The Iconoclast

Saturday, 29 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis French electors have sent a message to traditional political parties, we can get along without you very well. Instead, the country in the second round of voting on May 7, 2017 for president of France has a choice between two outsiders, one a Europhile, the other a Eurosceptic, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2017 7:46 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 29 April 2017
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Testimony of Gen. General Abdalaziz Adam Alhilu, SPLA/N General commander/Chief of staff of SPLA/N and Deputy Chairman of the SPLM by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin On April 26, 2017, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights held a hearing on ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2017 7:21 AM by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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Saturday, 29 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald If those who work in our museums want to enlighten audiences about Muslims and Art, they should consider two aspects of the subject that have received practically no attention. First, a museum wanting to treat the subject of Islam and Art should give visitors a sense of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2017 5:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 29 April 2017
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by Conrad Black I have just returned from Europe, where there has been an irritating outburst of complacency over recent political events there, from quarters with no right to indulge in it. The huge sigh of pan-European relief over the first round of the French election is completely unjustified. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/29/2017 5:30 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 28 April 2017
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General Abakar M. Abdallah of Sudan United Movement by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin Janjaweed militia members On April 26, 2017, the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights held a hearing on The Questionable Case for Easing Sanctions Sudan Sanctions The ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2017 4:03 PM by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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Friday, 28 April 2017
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by Gary Fouse It seems like a century ago that a young man named Mario Savio launched something called the "Free Speech Movement" at the University of California at Berkeley. Ever since, the university has prided itself as the birthplace of free speech, which might draw a hoot from our founding ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2017 2:19 PM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 28 April 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Unleashing Demons: The Inside Story of Brexit is one of the worst books on any subject that I have read in a long time. It is a blow-by-boring-blow account of David Cameron’s referendum campaign, principally in the media of mass communication, to keep Britain in the European ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2017 7:26 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 28 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Saloua Raouda Choucair, Poem Wall, 1963–65. This past February, Art News published an article about an exhibit at MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) that it described as an “Elegant Riposte to Trump’s Travel Order.” Here’s that “Elegant Riposte”: Less than a week after President Trump ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2017 6:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 28 April 2017
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US Ambassador, UN Commissioner Work against Alliance for Prosperity Objectives by Steven Hecht Attorney General Thelma Aldana and Cicig Commissioner Iván Velásquez interact with members of Congress during a session on changes to the Guatemalan Constitution. (El Periódico)   Policy ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/28/2017 5:50 AM by Steve Hecht
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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From the Guardian and the Hounslow Gazette A teenager has admitted plotting a bomb attack in London, having researched potential targets including Buckingham Palace and an Elton John concert. Haroon Syed, 19, who pleaded guilty on Thursday at the Old Bailey, was “researching, planning and attempting ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2017 10:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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From The Telegraph and the Daily Mail Police have foiled a suspected terror attack in Westminster after a man was arrested in a "stop and search" with a "backpack full of knives". Armed police swooped on Whitehall, close to the offices of the Treasury where they detained the suspect five weeks ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2017 9:58 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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Paul Sperry writes in WND: While Hillary Clinton loyal aide Huma Abedin was reportedly sidelined in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential campaign as a result of Abedin’s husband’s child-porn scandal, she was potentially an even greater liability than known. It turns out Anthony Weiner wasn’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2017 9:41 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 27 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis On February 7, 2017 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as U.S. Secretary of Education by a vote of 51-50 with Vice President Mike Pence breaking the tie vote. She made history because she was the first Cabinet nominee to be confirmed in this way. The question now is whether this contentious ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/27/2017 4:34 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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Very odd. He says Islam is the true faith, but is not described as a Muslim. From the Telegraph A weapons-obsessed teenager wanted to cause carnage in the capital when he planted a homemade bomb on the Tube, a court has heard. Damon Smith was 19 when he allegedly packed a rucksack with explosives ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/26/2017 11:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017
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From the Oxford Times and Oxford Mail SEVERAL men accused of a catalogue of child sex offences have appeared in court. The 17 men were arrested after dawn raids in Oxford and Banbury last month as part of Operation Nautical, a police inquiry into child sexual exploitation. The court was told the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/26/2017 10:26 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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Said Latif told his victim: 'You shouldn’t be here, you’re upsetting us young Muslims' From the Teeside Gazette and the Daily Mail Said Ahmed Latif, 36, admitted the assault inside the multi-cultural Salaam Community Centre in Hartlepool. On Monday at Teesside Magistrates’ Court, prosecutor Holly ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2017 1:38 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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by Gary Fouse Almost two weeks ago, we learned that a Muslim doctor from India has been federally charged for performing female genital mutilation on little girls as young as 7. In addition, another doctor has been charged for allowing his clinic to be used for the operations, and his wife has ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2017 1:26 PM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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As reported by the (Australian) 'Telegraph" and by the 'Australian', this Anzac Day. First, the Telegraph, Sally Rawsthorne reporting. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/abc-presenter-yassmin-abdelmagied-forced-to-delete-anzac-day-post-asking-australians-to-think-about-manus-island-and-palestine/news-story/512d608b24fdae97722c513b773c4798 'Magied ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2017 7:04 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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A performance of "Kaddish", for cello and piano.       And Psalm 130, "Out of the deeps..". ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2017 6:58 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 25 April 2017
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On the 24th April the Armenians remember the terrible Genocide inflicted upon them by Muslims in 1915-1916 (though there was a previous and terrible mass-murder in the 1890s), a Genocide animated by the Jihad doctrine of Islam, by the hatred and contempt that Islam teaches Muslims to feel and enact ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/25/2017 6:49 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Monday, 24 April 2017
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by Jerry Gordon and Daniel Mandel Yad Vashem  Eternal Flame  and Armenian Genocide Memorial April 24, 2017 commemorates both Hitler’s Holocaust during WWII against European Jewry in Israel on Yom HaShoah Day. It also marks the annual commemoration of  the Armenian Genocide throughout the world ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/24/2017 3:22 PM by Jerry Gordon and Daniel Mandel
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Monday, 24 April 2017
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From the Australian Daily Telegraph and the Sydney Morning Herald A SENIOR Islamic State fighter and a terror accused discussed recruiting a minor to kill “unbelievers” in Sydney for propaganda videos because a juvenile would not be under the police surveillance, a Supreme Court jury has heard.  A ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/24/2017 6:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 24 April 2017
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Just this month two noteworthy articles on Islamic misogyny, and specifically the Quranic instruction to beat disobedient or deemed-potentially-insubordinate wives, have appeared in our Aussie media. One appeared in "The Telegraph" and subsequently in sister publications such as the 'Brisbane Times' ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/24/2017 12:51 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 23 April 2017
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From the French edition of The Local  Almost as soon as the news broke that Marine Le Pen had qualified for the runoff vote of the French presidential election, calls were issued by politicians on the left and the right, notably losing candidate François Fillon, to vote against her. And on the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/23/2017 5:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 23 April 2017
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Well done, Philippines. As reported by AP (Associated Press) and Shirley Escalante for Australia's ABC yesterday.  One may note that the bunch of jihadi terrorists were led by a convert to Islam. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-23/philippines-gunbattle-ahead-of-asean-meeting/8464896 "Terrorists ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/23/2017 4:27 PM by Christina McIntosh
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