The Iconoclast

Thursday, 05 January 2017
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The German press including the German edition of The Local tries (in vain) to do some damage limitation on this story.  At New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dortmund a mob of more than 1,000 men chanted ‘Allahu Akhbar’, launched fireworks at police, and set fire to a historic church. Apparently the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2017 10:15 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 05 January 2017
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From the Express and the Swedish edition of The Local. I think the Local is still trying to put a good face on this; diversity, vibrant, high-jinks, sort of thing. The boy who took the video is a newly qualified journalist so he still has a lot to learn. A VIOLENT gang of migrants turned a Swedish ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2017 5:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 05 January 2017
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My home town again. From the East London and West Essex Guardian AN ELDERLY support group which was awarded a £37,000 grant is reluctant to allow women to join in activities. Waltham Forest Asian Seniors Group, which was set up 15 years ago, is made up of mostly Pakistani Muslim men. The aim ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2017 4:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 05 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After the Six-Day War, while the Israelis waited for the Arabs to make that phone call about peace negotiations that never came, the Arabs had other ideas. First, they announced at a meeting in the Sudanese capital of the Arab League “the three No’s of Khartoum”: No peace with ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/05/2017 12:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
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by Michael Curtis In his biting article in Commentary February 1, 1981, Daniel P. Moynihan, former US Ambassador to the United Nations, 1975-76, was critical of his successor Donald F. McHenry for not voting against a UN Security Council Resolution strongly critical of Israel. The United States ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 11:28 PM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
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It is refreshing to see something as intelligent and generally informative as this being given column inches in one of Australia's most widely-distributed newspapers (the 'Australian' can be found in newsagents and supermarkets all over the country).  This op ed by David Suissa, who is identified in ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 7:00 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
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From the Rotherham Advertiser. The trial of this child raping band of brothers started this morning. THREE brothers and two other men have gone on trial for historic child sexual exploitation (CSE) offences. The five men have been charged with a total of 23 CSE offences, including one joint charge ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 2:35 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald  There’s a lot that has already been said about John Kerry’s appalling speech defending the Obama Administration’s abstention on the anti-Israel Resolution 2334 in the U.N. Security Council. Prime Minister Netanyahu noted tartly that Kerry gave insufficient attention to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 7:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
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by Conrad Black Like most people, I had hoped for the customary settling down after the very tumultuous and nasty election. We have been denied that, not by the candidates, who have been dignified, but by the outgoing administration. I have written here and elsewhere before that this has been ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 7:21 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
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by Gary Fouse The year 2016 was not a good year for Jewish students at many of our universities. The AMCHA Initiative, which was co-founded by University of California Hebrew Professor Tammi Rossman Benjamin and UCLA Professor Emeritus Leila Beckwith, both of whom I am proud to call friends and ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 5:36 AM by Gary Fouse
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Wednesday, 04 January 2017
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by Michael Curtis It would be much too unkind to say that President Barack Obama is a self-made man who worships his creator. Yet it is true that he seems always to back into the limelight, a feat that is not likely to diminish. After leaving the office of the presidency Obama has promised to ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/04/2017 5:06 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 03 January 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum Oftentimes I mark time by what I’m reading and I remember time that way. Milton Spring, the year of Donne, Byron Autumn and now my Descartes Winter. In Meditations he makes the argument for the reality of mind using illustrations from mathematics, arguing that the structure ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/03/2017 8:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 02 January 2017
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From Reuters and the Sunday Times Islamic State militants have aspirations to launch mass-casualty chemical attacks on targets in Britain and elsewhere in Europe, the British security minister said in a newspaper interview published on Sunday. Ben Wallace also said British authorities feared that ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2017 11:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 02 January 2017
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ISIS continues to attack the Shi'a in Iraq where and when they can. Laura Wagner writes in NPR: Dozens are dead in Baghdad after bombs were detonated across the city on Monday. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bombings. The death toll from the attacks is still climbing. NPR's Alice Fordham ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2017 10:00 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 02 January 2017
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From the Telegraph Turkey's state-run news agency says police have detained eight people in connection with the Istanbul nightclub attack. Anadolu Agency says that the eight have been taken into custody by Istanbul anti-terrorism squads and they are being questioned at Istanbul's main police headquarters. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2017 8:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 02 January 2017
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by Nonie Darwish By Western standards, military rule is shunned as an oppressive form of government, but in the Islamic world it is the only buffer of protection from the tyranny of total sharia law that must be enforced by Islamic theocracies, such as those of Iran and Saudi Arabia. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/02/2017 5:09 AM by Nonie Darwish
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Sunday, 01 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald On December 13th, at Wilton Park, the Prince of Wales explained how the Muslim critique of materialism helped him to rediscover the sacred spirituality of Islam and explain the decline of the West. I start from the belief that Islamic civilization at its best… has an important ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2017 5:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 01 January 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple A moment used to be defined as the amount of time between a Mexico City traffic light turning green and the sound of the first car horn, but now it might be defined as the period between a terrorist attack in a Western city and the first public appearance of a candle. Every ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/01/2017 5:41 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 31 December 2016
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This is not good news from The Telegraph for the first minutes of 2017. Also from Reuters and Sky News At least 35 people have been killed in a gun attack at a famous nightclub in Istanbul during New Year's Eve celebrations. A gunman was reportedly dressed in a Santa costume when he opened fire in ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2016 6:36 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 31 December 2016
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Rachel Megawatt for Breitbart London will be guarded by record numbers of police and fortified with concrete barriers ahead of New Year’s Eve to repel Islamist attacks. In total, 3,800 police officers will be on duty in central London, with thousands more in the rest of the capital. The barriers ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2016 12:50 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 31 December 2016
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Mideast Newswire   Photo archive: Dr Walid Phares attending as an observer a session at the UN Security Council consecrated to the fate of minorities in the Middle East after ISIS's ethnic cleansing.    In an interview with BBC Arabic and on the Randy Tobler radio show, Dr Walid ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2016 11:13 AM by Walid Phares
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Saturday, 31 December 2016
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He once drafted a faith-outreach fact sheet describing Obama’s views on poverty, titling it “Economic Fairness and the Least of These,” a reference to a famous teaching from Jesus in the Bible. Another staffer repeatedly deleted “the least of these,” commenting, “Is this a typo? It doesn’t make any ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2016 6:06 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 31 December 2016
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by Rebecca Bynum As we come to the end of our eleventh year, I will be taking some time away from the arduous task of editing and laying out the monthly magazine. As many of you know, back in March of this year I began working with Dr. Walid Phares, who was appointed as foreign policy advisor to ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/31/2016 5:19 AM by NER
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Friday, 30 December 2016
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The latest betrayal of Israel is potentially lethal in making Jews trespassers and criminals on their own land by Richard L. Cravatts The shameful and morally-incoherent December 23rd Resolution 2334 by the UN Security Council demanding that “Israel immediately and completely cease all settlement ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/30/2016 6:42 AM by Richard L. Cravatts
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Thursday, 29 December 2016
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From the Spanish edition of The Local Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had arrested two suspected jihadists in Madrid and found bullets and weapon magazines while conducting raids linked to the detentions. According to the Europa Press news agency, the magazines were of the type used for assault ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/29/2016 7:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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