Thursday, August 6, 2020   

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Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in Al-Andalus
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Arabic and Hebrew Love Poems in al-Andalus investigates a largely overlooked subset of Muslim and Jewish love poetry in medieval Spain: hetero- and home-erotic love poems written by Muslim and Jewish religious scholars, in which the lover and his sensual experience of the beloved are compared to scriptural characters and storylines.




Bryan Fischer–”Allah” is an Extremely Powerful Demon God
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by Haddock

Anti-Islam and Islamophobic polemic about who or what Muslims worship has taken on many varying forms over the centuries.




Another Mosque Torched in West Bank
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Vandals set fire to a mosque in the West Bank on Thursday and defaced it with Hebrew graffiti a day after a similar arson attack on a Jerusalem mosque. Suspicion fell on Jewish extremists widely assumed to be behind stepped-up violence against Palestinians and the Israeli military.




Book Review: Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
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Maria Rosa Menocal published this gem of a book just before the events of September 11th, 2001, when a cadre of young Arab Muslim men driven by the politics of occupation, empire and rage combined their grievances with a religio-ideological veneer and flew out of a clear blue sky into the Twin Towers and the Pentagon.




Pamela Geller: Islamophobia/Arabophobia
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Geller does not make any comment about learning Russian, Chinese, or any other language, but for some reason, Arabic is a language of the terrorists. So her logic, or as I like to call it the Gellerian/Spencerian logic is as follows:




Pamela “Soup Nazi” Geller Hates On Campbell’s
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Pamela Geller, queen loon blogger of the nether Right-wing regions of the blogosphere has a message that all freedom-loving defenders of the West are desperately aching to pour on an unsuspecting America: “No Soup for you!”




Rabbi Menachem Froman and 20 Settlers Replace Burned Qurans
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“This visit is to say that although there are people who oppose peace, he who opposes peace is opposed to God,” said Rabbi Menachem Froman, a well-known peace activist and one of a handful of settlers who went to Beit Fajjar to show solidarity with their Muslim neighbors.




Arsonists Vandalize West Bank Mosque
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Arsonists suspected of being radical Israeli settlers damaged part of a Palestinian mosque early on Monday in a village near the West Bank city of Hebron, setting fire to rugs and copies of the Koran and scrawling the word “revenge” in Hebrew on a wall, police officials and witnesses said.