Here are the Blogs in the Hugh Fitzgerald category.
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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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Tuesday, 7 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald One of the ways to avoid thinking about the ideology of Islam – what its texts contain, how those texts explain the attitudes toward non-Muslims, and the behavior of Muslims over the past 1400 years – is to focus on the Feelgood. By Feelgood I mean those heartwarming stories ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/07/2017 9:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 1 March 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Now that Keith Ellison, our first Muslim Congressman, has lost out to Thomas Perez for the chairmanship of the Democratic National Committee – though being given the specially-created sop of “Deputy Chair” – he may wish to strike out on his own, for clearly he has a lot of ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2017 1:27 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 25 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald President Trump has chosen Lt. General William McMaster as his new National Security Adviser. As a three-star general, McMaster’s appointment will require Senate confirmation, and one hopes that whatever else the Senators ask him, they make sure to examine his understanding ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2017 7:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently, parents in Summerville, South Carolina became aware that their sixth-grade children were being taught about Islam in school. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with learning something of value about Islam. It was what, and how, they were being taught that some found ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/22/2017 4:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald A site called “Bells and Whistles” published this article that is worth examining in detail, as it is indicative of certain prevailing assumptions. American Muslims do not seem to carry with them the deep seeded [sic for “seated”] hatred of peace which you argue is systemic ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2017 6:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 18 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald In Part I, I reviewed the propaganda war conducted by the American government during the Cold War, and lamented the lack of such a campaign against the forces of Jihad today. I discussed the need to reprint in full, and with a critical commentary appended, the Qur’an, and also ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2017 8:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 16 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Among the many weapons of the American government during the Cold War were its programs to disseminate, behind the Iron Curtain, and especially in the Soviet Union, information that exposed the cruelties of Communism. Millions in Eastern Europe listened to Radio Free Europe, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2017 6:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 10 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions thirty through thirty-eight. 30. The point of this question is really nothing more than to publicize the huge number of Islamic terrorist ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/10/2017 6:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions twenty-four through twenty-nine. 24. This question goes to the matter of how women are treated in Islam. A Muslim man need only repeat ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2017 7:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions sixteen through twenty-three. 16. This question again underscores the harsh treatment of critics of Muhammad raised in the previous question. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/07/2017 7:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 6 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions eleven through fifteen. 11. The question is meant simply to elicit that for Muslims, morality is determined by whatever Muhammad thought ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/06/2017 6:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 3 February 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions seven through ten. Answers 1-6 here. 7. Muslims often claim that Muhammad only attacked in self-defense. Among the clear exceptions to ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2017 12:15 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 31 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Last Saturday I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to the first six of those questions. “M.I.” refers to the Muslim Interlocutor who has invited others to “Ask a Muslim” any questions they may ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/31/2017 8:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 28 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald A Muslim ex-Marine has been travelling across country with a sign: “I’m A Muslim And A U.S. Marine — Ask Anything.” He’s one of a small army of I’m-A-Muslim-Ask-Me-Anything propagandists, moving about our land, attracting small groups of onlookers, and then posting his exchanges ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2017 5:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 24 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “There has been much misinformation about Islam. Reports in Western media tend to perpetuate stereotypes that Islam is a violent religion and Muslim women are oppressed.” — Professor Kishwar Rizvi, in Salon Apparently for Ms. Rizvi, a professor at Yale of Islamic Art and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/24/2017 5:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 21 January 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Dante and Virgil encounter Mohammed in Hell - a divider of the people By how much has the Muslim population in Italy increased since 1970? Before googling, take a guess. In 47 years, from 1970 to 2017, the Muslim population in Italy, both of citizens and migrants, has gone ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/21/2017 8:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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