Please Help New English Review
For our donors from the UK:
New English Review
New English Review Facebook Group
Follow New English Review On Twitter
Recent Publications from New English Review Press
The Tongue is Also a Fire
by James Como
Out Into The Beautiful World
by Theodore Dalrymple
Unreading Shakespeare
by David P. Gontar
Islam Through the Looking Glass: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J. B. Kelly, Vol. 3
edited by S. B. Kelly
The Real Nature of Religion
by Rebecca Bynum
As Far As The Eye Can See
by Moshe Dann
Threats of Pain and Ruin
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Oil Cringe of the West: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J.B. Kelly Vol. 2
edited by S.B. Kelly
The Impact of Islam
by Emmet Scott
Sir Walter Scott's Crusades and Other Fantasies
by Ibn Warraq
Fighting the Retreat from Arabia and the Gulf: The Collected Essays and Reviews of J.B. Kelly. Vol. 1
edited by S.B. Kelly
The Literary Culture of France
by J. E. G. Dixon
Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays
by David P. Gontar
Farewell Fear
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Eagle and The Bible: Lessons in Liberty from Holy Writ
by Kenneth Hanson
The West Speaks
interviews by Jerry Gordon
Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited: The History of a Controversy
Emmet Scott
Anything Goes
by Theodore Dalrymple
The Left is Seldom Right
by Norman Berdichevsky
Allah is Dead: Why Islam is Not a Religion
by Rebecca Bynum

























The Iconoclast

Saturday, 09 August 2008
clear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-Aav_EXZ-E ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2008 8:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
clear

Saturday, 09 August 2008
clear
"next to of course god america i love you land of the pilgrims' and so forth oh say can you see by the dawn's early my country 'tis of centuries come and go and are no more what of it we should worry in every language even deafanddumb thy sons acclaim your glorious name by gorry by jingo ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2008 8:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
clear

Saturday, 09 August 2008
clear
Not so much dumb as tone deaf. All must have musical prizes, even if they can't read a note. The Times reports on yet another example of the decline of educational standards: Asked how he made his music more forceful than others, Keith Moon, The Who’s hellraising drummer, replied: “Hit ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2008 7:51 AM by Mary Jackson
clear

Saturday, 09 August 2008
clear
I am off on my holidays shortly, two weeks at Littlesandcastle on Sea.  In case I can’t send you a postcard here is another sample of “what I did in the holidays”. This is a 1940s Boeing Stearman biplane, of the type used on the original King Kong film, flying above the Star ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2008 7:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
clear

Saturday, 09 August 2008
clear
Lawrence Auster combines a keen intelligence and admirable clarity of thought with a tendency to battiness. Today he is in full batty mode, as he rails against an "Orwellian" - or should that be "orwellian"? - spelling change: Why, within a historic blink of the eye, within ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2008 7:18 AM by Mary Jackson
clear

Saturday, 09 August 2008
clear
"[...] and can that happen without the policy against militants going in further turmoil?" --A "senior western diplomat" quoted below 'Further' turmoil? Pakistan is a country which has already handed over the NWF Provinces - almost a third of the country - entirely and completely ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2008 6:48 AM by John Joyce
clear

