The Iconoclast

Sunday, 26 February 2017
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 by Michael Curtis Donald Trump is now Commander-in Chief in the U.S. and has begun issuing his commands. On February 21, 2017 with an explanation he issued one of them, "Antisemitism is horrible, and it's going to stop and has to stop." Though more well-intentioned than specific, his pronouncement ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2017 8:35 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 26 February 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan Regime change zealots are now working the home front.  Billy Kristol, erstwhile editor of white blight and right fright at the Weekly Standard, says that he would rather have the “deep state” than the Trump state. If you ever wondered why neo-conservatives are often confused ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2017 7:46 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Sunday, 26 February 2017
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From forced marriage to alcoholic excess, Britain’s airports display the symptoms of cultural rot. by Theodore Dalrymple My wife recently sent me a photograph of a police notice in bright red on the inside of the women’s lavatory at the provincial English airport from which she was flying ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2017 5:57 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 25 February 2017
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From Deutsche Welle Three pedestrians were injured when a man drove his car into pedestrians in a central square on Saturday evening. One of the three people who were hit was seriously injured, police spokeswoman Anne Baas said. The knife-wielding driver attempted an escape. He was intercepted ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2017 12:22 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 25 February 2017
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The Crux of the Matter Is Not Nativity but Documentation by David Solway A Highly Problematic Dossier It was obvious to me when I first began studying the phenomenally popular Obama early on in his heady career that there was something fishy about him. His words and promises and his very ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2017 9:12 AM by David Solway
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Saturday, 25 February 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald President Trump has chosen Lt. General William McMaster as his new National Security Adviser. As a three-star general, McMaster’s appointment will require Senate confirmation, and one hopes that whatever else the Senators ask him, they make sure to examine his understanding ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2017 7:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 25 February 2017
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From the BBC and the London Evening Standard The five males, aged between 15 and 19, were arrested on Monday after a "proactive" operation by the Met's counter-terrorism unit. .. suspicion of planning to flee Britain to fight for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.  The Met’s counter terror detectives ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2017 3:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 25 February 2017
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From the Daily Mail The executive who put a terror sympathiser on TV now heads BBC religious programming on screen.  Fatima Salaria provoked uproar by giving Anthony Small a platform on Muslims Like Us, a reality-style show. The convicted fraudster and former boxing champion, now known as Abdul ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/25/2017 2:49 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 24 February 2017
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by Conrad Black Liberal MP Iqra Khalid is congratulated by colleagues as she speaks about her anti-Islamophobia motion on Feb. 15, 2017. There are several problems with the House of Commons private members’ motion 103 on “systemic racism and religious discrimination.” It is based on the assertion ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2017 12:41 PM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 24 February 2017
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by David P. Gontar It is hardly an exaggeration to observe that the exclusive focus of the American media these days is the new President and his alleged foibles. Substantive matters like law, national policy, war, trade, immigration and economic development are taken up, if at all, only to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2017 5:26 AM by David P. Gontar
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Friday, 24 February 2017
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by Michael Curtis Critics of Israel persist in the contention that the existence of Israeli settlements is a core, even the main, impediment to peace and to a two state solution of the Israeli-Palestinian dispute. Once again in the UN Security Council Resolution 2334 of December 23, 2016 which ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2017 4:54 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 23 February 2017
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Translated from the Hungarian & Edited By Thomas Ország-Land    (1) Psalm   I watch my spade as thrust by thrust and spit by spit it shapes my home till, like our psalms, my steaming breath lifts rising from this cold, deep hole. My Eternal God! Your very being ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/23/2017 8:47 AM by NER
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Thursday, 23 February 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple We like to consider totalitarianism a thing of the past, at least in Western countries, but its temptations are permanent and its justifications never very far away. Since no man is an island, no human action concerns only the actor himself. John Stuart Mill’s famous principle ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/23/2017 7:03 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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And although caught out in her brazen practice of grand-scale welfare fraud, and convicted, she is getting a mere slap on the wrist.  One may note that she had a "mosque marriage" that was not registered with Australian officialdom; and one wonders just how much of that is going on, and how many other ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/22/2017 10:26 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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This bloke - who used to run an Islamic bookshop in one of Brisbane's southern suburbs, so any idea that he didn't really understand Islam, or wasn't a real Muslim, gets blown out of the water straightaway - is already doing time in prison for having sent money to the jihad outfit, Jabhat al-Nusra, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/22/2017 9:03 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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The media are indeed playing a harmful role. by Conrad Black What is utterly astonishing about the fierce contest between the national media and President Trump is that the media do not realize how despised they are by most Americans, and how richly, as a group (which contains many individual ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/22/2017 5:04 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently, parents in Summerville, South Carolina became aware that their sixth-grade children were being taught about Islam in school. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with learning something of value about Islam. It was what, and how, they were being taught that some found ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/22/2017 4:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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by Michael Curtis In olden days good authors once used accurate language, now anything goes. It is no secret that President Donald Trump watches TV news and sometimes issues confusing statements based on information from programs he sees. At his campaign style rally in Melbourne, Florida on February ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/21/2017 1:56 PM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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Utter incompetance on the part of House Democrats. Luke Rosiak writes in the Daily Caller: Rogue congressional staffers took $100,000 from an Iraqi politician while they had administrator-level access to the House of Representatives’ computer network, according to court documents examined by The ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/21/2017 10:52 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017
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by Gary Fouse Since much of my writing concerns the craziness going on in our universities, I spend a lot of time reading reports from such blogs as Campus Watch, College Reform, The College Fix, and Legal Insurrection to name a few. In addition to cross-posting items of interest, I often go ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/21/2017 7:06 AM by Gary Fouse
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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From the London Evening Standard Police stormed addresses across London and arrested the males – aged between 15 and 19 – on suspicion of the preparation of terrorist acts.The Metropolitan Police did not specify if the arrests were in connection with Islamic State, but said they “relate to plans ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2017 5:10 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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From the Oldham Evening Chronicle ANTI-terrorism chiefs have been passed a secret report by Oldham Council into allegations of a "Trojan Horse" attempt to take over a local primary school. Town hall bosses investigated complaints from Trish O'Donnell, head teacher at Clarksfield Primary School, reported ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2017 2:10 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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by Michael Curtis Donald J. Trump is not easy to define with exact unadorned precision. Like Shakespeare’s Cassius, he is fresh of spirit and resolve, to meet all perils very constantly. His universe is not a paradise of inner tranquility, but one of active decision making. Lacking a fixed ideological ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2017 1:15 PM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 20 February 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald A site called “Bells and Whistles” published this article that is worth examining in detail, as it is indicative of certain prevailing assumptions. American Muslims do not seem to carry with them the deep seeded [sic for “seated”] hatred of peace which you argue is systemic ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2017 6:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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