The Iconoclast

Monday, 05 January 2015
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From Breitbart London The taxpayer-funded German state broadcaster has released a colourful children’s cartoon animation criticising anti-Islamisation movement PEGIDA, as German politicians, the mainstream media, the arts, and the Church unite to pour scorn on the Patriotic Europeans Against Islamisation ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 4:53 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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The Times of Israel: An increasing number of Israelis, both Jewish and Arab, have pride in their Israeli identity, according to an annual study on democracy (Israeli Democracy Institute Index 2014) in Israel released Sunday. The Israel Democracy Institute said that 86 percent of Jewish citizens ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 12:38 PM by Norman Berdichevsky
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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The Gazan imam asks and answers: "What was it about the Jews that made the Nazis kill them?" And the answer turns out to be that they spread corruption in the land like nobody's business, and the Prophet Muhammad found that true in his day, too. I wonder how the boys at Ha'aretz will explain away ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 9:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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Here. A telling and important appearance. He can't renounce Islam, but he can renounce, under the guise of "ideology" separate from the "religion" -- he has to do this, what else at this point can he do publicly? -- the violence and aggression of Islam. Others, or perhaps Al-Sisi himself, will be ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 8:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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Here is the story about "Palestine." That toponym, you will remember, was imposed on Judea by the Romans, in order to efface the Jewish connection to the land. Thus "Syria palaestinorum" became "Palestine" (an adjectival form), and the Romans used that word for the Judea, and similarly, Jerusalem became ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 8:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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How much sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a feckless publisher.  The firm of Harper, formerly known as Harper & Row and now as Harper Collins, has had a long and distinguished career as a publisher.  Personally, I am grateful for the firm having published five of my own books and a series ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 7:28 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 05 January 2015
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Here. What word is missing? ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2015 6:48 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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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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Sunday, 04 January 2015
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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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