The Iconoclast

Friday, 09 December 2016
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From Sky News and Dutch News The man, detained on suspicion of planning an attack, had an AK-47 ... Kalashnikov with two full magazines and a large image of an Islamic State flag, prosecutors said. Four boxes of highly explosive illegal fireworks were also found, along with mobile phones and €1,600 (£1,340) ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2016 11:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 09 December 2016
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by Gary Fouse Yesterday, four of the five living survivors of the Pearl Harbor attack participated in the 75th anniversary of the "Day of Infamy". Now in their 90s, they were somewhere between nineteen and twenty-something on December 7, 1941. They had already answered their country's call to service ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/09/2016 10:29 AM by Gary Fouse
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Thursday, 08 December 2016
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by Kenneth R. Timmerman President-Elect Trump will be tested by the Islamic state of Iran soon after taking office on January 20. It could come the very day of his inauguration with an enormous (if superficial) head-fake, as they gave President Reagan by releasing our U.S. diplomat-hostages the very ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2016 11:30 AM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Thursday, 08 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Jimmy Carter treats a sentence from the non-binding preamble to Resolution 242 as if it were a binding part of the Resolution itself. He thinks that the phrase about the “inadmissibility of the acquisition of territory by war” applies to Israel, when examination of the Mandate ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2016 6:00 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 08 December 2016
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It's a phenomenon similar to what's happening in the U.S. by Conrad Black As Donald Trump steadily gains in public approval — by his intelligent appointments of well-qualified women and non-Caucasian people to key positions — and debunks the entire Clinton-Obama campaign against him of "racist" ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/08/2016 5:26 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
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  Rebels of the Sudan Liberation Movement Army led by Abdul Wahid, North Darfur, February 2015 Source: Adriane Ohanesian, New Yorker   Israel News Talk Radio – Beyond the Matrix aired a program December 6, 2016 – Sudan: Rise of an Islamic Caliphate with guest, New English Review (NER) ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 5:59 PM by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
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From Honey Nine.com Australia Head of the Australian National Imams Council Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman has urged Australian parents to embrace a Muslim alternative to children’s’ favourite Peppa Pig. According to The Australian, Alsuleiman wants parents to support shows that teach Islamic principles, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 5:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
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by Michael Curtis Rarely in history has a ten minute phone call, like that on Friday December 2, 2016, been credited with raising fears of new tensions in international politics. According to The New York Times on December 4, 2016, the “protocol shattering” phone call between President-elect Donald ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 2:36 PM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
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by Conrad Black I have just endured the sobering experience of watching the always very intelligent and professional Steve Paikin chair a panel about the trans-gender controversy that centres on University of Toronto professor Dr. Jordan Peterson. I had vaguely followed the story as it percolated ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 5:49 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The glad news is that Jimmy Carter is again bringing peace to the Middle East, by saving Israel from itself, as he has tried so many times before, and without a moment to lose. He wants to make sure that the American government, while still under Obama, joins 137 other countries ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 5:43 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
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by Jesse Sandoval In the world of state-sponsored cyber hacking and propaganda, there is no one-way street. Major state actors like China, Russia and the U.S. are victims of internet-enabled strikes just as much as they are the perpetrators of strikes against other state actors. The body of evidence ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 4:51 AM by Jesse Sandoval
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Wednesday, 07 December 2016
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From the Essex Chronicle. I don't yet know if they reached a verdict yesterday or are expected to continue deliberating today. The jury are out to deliberate verdicts as the seven-week trial of five men accused of being part of a Chelmsford-based sex gang draws to a close. Members of the jury ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/07/2016 2:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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A wise commenter over at Robert Spencer's Jihadwatch once remarked that Islam comprised thuggery plus image management.  This year has seen - notably in Israel with the stabbing jihad ongoing, but also in Syria and Iraq as the beleaguered Christian remnant can testify, and in the Infidel West, to wit, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 10:33 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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The sixth of December is the feast-day of Saint Nicholas of Myra, who among other things is the patron Saint of children. From Benjamin Britten's exquisite cantata "Saint Nicholas", let us hear part seven, which reflects upon one of the lesser known legends of the Saint: the haunting tale of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 3:13 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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USS Arizona burning Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 Yesterday, Josh Earnest, outgoing Obama White House spokesperson, had the effrontery at a press conference to accuse the few survivors and their generations of families and WWII vets  to get over their being  ‘embittered’ over the Japanese sneak ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 3:02 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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I held off sharing these in the hope I could spot some myself while up London yesterday, but I think the authorities have cleared them all down. The London papers have been describing them as 'vile' and racist'. Personally I think most of them are in a good satirical tradition and fair comment (as well ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 12:46 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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by Steve Hecht Guatemala may fly under the radar of US media, but how Donald Trump handles this Central American nation will be crucial to restoring the rule of law on immigration. As William La Jeunesse noted on Tucker Carlson Tonight, “the real problem the border patrol is experiencing now isn’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 9:29 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Now that Francois Hollande has taken himself out of the running for President of France, knowing that he was certain to lose, it is time to consider his continuing education, and mixed signals, on the subject of Islam. In his speech on December 1, he worried about “extremism,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 7:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 06 December 2016
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by Gary Fouse It is with deep sadness I witness what is taking place in Europe today. I have a connection to the Continent since I spent my army time stationed in Germany (1966-1968) as well as five years in Milan, Italy (1982-1987). I have deep affection for both countries, especially Germany where ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/06/2016 7:43 AM by Gary Fouse
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Monday, 05 December 2016
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The Muslims criticised in Dame Louise Casey's report are not happy at the criticism. From the Guardian the Independent Middle East Eye and the BBC The study, commissioned by David Cameron as prime minister and carried out by Dame Louise Casey, recommends a new strategy to help bridge divides in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2016 12:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 05 December 2016
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Most of our readers will be familiar with her illustrious husband, Elie Kedourie, but did you know his wife was also a Middle East scholar? The Telegraph: Sylvia Kedourie, who has died aged 90, was the widow of the historian Elie Kedourie and herself a distinguished scholar of the history of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2016 11:41 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 05 December 2016
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by Esmerelda Weatherwax Today is the first day of the appeal hearing at the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the High Court in favour of the cabal of wealthy beau monde who are trying to stop the progress of Brexit. We were expecting a rally, lead by Nigel Farage for Brexit in the Parliament ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2016 11:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 05 December 2016
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Commies on Castro by James Como A happy day today, December 4th, 2016: Fidel Castro is being burned, his ashes stashed. Amidst a culture that, here and there, worries over micro-aggressions, one of the most egregious macro-aggressors – not least against his own people – has passed into Hell.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2016 3:40 AM by James Como
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Monday, 05 December 2016
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by Michael Curtis It is a hyperbolic overstatement to say that the center cannot hold and mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, but it is fair to recognize that the tectonic plates of European politics are shifting. In one week in November- December 2016 this actuality was illustrated by electoral ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/05/2016 3:36 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 04 December 2016
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From The Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday Some Muslims lead such separate lives that they believe Britain is an Islamic country where the majority of people share their faith, according to a report to be published this week. Evidence gathered by Dame Louise Casey, the government’s community ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/04/2016 4:29 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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