Here are the Blogs in the Hugh Fitzgerald category.
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Monday, 20 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Finally, there is the argument, from toponyms, of a Muslim presence in America before there was a United States. Here John Hamed, Jr. descends into the absurd: “Islam was here even before there was a U.S.A. There are more than 500 places in the U.S. today with clearly Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2017 5:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald “It’s not just about sexual violence. For some students it’s just another way for Europeans to gang up against a prominent Muslim intellectual. We must protect Muslim students who believe and trust in him, and protect that trust.” The statement by Eugene Rogan, director ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2017 8:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 10 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr.’s letter criticizing a previous correspondent’s assertions about Islam first made the point that the Qur’an is full of references to “love” and “mercy” and “peace,” that where in the Qur’an violence appears, it was merely descriptive of what the early Muslims, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2017 5:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 9 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr. is the public relations officer of the Islamic Society of New Castle, Ohio, who wrote a letter, purporting to correct misperceptions about Islam, to the New Castle News: We write this to take exception to the letter published Oct. 4 in the New Castle News, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 6:31 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 4 November 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Bruce Ashford, a Professor of Theology and Dean at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, contributed to Fox News his view of the latest  terror attack and what he calls “Islam’s surprisingly complicated relationship with terrorism”: The horrifying attack in lower ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 5:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 31 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald A new report in The Independent on a small group of Muslim converts in San Cristobal de las Casas, gives itself away with its title: “Mexico’s Vibrant Muslim Community Lives in the Maya Heartland”: A trip to Mexico’s indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2017 7:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 27 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald On October 22, CBS’s Sixty Minutes devoted one of its segments to the stirring tale of Tamer El-Noury. That is the alias of an Egyptian-American undercover agent, working for the FBI, who has for years been befriending terrorists linked to Al Qaeda, both in the United States ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/27/2017 5:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 26 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald First of all, let’s not forget that astonishing vote on September 25; 93% of the Kurds in Iraq went ahead and voted for independence. It was an opinion poll, not binding. But it meant a great deal. That figure cannot be ignored, not even by the U.N. The Kurds have a moral right ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/26/2017 5:31 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 23 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Iran is, with Turkey, the nation that would be most harmed by the creation of an independent Kurdish state in Iraq. With an independent Kurdistan, and a well-armed Peshmerga, just over the border, the seven to eight million Kurds living in western Iran might well be inspired ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2017 5:23 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 22 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald On September 25, the Kurds in northern Iraq held what may be seen as the most welcome event in the Middle East since the Six-Day War: a referendum on independence, for which 93% of the voters (including non-Kurds living in Kurdish areas of Iraq) declared themselves in favor. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2017 5:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Out at Amherst, where hope is the thing with feathers, a panel discussion about Islam at the college on September 25 included Michael Graham, a radio host who has, in the past, suffered for his outspokenness about Islam. After the event, Muslim students wrote an “Open Letter,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/18/2017 8:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 16 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Carlos Khalil Guzman is a “revert” to Islam who is now going about the United States, taking pictures of cheerful, fresh-faced, smiling Muslims, each of whom is asked to choose a favorite verse in the Qur’an, or a saying by Muhammad in the Hadith, and to explain why he, or ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/16/2017 11:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 15 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Let’s remember Carlos Khalil Guzman’s claim that “Islam is against all types of oppression, literally all of it. It’s against racism, homophobia, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, you name it.” We saw in a previous article how much bigger, and how much more deadly than the Atlantic ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2017 4:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald When last we looked at the plans of a convert to Islam, Carlos Khalil Guzman, to publish a book of photographs of young American Muslims, with each being asked to choose a single favorite verse from the Qur’an, or a single saying of the Prophet, and explain why he/she chose ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/11/2017 7:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 9 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald From a report this July at the Huffington Post: A Muslim photographer is working on an ambitious project that he hopes will tackle stereotypes about American Muslims and showcase the community’s rich diversity. Since the fall of 2015, Carlos Khalil Guzman has been using ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/09/2017 7:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 7 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist and lecturer on Islam who presents himself as both a loyal Believer and as a determined Reformer, one whose understanding of the true Islam, if only it were to find favor among 1.5 billion Muslims, would allow the Faithful to slough off ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/07/2017 4:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 6 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald In the Telegraph, John Simpson, a journalist since 1966 with the BBC, and its World Affairs editor since 1988, upon whom all sorts of awards have been lavished, writes a more-in-sorrow article about Aung San Suu Kyi. What interested me was not his denunciation of her, or his ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/06/2017 8:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Pope Francis is a strange man. He has seemed, at times, to grasp the nature of the threat to Europe of what he once had no hesitation in describing as an “Arab invasion.” Here is what he said in 2014 in an interview with La Vie: “The only continent that can bring about ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/04/2017 11:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 21 September 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, a homosexual imam from Algeria who now lives in France, and who opened a one-room mosque in Paris five years ago that admits homosexuals, is now working with Seyran Ates, the German-Turkish lawyer (significantly, she is a Kurd, an ethnic identity that ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2017 5:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 17 September 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (R) and Seyran Ates want to set up other inclusive mosques From a BBC News item: At Berlin’s newest mosque, men and women pray together, women are allowed to lead Friday prayers, and gay, lesbian and transgender people are welcome. “Our mosque ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2017 5:41 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, is now all over the news, being taken to task for “not speaking out” against the mistreatment of the Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar, almost all of whom live in the western Rakhine State of Myanmar. 365,000 people have signed ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 4:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 7 September 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald At the end of August, an unusual article appeared in a leading English-language Chinese paper, Global Times. The author, Ding Gang, is a senior journalist for the People’s Daily, and his piece received a great deal of attention in India. For what he wrote — and he could not ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 5:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 2 September 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Looking for a teaching job in history? If you turned today to the main website listing such positions — H-net.org/jobs — here is what you would have found at about 12 noon: • Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, Head of Department “Communism and Society”, posted today • ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2017 6:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 1 September 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald It has just been revealed that Emmanuel Macron, President of France, has in the first three months of his presidency spent more than $30,000 on make-up services. That would be a remarkable sum for anyone to spend, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Macron is only ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2017 6:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 31 August 2017
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blog preview image by Hugh Fitzgerald Robert Azzi has been touring towns in New Hampshire, offering these  “Ask A Muslim-Anything” events to benighted Infidels. If you have a chance, go to one of these shindigs, but go prepared. Even better would be to go with a small group of the like-minded (two or three others), ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2017 4:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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