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The Iconoclast

Saturday, 23 May 2015
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Leslie Mann interviews Theodore Dalrymple in the Chicago Tribune: Modern psychology can do more harm than good, asserts retired psychiatrist Anthony Daniels (pen name: Theodore Dalrymple) in his book, "Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality." Instead of taking responsibility for ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2015 7:44 AM by NER
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Saturday, 23 May 2015
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As reported in the Herald-Sun, by James Dowling and Tom Minear. http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/teen-killed-fighting-with-islamic-state-contacted-two-other-melbourne-extremists/story-fni0fit3-1227359436780 "Teen (it would be more accurate to say, "Young man" - 19 is old enough to vote, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2015 4:06 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Saturday, 23 May 2015
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"La folie barbare de l'Etat islamique" in Palmyra (Tadmor) should be understood as akin to the Islamic State seizing the Louvre, and destroying what it contains (except, of course, for the soi-disant "Islamic art").. But in a half-century, or possibly before, if the demographic situation in France is ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2015 2:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 23 May 2015
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It is, of course, not absolutely certain, as yet.  But it seems highly probable.  News that broke at the beginning of this week. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-05-18/melbourne-teen-reportedly-killed-in-middle-east-fighting-for-is/6477286 "Melbourne Teen Irfaan Hussein Reportedly Killed Fighting ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2015 2:44 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Saturday, 23 May 2015
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And somehow I do not think that they are primarily from culturally-Christian or culturally-Jewish backgrounds. First, the illegal tobacco business, which is booming.  As reported by David Hurley for the Herald-Sun http://m.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/middle-eastern-crime-gangs-main-players-in-australias-illegal-tobacco-boom/story-fni0fit3-1227361875279 "Middle ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2015 1:15 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Friday, 22 May 2015
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Col. Richard Kemp CBE, Begin Sadat Center, May 19, 2015 On May 19, 2015, Col. Richard Kemp CBE gave a speech at the Begin Sadat Center of Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv. The prior day he was awarded an honorary degree by  Bar Ilan.  Col. Kemp was the former Commander of British Forces in Afghanistan ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2015 5:31 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Friday, 22 May 2015
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From the BBC A London cab driver has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years for the murder of a US soldier in a roadside bombing in Iraq in 2007. Anis Sardar, 38, from Wembley, built bombs as part of a conspiracy to kill Americans fighting in the country. Sardar showed no emotion ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2015 6:10 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 May 2015
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Friday, 22 May 2015
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In every land, at every period,  that Muslims have conquered, they have subjugated the non-Muslim population, and converted or expelled-- quickly or gradually --  the non-Muslims. They are at this moment finishing the job, killing or expelling or making life so unpleasant and insecure that many will ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2015 5:19 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 22 May 2015
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Alain Besançon, a celebrated historian (primarily, but not exclusively, of Communism), has written a book -- that has just appeared -- on the subject of comparative religion and, above all other religions, that fanatical faith and immiscible population fof True Believers -- that is, Islam and Muslims. Here ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2015 5:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 22 May 2015
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Here. I learned decades ago that the African rulers and their courtiers in East Africa were wittily referred to by locals as the "waBenzi" or "people of the Mercedes Benz." Erdogan, who has built himself a 1,150-room palace, is not against extravagance, as long as it is his or that of his courtiers. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2015 4:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 22 May 2015
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Posted on 05/22/2015 3:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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Posted on 05/21/2015 3:28 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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Here. A high-ranking Iraqi government adviser claims that the "Coalition Forces" (that is, the Western allies, above all the Americans, who, to help Iraq, have been steadily bombing the Islamic State)deliberately gave weapons to the Islamic State, thereby helping in its takeover of Ramadi. Make ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 2:46 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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Brian of London reports on the mis-reporting that went round the world, carefully explains what the Pope said and what Pope Francis of course meant, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 1:35 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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From the London Evening Standard, The Guardian and The Express Anis Abid Sardar, 38, convicted of murder and conspiracy to murder relating to series of improvised explosive devices planted in Baghdad in 2007. Anis Abid Sardar, 38, was found guilty of the plot at Woolwich Crown Court today in a ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 11:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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From the Telegraph Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) jihadists executed a group of pro-Assad regime fighters, beheading some of them, after seizing Palmyra with its ancient ruins, according to reports and pictures from the town. A picture sent by activists to a Western journalist ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 11:22 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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American journalists and pundits rely upon vigorous free speech, but are not reliable supporters of it. They both instruct and reflect their fickle audience. Ken White writes in Popehat: It's easy to spot overt calls for censorship from the commentariat. Those have become more common in the wake ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 10:24 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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I abominate smoking and I do not grow or sell tobacco, nor do I have any shares in tobacco companies. During my medical career, I discouraged (not very successfully, I fear) all my patients from smoking, using all the usual arguments.   Nevertheless I was startled by a figure in a recent article ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 5:21 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 21 May 2015
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From the Waltham Forest Guardian A Walthamstow jihadi who fled to Syria to join so-called Islamic State (Isis) has published recruitment propaganda promising Western coffee and chocolate.   Abu Rumaysah al Britani, 31, was on police bail after being accused of inciting terrorism when he travelled ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2015 3:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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Here. The basis of intelligent education of the young is based on the conviction that the more educated rightly possess the authority to decide what should be taught to the uneducated. And this the social engineer Najat Belkacem, so baselessly sure of herself, rejects, as part of her war on soi-disant ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2015 9:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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Citizen -- Emperor -- Erdogan has found a way, he thinks, to deflect attention from his billion-dollar pleasure-palace, built in the worst possible taste, and that is to encourage others to focus on the supposedly luxurious estate, in rural Pennsylvania, of his arch-enemy and onetime supporter Fethuleh ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2015 7:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015
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Here. Mshari Al-Zaydi writes for a Saudi-backed newspaper. Arab News, based in London. He's one of the best of the Arab journalists trying to make sense of Muslim Arab behavior without, however, dealing forthrightly with what is in the Qur'an, Hadith, and Sira.  He knows that there is something wrong ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2015 6:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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