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Saturday, 10 January 2015
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Washington, and American think tanks elsewhere, and American universities too, are full of bruce-riedels. They are called, because that is what they call themselves,  "terrorism experts." They've made out, over the past decade, like gangbusters. They get government grants, they are interviewed, they ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 9:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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It is appropriate and gratifying that the Islamic terrorists who, armed with military Kalashnikov weapons in a well-planned attack, murdered 12 people, the chief editor and his staff, in the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo (CH) in Paris on January 7, 2014, were killed two days later by ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 9:27 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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From the French edition of The Local Just hours after the worst series of terror attacks on French soil in recent memory were brought to a bloody end, Al Qaeda officials in Yemen threatened to shaken France with fresh atrocities. A top sharia official from Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 9:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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So sayeth Dr. Fareed Zakaria commenting on “the twelve people murdered in Paris this week.” His conclusion is that that they were misguided souls and that Islamic regimes and organizations are going against their own religion in proscribing blasphemy and imposing harsh penalties.           But in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 9:09 AM by Richard Butrick
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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An Iraqi hope. If Islam encouraged rational and logical thought, if Islam did not punish skeptical questioning, if the texts of Islam, and the example of Muhammad, spoke endlessly about love and charity, instead of about killing one's enemies --and those enemies are defined as those who refuse to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 7:35 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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Here. And there are other  articles at this site (LibertyGB), that express an intelligent anguish, and you might want to read more than a few of them. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 7:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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From the Daily Mail A heroic customer at the kosher supermarket in Paris snatched one of the terrorist's guns and turned it on the hostage taker - only to find it was jammed, leaving the extremist to execute him in cold blood. I think the correct word is murder.  The dramatic account was revealed ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 6:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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The shots in the Paris street that were seen and heard around the world killed Ahmed Merabet, a Muslim policeman going to the defense of Charlie Hebdo: a reminder that by no means all Muslims in France, far from it, are France-hating, Allahu-akbar-shouting fanatics, and that many are well-integrated. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 6:03 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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From the National Post of Canada. The attack on the magazine, which left 12 dead, and Coulibaly’s apparently coordinated actions, which resulted in the deaths of a police officer Thursday and four hostages Friday, highlight the growing problem of radicalization among young, disenfranchised French ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 5:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 10 January 2015
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The feed seems to have a maximum number of blog posts per day and on many days we exceed that limit. Please come to The Iconoclast and browse around. There are many posts you will not have received from yesterday concerning the situation in France and its broader implications. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2015 5:39 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Friday, 09 January 2015
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Posted on 01/09/2015 9:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 09 January 2015
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Here. One of them threatened to  use a "kalash(nikov)" on his teacher: «Je te bute à la kalach», a lancé à Lille un élève de quatrième à son enseignante, pendant cette minute de silence."  Teachers testified that they often didn't even dare ask for the students to observe that minute of silence in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/09/2015 9:01 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 09 January 2015
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You can read all about them here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/09/2015 8:56 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 09 January 2015
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Here. And don't forget the 21 phone numbers and email addresses, all belonging to Bill Clinton, that have just turned up in the possession of his friend and fellow heedless above-the-law hedonist, Jeffrey Epstein. May these embarrassingly mediocre dynasties -- Clinton, Bush, any others that come ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/09/2015 8:45 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 09 January 2015
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  National Review On-line has a scoop, a leaked email exchange at  Qatar-owned Al Jazeera by Brendon Bordelon, ‘I AM NOT CHARLIE’: Leaked Newsroom Emails Reveal Al Jazeera Fury over Global Support for Charlie Hebdo. The email exchange reveals the internal clash over imposition of what amounts ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/09/2015 8:39 PM by Jerry Gordon
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