The Iconoclast

Friday, 10 November 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr.’s letter criticizing a previous correspondent’s assertions about Islam first made the point that the Qur’an is full of references to “love” and “mercy” and “peace,” that where in the Qur’an violence appears, it was merely descriptive of what the early Muslims, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2017 5:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 10 November 2017
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In 1979, while planning an international women’s conference, I was raped by my supervisor by Phyllis Chesler I stand with the hundreds of women who have come forward to name their sexual harassers and rapists. And—”me too.” I have been sexually harassed and propositioned as a teenager, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2017 5:03 AM by Phyllis Chesler
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr. is the public relations officer of the Islamic Society of New Castle, Ohio, who wrote a letter, purporting to correct misperceptions about Islam, to the New Castle News: We write this to take exception to the letter published Oct. 4 in the New Castle News, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 6:31 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
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Elder of Ziyon writes in the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.   Islamic Gender Apartheid: Exposing a Veiled War Against Women. Phyllis Chesler. Published by New English Review Press, 2017. $29.99 pp.462     Phyllis Chesler is a true liberal – and as such, she is a thorn ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 5:11 AM by NER
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis Chevalier of French Legion of Honor How long has this been going on? Once one could speak with sardonic reference about Hollywood, labelled that screwy, ballyhoey, superconey Hollywood. Now, it is the source of multiple allegations of harassment, sexual abuse, rape, and discrimation. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 4:50 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 08 November 2017
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See here.   Quadrant opened the article for reader Comment, and the comments are of interest. https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2017/11/noble-quran-calling-violent-jihad-australia/ Durie states, early on in the piece, that "The Noble Quran", one of the most widely-available editions of the Quran ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2017 7:21 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Wednesday, 08 November 2017
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But the theft and erasure of Sabina Spielrein’s intellectual legacy by the psychoanalytic establishment may be an even more troubling crime by Phyllis Chesler In August 2012, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, a protest took place critiquing a plaque that memorialized the 27,000 “citizens” who were ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2017 4:21 AM by Phyllis Chesler
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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by Gary Fouse The more I learn about James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, the less I like him. Being a retired DEA agent, I happen to know several FBI agents who think very highly of Comey as opposed to their low opinion of Robert Mueller, his predecessor and the current ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 4:17 PM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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From the Times, Breitbart the Independent and the Daily Mail A leader of one of Britain’s most prominent mosques is a ruling member of Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organisation. Mohammed Sawalha, a trustee of the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, has been appointed a member of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 12:53 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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At this point, the Trump-Russia investigation is an embarrassment to America. by Conrad Black I have scoured the American and some international media in vain to find any recognition of what a Gordian knot of absurdity the investigative pretzel of official Washington has become. No one seems ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 8:12 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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by Conrad Black The pretense of the Democrats to derive some pleasure from the Manafort and Gates indictments and the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos is one of the more challenging attempts at moralistic theatrics Senator Chuck Schumer has attempted in the last year. It doesn't quite measure ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 4:26 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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From the Libya Herald The Rada Special Deterrence Force, led by Salafi Islamist Abdulraouf Kara, raided the Comic Con exhibition yesterday evening ad arrested over 20 organizers, participants and visitors – organizers informed Libya Herald. The exhibition displays comics, cartoons, art work, games ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 3:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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What distinguishes the left these days is its compulsion to forego dialogue and portray conservatism as inherently evil, while giving a pass to progressives who engage in violence, intimidation, and public vandalism. by Matthew M. Hausman The American media has been straining mightily to link ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 4:17 PM by Matthew Hausman
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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Is the respected scholar and spiritual leader an abusive sexual predator? by Phyllis Chesler As an American feminist, I support the incredibly brave Muslim and ex-Muslim women who have just accused Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood and a revered Professor ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 3:39 PM by Phyllis Chesler
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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From the Telegraph French police are investigating death threats against satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo over a cartoon of Oxford scholar Tariq Ramadan, who is facing rape allegations. The provocative magazine, which suffered a deadly jihadist attack in January 2015 after publishing cartoons ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 11:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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The teachers are failing; our society is becoming steadily less educated. I suggest a solution: decertify the teachers' unions by Conrad Black A correspondent has sent me an extract from the magazine of a branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), responding to mathematics ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 5:36 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis Why can't the English, a pensive people of philosophical joys, meditation  and contemplation, learn to set a good example by ending left wing antisemism? The question has arisen in vivid form on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declation. The British Government did not ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 5:05 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 05 November 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum In and article published on November 3, far left radical "Think Progress" launches another attack on President Donald Trump, taking advantage of the tensions prevailing in Washington due to the Justice Department and Congressional  "Russia probes." Bypassing the work of these ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2017 5:31 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 05 November 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple There are many subjects on which decent people may disagree and some subjects on which a person may not entirely agree with himself, in so far as he can see both sides of an argument at the same time (assuming there to be only two sides, when often there are more). One ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2017 5:06 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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Muslimness trumps gender at Oxford: Emily Lawford writes in Cherwell. Students at the Oxford Middle East Centre have reacted in anger to the University’s response to the mounting accusations of rape against Islamic professor Tariq Ramadan, accusing senior figures of acting “as if nothing had ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 6:05 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Bruce Ashford, a Professor of Theology and Dean at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, contributed to Fox News his view of the latest  terror attack and what he calls “Islam’s surprisingly complicated relationship with terrorism”: The horrifying attack in lower ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 5:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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by Conrad Black Special Counsel Robert Mueller has arrived at a crossroads, and must soon reveal if he is seriously exploring the Clinton-Obama side of questionable campaign activities, or apart from some possible window-dressing, is launching a partisan assault on the Trump presidency. There ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 4:40 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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This partisan involvement in left-wing and almost treasonous propaganda is actually putting some capable young people off entering the teaching profession. The Telegraph reported on this event yesterday. Sadly the Islamists found an alternative venue; and the Telegraph, while they did get inside are ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 2:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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by Hossein Khorram The pro Iran regime propaganda in the US continues to target national security experts, particularly those who articulate analyses enabling the public to understand the threat posed by Tehran and its global reach. Salon accused several shows on Fox News after the ISIS-inspired ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 9:48 AM by Hossein Khorram
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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For a laugh, click here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 7:48 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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