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These are all the Blogs posted on Monday, 7, 2014.
Monday, 7 April 2014
A Musical Interlude: Sex Appeal (Adam Aston)
Listen here.
Posted on 04/07/2014 8:31 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
Kurds Fighting ISIS For Control Of Kobani

Here.

And alliances fall apart and then re-form, as elements of the Free Syrian Army apparently are now allied with the Kurds against ISIL, while not all Kurdish groups in Turkey and Iraq support, with more than words, the Kurdish fight inside Syria.

Posted on 04/07/2014 9:30 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
Mezri Haddad On Tunisia: Up With Bourguibism, Down With Youssefism

It has been said that half of the Tunisians want to be French, and the other half Saudis (or possibly Qataris). If the half that wants to be French (all the while indignantly denying that desire, claiming only that it wants to be genuinely Tunisian and not "Islamic") can remain in control, it will be because of such articles as this, a cool analysis by Mezri Haddad, of what has happened in Tunisia since the hysteria that accompanied the revolution boazzizienne in 201l, with his understanding and intelligent praise of bourguibism, that is the view of things held by Habib Bourguiba and the Destour Party, followed by the big crook Ben Ali whose party of one took as its unvoiced slogan enrichissez-vous.

Posted on 04/07/2014 9:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
Burak Bekdil: The Turks Who Support
Posted on 04/07/2014 8:13 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
Egyptian Candidate Threatens War With "Israel-Incited" Ethiopia

Here.

The Ethiopians -- and other African riparian or lacustrine states (for one part of the Nile begins in the Lakes Region of Uganda and the other in Lake Tana in Ethiopia) -- including Southern Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania Rwanda Burundi, and others  all well to the south of  the Sixth Cataract in the Sudan-- have a perfect right to now demand their own, s reasonable share of the Nile's -- the Blue Nile, the Whilte Nile -- waters.. The Egyptians appear to believe that the Nile belongs to them alone. They are wrong.  Egypt's population is already twice or three times what is -- what's the current word? -- sustainable.'It is Egypt that is insisting that an agreement overseen by a colonial power, Great Britain, in 1929, be honored. What anti-colonialist at The Guardian or on the BBC can acccept that?

Note that the Egyptian candidate, by no means a wild-eyed member of the Ikhwan, simply has to find a way  to blame Israel. It is Israel that must be inciting Ethiopia. For why else would the Ethiopian government dare to ask for a share of the Nile waters? Couldn't repeated droughts in Ethiopia have something do with it? And what about other riparian states that are not under Egypt's control, such as the Southern Sudan, and Uganda? Are they, too, puppets of the puppet-master for all seasons, Israel? The conspiracy-theorizing, the Israel-America-West blaming, will end only when those born into Islam begin to see how Islam itself has stunted their mental growth, and made them far more prone than others to such craziness. The ony ones who qualify today are known as apostates. They've left Islam altogether. 

Posted on 04/07/2014 8:20 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
Saudis Who Didn't Enjoy Their Stay In Syria
Posted on 04/07/2014 11:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
Arafat's Bodyguard On HIs Lying

At MEMRITV.org here.

Arafat's bodyguard is himself responsible for a falsehood here. In listing the three kinds of lies that are permissible, he describes the third one as allowing lying "in politics." it isn't politics, but in making war, that Islam sanctions lying. Why didn't he remember it correctly?

Posted on 04/07/2014 12:47 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
Saudis Now Worried About Their Young Taking Islam Too Much To Heart

Here.

They want to monitor preachers who lead Saudi youth astray, mainly by quoting, over and over, from the Qur'an, Hadith, and Sira. And since that is Islam undiluted by practical considerations, by self-interest, by wilful ignorance or deliberate avoidance of what some of those texts say, it is a danger for those Muslims who do not take their Islam straight up. And the Saudi rulers, and those in Egypt, and their courtiers, including journalists, now understand that Islam itself, if taken too seriously by the led-astray young, is a threat not just to Infidels any more. But the Saudis can't quite say this, not now that every word can be overheard by those Infidels. 

Posted on 04/07/2014 7:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 7 April 2014
'Extremist’ working as psychiatrist for NHS

From the Telegraph

A British doctor responsible for the care of some of the country’s most vulnerable people can today be exposed as a senior leader of a radical Islamist party banned in several countries. Dr Imran Waheed is a consultant psychiatrist at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust, one of the largest of its kind in the country.

He specialises in the treatment of sexual dysfunction, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and obsessive compulsive disorders, and also provides advice to courts in criminal cases on potentially dangerous individuals.

But Dr Waheed is also the spokesman for Hizb ut-Tahrir, which campaigns for a caliphate ruled by Sharia. Dr Waheed is the group’s chief media adviser and is listed by the organisation as one of its six leading members in Britain. Under a caliphate, men and women would be segregated in public places and women and non-Muslims would be banned from holding positions of power. Alcohol would also be banned, along with same-sex relationships. Critics have said his professional role conflicts with his extreme views on women’s rights, alcohol, and same-sex relationships.

Dr Waheed has called on supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir to undertake “jihad” against Israel and once said he would only condemn the 2005 London bombings if Western leaders criticised what they had done in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Dr Waheed’s work leaves him responsible for the mental wellbeing of a huge number of people in the care of Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Trust, which covers 1.2 million people.

Last year he delivered a talk at the Arab Uprising conference in Manchester in which he urged the adoption of a caliphate form of government, claiming it offered “superior and sophisticated political, economic and social solutions” to contemporary problems.

Posted on 04/07/2014 1:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax

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