The Iconoclast

Monday, 05 January 2015
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The relation between morality and law is (or ought to be) complex and subtle: the two are neither identical nor entirely separate. Once upon a time everyone seemed to understand this, as if by instinct; but the instinct, if it ever existed, has been lost. When someone says, by way of excuse for his ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 6:18 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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by Jerry Gordon (January 2015) It is appropriate at the start of 2015 to take stock and make resolutions to protect against the wide ranging threats to freedom, liberty and free expression now imperiling America and those allies in the West, especially Israel, which share our values. Let us review ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 5:44 AM by NER
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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Posted on 01/05/2015 5:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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Tsarnaev faces 30 terrorism charges and prosecutors have asked for the death penalty if he is convicted. A jury would first need to vote to convict him and then vote a second time on whether to impose the death penalty.His lawyers have offered to have him plead guilty if prosecutors drop their demand ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 4:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 04 January 2015
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One Muslim runs down another. The local Muslim leaders demand an investigation of a possible "hate crime." It's an idiotic demand, but so solicitious are the police and FBI of Muslim sensibilities (and willing to allow Muslims to throw sand in the eyes of everyone, making them think that why, yet, it ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2015 10:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 04 January 2015
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Muslim Arabs trying to get into the West, using every possible means: Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2015 10:30 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 04 January 2015
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Al-Qaeda's latest here. And Houthis' latest here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2015 8:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 04 January 2015
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Posted on 01/04/2015 7:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 04 January 2015
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Sunday, 04 January 2015
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Here. From the article: "We also collected ground information in certain central Kolkata pockets and nabbed five of the accused — Md Sabbir Khan, Shahid Iqbal, Wasim Khan, Javed Khan and Sajid Khan," said an investigator. They are between 22 years and 36 years and are residents of Tiljala-Tops ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2015 7:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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And get onto National Health, and receive housing allowances, and everything else that, by setting foot in Great Britain, they are certain to obtain. Meanwhile, it annoys them that because of the holidays and concomitant closures, theyhaven't been able to leave Calais as yet for England, and must ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 8:32 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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BBC Lets Its Moral Colors Show By David Pryce-Jones December 20, 2014     Comments 3   Two volumes of essays by J.B. Kelly have just been just published. John, a New Zealander by birth, was a formidable scholar whose special subject was the Persian Gulf.  He knew more ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 7:15 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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At answering-islam.com, here. The only objection to the article is that it contains language suggesting that Peter Beinart is not a complete idiot. But he is.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 6:14 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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And that history, speeded-up, brings a Muslim ruler (president) to France, with the consequences that naturally would follow. This is not a satire, not a fantasy, he says in an interview, but rather "history speeded up." More here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 4:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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From the Telegraph Rain seeped into the tombs through shattered flagstones. Nearby, marble crosses lay in pieces. Plastic flowers, once lovingly placed on a grave, were torn and stamped into the earth. Beside the desecrated graveyard in the Syrian town of Kessab stood the Holy Trinity Armenian Evangelical ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 11:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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Muslims in Libya have been killing Egyptian Copts who work in that country; now they have seized, at one blow, more than a dozen of them. This gives Al-Sisi his chance to intervene in Libya, which he has wanted to do, and may even, with some limited bombing, have done so. But now he can, by intervening ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 11:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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Georges Loinger was a hero of the Resistance who saved many French Jews. He came from Alsace; he had listened to the German radio; he had talked to those who managed to get across the border; he knew what was coming; he was ready when trouble came. A report on Georges Loinger and others here. His ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 9:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 03 January 2015
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The Local web-newspaper is about the only direct source of English language news I have for Sweden; sadly in recent years it either reports interesting but bland 'local' news, or more worring incidents from a 'celebrate diversity' angle. As in this article. But the comments are interesting.  Three ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2015 3:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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This petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/70069 needs 100,000 British votes by the last day of March 2015 in order for the subject matter to stand any chance at all of being debated in Parliament. It needs 10,000 British votes immediately in order to get the relevant U.K. Government ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 8:14 PM by John M. Joyce
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Friday, 02 January 2015
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French demonstrators in Paris favoring Palestinian state Source: AFP/Getty Images As 2014 was closing a vote on a draft resolution introduced by the Jordanian UN Ambassador at the Security Council hit what may be a temporary speed bump for PA President Abbas. He is striving g to impose a draconian ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2015 2:46 PM by Jerry Gordon
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