The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Article here. From the article: “You have to laugh [at ISIS], because they are bullies,” Francesco Borgonovo, news editor at the Italian daily Libero, told me. “But you also have to increase the measures against terrorism in Italy, beginning with the first threat: immigration. It is completely ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 4:39 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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What kind of soldier? And what kind of Holy War? A Muslim soldier. In a Muslim Holy War. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 12:07 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Scrambling to respnd with this excuse and that, each more wretched and disgusting than the next. Here. The "Palestinian cause" is coming undone; the Arabs have other fish to fry, and some may have come to understand that Israel is, to oppose both the Islamic State and Iran, useful. That understanding ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 8:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Women, if in relatively small numbers, have become as radicalized and militant as males of their own age on behalf of Islamic terrorist organizations. According to recent studies by British research groups, gender is largely irrelevant in likelihood of people becoming extremists. Young Muslim women ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 7:39 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Obama and Kerry may dismiss what Benjamin Netanyahu said, but many others do not. And from a contributor to Al-Arabiya, Faisal J. Abbas, support for Netanyahu's analysis of the Iranian threat. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 7:35 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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I thought if I waited a couple of hours this would come out from behind the paywall at The Times via another news site. From Breitbart London A national debate is urgently needed to understand why Pakistani-heritage gangs have been abusing white girls across the country, according to a serious case review ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 6:59 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Now John Kerry has taken personal charge of the negotiationswith Iran over its nuclear project, negotations .which had been in the famously competent hands of Wendy Sherman, His intense and hectic involvement, which he thinks should impress the Iranians, and the world, with the seriousness and splendor ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 6:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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How many should be closed in the US...in Britain...in France...Al Monitor: An Egyptian administrative court on Feb. 18 upheld the Ministry of Religious Endowments’ decision issued in September 2013 to close down neighborhood places of worship of less than 80 square meters (861 square feet), a move ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 5:37 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 04 March 2015
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Every week seems to bring new revelations of the need for reform of the U.S. criminal-justice system. The most vivid recent example has been a flurry of warnings from the bench in California against corrupt and lawless prosecutors. A panel of three judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in January, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2015 5:06 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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A report here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2015 9:49 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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Posted on 03/03/2015 8:56 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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I just ran across a comment on Benjamin Netanyahu's speech this morning before a joint session of Congress. It's written by someone who was, he says, originally skeptical of the worth of such a speech, but he listened -- carefully -- and had to revise his earlier opinion.  What he said is worth posting ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2015 8:43 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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Posted on 03/03/2015 7:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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Here. Lots of aspects of a mind suffused with Islam are on display, and there is no way to summarize his views adequately. He's against Al-Maliki, against the Iranians, and thinks that if he were in charge, and the Al-Mukhtar Militia, they would drive ISIS out and make its members put on women's ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2015 9:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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Apollinaire would have been impressed. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2015 8:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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Posted on 03/03/2015 8:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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 The reivew in L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican paper, is almost as strong in its dismissal of the film as was  the review in Pagine Ebraiche. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2015 8:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
Tuesday, 03 March 2015
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The Oxford Mail were unfailing in their coverage of the trial of the worst gang apprehended in this investigation so I went straight to their website for coverage of the release of the SCR this morning. That is, the Serious Case Review by Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board investigating why men ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2015 7:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 02 March 2015
Monday, 02 March 2015
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And with the comments, many of them instructive, that follow, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/02/2015 10:22 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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