Saturday, 09 August 2008
clear
Shota Rustaveli's The Knight in the Panther's Skin has featured in a number of posts at this site, notably one of Hugh's near impossible quizzes. Shota Rustaveli is a famous poet from Georgia, a wine-making, heart-warming country, where everyone's name ends in -ashvili, unless it ends-adze. The ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/09/2008 6:39 AM by Mary Jackson
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
Martin Vander Weyer agrees with Jerry Gordon on the nature of the recent jump in oil prices. He writes in The Telegraph: Bad news from the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline - an installation that may not normally draw much of your attention, but which is a throbbing artery of global energy supply, carrying ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 8:42 PM by Rebecca Bynum
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
From the Financial Times: Pakistan's ruling coalition last night pledged to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, in the clearest challenge yet to the authority of the country's proUS ruler. The move has deepened concerns about the country's political stability and the reaction of senior generals in ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 8:07 PM by Rebecca Bynum
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNFyYz8MJek ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 3:02 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
"This means that in 2008 only, Shelbyville employees will have nine paid holidays," Lawson said. The union says that beginning in calendar year 2009, a worker who does not observe Eid al-Fitr "will have the option of selecting another day as a paid Personal Day at their discretion."... ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 1:43 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
Damian Thompson of the Telegraph has this picture on his blog this evening, taken by his colleague Will Heaven near Regent's Park today. I assume the gentlemen were inspired by their Friday prayers at the nearby Regent's Park Mosque. He suggests that the Republic of China would be a rich mission field ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 1:06 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
Today, on August 8th, in 1998, the Taliban conquered the town of Mazar-i Sharif in Afghanistan, and began actions against the Shi'a that could be described as genocide, tribal warfare, or Sunni/Shi'a conflict, or all three. Human Rights Watch has a good summary of the events in their report.  ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 11:46 AM by Artemis Gordon Glidden
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
The Eid al-Fitr kerfluffle has cost Tyson an extra paid vacation day. Maybe they will rethink this kind of "religious accomodation" next time. Brian Mosley writes in the Shelbyville Times Gazette (hat tip: Refugee Resettlement Watch): Members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 10:47 AM by Rebecca Bynum
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
NY Sun: UNITED NATIONS — Secretary of State Rice is signaling she won't stand in the way of an Israeli military action to stop Iran's nuclear program, ratcheting up the American pressure on Tehran. Following the Iranian government's latest refusal to give what Washington considered a "satisfactory" ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 7:53 AM by Rebecca Bynum
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m5AHTZkbFM&feature=related ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 7:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
“Some good news about Sharia,” writes Janet Daley. But is it? From The Telegraph: Muslim women are to be guaranteed equal rights in marriage under a new wedding contract negotiated by leading Islamic organisations and clerics in Britain. Hailed as the biggest change in Sharia law in Britain ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 7:01 AM by Mary Jackson
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
This article is from dawn.com the most widely circulated English language Pakistani newspaper. SRINAGAR, Aug 7: Security forces fired teargas and used batons on Thursday against hundreds of angry people were protesting over assaults in occupied Kashmir, police said.   ‘Occupied’ ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 6:50 AM by John Joyce
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
Dallas Morning News: A federal judge has denied a request by defense attorneys in the Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing case who asked that next month’s re-trial be delayed. In an opinion issued Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Jorge Solis called their claim that they cannot be ready for ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 6:28 AM by Rebecca Bynum
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
Green has gone the way of impact and got itself verbed. Perhaps greening will soon be the new queering. Dot Wordsworth on the Miliband brothers and their Milibanding: Those Miliband boys are clever. I was trying to discover what they stood for, and I thought I’d found something interesting ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 6:20 AM by Mary Jackson
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
So much for my prediction of 20-30 years. WaPo: GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Aug. 7 -- A former driver for Osama bin Laden was sentenced by a military jury Thursday to 5 1/2 years in prison for supporting terrorism, a far shorter term than demanded by government prosecutors. The judge gave Salim Ahmed Hamdan ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 6:09 AM by Rebecca Bynum
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
Once again, Charles Moore hits the nail on the head with his latest attack on jolly matiness in public culture: [O]ur public culture now has little idea of what is actually funny: it just makes it compulsory to laugh. My children sometimes drink Innocent smoothies. The cartons are a riot of ‘jokes’. ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 5:27 AM by Mary Jackson
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
I have gone back to the original Glasgow Evening Times report for this. Glasgow councillor Jahangir Hanif caught on camera firing a deadly Kalashnikov AK-47 assault rifle at a military-style camp in Pakistan. The 46-year-old SNP councillor, who was last month reported to be a slum landlord, took ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 4:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
I don’t know who this man is or anything about the website he writes for as a freelance columnist, other than that it is a Pakistani one. But his experience in a Pakistan mosque one Friday evening seems to have sobered him and makes chilling reading. This is Makhdoom Mukhtar in The Post. The ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 3:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
clear

Friday, 08 August 2008
clear
From the Burton Mail A DATE has been set for the retrial of the police officer at the centre of the Burton Central Mosque brawl case. Tariq Hussain, a suspended sergeant and former acting inspector with Staffordshire Police, will face a charge of violent disorder at Birmingham Crown Court on January ...Read More...
clear
Posted on 08/08/2008 2:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
clear

clear


Guns, Germs and Steel in Tanzania
The Thinking Person's Safari
Led by Geoffrey Clarfield
Most Recent Posts at The Iconoclast
Search The Iconoclast
Enter text, Go to search:
clear

 

The Iconoclast Posts by Author
The Iconoclast Archives
sun mon tue wed thu fri sat
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29      
clear

Subscribe