The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Emmet Scott (December 2016) It is common knowledge that, for over a thousand years, Arab and Muslim slavers took enormous numbers of men, women and children from sub-Saharan Africa. What is not so well known is that they took equally large numbers of people from Europe. As with Africa, Arab ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:26 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Gen. Abakar Abdallah,[1] Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin[2] (December 2016) The Islamic Republic of the Sudan Objective is to Establish a Caliphate Composed of Sudan, Chad, Central African Republic Niger and Mali Just after the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Dr. Walid Phares, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:15 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Norman Berdichevsky (December 2016) The English Colony, Orlando Less than half a mile from my home in Orlando, Florida at a Shell gas station is a historical marker in the Conway neighborhood that tells an interesting story. This story is in sharp contrast to the image of the Statue of ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:05 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Gary Fouse (December 2016) Hillary Clinton's email scandal from her tenure as secretary of state, may or may not be a dead issue. We don't know whether a newly-led Justice Department under President Donald Trump will re-open the matter or turn it over to a special prosecutor, despite the recent ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 9:00 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Bradford Tuckfield (December 2016) I was struck recently by a passage by Theodore Dalrymple in the Salisbury Review, in which he proposed a simple test for vapidity in political speech:  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 8:54 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Samuel Hux (December 2016) I have been quarreling with colleagues for years about the existence of “free verse” (including “some of my best friends” who write it), I contending that while the “prose poem” is a contradiction in terms and an opportunity for people who cannot write poetry to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 8:46 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Cynicus Americanus (December 2016) A Mirabilary Signs And Wonders of The Devolution Of Man And The Decline Of Western Civilization In The Time Of Obama In The Age Of the Gnostics In A Republic of Dunces, A Federation of Twits, An Accommodation Of DumbAsses.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 8:41 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Jerry Gordon (December 2016) The Trump Administration faces compelling issues in the roiling Middle East upon inauguration on January 21, 2017. Many of these involve allies in the region like Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf emirates. They are compounded by Putin’s actions in Syria, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 8:34 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Samir Yousif[1] (December 2016) The "Islamic State" is nothing but a paper tiger. That is the summary of the one month war between the Iraqi Army and ISIL in the north of Iraq. The strength of the terrorists was demonstrated, with no mercy, against women and children and other civilians. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 8:18 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Lorna Salzman (December 2016) There is no good side to European mass immigration unless you truly believe that there is no such thing as culture, or that culture should be sacrificed for “higher” goals, defined not by citizens but their leaders. The religion of Islam long ago settled this ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 8:04 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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Breaking the Siege of 2017 Before It Begins by Geoffrey Botkin (December 2016) Some fifty million supporters of Donald Trump are waiting, eagerly, for the President’s January offensive. They want to see Trump be Trump, officially. The fight of the century, for which they voted themselves front-line ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 8:00 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by G. Murphy Donovan (December 2016) There are many things that can be said about the election of Donald Trump and most will probably get said before 20 January 17. Beyond an unlikely candidacy and an even more surprising election, Trump, long before inauguration, is an overachiever on many fronts. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 7:55 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by David Landau (December 2016) Now that Fidel Castro has finally done the one thing we all must do, he’s getting the same kinds of notices he got before – like a long-running Broadway show that closes to rave reviews.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 7:51 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 30 November 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple (December 2016) The most beautiful great art gallery in the world (to my taste) is the Prado in Madrid. By now I know it well enough to be able to go straight to my favourite paintings there, which gives me the same kind of consolation as reading a favourite poem. Those ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/30/2016 7:41 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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Breitbart is the first English language report that I can find.  The hipster-right Identitarian youth movement has placed a full face veil on one of Vienna’s most well known statues to protest what they see as the Islamisation of Austria. The full face veil was placed on the 65 foot high statue ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2016 5:22 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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From The Telegraph A German intelligence officer has reportedly been arrested over a suspected Islamist plot to bomb the agency's headquarters in Cologne. The 51-year-old official was said to have made a "partial confession" to the plot, according to Der Spiegel. "He is accused of making Islamist ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2016 4:52 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Monday car and knife attack on Ohio State University, describing 18-year-old Somali-born terrorist Abdul Razak Ali Artan as one of its “soldiers.” The Islamic State’s al-Amaq news agency issued a statement making the claim. Vocativ notes that ISIS ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2016 3:26 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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Dutch MPs on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to ban the Islamic full-face burka from some public places such as schools and hospitals, the latest such move in a European country. "The law is adopted," said the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Khadija Arib, referring to legislation which will ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2016 1:08 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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It is unfortunate that a segment of our own academic and media elite has fallen for the games of Iranian and Islamist propagandists. by Colonel Yair Ravid Ben Lynfield, writing on November 16 in The Jerusalem Post (“Who is Walid Phares, Trump’s Mideast adviser?”), sets out a series of absurd accusations ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2016 4:11 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 29 November 2016
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Is there ever a good time to go on a murderous rampage trying to slaughter students and university employees? If you are an invading jihadi probably yes. From Cincinnatti.com COLUMBUS - Fifteen miles northeast of Ohio State University, where a Somali immigrant attemped a gruesome attack Monday, Omar ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/29/2016 3:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 28 November 2016
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  by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin At the start of the fighting season in Sudan, US Ambassador and Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald Booth, published a column on November 22, 2016 in the Sudan Tribune  on the Darfur Crisis addressed to the Chairman of the Sudan Liberation Movement ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/28/2016 3:44 PM by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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Monday, 28 November 2016
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Sunday, 27 November 2016
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From The Sunday Times and the Mail on Sunday Two teachers banned from teaching after being named as ringleaders in the 'Trojan horse' education scandal have returned to the classroom. Tahir Alam and Razwan Faraz were part of the 'Park View Brotherhood' of teachers, which exchanged some 3,000 messages ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2016 4:34 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 27 November 2016
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by Richard Kostelanetz Rarely is a photograph worth a thousand words, but one that knocked me out several years ago showed Fidel Castro, visibly aged, clutching a copy of a new book in English by none other than Alan Greenspan. Note that in his hands is AG, not Martha Stewart, Carl Woodward, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2016 1:53 PM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Sunday, 27 November 2016
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by Conrad Black As the days have ticked past since the U.S. election, its implications, especially for the media, have been interpreted with agonizing slowness. The polls, so inaccurate, yet uniformly revealed public disrespect for the press. Ninety per cent of conventional media was hostile to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/27/2016 6:06 AM by Conrad Black
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