The Iconoclast

Monday, 27 June 2016
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(CNN) Six people died and 19 others were wounded following a series of suicide attacks in a mainly Christian area of northern Lebanon, close to the border with Syria. According to Lebanon's National News Agency (NNA), the first incident happened at around 4.20 a.m. (local time) Monday when a suicide ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2016 8:44 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 27 June 2016
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The US Attorney Wendy J. Olson threatened prosecution for anyone getting this horrible story a little bit wrong. “The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. We have seen ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2016 4:50 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 27 June 2016
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Thousands of Republican donors avoid Donald Trump ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2016 4:32 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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by Lorna Salzman Through the miracle of (reverse) time travel, Will Shakespeare read Katy Waldman’s essay on why it’s OK for students to read the white, racist, sexist, colonialist writers who form the basis of today’s academic “canon” in universities.  So let’s go back in time and postulate what ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2016 1:58 PM by Lorna Salzman
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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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by Conrad Black The absurdly exaggerated reaction to the British vote to leave the European Union demonstrates the complacency and incompetence of the governing elites in Britain and Western Europe, and how those attitudes rippled out, unchallenged, in the international media and financial markets. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2016 9:37 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 26 June 2016
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In September 2014, members of Congress were informed that disgraced former Homeland Security adviser Mohamed Elibiary was being relieved of his duties after a long series of controversies, including the fact that his tweets cheering the inevitability of an Islamic caliphate were used by ISIS supporters ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2016 7:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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From the NYTimes: MOGADISHU, Somalia — Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and threw grenades. Islamic extremist group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the latest ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 12:14 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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From France 24  Belgian police detained two men for questioning after fresh anti-terror raids overnight, the federal prosecutor's office said Saturday amid reports of a planned attack on a Euro 2016 fanzone. "One man was arrested in (the eastern town of) Verviers and another man in Tournai," close ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 8:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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From Samaa: TEHRAN: Dog lovers in central Iran are in uproar after authorities began confiscating their pets in an apparent crackdown on the “vulgar Western culture” of canine ownership, Iranian media reported Saturday. One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province told Iran’s Shahrvand ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 8:03 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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Paul Sperry writes in his Counter-Jihad blog. More than 7 in 10 registered American voters think Muslim immigrants should be screened for belief in Sharia law, a totalitarian system that calls for executing gays, adulterers and apostates, among other human-rights abuses, a new national poll finds. And ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 7:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 25 June 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple For a long time, Britons who wanted their country to leave the European Union were regarded almost as mentally ill by those who wanted it to stay. The leavers didn’t have an opinion; they had a pathology. Since one doesn’t argue with pathology, it wasn’t necessary for the remainers ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2016 7:17 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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Don Barnett writes in The Tennessean: Before the Refugee Act of 1980, refugee resettlement was the work of true sacrificial charity, where sponsors and charities committed to maintaining and supporting the refugees with housing and employment, even medical care if needed. There was an explicit bar ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 3:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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NYTimes: Geert Wilders, the right-wing, anti-immigrant, anti-Brussels Dutch politician, is one of the most articulate proponents of the potential merits of leaving the European Union. In an interview with The Times, he described Great Britain’s vote to leave as “a fantastic result” that showed that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 1:36 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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I like this development. Nicky Woolf writes in the Guardian: A group of Muslim women who claim in a lawsuit they were kicked out of a California restaurant for wearing headscarfs have been accused of “civilizational jihad” by a lawyer for the restaurant, which has launched a countersuit. The seven ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 10:39 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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WASHINGTON DC - Members of the American-MidEast Coalition for Trump (AMCT) were greatly heartened by Donald J. Trump’s speech of June 22. While The Islamic State commits genocide, Hillary and the Clinton Global Initiative sip cocktails with the region's authoritarians. Donald Trump is right in calling ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 8:41 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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Press release: The people of the United Kingdom have exercised the sacred right of all free peoples. They have declared their independence from the European Union and have voted to reassert control over their own politics, borders and economy. A Trump Administration pledges to strengthen our ties ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 8:32 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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David Cameron has resigned but will remain in office until October and the Conservative Party conference. Article 50 covers the hitherto unknown process of a member state leaving the EU. He feels that this task should be left for his successor.  We must not lose the impetus; unless there are compelling ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 7:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 24 June 2016
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The Lark Ascending by Vaughan Williams performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.  English (not to denegrate my Welsh cousins), uplifting, hopeful, thoughtful.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2016 1:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 June 2016
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Paul Sperry writes at his Counter Jihad blog.   If you are a member of the media or even an investigator with the FBI seeking to question members of the Orlando terrorist’s family or mosque, you will now have to go through a federally listed terrorist front group — the Council on American-Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2016 1:54 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 23 June 2016
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From the London Evening Standard An Islamic State-inspired extremist who plotted to behead a British poppy seller in the street on Remembrance Day has been jailed for life. Nadir Syed, 23, wanted to emulate the brutal murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby as he planned a horrific attack on the day set aside ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2016 10:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 June 2016
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by Michael Curtis In 1648 the Swedish politician and diplomat Count Axel Oxenstierna wrote to his son, “Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed.” Recent events in the United States and elsewhere amply justify the aphorism. Here are a few of those events. 1. On January ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2016 7:45 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 23 June 2016
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by Rebecca Bynum Last night on the NBC Nightly News, Hallie Jackson attempted to poke holes in Donald Trump’s attacks on Hillary Clinton in his speech yesterday, but failed miserably. Trump: “Her [Clinton’s] decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched. Among the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2016 7:27 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016
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It’s Independence Day – Will Britain Vote For It? Brexit means: Independence Day, Thursday 23rd June, 2016. When this:   Should get the boot in favour of this:     Since the year 2000 British businesses have stopped investing in the sclerotic EU economies. Since 2008 ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2016 8:06 PM by John M. Joyce
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016
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Regular readers will not be surprised to hear that I intend to vote 'leave' tomorrow. As a young woman I was not in favour of joining what was then the Common Market but notwithstanding  my doubts I voted to remain in the 1975 referendum. My thinking, which was a common attitude, was that having joined, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2016 4:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 June 2016
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Judson Berger writes at Fox News: Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees. The files are sure to inflame the debate over the Obama administration’s push to admit ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2016 3:06 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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