The Iconoclast

Friday, 13 January 2017
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From the Herald Sun A CHILD bride was raped by her husband after being forced into marriage by a prominent Melbourne imam, police allege. The girl, aged under 16, was allegedly married in a traditional Islamic ceremony by prominent cleric Ibrahim Omerdic. Is is alleged that in the days after the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2017 2:49 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 13 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald On the matter of Israel, French Jews, and the “Palestinians,” Fillon has made various remarks, some of which have disturbed, and some of which have pleased, France’s Jews. He did say at one point that Muslims in France were being held “hostage” by fundamentalists, who wanted ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2017 8:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 13 January 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. —Matthew 7:14 In Russia in 1839, Custine wrote that Tsar Nicholas I was both eagle and insect: eagle because he soared over society surveying it with a sharp raptor’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2017 7:47 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 13 January 2017
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by Michael Curtis It's deja vu all over again. Another peace conference is being held in Paris on January 15, 2017 to stress and reaffirm international support for a two state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will be attended by foreign ministers of 70 countries but not by an ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2017 5:58 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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  Israeli Jewish Youths at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem Day, May 17, 2015 Source: AP Jerry Gordon:                    Shoshana, given the attack on Sunday in Jerusalem, what is  the status of Arabs living in East Jerusalem, and what can be done to provide security against attacks on Jews in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 8:06 PM by Mike Bates and Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Israeli Jewish Youths at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem Day, May 17, 2015 Source: AP   Host Mike Bates:             Good afternoon and welcome to Your Turn. This is Mike Bates. We're going to have one of our periodic Middle East round table discussions this afternoon, and I have with me in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 7:50 PM by Mike Bates and Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Israeli Jewish Youths at Damascus Gate, Jerusalem Day, May 17, 2015 Source: AP Introduction On the cusp of the transition from the Obama to the Trump Administration, Israel has been in the crosshairs of actions at the UN and a Paris meeting convened on January 15, 2017 by outgoing French President ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 7:28 PM by Mike Bates and Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Tarek Fatah writes:   “Your throat will be slit." Glaring at me across the TV monitor, the red-bearded Mullah smirked as he delivered a death threat on India’s most-watched national news network, Zee News. The remark stunned the host and the panel who were discussing a ‘fatwa’ against Prime ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 10:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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First the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter, now this one. Both converts to Islam - neither fact reported in the MSM. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 8:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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AP: KABUL — The Taliban released a video Wednesday showing an American and an Australian who were kidnapped in August, the first time they have been seen since their abduction. The two men, an American identified as Kevin King and an Australian identified as Timothy Weekes, were abducted outside ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 8:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In Fillon’s book “Conquering Islamic Terrorism,” there is nothing about limiting the Muslim presence in France, which has created a situation, for the indigenous French and for non-Muslim immigrants, too, that is far more unpleasant, expensive, and physically dangerous than ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 6:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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The latest 12:44  Trio will serve a total of 43 years. In total, Rostami, Zare and Kaveh will serve 43 years behind bars 12:43  Kaveh jailed for total of 10 years across two separate drugs cases Kaveh, who was found guilty of supplying a controlled class B drug, but was found not guilty of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 6:10 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 12 January 2017
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Rafi Lisker writes: Dear President-Elect Trump, First, please allow me to state unequivocally and without any reservations whatsoever, that our family proudly cast our FOUR absentee ballots for you at the time of both, the Republican primaries as well as the General Elections. My wife, Shoshana, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2017 5:48 AM by Brian of London
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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He has mental health problems of course, and it was only a botched robbery. Thankfully no one was physically hurt. From the Daily Mail and the Daily Star A gunman has opened fire in a Spanish supermarket shouting 'Allahu Akbar'. The attack was a botched robbery at the Mercadona supermarket in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 1:39 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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From the Times and the Daily Sabah French police authorities said a total of 17 police officers were radicalized between 2012 and 2015 in the Paris region, noting that the phenomenon had sped up from 2014. French media outlets reported on Wednesday that the officers in question are mostly young ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 12:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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I am encouraged by his willingness to put the threat of radical Islam front and center.   Rex Tillerson:   Good morning.    I am honored to have the backing of Senator Cornyn and Senator Cruz from my home state of Texas. I also want to thank Senator Nunn for his commitment to nuclear ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 9:52 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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An old conspiracy theory rears its ugly head, again. by Conrad Black Like Japanese veterans of World War II stumbling, emaciated, out of the jungles of Guam and the Philippines many years after the end of the war, near-terminal victims of Watergate fever still wander dazedly into the media ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 7:46 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald We hear a lot about possible victories this year in Europe of anti-Islam candidates. Some are well-known outside their own countries, such as Geert Wilders and Marine Le Pen, while others are not so well-known. One of them is François Fillon, who has a good chance to become ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 7:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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This is from the Independent, from where it has entered the British press; they got it from the Morocco World news. Where there is doubt, and this is in the Moroccan press as well, is what the Moroccan government mean by 'burqa'. Some British newspapers use the term burqa/burka to mean any Islamic veil ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 6:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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Judicial Watch: The Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter is a Muslim convert who years before joining the U.S. Army took on an Islamic name (Aashiq Hammad), downloaded terrorist propaganda and recorded Islamic religious music online, according to public records dug up by the investigative news site of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 5:38 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
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by Gary Fouse Conventions are supposed to be fun affairs. Generally, they are boondoggles designed to waste money, eat and drink. Apparently, that was the hope at the annual convention of the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia this past week. No, these are not comprised of the thousand ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2017 5:24 AM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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Readers may have seen this story elsewhere, about the Morris dancers in Birmingham on Saturday celebrating Plough Monday (that was yesterday) traditionally the start of the farming year in England. On the Monday after Twelth Night a plough is blessed by the local priest and taken round the village or ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2017 12:54 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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From the Swiss edition of The Local Muslim girls in Switzerland should not be exempted from mixed-sex school swimming lessons, the European Court of Human Rights has said in a landmark ruling. The court in Strasbourg on Tuesday threw out the case brought by a Muslim couple in Basel who wanted ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2017 10:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple I usually give a few coins to beggars in the street. I know that some people think that this encourages beggary and even fraud, but I would rather be duped sometimes than never to trust anyone. And even the beggar who asks for alms when he could perfectly well earn his living ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2017 7:00 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Tuesday, 10 January 2017
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by Kenneth Timmerman Here’s the real problem with the joint intelligence report on alleged Russian hacking: without the classified details, we ordinary citizens are supposed to take the breathless allegations, presented as “high confidence” intelligence judgments, on faith. Director of National ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2017 4:46 AM by Kenneth Timmerman
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