Here are the Blogs in the Hugh Fitzgerald category.
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Friday, 16 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Saudis, and many other Muslims, are ecstatic. Simon Collis, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has just revealed to the world that he has converted to Islam (he did this a few years ago, but it was kept quiet until now). And he this week just completed the Hajj, the first ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2016 7:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Nobel laureate: Don’t ‘muddle up’ terrorism with Islam,” by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press, September 2, 2016: Nobel Peace Prize winner Wided Bouchamaoui urged people everywhere on Thursday [September 1] not to “muddle up” terrorism with Islam. The Tunisian businesswoman, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2016 7:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 9 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The other day the New York Times published a story about how Danes are souring on Muslim immigrants, and how some feel guilty about it: Johnny Christensen, a stout and silver-whiskered retired bank employee, always thought of himself as sympathetic to people fleeing war and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2016 5:25 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 7 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Thousands rally in Paris to protest crime targeting Chinese,” Reuters, September 4, 2016: At least 13,000 people [the latest figures range from 15,000 to 50,000] attended a rally in Paris on Sunday to protest against what they say is a crime wave targeting the Chinese community ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2016 7:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 4 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Sometimes life sends along something to cheer us up. It did so for me, when I came across a stemwinder of a speech made in the Czech Parliament a few months ago by one of its members, Klara Samkova. Samkova is a left-of-center — not “far-right,” even if the Western press would ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 5:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald While nearly everyone has expressed an opinion about the burkini ban that was put in place by the mayors of several dozen French municipalities, and then overturned by a decision of the Conseil d’Etat, the views of Jean-Louis Harouel, a French legal historian and polymath, are ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 2:19 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 19 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After the killing of an imam and his assistant in Queens last week, the media were full of stories about Muslims, in Queens, in New York City, all over the country, apparently terrified that yet another “hate crime” had been directed at them. The headlines all went like this: “Dread ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2016 4:58 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 16 August 2016
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Howard Dean, he of the shriek heard round the world, claims to know that present-day Iran has nothing to do with Islam. Of course, he could only conclude that if he knew a lot about Islam (and Iran). Well, so many people seem to know all about Islam these days – Barack Obama, Jeh Johnson, John Kerry, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/16/2016 7:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 12 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Have you even read the United States Constitution?” Khizr Kahn asked at the DNC, holding up his pocket version and offering to loan it to Trump. “Look for the words ‘liberty’ and ‘equal protection of law.'” This was declared by many in the Clinton claque to be the most damning ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2016 5:39 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 9 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The mayor of Lille, in northeast France, has just announced the cancellation of La Braderie, the largest flea market in Europe, with 10,000 exhibitors and, last year, 2.5 million visitors. Martine Aubry, the mayor, and a Socialist stalwart, said that the safety of visitors could ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2016 12:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 6 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Dada and Surrealism may have outlived their welcome in Parisian salons, but they have found a warm welcome on Papal planes, and at the Vatican itself. The Pope has yet again delivered himself of more of his no-longer-surprising, but always disturbing, comments on Islam. He has ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2016 7:40 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 5 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Ottoman Empire, the Sick Man of Europe in the nineteenth century, finally was put out of its misery by military defeat in World War I, to be replaced by the enlightened despotism of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a war hero at Gallipoli, who established a provisional government in ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/05/2016 4:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 4 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald A glutton for punishment, I turned to the Vatican paper, L’Osservatore Romano, to read the Pope’s exact words, in the original Italian, about the killing of the indomitable priest in Rouvray. Here is what the Pope had to say to the journalists flying with him to Cracow: “Quando ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/04/2016 5:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald We have heard many disturbing statements in recent years made by Catholic clerics, from bishops and cardinals right up to Pope Francis, who seem to believe that Islam is a religion like any other, that criticism of Islam is unjustified and based on the motiveless malignity of “Islamophobia,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 7:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 18 July 2016
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by High Fitzgerald On July 12, the New York Times carried an article about a feud between two French Islamologues: PARIS — What propels Islamist terrorism and attacks against France is more than an academic debate: The answer shapes policy toward blunting the threat. So it is no inconsequential ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2016 7:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 14 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Pauline Hanson is a well-known political figure in Australia whose general anti-immigrant stance has recently become much more focused on Muslim immigration. After years in the political wilderness, on July 2 Hanson was elected, as a Senator, to the Australian Parliament. This ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/14/2016 1:01 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 11 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In the last few years, one country in Europe – Switzerland – has offered lessons in how to deal with Muslims that other Western countries might do well to emulate. For the Swiss have taken a tough line on those Muslims living in their country who have been unwilling to adapt to ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2016 5:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 7 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After every attack by Muslim terrorists, Muslims, and many non-Muslim apologists for Islam, insist that “these attacks cannot possibly have anything to do with Islam.” But now, after the attack in Medina, a new mantra is being chanted, which is that these attacks have something ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2016 9:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 3 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “The gunmen were doing a background check on religion by asking everyone to recite from the Quran. Those who could recite a verse or two were spared. The others were tortured.” This from the jihad attack at the Holey Artisan Bakery, in Dhaka. In the middle of the nineteenth century, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2016 5:41 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 2 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In the pages of Foreign Policy (a publication as “elite’ as all get-out), James Traub argues, with a stab at comic cliché reversal, that in the Western world “it’s time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses.” For it is those “ignorant masses” that voted for Brexit ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2016 7:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 1 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald On April 22, at the Urth Caffé in Laguna Beach, California, seated at one of the most desirable tables – that is, those on the outside patio, in the very front, with the unobstructed view of the beach — seven Muslim women, all wearing hijabs, talked and dallied. On their table, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/01/2016 7:48 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 16 June 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald And let me make a final point. For a while now, the main contribution of some of my friends on the other side of the aisle have made in the fight against ISIL is to criticize the administration and me for not using the phrase “radical Islam.” That’s the key, they tell us. We ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2016 1:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 12 June 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald An Australian researcher, Charles Miller, has just published a report on the effect of cultural sensitivity training, intended to improve attitudes toward Muslims among members of the Australian Defense Forces. The study was conducted in a way that preserved the anonymity of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/12/2016 7:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 9 June 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Why is it that Western politicians, including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and David Cameron, think they must send out messages of such heartfelt solidarity to the world’s Muslims on Ramadan? Of course they send out messages as well for Diwali (Hindus and Buddhists), Passover ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/09/2016 7:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 6 June 2016
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In Japan, concerned about “anti-Muslim hostility,” some teachers have had the bright idea of having their pupils “learn about Islam” by visiting the main mosque in Tokyo. Of course, they must have thought, what better way to have their students get an “unbiased glimpse of Islam” than to visit a mosque, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2016 7:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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