The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 15 February 2017
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by Gary Fouse It seems the news coming out of Europe is so bad that many of us wonder if the entire continent is doomed to a fate of Islamization. Terror attacks have hit major cities like Paris, Brussels, Nice and others. Crime on the part of immigrants, migrants, asylum-seekers, and so-called ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2017 10:56 AM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
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Sudan President Omar al-Bashir in Power since 1989 Background In a January 18, 2017 FrontPage Magazine article, “Obama Lifts Sudan Sanctions”, we reported on the lifting of 20 years of sanctions against the regime of President Omar al-Bashir for making progress against counterterrorism in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2017 12:09 PM by Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Deborah Martin and Jerry Gordon
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan No stereotype is possible without elements of truth. Some received clichés, however, are more reliable than others. Take Ireland and Germany for example; where journalists shed the guise of civility recently to validate long-standing national tropes, fake Irish piety and ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2017 7:20 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
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A mesmerising performance of one of Bach's most exquisitely-sensual compositions.     Music that - with its "songstress" at centre stage and its bird-like flutes and strings in joyful abundance - is expressly condemned and forbidden by the deadly and deadening sharia of Islam. Music that, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2017 5:21 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
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But February made me shiver With every paper I'd deliver American Pie (1971) Don McLean It was a cold misty afternoon on a cliff on the Suffolk Coast AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) looking towards one of the many Martello Towers that remain on our coast, guarding against Napoleon. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2017 3:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 13 February 2017
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by Andrew Pessin Last week’s statement by President Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer, read by some as essentially endorsing Israeli settlement to date of Judea and Samaria (also known as the West Bank), has triggered a predictable storm of commentary over the fate of the “two-state solution” ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2017 1:03 PM by NER
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Monday, 13 February 2017
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by Louis René Beres “Should the enemy make a mistake, our roaring missiles will rain down on them.” – IRGC Iran Air Force Commander, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Feb. 4, 2017 When all pertinent factors are taken into account, U.S. President Donald Trump could sometime undertake more-or-less ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2017 8:11 AM by Louis Rene Beres
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Monday, 13 February 2017
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Guatemala's Porous Border Offers Easy Access through Mexico by Steve Hecht   At times, one cannot tell whether he is in Mexico or Guatemala, so open is the border. (einalem)   The Trump administration’s temporary travel ban on seven Middle Eastern countries, pending proper vetting, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2017 7:33 AM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 13 February 2017
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by Michael Curtis From the moment absurdity is recognized, wrote Albert Camus, it becomes a passion, the most harrowing of all. In politics the extent and irrationality of that passion has often been exhibited, and none more so than in attitudes to the Jewish people and the State of Israel. Those ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2017 7:00 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 13 February 2017
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From the Stoke Sentinel A 43-year-old man has been charged with an offence under the Explosives Substance Act after a suspicious package was found at at Manchester Airport. Nadeem Muhammed, of Tinline Street, Bury has been charged with making or possessing an explosive under suspicious circumstances ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/13/2017 3:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 12 February 2017
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by Kenneth R. Timmerman On Friday, the Islamic State of Iran celebrates its 38th birthday by bussing hundreds of thousands of Iranians to mosques and public squares to chant “Death to America.” Some of these celebrations are perfunctory. Without the buses, and without the vacation pay, working ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2017 7:35 AM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Sunday, 12 February 2017
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Chuck Ross writes in the Daily Caller: A Georgetown University Islamic studies professor has come under fire for a talk he gave earlier this week in which he offered an Islam-based defense of slavery, concubinage and non-consensual sex. Jonathan AC Brown, who serves as director of the Alwaleed ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2017 7:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 12 February 2017
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Congress IT Probe Suspects Had Massive Debts, Years Of Suspicious Activity Luke Rosiak writes in the Daily Caller: Despite the generous salaries, the four were involved in multiple suspicious mortgage transfers and a debt-evading bankruptcy. Abid had more than $1 million in debts following a ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/12/2017 5:30 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 11 February 2017
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by Michael Curtis Commenting on the 2016 US Presidential election French President Francois Hollande opined that “Trump’s victory opens a period of uncertainty.” One can agree that the US election campaign was unusually bitter with candidates who disliked each other and an electorate that was ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2017 8:15 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 11 February 2017
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From Sky News Five extremists with links to hate preacher Anjem Choudary have been jailed after being infiltrated by an undercover police officer. One of the men spoke of "40 trucks driving down Oxford Street full of explosives", the Old Bailey was told. Each was jailed for between two-and-a-half ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2017 6:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 11 February 2017
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From the Danish edition of The Local A 16-year-old Danish girl who was arrested in January 2016 for possessing explosives that she planned to use to bomb two schools will be the first female in Denmark’s history to be charged with terrorism. Much of the case against the teenager has been kept ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/11/2017 3:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 10 February 2017
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From the French edition of The Local French police have arrested four people in Montpellier, including a teenage girl, who were reportedly plotting an imminent terror attack in Paris. Bomb-making material was found at one of their addresses. Officers from France's counter-terrorism organisation ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/10/2017 9:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 10 February 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions thirty through thirty-eight. 30. The point of this question is really nothing more than to publicize the huge number of Islamic terrorist ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/10/2017 6:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 09 February 2017
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From the Manchester Evening News Four members of a notorious grooming gang from Rochdale have lost their legal challenge to remain UK citizens and could face deportation. Ringleader Shabir Ahmed and Adil Khan, Abdul Rauf and Abdul Aziz could soon be sent back to their home country of Pakistan ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/09/2017 10:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 09 February 2017
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For the life of me, I cannot undertand why this man is still breathing 15 years after 9/11 and counting. Why has he not been tried and executed by now? He freely admitted his role in 9/11 and to the murder of Daniel Pearle - beheaded with his "blessed right hand." The letter is reproduced in its entirety ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/09/2017 8:48 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 09 February 2017
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Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner: Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the 9th Circuit oral argument over President Trump's executive order was that lawyers for both sides seemed to know nothing about some of the most basic real-world issues surrounding the case. Two examples: First, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/09/2017 6:00 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
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The travel ban is a win-win proposition by Conrad Black Appearances are deceiving, and President Trump, although the launch of the 90-day travel ban was botched, cannot lose on the issue. His opponents, in the U.S. and the world, have absurdly overreacted; an arriving onlooker would imagine ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2017 7:13 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently I offered 38 questions to ask those carrying signs proclaiming, “I’m A Muslim — Ask Me Anything.” Here are answers to questions twenty-four through twenty-nine. 24. This question goes to the matter of how women are treated in Islam. A Muslim man need only repeat ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2017 7:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
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Adam Kredo writes in the Washington Free Beacon: The newly installed Trump administration is eyeing an opportunity to revamp the U.S. domestic missile defense system to combat evolving threats posed by Iran, China, North Korea, and other rogue regimes, according to senior White House officials ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2017 5:18 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 08 February 2017
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by Michael Curtis Things have come to a pretty pass and we don't know where we're at concerning Russia and its President Vladimir Putin. But we can't call the whole thing off. We can legitimately differ on whether Putin is a "killer" or not, or the father of his nation, or the noble knight saving ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/08/2017 4:30 AM by Michael Curtis
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