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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Here. There is no Battle of the Trench for Fatah, when it comes to Hamas, save for a little quarrel over who gets to keep and divert aid money from the Infidels and provide jobs for the boys. No:  "we're in the same trench" waging the same Jihad against the same Infidel nation-state, the one run ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 8:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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  Here is a previous post about "our staunch ally" Saudi Arabia, which mentions another famous above-the-law case, that of the Saudi prince who used his private plane, and his diplomatic immunity, to smuggle into France 66 suitcases with cocaine (or was it heroin?). Apparently hs share, as an Al-Saud ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 7:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Here. Thirty representatives of four different American administrations came to pay their "respects" to dead King Abdullah, live King Salman, and the country their family owns and named after itself, "Saudi" Arabia. The salaam-salaams were out of place, and can only contribute to the o'erweening ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 6:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Rod Liddle: They have been burning churches and murdering Christians again in Niger. You’d think that they’d have more immediately pressing concerns than worrying about a cartoon, Niger regularly winning the award for being the worst country anywhere on God’s earth, and the poorest. But nope, it’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 6:50 AM by Mary Jackson
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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If you'd like to nominate The Iconoclast for best community blog, go here. Nominations end Sunday. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 6:18 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Greece's new rulers are foursquare behind the Jihad against Israel. Dismally predictable, but that doesn't mean this news has no power to dismay and upset. Here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 6:18 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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Jack London doesn't seem to be much read these days, at least not in London. I like his short story "To Build a Fire", which is exactly the right length - he obviously spent long enough on it to make it short enough. Unusually, a film of the story is the right length too. It isn't often you see a ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 6:17 AM by Mary Jackson
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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From the Guardian, the Spectator and Art News  The Guardian sets the current tone, as queried by the Spectator and Art News Warning: this article contains the image of the prophet Muhammad, which some may find offensive. The Victoria and Albert museum has attempted to conceal its ownership ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 5:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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So farewell, then, Demise Demis Roussos. We thought you'd go On forever. And ever. And ever And ... And Deirdre from Coronation Street. "I don't want to go," she Told Ken. But she went And another one. Mandy Rice-Davies. She died. Well, she would Wouldn't she? And Jeremy Thorpe's Corpse And ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 5:11 AM by Mary Jackson
Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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From the Art Newspaper, Art News and elsewhere from AFP  An installation by the French-Algerian artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah that uses prayer mats has been removed from an exhibition in an art centre near Paris after the town council received a threat of violence from a local Muslim federation, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 4:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Applicants sought for the Andrew Harris Fellowship at the University of Vermont, in a state which -- to its everlasting shame-- doesn't have enough underrepresented and marginalized populations within its borders. That's why Vermont is such an unpleasant place to live. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:38 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Listen to Charles K. Harris' famous song here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Here. You must learn to read, as the names of neither the victim nor the suspects are given, as French people now read -- that is, between the lines. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:00 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Using Islam or Muslim is right out - not even a question. This email was obtained by National Review: From: Carlos Van Meek  Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:06 AM To: AJE-Newsdesk; AJE-Output; AJE-DC-Newsroom Subject: Terrorists, Militants, Fighters and then some…    All: We manage our ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 4:24 PM by Rebecca Bynum
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Ben Kingsley says that Europe "didn't grieve" just after the war for the murdered Jews. Oh, it's worse than that. European governments, and especially the British government, showed little sympathy to the Jewish survivors of the camps. It tried to prevent them from getting to Mandatory Palestine. Ernest ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 4:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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The Old World is suffering from senile dementia. Story here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 1:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Saudi Arabia's one claim on American attention is its money, derived not from any industry on the part of its subjects, or entrepreneurial flair, but solely as the result of an accident of geology. For its security, for its doctors, for its engineers, for its-practically-everything, it relies on the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 12:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Breaking news from the French edition of The Local  At least five people have been arrested after an anti-jihadist operation in southern France, which is still ongoing. The operation took place in the small town of Lunel east of Montpellier in southern France, from where around 20 young people have ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 11:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Damian Pachter, Buenos Aires Herald journalist, Tel Aviv 1-25-15 Source: Ha'aretz Yesterday, we posted on the arrival in Tel Aviv of  Buenos Aires Herald journalist Damian Pachter fleeing Argentine after his scoop of the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. A press conference was held ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 11:07 AM by Jerry Gordon
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Watch, and listen, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Her original article on Islam here. Her summary of what has happened to her since here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 26 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
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Ahmed Al-Assad says that Hezbollah members who went with Iranians to Quneitra on the Golan were courting trouble, and they got it. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 9:24 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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