The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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From the London Evening Standard Jihadists have issued threats to London's safety after a spate of horrific terror attacks hit Europe. Images threatening atrocities in London and other capital cities have been widely posted on a jihadi messaging app, according to analysts tracking extremist activity ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/27/2016 11:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple Pride is perhaps the worst of sins, for it is often at the root of many others such as anger and avarice. One finds it in unexpected places, for example in an article in the Guardian newspaper about the horrors of pro-Brexit Britain. The author (whom I shall not name to spare ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/27/2016 5:26 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis Everyone admires the intriguing puzzles and solutions in the stories of Sherlock Holmes. In the Adventures of Silver Blaze the curious incident of the dog that did nothing, did not bark, in the night was the clue towards solving the mystery. Sherlock is needed to solve the mystery ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/27/2016 4:30 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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by Lorna Salzman Islamism will defeat us only if we submit to censorship of free speech and the demands of the radical left, guilty liberals and Social Justice Warriors, including those sitting in seats of power in academia. Great Britain is taking the lead on this but American universities are not ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 1:09 PM by Lorna Salzman
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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From the Express ht Rebecca ONE of the two knifeman who murdered a priest during morning mass at a church in Normandy was a convicted terrorist who was known to the French authorities and should have been monitored with an electronic tag. The as-yet unnamed individual attempted to travel to ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 8:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald We have heard many disturbing statements in recent years made by Catholic clerics, from bishops and cardinals right up to Pope Francis, who seem to believe that Islam is a religion like any other, that criticism of Islam is unjustified and based on the motiveless malignity of “Islamophobia,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 7:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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More about the jihad attack on a French church this morning. From the Yorkshire Post, Sky News and The Telegraph A PRIEST has died from a slashed throat after two knifemen burst into a church as he celebrated mass, in what appears to be the latest in a string of Islamist terror attacks in France.  The ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 6:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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Peter Allen writes in the Evening Standard: A migrant was hacked to death and another six badly wounded today when a fight broke out among UK-bound refugees in the so-called Calais “Jungle”. The bloodbath took place in the early hours of this morning as gangs fought running battles in the giant ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 4:44 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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Haha. I'm certain they continue to learn from each other, much more than we know. Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 4:37 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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AP: MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car outside the United Nations Mine Action Service offices in Mogadishu, killing 10 people, including seven U.N. guards, a Somali police official said Tuesday. Unlike previous attacks blamed on the al-Qaida-linked militant ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 4:30 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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An update from the BBC Two armed men who took hostages at a church near Rouen in northern France are now dead, police sources have said. France 3 television said a number of shots had been heard. Police and the emergency services are at the scene. Unconfirmed reports in Le Figaro newspaper say ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 4:15 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 26 July 2016
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And takes aim at a couple of apologists for Islam. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/oh-really-waleed-aly-blames-free-speech-not-terror/news-story/b19f897a52040d34dbc9f53bb9f310fc "What a Waleed! With an Aly Like This Guy, Who Needs Enemies". 'Our intellectual superiors have raised ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/26/2016 12:01 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Monday, 25 July 2016
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by Conrad Black Even in the week that he is nominated by the Republican party for the presidency of the United States, intelligent people fail in droves to understand what Donald Trump has accomplished. It was disappointing to read the editorial in this newspaper on Tuesday that “a Trump presidency ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2016 4:50 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 25 July 2016
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Methinks the German authorities doth protest too much. Ali Sonboli doesn't seem to have been motivated by jihad; his murders may have been a school spree killing but afterschool. However what about his Afghan friend who was arrested yesterday? How deep was he involved and what was his motive if he was ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/25/2016 1:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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NYTimes: BERLIN — Police say a Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested. Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch said in a statement Sunday that witnesses said the 21-year-old man, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 12:30 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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ISIS is now publishing church directories they have hacked on the Internet. Could your church membership roll end up on an ISIS kill list? Make no mistake about it, ISIS plans to kill every Jew and Christian they can get their hands on. We have got to take this threat seriously. Despite what the President ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 7:14 AM by John Constantine
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis Munich is not a name that conjures up pleasant memories for political shrewdness. On September 30, 1938 the Munich Agreement was signed and the appeasement policies of the Western democracies allowed Nazi Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia, and to take actions leading to World ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 5:37 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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From The Sun: THIS disturbing picture shows the gruesome bone-cracking instrument known as the ‘Flying Carpet’ which depraved ISIS militants use to torture their victims. The extremist thugs strap their prisoners to a metal or wooden board, which has hinges in the middle, enabling the ends ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 5:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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I was fortunate to meet Ray Price and his steel player, Jimmy Day in 1999 just before Day's death. Here they are in their heyday. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 3:52 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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{Author’s adaptation of the original French version} by Nidra Poller Paris 19 July 2016 It may not be crafted by the media that encourage it, it’s not the fault of the kind souls that pour out their hearts in flowers and candles at each mass murder, but together they compose a distressing symbolic ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 2:29 PM by Nidra Poller
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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.The Sunni-Shi'a conflict spreads into Afghanistan. USA Today: KABUL, Afghanistan - An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses. The marchers were ethnic Hazaras demanding that a major ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 8:39 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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From the London Evening Standard Authorities in Munich have said they believe the gunman who killed nine people in a Munich shopping centre was a German-Iranian teenager who acted alone.  Three victims remain in a critical condition in hospital. Officers said the motive of the 18-year-old is still ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 3:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 July 2016
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From Reuters, the Telegraph and the German eiditon of The Local. Early reports were that the incident was concluded and that there was one death. However it is on-going and TV reports say there may be a second incident. Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 12:57 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 July 2016
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Elaine Ganley and Thomas Adamson write in AP: The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday, citing text messages, more than 1,000 phone calls and video of the attack scene on ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 7:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 22 July 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple The Canadian government, I see, is thinking of issuing sex-neutral identity cards, presumably on the grounds that some people have not yet chosen the sex they want to be. This, of course, is not going nearly far enough. Has the reactionary and highly oppressive Canadian government ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 6:55 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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