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Monday, 05 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald London mayor Sadiq Khan has attacked Home Secretary Sajid Javid for “playing to the far right narrative” with a tweet he sent following the sentencing of a grooming gang in Huddersfield. Mr Javid tweeted after a gang of 20 men were sentenced on October 19; “These sick Asian ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2018 4:58 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 04 November 2018
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From the Sunday Telegraph and the Birmingham Mail Two Islamic schools have been reported to the Government for segregating boys and girls on their premises. The Avecinna Academy and The Wisdom Academy in Birmingham  were flagged up for 'sex discrimination' by education watchdog Ofsted. Avecinna ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2018 11:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 04 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The ECtHR also underlined that it classified the ‘impugned’ statements as “an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam, which was capable of stirring up prejudice and putting at risk religious peace.” Apparently the factual statement by ES, that 54-year-old Muhammad ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2018 4:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 04 November 2018
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by Michael Curtis Rene Goscinny's Astérix and Obelix In the political ironic drama of life, hold as it were the mirror up to nature, to show virtue her feature. Admirable though this may be as advice for the public arena, it is alas not universally esteemed. Robert Bowers, the man who slaughtered ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2018 4:36 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 03 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Insulting Prophet Muhammad not ‘free speech,’ ECtHR rules,” Daily Sabah, October 25, 2018: The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday [October 22] that an Austrian woman’s criminal conviction and fine for her statements accusing the Prophet Muhammad of pedophilia ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2018 8:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 03 November 2018
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From the London Evening Standard The lawyer who represented a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy after eight years on death row in Pakistan has fled the country in fear for his life. Saif Mulook said he had to leave so he could continue to represent Asia Bibi, whose conviction was overturned ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2018 7:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 02 November 2018
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Christian woman spared the death penalty after her blasphemy conviction was overturned faces being barred from leaving Pakistan under a deal struck to appease hardliners. Pakistan's government on Friday night said it had reached an agreement with Islamist parties to end three days of protests which ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2018 5:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 02 November 2018
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From the Express, the Daily Mail and the East Anglian Daily Times A PROBE is underway at a high school into claims a 30-year-old asylum seeker is posing as a teenage pupil after lying to British authorities about his age. GCSE pupils at Stoke High School in Ipswich, Suffolk, claim the student is ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2018 8:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 02 November 2018
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From Sky News and News Australia The release of a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted eight years after being sentenced to death for blasphemy has been delayed. Her release was delayed following protests by radical Islamists, who want her publicly hanged, and failed talks between them ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2018 5:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 02 November 2018
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by Michael Rectenwald I first discovered Milo Yiannopolous when I was still a leftist. Unlike many of my friends on the left, who dismissed him as an “a**hole,” or a “jerk,” I found him to be smart, funny and often insightful. I thought he made some great points as he poked fun at the identity ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2018 5:04 AM by Michael Rechtenwald
Friday, 02 November 2018
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Populist politics respond to local conditions. by Conrad Black Jair Bolsonaro wins the Presidency in Brazil There is a rising buzz of rather unrigorous comment about a widespread wave of populism, which is generally seen as an odious movement verging on fascism. Somehow, Britain voted narrowly ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2018 4:46 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 01 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald An advertisement this past summer for the clothing brand Gap shocked many in France. The latest Gap ad campaign, “Back to school” features a little girl in a hijab, CNEWS France reports. On 24 July, Gap Kids launched the “Back to school” ad campaign and on 31 July, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2018 12:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 01 November 2018
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From Sky News and the Huddersfield Examiner Richard Wright QC, prosecuting, said at the opening of their trial that some of their victims were "plied with drink and drugs to the point of being utterly unable to resist the sexual advances that were made against them". Judge Simon Philips QC, sentencing, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2018 12:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 01 November 2018
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by Michael Curtis On January 27, 2017, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered remarks at the International Day of Commemoration at the UN in memory of the victims of the Holocaust. The world, he said, has a duty to remember that the Holocaust was a systematic attempt to eliminate the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2018 4:27 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
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  Theodore Dalrymple and Kenneth Francis have collaborated on a new book, published by New English Review Press. We'll be publishing more but here is some advance press.       ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2018 11:35 AM by New English Review
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