The Iconoclast

Monday, 12 January 2015
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The word "chantier" does not mean "projects" but a literal translation of "chantier" would not do, or even come close. I also thought of "undertakings" and "initiatives." But I stuck with "proposals." And then , at the last minute, americanizing it even more, for "proposals" I substituted "things." His ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 10:18 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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"La Liberté Guidant le Peuple": Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 10:14 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Written by an ex-Musllim in Germany, posted at LibertyGB by Michael Copeland in October 2013. Doesn't date, ever. Here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 10:06 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Here are the latest vaporings from bowtied, Needham-based (Morrissey Boulevard need no longer be navigated) H.D. S. Greenway, who for so many years enraged so many, caused so much heartacche, in his vicious reporting on Israel, has now attempted to  explain away, by not explaining or touching upon at ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 2:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Defensive warfare does not consist of waiting idly for things to happen. We must wait only if it brings us visible and decisive advantages. That calm before the storm, when the aggressor is gathering new forces for a great blow, is most dangerous for the defender.” –Carl von Clausewitz, Principles of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 1:29 PM by Louis René Beres
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Fox News: The Twitter account for U.S. Central Command was hacked on Monday and for several minutes carried incendiary messages promoting the Islamic State -- including one that said, "AMERICAN SOLDIERS, WE ARE COMING, WATCH YOUR BACK. ISIS."  Another page showed what appeared to be an image from ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 1:24 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Here are a few of those responses: luc | 12 janvier 2015 14h43 | Répondre Avec l'immigration massive, Grigny, la ville où a véçu Amedy Coulibaly, est devenue une ville du tiers monde. Comme le montre un article du journal Le Monde, Grigny est la ville la plus jeune de France, avec ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 1:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Watch, and listen, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 1:01 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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He wants Europeans to understand what "we in Egypt" have been suffering from. It's terrorism, and you Europeans did this to yourselves by giving them (presumably, the nothing-to-do-with-Islam True Believers in Islam, the ones willing themselves to engage in violent Jihad) shelter, by training them, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 12:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Ivan Rioufol's description of the crowd, and the crowd's cries, and what, he thinks and allows himself it believe, it all means, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 12:23 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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As there's no there there -- there never is with Reza Aslan, who has made a profession of this -- I haven't bothered even to give the link to this latest appearance, in which he apparently assures us that the sound of Muslim voices denouncing the attacks on those who exercise free speech is like the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 11:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Posted on 01/12/2015 11:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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And in which lots and lots of money, for all kinds of projects and programs, is being distributed in Boston, and Minneapolis, and Los Angeles, apparently to Muslims, and only Muslims, in "well-informed and resilient communities," which some may find puzzling given that Countering Violent Extremism has ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 11:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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From an interview with Nicolas Sarkozy: President Nicolas Sarkozy —who also took part—said unity is the only dignified response to the terror attacks, but called immigration a complicating factor for France. “The tensions at the heart of French society are so great that we are all on the razor’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 9:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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MEMRI has it here. Mostafa Al-Adwy: People mocked the prophets of Allah, but the mockers were punished by Allah for their mockery. It is just like what happened now [in France], Allah be praised. Those who mocked our Prophet Muhammad... Even though the whole world is crying about what happened to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 9:42 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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Qanta Ahmed had worked in Israel with Jewish and Arab doctors in Project Rozana, and hoped to make that project better known. She tells about what happened to her at the hands of Weekend Surnise, a program on Australia's Channel Seven, and about the sinister role played by "Iman," an Egyptian Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 9:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Posted on 01/12/2015 9:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Reporters Without Borders acccuses France of being hypocritical in allowing representatives of Egypt, Turkey, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates, countries where press freedom is curtailed, to show up for the Grande Manif in Paris. The story can be found here. But consider the context for two of those ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 8:34 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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What happened yesterday in France? Anything? Nothing? 1) Very few Muslims took part in any of the demonstrations. In Lyons, 300,000 people took part. In Marseille, the second most populous city in France, but with a population that is 40% Muslim, only 60,000 showed up. 2) Despite this notable ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 6:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 January 2015
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From the French edition of The Local France will deploy nearly 5,000 security forces and police to protect the 700 Jewish schools in the country, its interior minister said on Monday, after last week's attacks, one of which targeted a kosher supermarket Bernard Cazeneuve said soldiers would also ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2015 2:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 11 January 2015
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 In these marches all over France, Muslims were almost entirely absent. Oh, a few could be seen, here and there (very much here and there), apparently, and apparently, too, every news reporter tried hard to find a Muslim to interview in order to show that the Muslims in France were just as horrified ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2015 11:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 11 January 2015
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Here. And on this double-bill, without further ado,  the second feature from the BBC, with Tim Wilcox again, who is very interested in anything having to do with Jews, and who sweetly leads on others to discuss the "Jewish lobby" and its abandonment of Ed Miliband for his "principled" stand in making ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2015 10:04 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 11 January 2015
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I earlier posted  the relevant hadith tfrom the Sahih Bukhari about Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf.  I post here the stories of Abu 'Afak and Asma bint Marwan, the first a 120-year-old Jewish man, the second a female poetess - who mocked Muhammad and were, according to Ibn Ishaq (who wrote the first biography ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2015 9:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 11 January 2015
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It has become patently obvious that the French and the Mohammedans who also happen to live in France cannot live peaceably together. Obviously, what is required is a two state solution – that is to say that after all the necessary UN sponsored negotiations, that the currently existing political unit ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2015 8:01 PM by John M. Joyce
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Sunday, 11 January 2015
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Photograph from my husband of Tower Bridge tonight lit up in the colours of the Tricoleur. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2015 3:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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