The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Frederik Pleitgen -- who is described as CNN's senior foreign policy corresondent-- has been on, in Paris, being interviewed by Anderson Cooper. He was describing the spontaneous demonstrations, or collective demonstrations, of anguish, and he declared himself pleased to see that there was no hint of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 9:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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He does not come out straightforwardlly against Islam tout court, Islam of Qur'an and Sunnah. He comes out against "islamisme," and "djihadisme" and "Islam politique." But I take him to mean, in the end, Islam. And when he demands that Muslims, or those who continue to call themselves Muslims, come ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 6:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Heidi Mund, the German woman who has been a one-man multitude, confronting Muslims spouting Nazi-par antisemitism, and famously interrupting an imam who, as part of that interfaith-healing racket, was offering a Muslim prayer as part of a performance at a church, received and twitted a communication ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 6:33 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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This smooth taqiyya- talker, who appeared tonight on the French TVmonde, along with Caroline Fourest (who showed in the end she was not impressed with Lasfar), Robert Badinter, and one other whose name I did not note -- said that the attack on Charlie-Hebdo was, of course, an attack on all Muslims, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 6:06 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Canada has just agreed  to accept 13,000 more refugees from Iraq and Syria. If they are indeed Yazidis, Mandaeans, Assyrians, or Armenian Christians they would qualify as refugees. But if they are Muslims, whether Sunni or Shi'a, they are not refugees but, rather, "refugees,"  because they have vast ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 3:17 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Bloomberg: France’s Front National leader Marine Le Pen pinned the blame for the killing of 12 people in Paris today on Islamic radicals, as mainstream leaders tried to downplay the religious dimension of the attack. While President Francois Hollande called for national unity in an attempt to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 2:57 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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POLICE have "identified" the three masked gunman who remain on the loose following the "terrorist" massacre on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, according to reports. They are apparently aged 18, 32 and 34 according to local reports. One of the gunmen could be from Reims, 100 miles east of Paris.  Two ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 2:43 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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NYTimes: Stéphane Charbonnier, the editorial director of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, was often pictured with his fist aloft. Mr. Charbonnier, 47, a cartoonist known professionally as Charb, was among 12 people killed Wednesday when gunmen attacked his newspaper’s offices in Paris. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 1:29 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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From MEMRI: Jihadists online celebrated today's deadly shooting at the Paris headquarters of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which has satirized Islam and the Prophet Muhammad in some of its issues.[1] Participants on jihadi forums and social media praised the attackers, saying that the shooting ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 12:40 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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One of his tweets this afternoon.  There's more.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 12:36 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Here he is, denouncing the craziness not  of Islam but of all religions, and furthermore claiming that there has been a "mutation" in Islam -- no, there hasn't -- that explains current behavior. What explains Islamic behavior is the fact of growing  Muslim power, and ability to act within the heart ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 12:11 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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The EDL extends its heartfelt condolences to the families, colleagues and friends of the butchered journalists who have just paid the ultimate price for freedom of speech. The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was no stranger to attacks from Muslim radicals. At the beginning of November 2011, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 11:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Here. Amnesty International, just like Human Rights Watch, is staffed now by people with a certain worldview, a view that  does not find anything particularly admirable or worth preserving in the West, a view that defends Islam and its adherents and minimizes the danger from them, a view that consistently ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 11:25 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Yes, may the police in France catch these particular killers, and ideally, kill them on the spot (trials are such a waste of money and time). No more idiotic guantanamos either. But that's not the end, that's the beginninngl. Islam itself, and its adherents, must be put on trial, must be cross-examined. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 10:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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On a French television broadcast I recently saw Fr .Manuel Musallam, who lives in Gaza. He was bemoaning the state of Christians in Gaza, whose numbers have been so reduced. But he did not,, dared not, would not admit that Muslims as a matter of faith, following what is inculcated by the Qur'an and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 9:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Charlie Hebdo attack, Paris, 1-7-14 Source: France 2 In midday Paris at least 12 persons were reported  to have been slaughtered  in a brazen attack by three masked Jihadis armed with Kalashnikovs and an RPG. The dead includ  a French policeman and members of the courageous team at Charlie Hebdo, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 9:12 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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They were even more left-wing than the famously left-wing Oriana Fallaci. Here, for example, is  the  Wikipedia entry on Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of Charlie-Hebdo. Can the Western press kindly stop this nonsense about "right-wing" Geert Wilders, "neo-Nazi" Pegida, and all the rest of it? ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 8:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Here. The "oil conspiracy" in which Saudi Arabia is  accused of participating is simply the rational desire of Saudi  Arabia to maximize the value of  its oil reserves, and that requires them to try to halt investment in fracking, and the spread of the practice, as well as to discourage or frighten ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 8:46 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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There have been murders and attemted murders, all by Muslims shrieking the war-cry "Our God Is Greater (Than Yours)," which is the most accurate way to translate "Allahu-Akbar," in France recently, and in every case the French authorities have called the attackers "deranged." But if they were deranged, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 8:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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How can the Camerons and Merkels and Obamas and Kerrys continue  their farcical denials? Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 8:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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And the question asked of Agnes Poirier by Al Jazeera, Qatar's deep-pocketed propaganda outlet and stout defender and apologist for Islam, was this: "Shouldn't the journalists make an apology for making fun of Muhammad?" Twitter report by Agnes Poirier, and comments on it, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 8:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Hollande calls for "national  unity" among all the people of France. What's he talking about?  It's the war of Islam, of those who take their Islam perfectly literally and straight up, undiluted by normal self-interest and impatient, and who instead of biding their time to allow demography to perform ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 7:00 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 January 2015
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Many stories about this, in French, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2015 6:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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