The Iconoclast

Sunday, 04 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Sometimes life sends along something to cheer us up. It did so for me, when I came across a stemwinder of a speech made in the Czech Parliament a few months ago by one of its members, Klara Samkova. Samkova is a left-of-center — not “far-right,” even if the Western press would ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 5:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 04 September 2016
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Mordechai Kedar writes in INN: A small, unimportant-looking article appeared in an obscure spot on one of the inner pages of a weekly newspaper this week, reporting the fact that the Czech Republic, having decided that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel, will be presenting it as such in its history ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 5:30 AM by The Law
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Sunday, 04 September 2016
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Now I'm not averse to even the foulest murderer (as the old hymn goes) repenting his sins and seeking the mercy of Christ upon a sinner. But this isn't the same thing at all. Any younger readers, or those from outside the UK will need to know that, as his nickname suggests, Peter Sutcliff was convicted ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 2:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 September 2016
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by Walid Phares In an article published by The Atlantic magazine, journalist Alexia Fernández Campbell alleges that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has invited presidential candidate Donald J. Trump to a meeting this week "because he fears a Trump Presidency." Campbell argued that Nieto ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2016 1:05 PM by Walid Phares
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Saturday, 03 September 2016
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by Rebecca Bynum Political correctness is difficult to navigate for even the most seasoned bureaucratic adults, let alone children, whose sense of fairness is often confused by what can and cannot be said, by whom, to whom and when. Children reading American texts from the 19th or early 20th ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2016 5:09 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 03 September 2016
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From the Norwegian edition of The Local A high-ranking member of Norway’s anti-immigration Progress Party wants the Nordic nation to follow the lead of some 30 French towns by banning the burqini, a full-body swimsuit worn by some Muslim women. Aina Stenersen, the Progress Party’s leader ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2016 4:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 02 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald (September 2016) A senior German educator has called for all pupils in the country to be forced to study Arabic until they graduate in the interests of the multicultural state.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2016 7:44 AM by NER
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Friday, 02 September 2016
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by Nidra Poller How did a burkini ban imposed in more than 30 seaside municipalities become the center of international scorn? France, reeling in the aftermath of allahu akhbar mass murders, suddenly becomes the bad guy? Videos, some of them staged provocations, of innocent Islamically dressed women, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2016 5:25 AM by Nidra Poller
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Friday, 02 September 2016
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Reuters: The United States and its negotiating partners agreed "in secret" to allow Iran to evade some restrictions in last year's landmark nuclear agreement in order to meet the deadline for it to start getting relief from economic sanctions, according to a think tank report published on Thursday. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2016 5:18 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 01 September 2016
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Keith Simmonds has won our August crossword puzzle competition once again. He will recieve a copy of Emmet Scott's Mohammed and Charlemagne Revisited. Congratulations Keith and keep playing everyone!   ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2016 1:53 PM by NER
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Thursday, 01 September 2016
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The Sun has an English version of this report in the French newspaper La Voix du Nord Two Muslim men have been jailed after they brutally attacked a couple for eating a “blasphemous” ham pizza. Youness Boussaid and Fatah Bouzid, both 27, approached their victims at a food vendor near Le Mix Bar in ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2016 3:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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From The Algemeiner  t has become fashionable to invoke the M’Naghten rules as soon as there is a terrorist attack in Europe. Typically, the perpetrator shouts “Allahu Akhbar” and murders innocent bystanders at some restaurant, bus stop, theater, night club or what have you. Authorities quickly follow ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 3:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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From the Telegraph Churches should have a ‘bouncer’ on the door throughout services to improve security, new counter terrorism advice suggests, as an expert has warned small parish churches are more at risk of attack that larger places of worship. The draft 12-page guidance drawn up by an adviser ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 3:13 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald While nearly everyone has expressed an opinion about the burkini ban that was put in place by the mayors of several dozen French municipalities, and then overturned by a decision of the Conseil d’Etat, the views of Jean-Louis Harouel, a French legal historian and polymath, are ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 2:19 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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by Michael Curtis In his war-time directive when Britain was facing the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany, Winston Churchill told his country, “we shall fight on the beaches…we shall never surrender.” France today is divided over the invasion of the sunny beaches of the French Riviera by the burkini, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 2:09 PM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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by Emmet Scott (September 2016) In The Impact of Islam (2014) I showed that whilst slavery as an institution had been abolished in Christian Europe by the tenth century, it was revived in later centuries first and foremost by contact with the Islamic world.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 8:14 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
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For all his flaws, he's the only hope against the long, failed Bush-Clinton incumbency. by Conrad Black (September 2016) The dust has settled since the conventions and Mrs. Clinton appears to have settled into a lead of three to seven points. This reflects the usual convention surge and a ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2016 7:38 AM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by David P. Gontar (September 2016)                                                                the calico cat                                                came back                                                    to the place                                               ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 2:26 PM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Sanjeev Sethi (September 2016) (1)   Conference of crows: life burns buried in their beaks?  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 2:21 PM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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translated from the Hungarian & edited by Thomas Ország-Land (September 2016) Miklós Radnóti (1909-1944), probably the greatest among the world’s Holocaust poets. He was virtually unknown when he was murdered as a Jew by the Hungarian Army at the close of WW2. His best poems recovered from ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 2:14 PM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Dilip Mohapatra (September 2016) When I was in class four I got my first ever summon from poetry  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 2:09 PM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Bibhu Padhi (September 2016) What is this feeling taking charge of me, in the middle of the day  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 2:03 PM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by Evelyn Hooven (September 2016) (The play, Seafarer, was suggested by the Anglo-Saxon poems “The Seafarer” and “The Wanderer.” This work is not a translation; it is, rather, an attempt to imitate—although in modern English—the sound and mood and tone of Anglo-Saxon poetry.)  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 1:56 PM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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A Cautionary Tale About Tale-Telling by James Como (September 2016) Since Patrick’s current girlfriend was merely a surrogate for the last, he numbered them. Both were writers: One a poet, Two a TV script writer. They were voluptuous. He was macho.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 1:50 PM by NER
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Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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by James LePore (September 2016) Woman on Train, © James LePore The suprasternal notch (fossa jugularis sternalis), also known as the jugular notch, is a large, visible dip found at the superior border of the manubrium of the sternum, between the clavicular notches.  more>>> ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/30/2016 1:43 PM by NER
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