The Iconoclast

Sunday, 22 April 2018
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Anti-Trump mainstream media in the U.S., joined by their fatuously chirping Canadian counterparts, are failing the general public by Conrad Black We are living through an era when the Western democracies are generally reassessing a great deal of assumed conventional liberal wisdom, and have ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/22/2018 4:52 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 21 April 2018
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A Tory council candidate in Hoxton, Hackney has been suspended for “anti-Muslim” posts on social media. We learn about this from GoV via The Hackney Citizen. It would seem that Tory candidate Alexander van Terheyden sinned by attending a Tommy Robinson rally, pointing out on Facebook the that Islam ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/21/2018 10:50 AM by Sally Ross
Saturday, 21 April 2018
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by Michael Curtis Fairy tales can come true, it has happened to those who are young at heart. That may help explain why a new generation is arising in European politics, if not the surfacing of a comprehensive cult of youth. The 31 year old Sebasian Kurz is prime minister in Austria, the 39 year ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/21/2018 7:47 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 21 April 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The latest news about Tariq Ramadan, one of the world’s “foremost intellects,” “one of the most renowned of Islamic scholars,” named by TIME in 2004 as “one of the 100 most influential people in the world today,” comes from Switzerland. It’s not about the four underage pupils ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/21/2018 7:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 April 2018
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In an Open Letter to the Muslim World, journalist Melanie Phillips writes on this day, the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel, a letter to those who would like to see it destroyed.  One commentator noted: "This is an important message, brilliantly expressed. Palestinians need ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2018 9:38 AM by Sally Ross
Friday, 20 April 2018
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by Gary Fouse Former FBI Director, James Comey, all 6'8" of him, is on a book tour these days now that his book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership, has been published. He is giving a series of interviews, the most noted of which was last week with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, who was ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2018 6:41 AM by Gary Fouse
Friday, 20 April 2018
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HELSINKI, April 17 (Xinhua) and Reuters with photograph from the Nigerian newspaper Pulse The suspect of the attack that left two dead and eight others injured last August in Turku, Finland said Tuesday that he had targeted women. Questioning of the suspect Abderrahman Bouanane began on Tuesday ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2018 6:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 20 April 2018
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From the French edition of The Local Photograph from Straits Times A woman was denied French nationality after refusing to shake hands with officials during the official citizenship ceremony, it has been reported this week. The Algerian woman was attending the official ceremony in Isere south ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/20/2018 3:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 19 April 2018
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From Birmingham Mail and the Daily Mail. Photograph from the Stoke Sentinel Four men have been jailed for nearly 18 years for sexually exploiting vulnerable teenage girls. The five girls, who were aged just 13 and 14-years-old at the time of the offences, were abused between December 2016 and March ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2018 12:27 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 19 April 2018
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Trump has gotten the better of them. by Conrad Black It has been a good week for President Trump. Justice Department inspector general Michael Horowitz provided indisputable evidence that former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe lied at least four key times and was fired by the attorney general ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2018 5:34 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 19 April 2018
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by Theodore Dalrymple Sir Roger Scruton is a man of such intellect and polymathic erudition that he is always worth attending to whatever he chooses to write. He is also a man of courage. With one or two others (but very few) he kept alive a tradition of intelligent conservatism in an era when ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2018 5:04 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 19 April 2018
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From ITV News and the Daily Mail An aspiring terrorist fighter who trained for jihad in Syria with paintballing and gym sessions has been jailed. Ahmedeltigani Alsyed (known as Ahmed) was also convicted of disseminating terrorist material, including execution videos and bomb-making guides. He was sentenced ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/19/2018 4:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
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by Gary Fouse It's been a bad week for the First Amendment in the US and freedom of speech in general. First, Frontpage Magazine editor Jamie Glazov had his Facebook account suspended for a week after he was threatened by some Muslim guy identified as Mohammed Irfan Ayoub, who threatened to "break ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/18/2018 1:36 PM by Gary Fouse
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
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by Michael Curtis Margaret Rutherford in Agatha Christie's “Murder, She Said.” There'll be a change in the political weather now that there's been some changes made in the literary sea. The BBC with a controversial broadcast in April 2018 showed how identity can be changed by dramatic altering ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/18/2018 7:05 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
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We all know about the problems of Europe but how many Americans are truly aware of the soft jihad that is going on at a pace right under their noses? This video on Islam in America was posted at Gates of Vienna 28 March.  It was made by Israeli filmmaker and journalist Zvi Yehezkeli, who speaks fluent ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/17/2018 1:59 PM by Sally Ross
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
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Assad is not protecting Christians The Middle East Christian Committee (MECHRIC) firmly rejects the statement issued by John X, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, Ignatius Aphrem II, Syrian Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and all the East, and Joseph Absi, Melkite-Greek Catholic ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/17/2018 12:34 PM by Rebecca Bynum
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In Germany, these past weeks, we have been treated to a back-and-forth among politicians about Islam and whether it should be considered  “part of Germany.” Some say yes and some say no. Angela Merkel, doing her imitation of Molly Bloom, keeps saying “yes I mean yes I said ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/17/2018 8:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
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From the French edition of the Local and Expatica Angry youths in a deprived area of the French city of Toulouse have attacked police, torched cars and set fire to garbage during two nights of clashes that have led to 18 arrests, police said Tuesday. The rioting in the Mirail area of the southern ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/17/2018 5:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 16 April 2018
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From the Oxford Mail TWO men who 'sexually humiliated' a young girl have been jailed for a total of 20 years. Kamran Khan, 36, of Northfield Road, Bolton, and Raheem Ahmed, 40, of Starwort Path, Oxford, had both already been convicted after a five-month hearing into child sexual exploitation in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/16/2018 5:20 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 16 April 2018
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by Nidra Poller Mireille Knoll slaughtered one year after Sarah Halimi Attempts to mobilize a commemoration march on the first anniversary of the jihad torture/murder of Sarah Halimi were tragically sidestepped by the murder of another Jewish grandmother in the same 11th arrondissement of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/16/2018 3:34 PM by Nidra Poller
Monday, 16 April 2018
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by Michael Curtis It's too darn hot, nations prefer the temperature low, but we're having a heat wave because of Russian defiance of international norms. As patrons of fashionable steak restaurants know, for over a year sophistcated chefs for economic and other reasons, have created a standard ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/16/2018 7:04 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 15 April 2018
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From the Express Tribune and Business Standard. Photograph from the Rabwah Times At least two members of the Christian community were killed and three more were injured, two of them girls, after gunmen opened indiscriminate firing in Isa Nagri, a Christian neighbourhood near the Brewery Road on Sunday ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2018 3:01 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 15 April 2018
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To Hyde Park to see Annika Franzisk of 120Db and Generation Identity speak at Speakers Corner. On the plaza by Marble Arch an Anglo-Philipine demonstration in support of President Duerte was taking place. They had a good pa system and their songs were lively.  I could see two groups with a police cordon ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2018 9:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 15 April 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Laurie Goodstein, who reports for The New York Times on Islam in America without, apparently, ever thinking she has a responsibility to study the texts and tenets of Islam, and to learn about, and be keenly aware of, the arts of Taqiyya and Tu-Quoque in which Muslim spokesmen ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2018 5:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 14 April 2018
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A series of conferences on the threat of Islam scheduled to take place in Wisconsin and Minnesota last weekend were cancelled as Antifa groups used information from the Southern Poverty Law Center to successfully shut them down. The hotels slated for the events were flooded with threatening calls, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2018 12:51 PM by Sally Ross
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