The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 15 October 2008
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Breaking news from thePress Association A Muslim convert has admitted launching a failed suicide bomb attack on a busy family restaurant. Nicky Reilly, 22, pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey to attacking the Giraffe restaurant in Exeter. Reilly, who appeared under the name Mohammad Rashid Saeed-Alim, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2008 5:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
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From The BBC  A protest has been staged outside Strathclyde Police headquarters over alleged "harassment" of Muslim travellers at Glasgow Airport. About 60 demonstrators claimed that Pakistani and Afghan passengers had been "interrogated" for up to three hours by officers ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2008 4:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
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From The Times The Royal Navy is to be given the power to seize and arrest suspected pirates in the Gulf of Aden under new emergency legislation, senior defence sources have disclosed. The the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is talking to the Government of Somalia about drawing up a memorandum of ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2008 3:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 15 October 2008
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Islam should be treated more sensitively by the media than Christianity, according to the director general of the BBC. Mark Thompson claimed that because Muslims are a religious minority in Britain and also often from ethnic minorities, their faith should be given different coverage to that of more ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2008 3:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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Barack Obama was raised entirely in a white environment, by a loving and very attentive white mother who gave him virtually all her attention and years of private tutorial, and by her white parents. There was nothing, no actual as opposed to imagined, ionfluence from his biological but absentee ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 7:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zJtOWKmvHxM It bears repeating. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 7:28 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=ufkBRuXwIHU ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 7:25 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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Many will remember the Rev. Jesse Jackson's  "Hymietown" remark  in 1984.  Jackson's comments back then roiled Americans shocked to discover black antismitism after American Jews had been stout allies, not only in the Civil Rights era of the 1960's, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 6:17 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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We dentally-challenged Brits have just about got our laughing-gear round the concept of “whitening”. It’s what you do to teeth to make them more acceptable, isn’t it? Not according to Arundhati Roi:   She predicts the coming months will see Obama turn into a white man ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 5:06 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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But what if you, the applicant, simply don't fit those narrow categories of those narrow-minded little men who make up such tests, and presume to think of themselves as daring and original in their questions. What if you turn out to be one of those applicants who is  neither ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 4:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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Oxford and Cambridge Universities are proving themselves ahead, (or behind, depending in which direction you face) of the Civil Service in their selection techniques. From The Telegraph. Students applying for a place at Oxbridge were asked if they would rather be a seedless or a non-seedless grapefruit. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 4:20 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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Amir Taheri writes in the NYPost (h/t: LGF): PREPARE for a new America: That's the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week. He promised "fundamental changes" in US foreign policy - saying ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 2:24 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LgQl9WQwGak ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 9:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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I finally got around to watching the now legendary  Katie Couric interview with Sarah Palin, and the hilarious parody by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I enjoyed the parody, but is Sarah Palin more deserving of mockery than any other politicians? Compare this, from Palin:   I think, with Ahmadinejad, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 9:19 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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FromThe BBC A human rights group says executions are surging in Saudi Arabia, and those most likely to face death by the sword are migrant workers and poor Saudis. Amnesty International says these groups are executed disproportionately and indiscriminately because they are unable to use the "blood ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 7:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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The Reporter, an Ethiopian online news-source, has been running a series of articles over the last few weeks about the apparently huge investments in, and seemingly magnificent generosity to, Ethiopia of Sheik Mohammed Hussein Al-Amoudi – that strangely reticent, and probably duplicitous, Saudi ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 6:26 AM by John Joyce
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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Thanks to John for telling us what to do with the non-business end of a spurtle. It gave me no end of a chortle. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 4:55 AM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 14 October 2008
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London (CNSNews.com)– Sweeping legal challenges must be made against the creeping introduction of Islamic law (shari’a) in the United Kingdom, the head of a new body of former Muslims said here Friday. The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, a group bringing together former adherents of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2008 2:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 13 October 2008
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Watch this CBN interview with courageous Dutch politician, Geert Wilders. Wilders, who produced the short film, "Fitna" (discord in Arabic) has raised Western concerns about the ideology of totalitarianism at the core of Islam (submission in Arabic).  "Submission" ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2008 8:14 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 13 October 2008
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Yesterday, Sunday, The Annual World Porridge Making Championships took place in the beautiful little Highland village of Carrbridge in Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK. Such harmless eccentricity is wonderful and part and parcel of the fabric of life in Britain.   World Title The title of World ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2008 7:59 PM by John Joyce
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Monday, 13 October 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt881jdUIbU&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2008 6:56 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 13 October 2008
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From OUTPOST (October 2008):   A Saudi Arabia Experience Norman Jay Landerman-Moore By profession, I am a strategic planner. In the early summer of 1974 I was contacted by an associate in New York who asked if I would consider accepting a planning assignment with a service organization contracted ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2008 6:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 13 October 2008
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Recently I posted about a musician who plucked his banjo while undergoing brain surgery to test the effectiveness of the procedure. The musician's name is Eddie Adcock. I'd say he's still got it.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2008 5:45 PM by Mary Jackson
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Monday, 13 October 2008
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Rocky Top - The Osbourne Brothers Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt & Scruggs Home Sweet Home Ralph Stanley & Don Reno ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2008 4:32 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 13 October 2008
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Both are antisemitic, anti-American and agree Islam is fine and dandy (or at least that Muslims are a bloc that can be useful). Donald Husting writes at Brussels Journal: When Mussolini turned form socialist agitator to fascist leader, writes Alan Cassels in his book, Fascism, he, “[…] ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/13/2008 1:38 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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