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Here are the Blogs in the Esmerelda Weatherwax category.
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Friday, 25 July 2014
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Sandwiched in between two big pro-Gaza demonstrations in London last weekend and tomorrow, today the last Friday in Ramadan was the annual Al Quds march. This year it was advertised on youtube as "You have a duty. Sacrifice a Friday for their sacrifice and rise on Al Quds day", intoned by a young woman ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2014 3:39 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 25 July 2014
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From the Telegraph The 2009 "underpants bomb" plot failed because the terrorist had been wearing his explosive-laden undergarments for more than two weeks and soiled the explosives, a senior US official said. Umar Abdulmutallab sent shockwaves through US intelligence when he successfully smuggled ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2014 4:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 25 July 2014
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From the Guardian Islamic State (Isis) militants have blown up a revered Muslim shrine traditionally said to be the burial place of the prophet Jonah in Mosul, residents of the city said. The mosque was built on an archaeological site dating back to the eighth century BC and is said to be the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2014 2:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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UPDATED from the Norwegian edition of The Local : Norway’s security police have warned that people with connections to an extremist group in Syria intend to carry out a terror attack in Norway imminently.“The PST [Norway’s security police] recently received information that people with links to Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2014 9:09 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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From Reuters, the BBC and The Guardian The UN says militant Islamist group Isis has ordered all women and girls in Mosul, northern Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM). UN official Jacqueline Badcock said the fatwa, or religious edict, applied to females between the ages of 11 and ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2014 8:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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ROME - A mother put on death row for refusing to reject Christianity fled Sudan on Thursday, ending an almost year-long ordeal that triggered outrage around the world. Meriam Ibrahim, her American husband and two young children, arrived at Rome's Ciampino airport accompanied by Italy’s vice minister ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2014 6:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 24 July 2014
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From the London Evening Standard A leading human rights film-maker today vowed to stand up to Muslim youths who vandalised his east London studio because they claim street art on its shutters depicts “the devil”. Shafiur Rahman said the gang had threatened further attacks on the office, off Brick ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2014 5:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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From France 24 and AP via Yahoo News At least 82 people were killed on Wednesday in two bombings in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna targeting an opposition leader and a moderate Muslim cleric. The first blast, which killed at least 32 people, occurred after a bomb was tossed off of the back ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2014 12:57 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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From the Telegraph Islamic extremists have sought to entrench their strict religious regime in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul by banning naked mannequins, just days after imposing orders to convert, pay taxes or die rules on the city's Christians. Islamic State instructions said clothing ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2014 9:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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From the BBC A French court has jailed three men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian rally in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence. The three men, aged 21 and 28, were given sentences of between six and 10 months for their part in the rioting in Sarcelles on Sunday. A ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2014 9:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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From the Sydney Morning Herald Kuala Lumpur: The youth leader of a Malaysian opposition party has claimed the MH17 tragedy was God punishing Malaysia Airlines for serving alcohol on its flights and its “indecent” dress code. Ahmad Tarmizi Sulaiman, the youth information chief of the opposition ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2014 4:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
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From the Copenhagen Post and Haaretz During Friday prayer in the Al Nusra mosque in Berlin on July 11, Danish imam Abu Bilal Ismail urged listeners to kill Zionist Jews, Die Welt reports. In a Youtube video clip of the sermon to which English subtitles have been added, the imam is filmed lashing ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2014 4:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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From the International Business Times and Al Arabiya The murder, revealed in a statement from the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs, is thought to have been conducted by a band of militia in Benghazi, though it is unclear which one. The announcement comes at the same time as the Philippine ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2014 12:13 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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From the Belfast Telegraph A window was smashed at the synagogue in north Belfast some time on Friday night or Saturday morning. A replacement window was then smashed on Saturday afternoon or evening. Suspicions have been raised that the attack is linked to the current situation in Gaza. Rabbi ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2014 7:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
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I'm not sure threats are a good idea. From Al Jazeera America  France’s recent ban on pro-Palestine demonstrations in Paris and other major cities has only encouraged demonstrators to the streets, protest organizers say – now, not only against Israel’s ongoing bombardment of Gaza but against the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2014 4:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 21 July 2014
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From the Toronto Star,  AFP via Yahoo and The Independent SARCELLES, FRANCE—Pro-Palestinian French youth defying a ban on a protest against Israel’s Gaza offensive clashed with police Sunday, setting fire to cars, pillaging stores and attacking two synagogues in Paris suburbs. Police, backed ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2014 4:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 20 July 2014
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From Comic Book.com Last week the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the militant group better known as ISIS, called for the death of Kuwaiti-American comic creator Naif Al-Mutawa. The militant group currently engaged in battles in Kuwait claimed on Twitter that Al-Mutawa's series The 99 is “slanderous ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2014 2:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 19 July 2014
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From the Copenhagen Post Jewish Society is currently deciding if it will report a number of anti-semtic assaults in Denmark to the police. Kristeligt Dagblad reports that out of the 18 assaults and threats that were registrered against Danish jews this year, 13 have happened in July when the Gaza ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2014 6:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 19 July 2014
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From The Philadelphia Inquirer,  NBC Philadelphia and  Fox Philadelphia A leader at a West Philadelphia mosque was arrested for allegedly trying to chop off the hand of a member accused of stealing money from prayer jars, police said Friday. The allegations come during the religion's holiest time, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2014 1:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 18 July 2014
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From the Express BRITISH tourists were today urged not to travel to large parts of Tunisia because of a heightened threat of terrorism, including kidnappings. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office issued the warning following an attack by dissidents who reportedly killed 14 soldiers and injured 20 ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2014 4:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 17 July 2014
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The first newspaper to report this is the Guardian. On the one hand the Guardian is pro-Muslim; on the other the paper would fold were it not for left wing teachers and social workers who are their core purchasers. And when push comes to shove, ideology is all well and good but teachers don't want to ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/17/2014 5:33 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 17 July 2014
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Al-Qaeda is at the gates, and there are enough jihadis within already. Intelligence agencies say the terror network is making inroads into India, sowing the seeds of a "final war" across the country. Information gathered on al-Qaeda's India plans points to a mobilisation of its resources for jihad. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/17/2014 10:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 17 July 2014
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Dr Taj Hargey of Oxford in the Daily Mail. Dr Hargey has received criticism and insults in the past for his liberal interpretation of Islam. This isn't the first time he has said this, however, and there were fears last year that the pressure was getting to him and he had repented his liberal ways. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/17/2014 2:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 16 July 2014
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PARIS (AP) — France’s highest administrative body has suspended a plan to provide Halal meals for Muslim inmates in one prison. The council of state said Wednesday that providing Halal meat at Saint-Quentin-Fallavier prison in Grenoble, eastern France, was impractical “owing to its financial cost ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2014 2:43 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014
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From the Kilburn Times A supermarket giant has issued an apology after a Muslim worker refused to serve a customer buying ham and wine saying he was fasting for Ramadan. Julie Cottle, has lodged a complaint with Tesco after the employee at the manned till inside the Express branch in Neasden Lane, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/15/2014 3:29 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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