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Here are the Blogs in the Hugh Fitzgerald category.
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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The letter below was sent to me with the implied request that I post it here. Of course I am glad to comply.     Dear All   A few weeks ago I came across these Lenten Readings and raised my concern with various pro Israel groups in the UK and Ireland. The brilliant Steven Jaffe wrote ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 3:37 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Listen here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 3:31 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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And a little about his own, rather relaxed upbringing (neither parent seemed to care very much about Islam), which was possible in Mumbai,India, as it would not have been in Pakistan,  and about the efforts of Rowan Atkinson to stop Blair's bill -- a bill that would have outlawed criticism of religion, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 3:25 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Posted on 02/01/2015 3:03 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Here is a comment on the apparent ability of Tunisian democracy to work. There are so many like it. Their authors feel no need to explain why Tunisia might be an exception to the Arab-Spring rule, where the overthrow of a regime leads either to chaos (Libya, Syria, Yemen) or, after a brief experience ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 2:28 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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For the small but choice Russian delegation. You know who you are. Here. The one which links Obama to Tolstoy, in five easy pieces, is here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 12:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Here's one view. And here's another, in Richard Wilbur's version: FRANÇOIS VILLON: Ballade of the Ladies of Time Past.   O tell me where, in lands or seas, Flora, that Roman belle, has strayed, Thais, or Archipiades, Who put each other in the shade, Or Echo who by bank and glade Gave ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 11:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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One minute of sense and decency during a television program in Tunisia, a country which, thanks to Bourguiba and more than a half-century of systematic secularizing by him and those who agreed with him, a part of the Tunisian population -- that part which reads the French-languagre press, sends its ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 8:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Listen here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 8:23 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Here. His vist here. And this is what he said:   Il Presidente Sergio Mattarella ha scelto le Fosse Ardeatine - dove si è recato oggi pomeriggio in visita privata - come primo atto dopo la sua elezione. Dopo essersi fermato in raccoglimento nel luogo dell’eccidio compiuto dai nazisti ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 7:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Sergio Mattarella, a member of Italy's Constitutional Court, is from a prominent Sicilian family, long involved in the anti-Mafia wars, was Renzi's candidate for the position of President. The holder of that office is supposed to be someone who has shown himself to be above ordinary political calculation, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/01/2015 7:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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Of course he believes every word he tweeted, but he's "sorry" --"sorry" because the outcry was becoming a real threat to his job security, and he did manage to bleat that on consideration it was "insensitive" to post it during Holocaust Remembrance Day.  Story here. Sizer has  a long history of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2015 7:55 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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Posted on 01/31/2015 7:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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Here. He sees Arab countries disintegrating -- Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen -- with others possibly to follow. He mentions, in passing, the Islamic State, but cannot identify Islam as the source of the many failures -- political, economic, social, intellectual, moral -- of Muslim peoples and polities. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2015 7:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 31 January 2015
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Posted on 01/31/2015 5:19 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 30 January 2015
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Posted on 01/30/2015 4:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Posted on 01/29/2015 2:10 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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The Internet ad-click optimizers -- the most relentless and cunning of mind-manaclers -- want you to click on, among this week's ten thousand similar lures and lurid enticements, "Stars who altered tats of exes." Take this cup from me. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 9:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Perhaps you have noticed that the thousands of reports on the Islamic State, and on Kobane, refer to the Kurds, but never bother to mention whether the Kurdes are Sunni or Shi'a, or why that might matter, for such mention  would lead to further question. So let's answer that question: Most, though not ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 7:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Here's an article on the French prison system, and a particular French prison where "radicalisation" -- never defined, never explaineed -- apparently takes place and where Amedy Coulibaly was himself "radicalised." Hollande's solution is to hire 80 more imams -- but what, after all, can those imams ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/29/2015 6:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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And against this Coptic writer on human rights, in the black trunks, some nasty Tunisian who quotes the Holocaust-denying, Stalinist-turned-fanatical-Muslim Roger Garaudy, as his authority. You'll like Magdi Khalil, and can shut off the other one whenever it becomes unbearable to watch Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 10:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Here. He can't allow himself to locate the source of the problem in the Qur'an, in the Hadith, in the example of Muhammad -- though he does indicate that the "kind verses" in the Qur'an are treated by those who apply "naskh" (abrogation) as of no value, demonstrating that there are other, unkind ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 10:03 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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