The Iconoclast

Saturday, 19 November 2016
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CAIRO (AP)  Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has praised U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump, saying that his inflammatory statements from the campaign trail do not necessarily reflect the actions he will take as president. El-Sissi, in an interview with Portuguese news agency LUSA released ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2016 8:03 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 19 November 2016
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We are not getting daily coverage of this trial, but the Essex Chronicle hasn't forgotten it.  A convicted drug dealer admitted previously lying under oath as he was cross-examined as a trial over a Chelmsford-based Iranian sex gang continued. Amin Kaveh, 35, gave evidence at Chelmsford Crown ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2016 3:59 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 18 November 2016
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Truely we live in interesting times. For some as yet unknown reason a Luton solicitor, name of Ian Donald McLoone (and is he a loon? A certifiable bent as a nine bob note loon indeed) obtained Tommy Robinson's most recent address and released it on twitter. As you can imagine, considering the violence ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2016 3:15 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 18 November 2016
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by Conrad Black The aftermath of the U.S. presidential election has been fairly sober. The sporadic rioting in a number of cities scattered across the country was essentially the mindless hooliganism that arises after some sporting events attended by large numbers of drunken or otherwise crazed partisans. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2016 1:57 PM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 18 November 2016
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by David Solway Dear President-Elect Trump, You have gone on record expressing a presumably laudable desire to “bind the wounds of division” between your supporters and opponents—anti-Trumpers and pro-Trumpers, liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, left and right—that have torn ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2016 9:56 AM by David Solway
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Friday, 18 November 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Muslim hysteria is upon us. I don’t mean hysteria about Muslims, for none is discernible; rather, it is the hysteria of Muslims, or many of them, their expressions of supposed terror – in the newspapers, the airwaves, and the Internet — over what a President Trump will do. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2016 7:58 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 18 November 2016
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Scott Johnson writes at Powerline: In a delicious coda to the defeat of Lady Clinton in the election on Tuesday, Minneapolis Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison has emerged as a leading contender to take the helm of the Democratic National Committee. He hasn’t yet announced his bid, but he has won ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2016 7:16 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 18 November 2016
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by Gary Fouse I have been teaching English as a second language part-time at the University of California (UCI) Extension (now Dept. of Continuing Education) since 1998. Since I am retired from the Drug Enforcement Administration, this has been a part-time endeavor only to keep me busy and provide ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2016 5:51 AM by Gary Fouse
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Thursday, 17 November 2016
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Mudar Zahran writes in the Jewish Press: Many Western and Israeli journalists paint a rosy picture of a Jordan’s “peaceful regime” and “stable throne.” As you will see in the next few lines, those descriptions are very far from the truth. Even worse, some journalists, do claim “authority” on Jordan’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2016 1:43 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 17 November 2016
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In an email sent to its supporters the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee demanded the removal of Stephen Bannon and Dr. Walid Phares as chief advisers for President-elect Trump. They demanded the removal of Steve Bannon because of his chairmanship of the popular Breitbart News. According ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2016 9:11 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 17 November 2016
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From the Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Watch: US media has reported statements by a US analyst asserting that the links between major US Muslim organizations and the Muslim Brotherhood are “ancient history.” According to a BuzzFeed report: While a terrorist designation would have several foreign ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2016 8:52 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 17 November 2016
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I would imagine this charge will be quickly dropped, but the fact that the arrest happened at all is disturbing. PJMedia: The artistic genius behind the highly acclaimed conservative satirical site The People's Cube has been arrested and released on $8,000 bail for putting up pro-Israel posters to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2016 6:08 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 17 November 2016
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by Kenneth R. Timmerman What could the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) possibly have in common? CAIR founders had close ties to Hamas, Palestinian Sunni Islamic extremists. NIAC and its main spokesman, Trita Parsi, have become apologists ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2016 4:44 AM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016
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by Michael Curtis The ongoing protests, now in their eighth day, against the election of Donald Trump as President of US can be seen in benign fashion as democracy in action, illustrations of the exercise of the right of free speech. Some of the protestors may be sincere, open minded critics of what ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2016 2:02 PM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016
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From The Times and the Daily Mail Alan Henning, one of the British hostages beheaded by Isis, travelled to Syria with an aid convoy used to smuggle funds to a jihadist, a court has been told. Syed Hoque and two other men accused of smuggling cash to Syria travelled with Mr Henning, 47, a taxi ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2016 1:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 16 November 2016
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We should be happy with a weakened Assad. If only Iran could be similarly weakened. RT:   US President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed that he will most likely abandon the Obama administration policy on Syria to seek a possible rapprochement with Russia on the issue of Assad. “I’ve had an ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2016 10:08 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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From the German edition of The Local German police on Tuesday raided 200 sites across ten states in a probe against an Islamist group suspected of propagating hate and inciting 140 youths to fight alongside jihadists in Syria and Iraq. The group, called The True Religion (Die wahre Religion), ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2016 2:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 15 November 2016
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by James Como Last week at a dinner party in Manhattan I was, as usual, a right-of-center minority of one among a gaggle of progressives. Our hostess, a liberal lawyer of modulated expression, had imposed a No Politics rule, which we all followed, though at the price of one man (an academic) ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2016 1:39 PM by James Como
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Monday, 14 November 2016
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The Mirror:   The Kremlin said Putin called the president-elect yesterday to begin negotiations over how best to tackle to terrorism President-elect Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin have vowed to tackle ISIS together after holding breakthrough talks on the telephone. Less ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2016 5:13 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 November 2016
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by Alexander Murinson Dr Walid Phares, who was a President-elect Donald Trump's adviser in Foreign Policy and on the Middle East during the campaign, gave an interview to BBC Radio on Thursday.In that interview Dr Phares provided an in-depth interpretation of President Trump's stand on issues ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2016 9:15 AM by Alexander Murinson
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Monday, 14 November 2016
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A good in-depth profile at Bloomberg Business from last year. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2016 7:40 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 November 2016
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Clarion Project: Donald Trump will work to pass legislation designating the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, said Walid Phares, a foreign policy advisor for the president-elect. Speaking to the Egyptian news outlet Youm7, Phares said the legislation, which was already approved by ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2016 7:00 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 November 2016
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Fully vetted, no doubt. BBC: A suicide bomber who killed four people inside the largest US military base in Afghanistan was a former Taliban member working there, the BBC has learned. Qari Enayatullah joined the peace process in 2008, district governor Haji Abdul Shokor Qudosi told the BBC. It ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2016 5:45 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 14 November 2016
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  Shuttered Brewery next to Federal Building, Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Source: Jeff Lautenberger,  Wall Street Journal The Weekend edition of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), November 12-13, 2016 presented the latest in a series of articles on The Great Unraveling.   Formerly Democratic ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2016 4:20 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Sunday, 13 November 2016
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Some days mild and autumnal in Southern England, cooler and winter is more advanced further north The final part of I Am the Autumnal Sun by Henry David Thoreau. I am the autumnal sun, With autumn gales my race is run; When will the hazel put forth its flowers, Or the grape ripen under my bowers? When ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2016 2:43 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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