The Iconoclast

Sunday, 14 May 2017
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by Conrad Black Voting has already begun in the federal Conservative leadership election that will conclude on May 27. Paid-up party members will vote in their constituencies, which will each have an equal number of votes, regardless of how many votes are cast in each constituency. It is a preferential ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2017 7:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 14 May 2017
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I contributed to the Glazov Gang this week; you can watch my first Brian of London Moment below.   by Brian of London A little background: this piece grew out of my original analysis of the first Immigration Executive Order, which was published on JihadWatch. I was reminded of this by ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2017 4:25 AM by Brian of London
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Ibn Warraq, the celebrated apostate, author of Why I Am Not A Muslim and of scholarly works on the Koran, Muhammad, and early Islam, as well as polemical works in defense of the West, has now written The Islam in Islamic Terrorism, showing, in the words of the Islamic fundamentalists ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 2:49 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis In the United States the arts and humanities in the main are flourishing, but one art seems to have disappeared, the political art of losing gracefully. Instead, there is the frenetic search for scapegoats to blame for unexpected and embarrassing defeat. Washington political ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 7:49 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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I would broaden that statement. Islam is an evil religion. It has been a great source of evil since it's founding. (CNSNews.com) - In a speech at a summit on persecuted Christians hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that ISIS is guilty of ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 6:50 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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Enforce Terms of US Aid to the Northern Triangle by Steve Hecht Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly understands the deathly, exploitative nature of migrant routes to the United States: “young women get taken into the … sex trade” against their will. The good news is that there are immediately ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 4:39 AM by Steve Hecht
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Thursday, 11 May 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Two or three weeks ago a headline in the Guardian newspaper informed a no doubt flabbergasted readership that refugees to this country were disproportionately allocated to reside in its poorest areas. Personally, I did not find this very surprising: it is true that there ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/11/2017 5:11 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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From Sky News A woman who was shot during a police raid in north London is among three who have been charged with preparing a terrorist act and conspiracy to murder. Rizlaine Boular, 21, of central London; Khawla Barghouthi, 20, of northwest London and Mina Dich, 43, of southwest London, were arrested ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2017 4:35 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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Rupert Murdoch has kept the media from being monolithic against Trump. by Conrad Black Rupert Murdoch has been a controversial figure in the media of Australia, then the Western world, and more recently the whole world, for a total of nearly 65 years. He inherited control of his father’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2017 7:50 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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by Gary Fouse For several years now I have been writing about the worldwide resurgence in anti-semitism. Aside from the Middle East, where the hatred is at its rawest, but where Jews are (relatively) safe in Israel, the worst cases are in Europe thanks to the presence of millions of Muslims who ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2017 5:31 AM by Gary Fouse
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017
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The left often supports anti-western radicalism the way their predecessors supported Communist dictatorships. by Matthew M. Hausman Donald Trump’s presidency has exposed deep divisions in American society which are being exploited by zealots seeking to suppress speech and quell dissent. In ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/10/2017 5:25 AM by Matthew Hausman
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017
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From the Telegraph and the London Evening Standard A knife-wielding man reported to be targeting Jewish people in in north London was arrested after threatening a shopkeeper on Tuesday. According to witnesses, the man stormed into a kosher shop in Upper Clapton Road shouting: "Where is the boss, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2017 12:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017
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by Steve Hecht The flow of illegal immigrants and contraband — drugs and military-grade weapons — requires immediate attention to our neighbors to the southwest and a new approach to foreign relations. President Trump has launched a commission chaired by Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2017 7:01 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 09 May 2017
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From the Australian, The Straits Times and the Jakata Post Jakarta’s Christian governor has been jailed for two years for blasphemy in a trial that has been seen as a test of religious tolerance in Indonesia.The court also ordered for the sentence to be carried out immediately even though the politician ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/09/2017 3:33 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 08 May 2017
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by Jerry Gordon President Erdogan of Turkey at Jamilia Islamia University, New Delhi , India, May 1, 2017 A madman from across the water is coming to visit President Trump in the Oval office: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Islamist President for life of the Republic of Turkey. He is the leader of ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/08/2017 10:03 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 08 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis Brush up your Shakespeare if you really want to understand politics, especially possible future events in Britain. The imminent retirement at the age of 95 of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, from public engagements has drawn attention to the inherent powers of the British ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/08/2017 1:03 PM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 08 May 2017
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From the Daily Telegraph Australia THE wife of a convicted Islamic State recruiter has become the first person in NSW be charged with disrespectful behaviour in court. Moutia Elzahed, who is one of two “wives” of Hamdi Alqudsi, was today handed a Court Attendance Notice to answer nine charges ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/08/2017 3:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 07 May 2017
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by James Como Moral exhibitionism, self-righteous venting, potty talk, hitting and smashing – behaviors that when undertaken by children are called ‘acting out’ – these are all terrifically satisfying to, but also terribly distracting for, post-adolescent actors. Just so has #The Resistance been ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2017 9:39 AM by James Como
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Sunday, 07 May 2017
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From the Sunday Times and Breitbart ISIS has singled out crowded London streets as “ideal targets” for supporters to mow down pedestrians in the latest edition of the terror group’s online magazine. Published in ten languages, the most recent issue of ISIS’ magazine Rumiyah published tutorials ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2017 8:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 07 May 2017
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by Conrad Black It is a pleasure to be able to commend two prominent Canadian public office-holders; the impulse to congratulate people in government doesn’t take hold of me too often or tenaciously, but it has gripped me this week. Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall and Ontario senator Lynn Beyak ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2017 7:43 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 07 May 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple One of the great difficulties of consistent libertarianism is that of making people bear the full consequences of their own actions and choices. Another great difficulty, indeed, is whether we should much care to live in a society that found a way of doing so. It is easy ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2017 5:44 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 07 May 2017
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For once, the shoe is on the other foot. Makes me proud of my Alma Mater. From the Arkansas Democrat Gazette: FAYETTEVILLE -- The director of a Middle East studies center at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville was suspended Wednesday from his administrative duties after canceling a Skype ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2017 4:59 AM by John Constantine
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Sunday, 07 May 2017
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Posted on 05/07/2017 2:56 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Saturday, 06 May 2017
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Heshi Billet writes in The Algemeiner: This past week has been both solemn and happy in Israel. Israel mourned and remembered more than 23,500 of her best men and women who died defending their country, as well as the many innocent victims murdered in evil acts of terror. On the very day Israel ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2017 6:47 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 06 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis Uneasy lies the head that does not wear a crown. According to the constitution of the French Fifth Republic of 1958, France is “an indivisible, secular, democratic and social Republic.” However, in reality there are strong differences on all these concepts, over laicite (secularism), ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2017 5:27 AM by Michael Curtis
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