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Sunday, 16 June 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan recently attended a meeting of Muslim states in Mecca, where he delivered himself of some thoughts on the unfairness of blaming Islam for terrorism. He asserted, not for the first time, that Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. No ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2019 6:58 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 16 June 2019
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by Michael Curtis Once the question might be asked, “Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” This assumes that unlike the nature of women, men might be regarded as honest, eternally noble, good natured, and kind. That question is no longer relevant in the U.S. democratic society of today. Even ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2019 6:12 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 15 June 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (L) and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman We read a good deal about an increasingly warm Saudi-Israel relationship, even an informal alliance, based on both countries’ shared opposition to a relentlessly aggressive Iran. While the Saudis ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2019 5:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 14 June 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple In 1980, a letter was published in the New England Journal of Medicine stating, quite correctly, that patients prescribed opiates such as morphine in hospital for acute, serious pain did not become addicts once they left hospital. This was important, because American doctors ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2019 8:02 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Friday, 14 June 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald One of the favorite themes of apologists for Islam is that the faith is open to people of all races and ethnicities, and that they are, within the umma, treated equally. The figure of Bilal, an Ethiopian born in 580 A.D., who became a slave in Mecca and then, after his conversion ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2019 7:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 14 June 2019
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by Gary Fouse Rioting in Sweden, 2017 Remember when President Trump said in 2017, "You look at what happened last night in Sweden...." Not only the US media, but the Swedish government jumped all over him. After all, apparently nothing of significance happened that previous evening. There may ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2019 4:43 AM by Gary Fouse
Friday, 14 June 2019
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"Palestine" is a fiction, a concept that refers to an imaginary entity, not real but socially constructed. by Phyllis Chesler  Six months ago I published a piece at Israel National News. Two weeks ago it landed at a website “Fundies Say The Darndest Things.” (Perhaps a play on Bill Cosby’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2019 4:20 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Thursday, 13 June 2019
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Jack Mason writes at Mason's Bookshelf on Midwest Book Review: Synopsis: David P. Gontar has served as Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Southern University from 1975 to 1982. Thereafter he was engaged in the practice of law in New Orleans, Louisiana and southern California. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/13/2019 11:54 AM by New English Review Press
Thursday, 13 June 2019
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From the Jewish Refugees blogspot:     On  the 78th anniversary of the Farhud on 1 and 2 June 1941,  we recall the most traumatic event in the collective memory of Iraqi Jewry. It  took place  on the Jewish holiday of Shavuoth: 180 people were brutally murdered, thousands were wounded and ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/13/2019 6:43 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Thursday, 13 June 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald A friend called to tell me about an Open-Mosque evening he recently attended. Yes, he said, it was as predicted: “Earnest, ostentatiously sincere ask-us-anything faces. Thirty or so unwary Infidels. The main speaker began by telling us that Islam means ‘peace’, then quoted ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/13/2019 6:18 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 13 June 2019
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Cosmin Dzsurdzsa writes in the Post Millenial.  In what was most likely a preemptive move to avoid grounds for attack during the federal election, the Conservative Party of Canada disallowed professor and radical Islamism critic Salim Mansur from running as their candidate in London North Centre. Mansur ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/13/2019 3:52 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Ilhan Omar often blames America and Israel for the world’s problems. In early May, Omar denounced US sanctions against Venezuela intended to force out its socialist dictator after she was asked about the problems in the country. “People like Elliott Abrams, neocons and ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/12/2019 4:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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Here is another article questioning Islam's status as a religion by Amil Imani in Capitol Hill Outsider: To Islam, the Quran is the press and the only press. There is no need for critical reporting, no need to present ideas that may conflict with the Quran, and no place for criticism of anything ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/11/2019 6:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Tuesday, 11 June 2019
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This week, Google adsense pulled their ads and requested that we remove a "dangerous" article, "Why Islam is Not a Religion," and then beg to be reinstated. To quote our British friends, "Not bloody likely." We pulled Google adsense instead.  Enjoy NER ad free!  Support NER here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/11/2019 6:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Monday, 10 June 2019
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by Michael Curtis What is this thing called camp, and who can solve its mystery? In 1964 the 33 year-old American writer Susan Sontag, the high priestess of the New York intellectual world, published her iconic essay on “the sensibility, unmistakably modern, that goes by the name of ‘camp.’” ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/10/2019 10:43 AM by Michael Curtis
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