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Friday, 16 January 2015
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Obama Opposes New Standby Sanctions at Joint Press Conference with UK PM David Cameron President Obama responds to questions at a joint Press Conference with UK PM David Cameron on new Congressional Sanctions legislation on Iran's Nuclear program should the negotiations not achieve a final agreement. Watch ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 7:32 PM by Jerry Gordon
Friday, 16 January 2015
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From AFP via the Telegraph and the French edition of the Local Four people were killed and 45 injured in a day of violent protests in Niger's second city against French magazine Charlie Hebdo's publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.  An irate crowd of around 50 people smashed the centre's ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 5:19 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 16 January 2015
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"That's not who we are."   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 4:42 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
Friday, 16 January 2015
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About the European Union, and the Muslim threat: “…Questo Club Finanziario che mi ruba il parmigiano e il gorgonzola, che sacrifica la mia bella lingua e la mia identità nazionale, che mi rompe le scatole con le sue scemenze e le sue bestialità, che cioè parla di Identità-Culturale-col-Medioriente ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 3:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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Here, in Dutch with subtitles, a debate in 1997 between Pim Fortuyn and the Labor Party's  Minister of Housing, sociologist Marcel Van Dam.. Pim Fortuyn was murdered by a demented Dutch man, a former "animal-rights activist,"  who had had deliberately planted in his head the notion that  Fortuyn ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 2:34 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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Here. Not just Qur'an. Qur'an and Sunnah. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 2:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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A lucid, unanswerable speech delivered to the Dutch Parliament in The Hague two days ago. Listen here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 1:36 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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More than a million and a half people marched in Paris. And perhaps, somewhere in the crowd, unknown to us, was George Soros, or Bill Gates, or Warren Buffett, or some Russian visiting Paris. Not impossible, but doubtful; they are busy, they are making money, they leave those physical expressions to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 12:29 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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Watch, and listen, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 12:25 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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From the Daily Mail The Belgian terror cell who planned to behead a policeman in the street in 'a second Paris' attack were inspired by the murder of fusilier Lee Rigby two years ago, the lead investigator has revealed.  Federal prosecutor Eric Van der Sypt, who coordinated a series of raids on ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 12:06 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 16 January 2015
Friday, 16 January 2015
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Imagine having to read this stuff.  Just try to hack your way out of those tristes tropics of hermeneutic discourse, just try to take a machete to the mumbo-jumbo that beats an empty barrel with the handle of a broom, boom-lay boom-lay boom-lay BOOM. As for "plurivocity" -- well, we don't need ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 8:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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Short Answer: No. Some Muslims are being forced to ask that question -- can Islam be reformed? -- or such variants as "what things need to be done to allow Islam to accept or adjust to modernity." Some of them are merely apologists, pretending to recognize a problem that they talk about as if it ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 7:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 16 January 2015
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Plans for the 600-mile wall and ditch Saudi Arabia will build with Iraq in an effort to insulate itself from the chaos engulfing its neighbors. Business Insider: Much of the area on the Iraqi side is now controlled by Isil, which regards the ultimate capture of Saudi Arabia, home to the “Two Holy ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 6:08 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Friday, 16 January 2015
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From Sky News A North Carolina university has made an abrupt U-turn on its plan to allow the Muslim call to prayer to ring out every Friday from the bell tower of a chapel on campus. Duke University spokesman Michael Schoenfeld said the arrangement for a muezzin to make the "adhan" did not have ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2015 3:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 15 January 2015
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"La peur doit changer de camp", a déclaré dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi le premier ministre belge, Charles Michel, alors qu'une vaste opération antiterroriste était menée par la police dans plusieurs villes du pays, qui s'est soldée par la mort de deux jihadistes présumés. "Cela démontre la détermination ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 10:18 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Here. More than a decade ago, he welcomed the ascension of Recip Tayyip Erdogan, the anti-Ataturk and a True Believer just like Gultekin himself. But as he saw what Erdogan did, what Fethulleh Gulen wanted to do, what all  the Muslims-come-to-power did, he began to ask himself: if all these people ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 7:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 15 January 2015
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From the French edition of The Local Pakistan's parliament on Thursday condemned satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for printing a "blasphemous" cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad as religious groups held rallies throughout the country, including one at which the French flag was burnt. "This house ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 5:38 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 15 January 2015
Thursday, 15 January 2015
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His attackers were three Muslim students, enraged at his expression of support. Story here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 2:07 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Christopher Hitchens on Today’s Paris Massacre 7 January 2015 Gunmen shouting “Allahu Akbar” attacked the offices of French satirical newspaper named Charlie Hedbo and killed twelve people, including journalists and two policemen.   Radical Islamists apparently ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 2:00 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 15 January 2015
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From The Telegraph and the Express Three people have reportedly been killed during a police counter-terrorism raid in Verviers in the east of the country. Federal prosecutors told the Belga news agency there had been a police operation near the centre of the town but did not confirm there ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 12:07 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 15 January 2015
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Leviathan gas development platform offshore Israel Source: Globes Israel Business Yesterday, Al Arabiya in an article, cited Egyptian Oil Minister‘s comments in the midst of the country’s worst energy crisis, suggesting that “Egypt is open to importing gas from Israel … another sign that it may ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2015 10:56 AM by Jerry Gordon
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