The Iconoclast

Saturday, 30 July 2016
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From ABC Australia French authorities have filed the first charges tied to the jihadist killing of an 85-year-old priest in his church in northern France. Three days before the attack, authorities found a video showing one of the assailants, Abdel Malik Petitjean, pledging allegiance to the Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/30/2016 3:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 29 July 2016
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Posted on 07/29/2016 10:53 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 29 July 2016
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Where is the state help for ordinary Germans? Oh they're being thrown to the wolves. CNN:   German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday described recent attacks in the country and across Europe as "shocking, depressing and terrifying," but she refused to back down from an open-door refugee policy ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2016 9:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 29 July 2016
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They are afraid of reprisals and afraid of helping Marine Le Pen too. Easier to chicken out. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/29/2016 9:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 28 July 2016
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Bill Roggio and Amir Toumaj write of this worrisome development in the Long War Journal. The Iraqi government has officially incorporated the Iranian-supported Popular Mobilization Front (PMF) as an “independent military formation” in Iraqi’s security forces. The move, which was approved by Iraq’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/28/2016 8:34 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 28 July 2016
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If you want to see the US get deeply embroiled in Syria while simultaneously fighting Russia, vote Clinton. Rania Khalek writes in The Intercept: As Hillary Clinton puts together what she hopes will be a winning coalition in November, many progressives remain wary — but she has the war hawks firmly ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/28/2016 4:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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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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