The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Nidra Poller (September 2016) The following is a blow by blow account of the murder of Father Jacques Hamel as I reported from France at the time:  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:40 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis (September 2016)   The official attitude, political and legal, of Britain to Islamic terrorists, jihadists and their supporters has and continues to be ambivalent. It used to be indecisive: now it’s not so sure. If not imitating the action of the tiger, British policy needs ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:35 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Who Are the Dictators Around Here? by Steve Hecht (September 2016) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with Guatemala's Attorney General, Claudia Paz y Paz, during an official visit to Guatemala, June 2011. Paz y Paz was the only Guatemalan official with whom Clinton posed for a photo. An ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:31 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by G. Murphy Donovan (September 2016) “I don’t like losers.” – Donald Trump All we know about Donald Trump's policy is what he says, not what he has done or will do. Trump has no policy track record. He has never held office. Intimations of what he might do are often vague too. Yet, beneath ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:23 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Jesse Sandoval (September 2016) Rather than characterized as a poorly conceived recalibration of American foreign policy bordering on strategic recklessness, Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy statements represent a very consistent and coherent view on America’s interests overseas.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:17 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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Political Amnesia and Foreign Policy Autism by G. Murphy Donovan (September 2016) “History teaches us that we learn nothing from history.” – Hegel   Foreign policy is often a little like ice fishing. If you pick the wrong companions, the wrong spot, or the wrong time of year, the results ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:13 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Jerry Gordon (September 2016) Israeli and Turkish Flags, Tel Aviv, June 26, 2016 Turkey’s reopening of diplomatic relations with Israel after a break off of six years culminated in conclusion of a reconciliation deal with Erdogan’s Turkey on June 26, 2016. The deal was affirmed by the Ankara ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:06 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Jerry Gordon (September 2016) Erdogan at Coup Victims Funeral, July 2016 When we wrote about the mid-July 2016 failed Turkish coup, it was apparent that autocratic President Erdogan wanted to vanquish all opposition and conduct a purge that rivals Stalin’s in the 1930’s.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 11:01 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Jerry Gordon (September 2016) Turkish Tanks and US-backed Syrian rebels crossing into Syria, August 24, 2016, AFP/Getty Images At 4 AM local time on Wednesday August 24, 2016, a small task force of Turkish tanks and 500 Syrian Turkmen and Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies crossed the border at ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 10:55 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Alexander Murinson and Jonathan Snyder (September 2016) To Our European Friends, At no time has Trump implied—as Hillary Clinton has suggested—that he would end NATO, encourage Japan or South Korea to go nuclear, or retreat into isolationism.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 10:47 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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St. John's, Newfoundland by Conrad Black (September 2016) I assume I was invited here as a biographer of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and would like to speak of how the relations developed between Roosevelt and Churchill coming up to the Atlantic Conference of August 1941. more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 10:44 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple (September 2016) When I was young, which is now a long time ago, I was much impressed by the character of Trigorin, the writer in Chekhov’s play, The Seagull. Trigorin always carried a little notebook with him to jot down snatches of conversation he overheard that the he ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 10:39 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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It is something of a minor miracle that these exercises in the blackest of black humour, dripping with sarcasm, should have seen print in any part of the usually-reliably-Islamophile Fairfax press.  Yet: there they were and are, in 2015 and 2016, though only recently discovered by myself.  Mr Dean is ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 12:46 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Monday, 29 August 2016
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This means that the allahu-akbaring attacker, French-passport-holding Muslim Smail Ayad, succeeded in murdering two people. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-08-30/home-hill-stabbing-british-man-dies-in-hospital/7798572 "Home Hill Stabbing: British Man Tom Jackson, Injured in Backpackers Hostel, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/29/2016 11:59 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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As we first reported here, now expanded by Joseph Tanfani in the LATimes. Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, one of Africa’s richest men, has built a reputation as a giant of global philanthropy. His name is on a gallery at the Louvre and a medical school in Lebanon, and he has received awards ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 10:43 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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From Sky News Australia and the London Evening Standard The man managed to take an axe from his rucksack, which only burned without exploding, and attacked the Rev. Albert Pandiangan, causing a slight injury to the 60-year-old priest's hand, Amar said.  The teenager, identified as Ivan Armadi ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 9:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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From the Mirror Police are under fire over a “ Rotherham style ” abuse scandal in a town dubbed the child sex capital of Britain. Officers are accused of taking too long to probe allegations contained in files stretching to 150 pages. It is claimed reports of grooming in Telford, Shrops, were ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 8:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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Pretty amazing, if true. Mbah Gotho doesn't seem to care if we believe how old he is or not. He's outlived all his brothers and sisters and his own children. He's ready to go on. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 7:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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Eli Lake writes in Bloomberg: One of the great hypotheticals of Barack Obama's presidency involves the Iranian uprising that began on June 12, 2009, after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was announced the winner of contested presidential elections. What if the president had done more to help the protesters when ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 7:31 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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But of course, this has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam. Daily Mirror: A couple at a German music festival have been attacked by a knifeman who witnesses claim was heard shouting "Allahu Akbar". A 66-year-old woman, believed to be the other victim's wife, is said to be fighting for her life. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 7:19 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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Tommy Robinson and his children were thrown out of the city of Cambridge last night by the UK Police. He was watching a football match in a pub with 2 friends, his 3 kids and 4 other children. 3 adults, 7 kids. Earlier in the day the whole party had (without any trouble) watched Luton play Cambridge ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 6:56 AM by Brian of London
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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There have been other, longer, more detailed and much more erudite demolition jobs performed on the slithery Mr Aly, notably Vicky Janson's excellent book "Ideological Jihad" which is couched as a letter of response to Mr Aly's book-length whine, "People Like Us"; but Mr Dean's is a masterpiece of its ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 6:19 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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Farage writes in the Daily Mail: Since I announced that I was going to stand aside as Ukip leader in the wake of the successful Brexit campaign, I've had more time to do other things.  This included a trip to Cleveland for the Republican Convention and the adoption of Donald J. Trump as their ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 5:38 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis For the next President of the United States, it is important to take account of two pressing issues, the continuing war in Afghanistan, and the political and strategic intentions of Russian President Vladimir Putin. At a moment when there is controversy over American policy and ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 5:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 28 August 2016
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This article - which leaves barely anything to be done by way of "Corrections", though persons familiar with Latin might like to assist with the improvement of certain technical terms - appeared two days ago in a mainstream newspaper, the Australian Financial Review, which forms part of the usually-rather-Islamophile ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/28/2016 5:06 AM by Christina McIntosh
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