The Iconoclast

Friday, 16 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Saudis, and many other Muslims, are ecstatic. Simon Collis, the British ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has just revealed to the world that he has converted to Islam (he did this a few years ago, but it was kept quiet until now). And he this week just completed the Hajj, the first ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2016 7:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 16 September 2016
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Interesting story in The Atlantic. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2016 5:37 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 16 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis Catholic religious leaders have been making unusually strong statements about Islamist terrorists. Pope Francis, in a ceremony on September 14, 2016, honoring the priest Fr. Jacques Hamel who had been murdered by two Islamist terrorists in his church on July 26, 2016, told his congregation ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2016 4:20 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 15 September 2016
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Yes this sounds like another Muslim in a frenzy as reported in the NYPost: Cops shot a man wielding a meat cleaver outside Penn Station during the evening rush on Thursday when he attacked an off-duty detective who’d jumped in to help his fellow officers, sources told The Post. The shooting happened ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2016 5:35 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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So good of him to finally acknowledge the obvious, but he still needs to put two and two together. NBC: ROME — Pope Frances urged religious leaders on Wednesday to tell their followers that any killing carried out in the name of God is "satanic." The pontiff made the remarks during a Mass honoring ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2016 7:58 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple It is difficult to say what politicians in modern democracies stand for—other than themselves, that is. At best they seem to be the representatives, or perhaps the lightning-conductors, of the various strains of resentment by which advanced societies are now riven. In power, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2016 7:48 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis American citizens must have been startled and shocked when a prominent politician, who should know better words, informed them with passionate intensity of the existence of “deplorables” in their ranks.  No doubt some citizens would like the numbers and identity of them in the absurd ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2016 7:23 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016
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In the past twelve months in Israel, after the Stabbing Jihad was unloosed there with much allahu-akbaring and frenzied sermons in the mosques, there have been heroes such as Selfie-Stick Man, Guitar Man, Shopping-Trolley Man, and Umbrella Man, who seized whatever they could find to hand, with which ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2016 1:45 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016
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He is the clear choice for conservatives. by Conrad Black As I suggested when I gave readers a rest from me five weeks ago, the Republican convention successfully celebrated the complete rejection of the post-Reagan Republican party. The Bushes, McCain, and Romney weren’t present or mentioned, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2016 6:01 PM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 13 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Nobel laureate: Don’t ‘muddle up’ terrorism with Islam,” by Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press, September 2, 2016: Nobel Peace Prize winner Wided Bouchamaoui urged people everywhere on Thursday [September 1] not to “muddle up” terrorism with Islam. The Tunisian businesswoman, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2016 7:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 12 September 2016
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From the London Evening Standard Parents at an east London school were given just three days notice that it would be closed today so staff could mark the Muslim festival Eid-al-Adha.Chobham Academy in Newham said the closure of its primary school was due to “a high number of staff requesting leave ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2016 4:43 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 12 September 2016
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by Conrad Black Before outlining my predictions for November 8th, let me first offer this disclaimer: I am no statistician, do not consult computer algorithms, and have no experience as a pollster. I am happy to leave all of that to professionals like Nate Silver. However, my experience as an ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2016 8:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 12 September 2016
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I don't see how FBI Director Comey survives this. He's taking all the heat, but Attorney General Lynch should be forced out too. Byron York writes in the Washington Examiner: Many observers were surprised to learn, in a New York Times report, that the contractor who destroyed Hillary Clinton's emails ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2016 8:38 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 12 September 2016
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by Conrad Black In news terms, it has been a quieter summer than usual, and not remotely reminiscent of invincible summers that presaged a global descent into terrible times, such as 1929 or 1939. There has not even been the sort of flash crisis that brought us all in from the verandas or off the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2016 5:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 11 September 2016
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by Deborah Weiss (September 2016) I am a 9/11 survivor. I lived in the closest residence (Gateway Plaza), deemed a crime scene after the attack. My office high-rise was the closest building to the number 7 World Trade Center and had a whole wall blown off.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2016 2:43 PM by NER
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Sunday, 11 September 2016
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by Jerry Gordon (September 2016) On September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorists, 19 well educated young men – Saudi, Egyptian, and Yemeni nationals – hijacked four airliners (American Airlines Flight 11 and United Flight 175 from Boston’s Logan airport, American Airlines Flight 77 from Dulles airport ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2016 2:39 PM by NER
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Sunday, 11 September 2016
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I will begin by reproducing this story in the form in which it initially appeared early this morning at the ABC, as an indication of the sort of beating-around-the-bush that typifies the reporting of these sorts of 'incidents' that are happening, of late, with ever greater frequency.   I will then provide ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2016 5:42 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 11 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis The opening in London of a new British film Anthropoid dealing with the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich on May 27, 1942 is a reminder of one of the world’s most evil individuals. At the same time it provides an opportunity to reflect on the consequences and the cost of highly ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/11/2016 5:00 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 10 September 2016
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(hat tip: James Woods) ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2016 3:20 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 10 September 2016
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Do you think Hillary will be any different? ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2016 9:08 AM by Norman Berdichevsky
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Saturday, 10 September 2016
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New York (CNN) Hillary Clinton told an audience of donors Friday night that half of Donald Trump's supporters fall into "the basket of deplorables," meaning people who are racist, sexist, homophobic or xenophobic. In an effort to explain the support behind Trump, Clinton went on to describe ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2016 4:45 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 10 September 2016
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This undercuts Hillary's effort to portray Trump as irresponsible to advocating the same thing. NYTimes: GENEVA — The United States and Russia working in lockstep against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria. A rejuvenated truce that will compel President Bashar Assad's air and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2016 4:32 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 10 September 2016
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Police searching a car linked to an alleged Muslim terror gang found a meat cleaver with the word 'kaffir' - meaning unbeliever - carved on the handle, a court heard today. It hasn't got quite the ring of Stormbringer and Mournblade but there are connections if you know the stories well enough. They ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2016 4:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 09 September 2016
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by Kenneth R. Timmerman You know a candidate is in trouble when she deflects softball questions about her policies to talk about her opponent’s character. Hillary Clinton's phony "press conference," where she took six questions from friendly reporters and filibustered nearly half of the time ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2016 5:48 PM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Friday, 09 September 2016
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H/T Vince H. The American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC) of Tennessee is holding the first in a series of live stream events, just prior to 9/11 with a  Muslim Brotherhood Cleric from Houston and an a year ex-FBI special agent and veteran of Joint . This first in the  series is entitled “False Prophets: ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2016 4:42 PM by Jerry Gordon
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