The Iconoclast

Friday, 02 December 2016
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Janice Fiamengo explains how Canada's Social Justice Tribunals work on the principle that you can force people to respect others by punishing them over even trivial misunderstandings or honest expressions of opinion. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2016 10:16 AM by David Solway
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Friday, 02 December 2016
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and the power of definition by James Como Recently Senator Schumer made a threat: unless President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was in the Mainstream, the Democrats would oppose him; this when the President-Elect was urged to name someone in the tradition of Antonin Scalia, who, apparently, was ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2016 8:50 AM by James Como
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Friday, 02 December 2016
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by Gary Fouse This past week or so  I have watched the news reports about the fires raging in Israel with sadness and outrage. These are not accidental fires rather cases of arson. Suspects have been arrested, and it is pretty clear that these fires are the latest terror tactic of the Palestinians. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2016 8:44 AM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 02 December 2016
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From the UK Express:   MORE than four in ten British Muslims want to see at least some aspects of Sharia Law in force in the UK, an opinion poll revealed last night. Forty-three per cent of followers of the religion living in the country believed that parts of the Islamic legal system should ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/02/2016 5:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 01 December 2016
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by Michael Curtis The mills of democratic politics in Palestinian organizations grind slowly, if they ever grind at all. This was borne out once again at the 7th General Congress of the Fatah section of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) held in Ramallah, the capital of the West Bank on ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2016 1:06 PM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 01 December 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald George Soros has just pledged $15 million to fight “hate crimes.” Who could object to this? Well, I could, and you could, if by “hate crimes” Soros means truthful statements about what Islamic texts — Qur’an and Hadith and Sira – contain. But those texts and teachings of Islam ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2016 10:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 01 December 2016
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From The Australian and the Daily Telegraph (of Australia) A judge has refused to hear evidence from a Muslim woman, the wife of a Islamic extremist, because she refused to remove her veil in court. Moutia Elzahed, one of two women married to convicted criminal and Islamic extremist Hamdi Alqudsi, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2016 5:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwaxe
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Thursday, 01 December 2016
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Alan Hall writes in the Evening Standard: An alleged Islamic State plot to feed poisoned ice cream to kindergarten children before detonating a bomb in their nursery car park has been revealed in Germany. The plan reportedly came to light during hearings relating to the case of two IS fanatics ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/01/2016 5:26 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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The prosecution is concluding their case in this trial. From the Essex Chronicle Five Iranian men accused of being part of a Chelmsford-based sex and drugs gang are "toeing the party line", a court heard. The crown's case against the men was summed up in Chelmsford Crown Court yesterday (November ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 1:55 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by David P. Gontar (December 2016) The Hispid Hare and the Polar Bear Went up in a hot balloon They had no fear of the Stratosphere As they floated to the Moon.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 10:39 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Thomas Ország-Land (December 2016) Hungarian Jews about to be gassed at Auschwitz 1. THE SURVIVOR                       –In memoriam                     György Timár   Oblivious to his grandson – a gift! – absorbed in a birthday book,  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 10:33 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Dilip Mohapatra (December 2016) I don't toe your lines any more and you get offended and you bind my hands and feet lock me behind bars  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 10:27 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Bibhu Padhi (December 2016) Now, almost morning. It is difficult to know how to steer through the day’s long cleverness.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 10:17 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Evelyn Hooven (December 2016) Former companion, You are not Who I thought.  .  .  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 10:12 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by J.E.G. Dixon (December 2016) Prelude Two men of mysterious origin, named Asweron and Aspison, arrive on the beach of a remote lake in Northern Idaho, entrusted with the task of exploring Earth and reporting back to their sponsors in five years. As it happens, they land close to a log cabin ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 10:05 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by James LePore (December 2016) Martian Dreams by James LePore The sun rises every day on our planet, just as it does on yours. What we do, however, is project an image in the atmosphere at the horizon so that our people, if they are inclined to wake early, can start their day with something ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:58 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by James Como (December 2016)   Heather Hendershot, Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on The Firing Line.  Broadside Books, 2016.  357pp.  $28.99.   Over my seventy years I’ve admired a number of public figures but have given my heart (so to speak) only to two, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:53 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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a review by James Como (December 2016)     Tom Wolfe, The Kingdom of Speech.  New York: Little, Brown, 2016.  185pp.  $26.     Tom Wolfe is back and enjoying himself as much as he ever has. His reporting is sound: historically accurate and thorough, with archives consulted and ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:48 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Richard Kostelanetz (December 2016) One myth propagated in post-1970 America held that artists, especially avant-garde artists, no longer needed to go abroad to establish their careers, thanks to increasing largess from our universities and arts councils; but this smug assumption was false, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:44 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Tim Burton (Catstrangler 101) (December 2016) Act 1, Scene 1: The Tell Mama UK offices, in London, England. The camera pans across a peaceful scene reminiscent of an old Dickensian kitchen. A large roast pig is slowly turning on a spit above an open fire in a hearth. Two obviously ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:38 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Paul Austin Murphy (December 2016) Although the image/representation above is from the largest “anti-Islamophobia” organisation in the United Kingdom, American readers will be well aware that similar organisations and individuals exist in the United States (e.g., CAIR, Nathan Lean, the Southern ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:34 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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A New Perspective on the Development of Nepal by Geoffrey Clarfield (December 2016) 1) Introduction In the scramble to assist Nepal in its desire to reach the standard of living of an average OECD nation, the OECD provides more than 50% of Nepal’s development funding. Clearly then Nepal ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:30 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Emmet Scott (December 2016) It is common knowledge that, for over a thousand years, Arab and Muslim slavers took enormous numbers of men, women and children from sub-Saharan Africa. What is not so well known is that they took equally large numbers of people from Europe. As with Africa, Arab ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:26 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Gen. Abakar Abdallah,[1] Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin[2] (December 2016) The Islamic Republic of the Sudan Objective is to Establish a Caliphate Composed of Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic Niger and Mali Just after the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Dr. Walid Phares, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:15 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Norman Berdichevsky (December 2016) The English Colony, Orlando Less than half a mile from my home in Orlando, Florida at a Shell gas station is a historical marker in the Conway neighborhood that tells an interesting story. This story is in sharp contrast to the image of the Statue of ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:05 AM by NER
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