Here are the Blogs in the Hugh Fitzgerald category.
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Look at this photo showing the backs of seated dignitaries waiting for Trump to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. You may remember — it was last week, after all — the photos of Trump and Company being welcomed on the tarmac at Riyadh. The welcoming party was a very limited group ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 7:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald From National Review comes this story, disturbingly similar to many others, about the death of freedom of speech on college campuses: “Fired for Reporting the Truth,” by Andy Ngo, May 12, 2017. The crime for which the author was fired from his job on the campus newspaper at ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 5:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Ibn Warraq, the celebrated apostate, author of Why I Am Not A Muslim and of scholarly works on the Koran, Muhammad, and early Islam, as well as polemical works in defense of the West, has now written The Islam in Islamic Terrorism, showing, in the words of the Islamic fundamentalists ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 2:49 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 5 May 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Omar Mahmood is an apostate from Islam who has bravely declared his apostasy in US Today. He claims, as the title of his piece says, that “Islam needs Islamophobia right now.” In Pakistan, a mob killed a journalism student because he didn’t believe. That could have been ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/05/2017 5:31 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 1 May 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Here is the story, in the only version acceptable to the British media, the one that malevolently misrepresents the truth of the matter: Parents should be banned from pulling their children out of religious education classes because they are preventing students from learning ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/01/2017 5:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 30 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald As discussed in Art Under And Out From Under Islam (Part I), MoMA has been eager to score political points against Trump’s ban by rather confusedly claiming that Western artists have learned so much from the “colonized” (and by implication, Islamic) peoples, and that the creations ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/30/2017 5:06 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 29 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald If those who work in our museums want to enlighten audiences about Muslims and Art, they should consider two aspects of the subject that have received practically no attention. First, a museum wanting to treat the subject of Islam and Art should give visitors a sense of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2017 5:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 28 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Saloua Raouda Choucair, Poem Wall, 1963–65. This past February, Art News published an article about an exhibit at MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) that it described as an “Elegant Riposte to Trump’s Travel Order.” Here’s that “Elegant Riposte”: Less than a week after President Trump ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2017 6:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 21 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “Fresno Muslims, faith leaders call shooter’s ‘Allahu Akbar’ cry a crime against Islam,” by Carmen George, Fresno Bee, April 18, 2017: Muslim and other faith leaders gathered outside Fresno City Hall Tuesday to denounce a violent shooting spree that killed three people ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/21/2017 7:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Rabbi Deborah Schloss and Iman Shaykh Ibrahim Ezghair Rabbi Deborah Schloss invited local Muslims to attend an “interfaith Shabbat service” at her synagogue in Clear Lake, Texas.  The setting for Shabbat at Temple Beth Tikvah was typical:  services followed by a shared ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2017 6:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Continued from Part I. 3. “The Story of Islam In America Is As Old As America Itself” It has been important to Muslims to enroll themselves as early as possible “as part of America’s story,” and to backdate, too, what appears to be the sympathetic recognition of their ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2017 5:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 14 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald 1. “Islam Is Not A Monolith” You’ve just decided to attend a Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor gathering at a local mosque, the one that was built a few years ago to accommodate a swelling population of Believers. When the plans for the new mosque had first been announced, some ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2017 5:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald In the century after Muhammad’s death, Muslim armies of the Umayyad caliphate seized the Middle East and North Africa, crossed the Straits of Gibraltar, conquered most of the Iberian peninsula, and pushed deep into central France, where their forces were finally defeated, between ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 5:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald One more example of Meet-Your-Muslim Neighbor Ninnies: “Clearing the Air on Islam through ‘Spread Hummus, Not Hate’ events in Beaver,” by J.D. Prose, Beaver County Times, March 31, 2017: BEAVER — If any two things bring Beaver Countians together, it’s food and religion, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2017 7:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 1 April 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald This is the rhetorical question — “no” being the only conceivable response — that the Iranian-born David Shariatmadari, now living in the U.K., asked in a recent article in The Guardian. He began his exercise in taqiyya by insisting that while in the late 20th and early ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 5:44 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “Masoud Barzani: Independent Kurdistan is loyal response to Peshmerga sacrifices,” Rudaw, March 5, 2017: Barzani [Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region] said that too many massacres have occurred, leaving no room for reconciliation,’ with a divided Iraq ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 7:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Mother Jones is a left-wing publication that, while it seldom – and possibly never — has had a kind word for Christianity in its history, turns out to be a stout defender of Islam. How the Left fell so hard for Islam is a puzzlement, for a more retrograde faith — misogynistic, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 8:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald According to most of the world’s media, an unfathomable tragedy has been slowly unfolding in Myanmar. The Buddhist majority, inflamed by sinister monks, has been persecuting, killing, even massacring, members of the entirely inoffensive Muslim Rohingya minority in the northern ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 7:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 16 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Pauline Hanson, the Australian politician and leader of the One Nation Party, two days ago called for a referendum to change her country’s Constitution, so that section 116 of that document, which prohibits banning a religion, might be scrapped, in order that Islam might then ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2017 7:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald A Muslim taxi-driver in England, one Abandi Kassim, was recently fined for refusing to take on a blind passenger’s seeing-eye dog because, as Kassim claimed: “For me, it’s about my religion.” There have been many such cases in the U.S., the UK, and Canada of Muslims refusing ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 8:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “We will recover al-Andalus, Allah willing. Oh dear Andalus! You thought we forgot about you. I swear by Allah we have never forgotten you. No Muslim can forget Córdoba, Toledo or Xàtiva. There are many faithful and sincere Muslims who swear they will return to al-Andalus.” ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/14/2017 10:33 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 13 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Professor Georges Bensoussan of the University of Strasbourg is a celebrated French historian of the Holocaust. He is currently the lead editor at the Shoah Memorial in Paris, and author of, among many books, Europe, Une Passion Génocidaire (Europe: A Genocidal Passion), a ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2017 6:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Devotees of the genre know the pleasure to be derived from reading Hamid Dabashi’s eulogy to Edward Said, with its echoes, for the connoisseur, of Dzhambul’s 1936 “Song About Stalin” — the first verse of which you can find, if you wish, in Ogonyok, No. 14, 14 March 1990. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2017 8:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 10 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Wondering how the heightened scrutiny at our borders was affecting some of the most brilliant minds in Islamic studies, I naturally googled the name of Professor Khaled Abou El Fadl. I’ve been admiring him for years, ever since I first came across his website, www.scholarofthehouse.org, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/10/2017 5:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 9 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Jews and Christians in Victoria, Texas have been heartfelt in their eagerness to lend their churches and synagogue for use by local Muslims, while the local mosque, destroyed by fire, is rebuilt. Jews and Christians, and not just in Victoria, have also been generous in helping ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/09/2017 12:19 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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