The Iconoclast

Sunday, 22 March 2015
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The Alevis in Turkey have always had trouble with the Sunnnis. They attend cemevis, not mosques, and under the very-Muslim Erdogan, the cemevis have been subjected to various difficulties.According to the law, "houses of worship" are  exempt from various utility bills. But. Sunni Turks, and especially ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2015 10:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgeralld
Sunday, 22 March 2015
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He had a "finta ingessatura" -- a fake cast -- on his leg, and on crutches he hobbled into the Shiite mosque, blew himself and others up, and in the smoke and confusion, four other suicide bombers came in and did their stuff. You can watch him here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2015 10:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 22 March 2015
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Naipaul wrote several books based on his experiences -- the camouflage of his brown skin, a kind of passport to the Third World,  helped -- travelling through Muslim lands, especially those in Iran and South Asia, and observing and recording the views of many different kinds of non-Arab Muslims. One ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2015 10:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 22 March 2015
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali sets out, in a new book (a preview of which was just published in the Wall Street Journal here, the reasons that Islam, that is the adherents of Islam, Muslims, cannot live peacefully with, nor be trusted by, any non-Muslims. She sets out some, not all, of the things that would have ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2015 10:01 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 22 March 2015
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And why shoudn't it? Once you make the decision, the fateful decision, that given everything you see around you, everything you experience in your vie quotidienne, everything you have learned about Islam, everything you now comprehend about the failures of the two  main parties, over the past several ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2015 7:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 22 March 2015
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  “Virgil” in today’s Breitbart report had a provocative assessment of Middle East issues in the wake of this Tuesday’s Victory by incumbent Israeli PM Netanyahu, The Future of the Middle East: Ominous Scenarios and a Possible Solution for Israel: If we think hard, we can envision that Israel, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2015 7:39 AM by Jerry Gordon
Sunday, 22 March 2015
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This is interesting for two reasons; the initial story, and the way newspapers other than the Mail on Sunday (to which the story was revealed) report it. So we start with the Mail on Sunday. A key Tory Election candidate was suspended last night after plotting with far-Right extremists to stir ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2015 4:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 21 March 2015
Saturday, 21 March 2015
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A saying attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt is that small minds discuss people, average minds discuss events, and great minds discuss ideas. This is not applicable to all commentators on public affairs but sadly rather true about the remarks made by the White House after the victory of Israeli Prime Minister ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2015 7:49 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 21 March 2015
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This was Scott's leader in the Manchester Guardian (now The Guardian) on the day that the Balfour declaration was published in the paper.   PALESTINE AND THE JEWS Wednesday, November 7, 1917 We speak of Palestine as a country, but it is not a country; it is at present little more than ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2015 1:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
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Stupidity, cupidity, timidity, gullibility -- there may be more -- it's the Esdrujula Explanation for the behavior of Western non-Muslims, in refusing to see what is right in front of them, every day in every way, and about which I posted many years ago. A Berber apostate (Kabyle stands in for Berber), ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2015 1:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
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Piero Ostellino, at ilgiornale.it, here. Islam is making war on us, on our Italian, Western identity. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2015 12:34 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 21 March 2015
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Europe, he writes, make no mistake, is under siege from Islam and lacks the leaders, and the military forces, to defend itself. Enough nonsense about "exporting democracy" to these Muslim lands; concentrate on defending democracy, that is on defending the threatened, advanced but at the moment still ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/21/2015 12:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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Posted on 03/20/2015 9:21 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015
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Here. As Obama and Kerry and everyone else in this Administration likes to say, it's all about Getting To Yes. And think of all that needs to be done in the areas of  "restorative justice and conflict transformation, civic engagement, facilitation, and other processes." And please take note that ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 7:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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And their idea, too, of who can be considered  an "intellectual," which for those in the Socialist Party means Bernard-Henri Levy but not Eric Zemmour. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 7:31 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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Story here. The insensate desire of Obama to get a deal, just a deal coute que coute, is yet again exposed. This is the man who presumes, with all his arrogance and ignorance of the matter, and his cruel indifference to what Israel faces, to make life-and-death decisions for that country, and to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 7:06 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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Far, very far,  from Scott of The Guardian. Story of this unsurprising but appalling appointment here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 6:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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Two tweets confirming the Caliphate's ambition for world domination,here and here. And a  tweet explaining the proper prayer during an eclipse (sent by Allah to ensure his slaves continue to fear him, according to this notice at a Leyton Mosque, and this little homily on You tube.) ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 3:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 20 March 2015
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See here. 'Very large numbers of Americans -- soldiers and civilians, including every conceivable  kind of aid worker -- have been in Afghanistan since 2001. The American government has built schools, hospitals, roads. It has lavished money on all kinds of projects. It has fought the Taliban, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 9:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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A little vote taken at lefigaro.fr, here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 9:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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  The main mayhem has been the bombing at a Shi'a mosque, killing more than 120,  and wouunding 200. That's where Houthis, including some of the Houthi leaders, would have gone for Friday Prayers. Oh yes, and there was also an attempt to bomb, from a plane, the former leader Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 8:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 20 March 2015
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I want to apologize for my actions. I should not have been drinking and trying to enter bars illegally. I should not have caused a scene when asked to leave. I should not have cursed the police officers who were just doing their job. It’s my own fault I have this gash in my head. Had I been respectful ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/20/2015 8:47 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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