The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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Adam Kredo writes in the Washington Free Beacon:   A State Department official deleted emails that included information about a secret campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the country’s last election, according to a Senate investigatory committee that determined the Obama ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/12/2016 2:49 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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From the German edition of The Local When the teacher at the Kurt-Tucholsky School extended her hand to congratulate a Muslim student on passing his Abitur exams (the German A-Level equivalent), the student declined, offering his wrist instead. He explained to her privately that his actions weren't ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/12/2016 2:33 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis On July 13, 2016 Theresa May, the present Home Secretary, became the new leader of the ruling British Conservative party and Prime Minister. Naturally, her main task is to redefine the role of Britain in the world after the Brexit vote to leave the European Union.  Yet, though she ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/12/2016 5:02 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 12 July 2016
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A few bad apples update from the NY Daily News: More than six months after the attacks, a leaked document revealed that more than 2,000 men allegedly assaulted 1,200 German women — including 600 in Cologne and 400 in Hamburg — on New Year’s Eve. German officials took days to acknowledge the coordinated ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/12/2016 4:56 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 11 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In the last few years, one country in Europe – Switzerland – has offered lessons in how to deal with Muslims that other Western countries might do well to emulate. For the Swiss have taken a tough line on those Muslims living in their country who have been unwilling to adapt to ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2016 5:04 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 10 July 2016
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Not that they have beat Portugal yet and no victory is a foregone conclusion, is it? However. From the Express. and the French edition of The Local THERE will be no victory parade for France if they beat Portugal in the tonight's final of Euro 2016 in the wake of November's terrorist attacks in Paris, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/10/2016 1:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 10 July 2016
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by Mark Durie A widely-publicised Iftar dinner, intended to show that Malcolm Turnbull gets what it means to be inclusive, ended badly after he was advised that one of his guests, Sheikh Shady Alsuleiman, had taught that Islam prescribes death for adulterers, and homosexuals spread diseases. No rogue ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/10/2016 8:04 AM by Mark Durie
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Sunday, 10 July 2016
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Is character destiny, as the ancient Greeks thought, or is it the other way round? Are people made, or do they make themselves? About this question there is still no universal agreement: it is the heart of our mystery, that I believe shall never be plucked out, as Hamlet put it. Richard III is Shakespeare’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/10/2016 7:31 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 10 July 2016
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I thought Islamic Jihad was defunct. Nope. From the New York Times: GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The Islamic Jihad militant group says one of its tunnels in Gaza has collapsed, killing a militant who was inside. The Palestinian group's website on Sunday identified the militant as 28-year-old Ibrahim ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/10/2016 7:19 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 09 July 2016
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After paying our respects in Tavistock Square a few of us decided to pop over to Green Park where there was a picnic organised in support of Brexit by the Spiked website to urge that Article 50 be invoked NOW! There was a similar picnic surrounding the Brexiteers from the Remainic faction. I don't know ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2016 2:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 09 July 2016
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As has been their custom since 2006 members of March for England and friends, of which I am pleased to be considered one, attended Tavistock Square to lay flowers on the memorial to those London travellers who were killed by the Muslim suicide bomber on that site on 7th July 2005.  All was done with ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2016 2:09 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 09 July 2016
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This has been happening in public pools all over Europe. Now it is here in the US. Lisa Redmond writes in the Lowell Sun: LOWELL -- A 22-year-old Syrian refugee is behind bars after only two months in the United States after he was accused Thursday night of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2016 10:38 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 09 July 2016
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by Conrad Black A pattern is emerging in the conduct of the Trudeau government. It straddles fairly stylishly between gestures to the trendy and fashionable cutting leftward edge of its support without grossly offending the solid centre of the country that provides the majority for any Canadian federal ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2016 5:29 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 09 July 2016
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Fox News: The Islamic State terror group boiled seven of its own soldiers alive after they apparently fled the battlefield in Fallujah, Iraq, local reports revealed on Tuesday. Iraq declared late last month that ISIS had completely escaped Fallujah after its faceoff with Iraqi forces aided by ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2016 4:56 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 09 July 2016
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A very telling little report from Orli Harari of Israel National News. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214525 "Israeli Arab Mother of Five Convicted of Trying to Join ISIS". 'A 44 year old Israeli-Arab mother of five (that is "an Israel-passport-holding Arab Muslim mother of ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2016 3:58 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Friday, 08 July 2016
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by Michael  Curtis To lose one email on a personal server may be regarded as a misfortune: to lose several thousand work related emails looks like carelessness. Certainly, FBI Director James B. Comey on July 5, 2016 thought that the handling of very sensitive highly classified information by former ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2016 3:14 PM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 08 July 2016
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by Robert Harris Since the release of the Chilcot Report, many have said former UK prime-minister Tony Blair is directly responsible for the rise of Islamic State. In an interview with RTE’s ‘Morning Ireland’ (7th July 2016), the BBC’s Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen reiterated his claim that the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2016 7:48 AM by Robert Harris
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Friday, 08 July 2016
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Friday, 08 July 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple Public debate before elections or referenda is seldom notable for its high intellectual level or honesty, and that which preceded the recent referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union was no exception. On both sides names were called and nonsense spoken. Those ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2016 5:25 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 08 July 2016
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The Muslims civilian on civilian war of annihilation continues - Sunnis exterminating Shi'a in Iraq: NYTimes: BAGHDAD — Militants fired mortars on a Shiite shrine north of Baghdad late on Thursday, and in the confusion that followed, three suicide bombers in military uniforms infiltrated the compound ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2016 4:38 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 08 July 2016
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NYTimes: DALLAS — Five Dallas police officers were killed and six others were wounded by snipers on Thursday night during a demonstration protesting shootings by officers in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, the Dallas police said. The police believe four suspects coordinated the attack with ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2016 4:26 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 07 July 2016
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From the Waltham Forest Guardian. A young Walthamstow woman is encouraging girls to travel to Syria and marry Islamic State fighters, it has been claimed. Tooba Gondal, a former pupil of Kelmscott School, in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, is reportedly working in Daesh-controlled territory under ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2016 11:56 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 07 July 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald After every attack by Muslim terrorists, Muslims, and many non-Muslim apologists for Islam, insist that “these attacks cannot possibly have anything to do with Islam.” But now, after the attack in Medina, a new mantra is being chanted, which is that these attacks have something ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2016 9:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 07 July 2016
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by Richard Butrick The Quran states unequivocally that Islam is superior to all other religions and must be made dominant over all other religions. This is most evident in three different verses: 61:9, 48:28, and 9:33. Here is the general thrust of all three: 61:9 He it is Who has sent His Messenger  ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2016 9:05 AM by Richard Butrick
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Thursday, 07 July 2016
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Peter Schweizer writes at Politico: (...) Based on the emails the State Department released, Clinton sent or received an average of 21 work emails per day during her tenure—including on her numerous trips overseas, when email must have been a lifeline for communication. But there are numerous odd ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2016 8:41 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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