The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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So farewell, then, Demise Demis Roussos. We thought you'd go On forever. And ever. And ever And ... And Deirdre from Coronation Street. "I don't want to go," she Told Ken. But she went And another one. Mandy Rice-Davies. She died. Well, she would Wouldn't she? And Jeremy Thorpe's Corpse And ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 5:11 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015
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From the Art Newspaper, Art News and elsewhere from AFP  An installation by the French-Algerian artist Zoulikha Bouabdellah that uses prayer mats has been removed from an exhibition in an art centre near Paris after the town council received a threat of violence from a local Muslim federation, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2015 4:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Applicants sought for the Andrew Harris Fellowship at the University of Vermont, in a state which -- to its everlasting shame-- doesn't have enough underrepresented and marginalized populations within its borders. That's why Vermont is such an unpleasant place to live. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:38 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Listen to Charles K. Harris' famous song here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:16 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Here. You must learn to read, as the names of neither the victim nor the suspects are given, as French people now read -- that is, between the lines. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:00 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Using Islam or Muslim is right out - not even a question. This email was obtained by National Review: From: Carlos Van Meek  Sent: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:06 AM To: AJE-Newsdesk; AJE-Output; AJE-DC-Newsroom Subject: Terrorists, Militants, Fighters and then some…    All: We manage our ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 4:24 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Ben Kingsley says that Europe "didn't grieve" just after the war for the murdered Jews. Oh, it's worse than that. European governments, and especially the British government, showed little sympathy to the Jewish survivors of the camps. It tried to prevent them from getting to Mandatory Palestine. Ernest ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 4:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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The Old World is suffering from senile dementia. Story here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 1:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Saudi Arabia's one claim on American attention is its money, derived not from any industry on the part of its subjects, or entrepreneurial flair, but solely as the result of an accident of geology. For its security, for its doctors, for its engineers, for its-practically-everything, it relies on the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 12:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Breaking news from the French edition of The Local  At least five people have been arrested after an anti-jihadist operation in southern France, which is still ongoing. The operation took place in the small town of Lunel east of Montpellier in southern France, from where around 20 young people have ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 11:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Damian Pachter, Buenos Aires Herald journalist, Tel Aviv 1-25-15 Source: Ha'aretz Yesterday, we posted on the arrival in Tel Aviv of  Buenos Aires Herald journalist Damian Pachter fleeing Argentine after his scoop of the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. A press conference was held ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 11:07 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Watch, and listen, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Her original article on Islam here. Her summary of what has happened to her since here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Ahmed Al-Assad says that Hezbollah members who went with Iranians to Quneitra on the Golan were courting trouble, and they got it. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 9:24 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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It is not clear that the American government, or other governments in the West, understand what El-Sisi is trying to do. He is trying not only to do as much damage as he can -- no one can destroy -- the Muslim Brotherhood, but to do what he can to limit the tug of identites -- Arab, Islamic -- other ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 8:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Here. There is at least one thing in this review that you will never forget. And you shouldn't. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 8:34 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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From the French edition of The Local The Islamic State jihadist group Isis urged Muslims on Monday to carry out new attacks similar to the Paris shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 17 people were killed.   Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, referring to attacks in France, Australia, Canada ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 3:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Nature doesn't prefer one form of weather to another. It's Man who does. Or some men -- and it depends on where those men live, and what weather they are used to, and what weather they seldom, or never, get to experience. If you live  near the Equator, you don't yearn for a beaker full of the warm south, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 12:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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Alberto Nisman’s ex-wife  Federal Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado in Buenos Aires, 1-24-15 Source: Martin Di Maggio/EPA   This weekend there were dramatic developments in the investigation into the death of Argentine Prosecutor Nisman involving his ex-wife, Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado and Buenos ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 10:36 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 26 January 2015
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From the Birmingham Mail A Birmingham hospital has dealt with 1,500 cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in just five years. The shocking statistic was discussed this week at a meeting of the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel. Members were told that cases of the sickening practice peaked ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 10:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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