The Iconoclast

Saturday, 16 September 2017
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Like all Canadians, I've been waiting for this government to do something important. The proposed tax changes are important, but almost entirely bad. by Conrad Black I have done my best for this federal government and have tried hard to find merit in the recently proposed changes to the tax ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 5:02 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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Detectives investigating the terrorist attack at Parsons Green on Friday have made an arrest in connection with the investigation, police say. The 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent police in the port area of Dover this morning, Saturday, 16 September, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 5:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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The latest from the Telegraph. I don't think I seriously thought it was anything other than an Islamic jihadist attack; but I was wrong once, so always cautious.  The Islamic State (Isil) has claimed responsibility after a bucket bomb was detonated on a packed London Underground train at Parsons Green. A ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 3:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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This is exactly what was needed. Charge the parents. Good. We cannot allow this is occur on our soil.  DETROIT (AP) — Two Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in a Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic. A new indictment ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 2:32 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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Metro has the story. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 2:20 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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by Gary Fouse Having been born in 1945, I am old enough to have seen historical changes in American society when it comes to racial matters. Though I grew up in Los Angeles, my mother, who was a native of North Carolina, used to take me back there during the summers to visit her family. I can ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 12:57 PM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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My home city;again. Thankfully no reports of fatalities, please pray that this remains the situation. Live updates from the Telegraph An explosion caused by a suspected "bucket bomb" on a London Underground train at Parsons Green is being treated by police as a terrorist attack. Scotland Yard ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 5:10 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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BBC:  An explosion on a Tube train in south-west London is being treated as terrorism, Scotland Yard has said. Passengers were injured following the blast at 08:20 BST (07:20 GMT) at Parsons Green station. Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, but do not appear ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 4:50 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 14 September 2017
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The Democrats are losing hope of impeaching him, so he can now work with them and the congressional GOP. by Conrad Black  As usual with President Trump’s more imaginative moves, the arrangement with the Democratic congressional leaders to defer the debt-ceiling issue for three months and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2017 7:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 14 September 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Recently invited to Canada to give a paper at a conference, I had to apply for a travel document on-line. When it came to gender (not sex, of course), I was given a choice of three possibilities: male, female or unspecified. I was outraged. Only three? Surely, if there ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2017 7:39 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis Tsar Nicholas II One of the best known moments in the great Greek mytholical legends is the story of the decision by the Greek hero Odysseus on how to sail his ship safely without considerable loss of life between two hazards, the equally dangerous sea monsters  Scylla and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2017 7:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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by A.J. Caschetta In spite of recent polls indicating that ordinary Palestinians increasingly recognize that Israel is here to stay, the rejectionist Palestinian leadership remains the most formidable obstacle to a peace agreement with the Jewish state.  But running a close second place is the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 1:29 PM by A.J. Caschetta
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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Those who say they feel shut out of Parisian life might be shutting themselves out. by Theodore Dalrymple Some weeks ago, an article in Le Monde, the French newspaper of record, caught my attention and has remained with me ever since. Its title was “Paris ‘inaccessible’ for the suburban young.” ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 5:18 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar, is now all over the news, being taken to task for “not speaking out” against the mistreatment of the Rohingya, the Muslim minority in Myanmar, almost all of whom live in the western Rakhine State of Myanmar. 365,000 people have signed ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 4:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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And it is still, I think, unparalleled in its searing clarity. It echoes down the sixteen years since that mass-murderous jihad ghazi raid, a ringing call to arms, a summons to the entire Infidel world to recognise the Global Jihad and respond with intelligent and forceful self-defence. Here it ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 4:34 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Monday, 11 September 2017
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by Gary Fouse Today is the 16th anniversary of 9-11. It was the start of a new political awakening for me as I was finally forced to confront the forces that caused 9-11 to happen. Since that day, almost 30,000 Islamic acts of terror have been carried out worldwide. While 9-11 was the worst terror ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2017 3:57 PM by Gary Fouse
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Monday, 11 September 2017
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by Conrad Black The only substantial policy area where I part company with the Trump administration is in the harsh sentencing for all offenders. The drug trade and the activities of gangs, especially gangs that originated in Latin America, are generally invoked as the reason for this stance. No ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2017 8:15 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 11 September 2017
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by Jerry Gordon On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists, 19 well educated young men – Saudi, Egyptian, and Yemeni nationals – hijacked four airliners (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Flight 175 from Boston’s Logan airport, American Airlines Flight 77 from Dulles airport and United Airlines ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2017 7:01 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 11 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis Aung San Suu Kyi Putting power above principle is a customary occurrence in the political world. So is the emergence of the lost leader, who as Robert Browning wrote in criticism of Wordsworth's change of political views after accepting a public office, "just for a handful ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2017 5:41 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 09 September 2017
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These frequent charges of racism flung at non-racists promote racial division, obscure the real racists, and give cover to the accusers' own prejudices by Conrad Black Almost everyone except those psychologically and politically dependent on accusing others of being racists can agree that ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2017 4:49 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 08 September 2017
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Newcastle. Kent. This case was opportunistic not grooming, but the girl was young, white and lost. The men were Muslim.  Three men and a boy who subjected a lost teenage girl to an "abhorrent" rape have been jailed. Shersha Muslimyar, 21, Tamin Rahmani, 38, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and a 17-year-old ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2017 6:26 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 08 September 2017
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Last day of sentencing. From the Chronicle. A woman who trafficked girls as young as 13 into the hands of a grooming gang told police: “It’s self-inflicted, I’ve got no sympathy for them”. Carolann Gallon provided vulnerable teenagers to a group of men who used and abused girls and young women ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2017 6:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 08 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis Statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky In his unfinished book, The Last Tycoon, F.Scott Fitzgerald made the acerbic remark that there were no second acts in American life. The remark was falsified by his own career, particularly after the sucess of The Great Gatsby. Now the pertinence ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2017 4:50 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 07 September 2017
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This afternoon's live coverage from the Crown Court Newcastle via the Chronicle       Clockwise from far left - Taherul Alam, Eisa Mousavi, Nashir Uddin, Monjur Choudhury, Prabhat Nelli. Eisa Mousavi, 42, of Todds Nook, Newcastle has been jailed for 20 years for three counts of rape, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 10:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 07 September 2017
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What paintings from Lenin’s Russia and Depression America tell us about turbulent times by Theodore Dalrymple Had it not been for the cataclysmic First World War, Vladimir Illich Ulyanov, a.k.a. Lenin, would have remained as he should have remained: an obscure, exiled scribbler of dull, intolerant, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 7:25 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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