The Iconoclast

Thursday, 02 April 2015
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Here. A severed head held aloft, a victory dance, and threats intended to curdle the blood of anyone from the Islamic State who might be listening, in a city that, by the time the Iraqi Shiites took control after a month of stop-and-go effort, and American bombing, had only 18,000 inhabitants. Mosul ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2015 6:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 02 April 2015
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Erdogan's attempts to systematically undo all that Ataturk accomplished, include the promotion of Islamic schools, "imam schools," discussed by the relentless Burak Bekdil here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2015 6:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 02 April 2015
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For those who are under the impression that Arab countries are nation-states, to be understood as operating more or less like those in Western Europe and North America, a glimpse into another world emerges in this story about Arsal, in Lebanon. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2015 5:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 02 April 2015
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes in Time: “It couldn’t happen here” is the attitude, but Islamic fundamentalism may become more prevalent in the U.S. in coming years Since the massacre at the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in January, the U.S. media has understandably devoted attention ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2015 4:57 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Thursday, 02 April 2015
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From CNN  Gunmen raided a Kenya university before dawn Thursday, firing indiscriminately and taking hostages. At least 30 people were hospitalized from the attack at Garissa University College, the Kenyan Red Cross said. Local media reported varying death tolls, but CNN was unable to confirm the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2015 4:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 02 April 2015
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From the Spanish edition of The Local A mother who was planning to send her 16-year-old twin sons to Syria to join a jihadist group has been sent to prison without bail, while the boys’ father has walked free. A judge at Spain’s High Court, has sent the mother to prison without bail on charges ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2015 4:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Listen here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 9:48 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Or if not its comeuppance, at least some of what it has coming, here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 9:35 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Here. Marc Fumaroli holds a place, in French cultural life, more akin to that held in Russia by the late student of Old Russian Literature Dmitri Likhachev -- that is,he is first, and mainly, a scholar devoted to the study of his own country's literature and lanaguage. Both Fumaroli and Likhachev, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 9:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Muslim apologists immediately suggest that female genital mutilation, or clitoridectomy, or whatever you wish to call this unkindest cut of all, has "nothing to do with Islam" but is a "cultural practice" that happens to be found in some Muslim countries. Why, then, one wonders, is that "cultural practice" ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 8:59 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Posted on 04/01/2015 8:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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From the Telegraph Schools fear that their will be an exodus of teenagers joining jihadist in Syria over the Easter holidays, but have not told police as they do not want their pupils to be criminalised, it has been claimed. Nazir Afzal, a senior prosecutor, claims that he has been approached ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 12:20 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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The father of one of three teenagers arrested in Turkey on suspicion of trying to join Islamic State fighters in Syria works for the Ministry of Defence, it has been revealed. The three teenagers were brought back to Britain where they were questioned at a high-security London police station on suspicion ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 11:22 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Terrorists are undergoing training in rural areas of west Wales, it has emerged. Locations in Ceredigion, Powys and Pembrokeshire are also being used to radicalise Muslims, according to an officer from the Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit. Those involved in such activities 'take part in ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 11:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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How absurd that Muslims should be required to obey ridiculous laws of the Kuffar, in Australia or anywhee else. And that they think they have a right to enforce their own laws, against the laws sanctioned by Islam -- what is the world coming to? They tried to tell us she's too young. What would Muhammad ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 10:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Charlie Rose welcomes Bernard-Henri Levy, hus "good friend from Paris" who is "always doing interesting things, and politics,and war, and culture, and art" to explain the decline in the popularity of the FN (it's rising), the "racism" that French voters reject ("racism" apparently means being intelligently ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 10:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Even Mustafa  "Sola Scriptura" Akyo, Defender of the Reformed Faith,  can now see that Erdogan's cult of personality is dangerous, but he puts a mustafa-akyolish slant on it -- Erdoganism is an alternative to Islam (what Akyol calls "Islamism"), and therefore bad. It's not the fact of an alternative ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 10:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Here. She will be holding a press conference this Friday to discuss her views on the Iran negotiations, and her book "Man's Inhumanity To Man: Ferguson, Auschwitz, Chapel Hill," with a foreward by Bishop Desmond Tutu,  will be out at the end of May. ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 8:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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by Shmuel Trigano (April 2015) translated by Gila Walker It is as if [the democrat] were fascinated by all who plot his downfall. Perhaps at the bottom of his heart he yearns for the  violence which he has denied himself.                                -- Jean Paul Sartre, Anti-Semite and Jew   The ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 7:06 AM by NER
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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Yesterday, I was on 1330amWEBY Northwest Florid a Talk Radio with host Mike Bates discussing the extension of P5+1 negotiations with Iran on a political framework “understanding” into April 1st and the impasse.  I brought up the prior Nuke deal with North Korea that failed, because of the presence on ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 6:19 AM by Jerry Gordon
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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From Adara Press: Amir Hossein Motaghi, a close media aid to Hassan Rouhani, the Iranian president, exposes the truth about the U.S. role in the nuclear negotiations with Iran.  According to a report in The Telegraph: “The US negotiating team are mainly there to speak on Iran’s behalf with other ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 5:25 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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A good friend of mine who is a Christian Sudanese pastor describes Sharia as a venomous snake. Being from Khartoum he states that the snake is actually a cobra. One that is highly poisonous excreting neurotoxin from its pair of twin fangs. My good friend states that you must keep you door closed at ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 5:18 AM by John Constantine
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
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From the Guardian Eight-week-old baby Amiyah grimaces when sunlight falls on her face as though she isn’t used to the idea of having been born yet. On a Saturday afternoon, in Thailand’s southern Pattani province, her Muslim mother has brought her to a small clinic so midwife Dah can slice her clitoris ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2015 2:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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