Israeli filmmaker, Joseph Cedar by Geoffrey Clarfield (March 2015) “Footnote,” by film director Joseph Cedar is an Israeli film released in 2011. It is customary to write reviews of a film shortly thereafter and so I apologize to readers for this late review. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 8:58 AM by NER
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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by Dilip Mohapatra (March 2015) Monsoon descends and the clouds split open the gutters running parallel on both sides of the narrow village gully  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 6:19 AM by NER
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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Translated from the German and edited by Thomas Ország-Land (March 2015)   1 MY BROTHER THE DREAMER   Trundling across this withering landscape, I see from my stagecoach a roadside cross and, attached to it, a fading figure. My saviour brother, they got your number.  more>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 6:16 AM by NER
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Saturday, 28 February 2015
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by Gopikrishnan Kottoor (March 2015) I want to load my boat/ with those waiting, thirsty ones/Who are left behind: And carry them by the opal pool/ of iridescent joy-- Whispers from Eternity Paramahansa Yogananda As the old song goes, people are the same wherever you go. In America, in ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2015 6:13 AM by NER
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