The Iconoclast

Saturday, 22 July 2017
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by Michael Curtis The quality of justice is sometimes strained and sometimes delayed. On July 21, 2017 some form of justice occured when the heirs of a prominent German Jewish banking family, the Bleichroder family, recovered a 16th century painting that had  been stolen 80 years earlier by the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2017 12:15 PM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 22 July 2017
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I'm upset by the Mueller investigation, but my first thought is not to murder some random family having dinner, yet listen to how the killer's father calmly justifies this heinous act. The mind on Islam is a terrible thing. AP: RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Israel sent more troops to the West ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2017 7:39 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 21 July 2017
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A Muslim mother has launched legal action against her daughter’s school, after being told she could not wear a face veil on its premises. Rachida Serroukh, 37, a single mother of three daughters, has begun a discrimination test case against the prestigious Holland Park school, dubbed the “socialist ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2017 4:32 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 21 July 2017
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It is one of the profound ironies of modern times that the country chiefly responsible for the triumph of democracy is not now a well-functioning democracy. by Conrad Black Returning after nearly three weeks in Europe, I am astonished by the prevailing political currents in the countries historically ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2017 1:59 PM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 21 July 2017
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See link, for details. http://www.israellycool.com/2017/07/20/the-wheel-of-rage/ ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2017 7:41 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Friday, 21 July 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Today, a side of Adams that was not made much of in his lifetime has for many of us become the most important, and much-needed, part of his legacy: his critical view of Islam and of Muhammad. He derived these views  from experience — his own and his father’s — of Muslim behavior ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2017 5:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 21 July 2017
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by Michael Curtis All visitors to London, young and old, want to see Buckinham Palace and the Changing of the Guard, symbols of the existence of the British Royal Familiy. The members of the Family have no political or executive role, are non-partisan and play no part in party politics. Yet, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2017 4:58 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
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by Tolstoy (the parrot) "Bud" faithfully remembered and recreated the fateful scene when his beloved human father was killed. From the Detroit News: The family gave a local TV reporter a videotape that appeared to show Bud imitating two people in an argument. Clinging to the outside of his ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2017 8:49 AM by Tolstoy, the Parrot
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Thursday, 20 July 2017
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by Conrad Black Senators Adam Shiff and Tim Kaine Catching up on American affairs after nearly three weeks overseas has been a challenging cultural experience. In Europe, including the United Kingdom, coverage of American political affairs lurches between belligerent ignorance and Late Communist ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2017 4:37 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
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  President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan h/t  Scott Morgan. Even before  President Trump deferred lifting 20 year sanctions against the regime of ICC indicted President Bashir in Khartoum, the lobbying efforts went into action.  In early June, news came that the  K Street lobby firm, Squire ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2017 6:04 PM by Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
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by Friedrich Hansen Miscarriage of Superman: Franz Kafka’s metamorphosis of Gregor Samsa Arthropods of the sort of spiderman are the virtual constituency of Hollywood just as the Me-Pods are the constituency of the liberal mainstream media. Both keep creating the West’s false expectations rooted ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2017 10:41 AM by Friedrich Hansen
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
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by Michael Curtis Let's talk of court news, who loses and who wins, who's in and who's out. Sometimes this is hazardous. In the Soviet Union when ruled by Josef Stalin, truth was determined from one of the dictator's edicts to the next. One of the few witticisms to originate from that period ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2017 6:58 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 19 July 2017
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Nasty events at a folk music festival in a German country town. From RT, the German edition of The Local and Deutsche Welle Authorities in the town of Schorndorf in Baden-Württemberg have expressed shock after police and bystanders were attacked by members of a group of around 1,000 youths. Police ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2017 3:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 18 July 2017
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by Steve Hecht America’s opioid crisis has heightened the demand for heroin and the importance of counter-narcotics operations in Latin America. However, a knee-jerk response will fail to grasp the complexities on the ground. While the Mexican military has a vigorous poppy air-interdiction ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/18/2017 10:56 AM by Steve Hecht
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Monday, 17 July 2017
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by Michael Curtis "We cannot build pride upon a lie," was uttered by French President Emmanuel Macron at a ceremony on July 16, 2017, commemorating the 75th anniversary of one of the darkest days in French history under the wartime Vichy regime . On that day, July 16, 1942, the French police ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/17/2017 3:00 PM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 16 July 2017
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  Notice those expensive ads and paid supplements in major US newspapers placed by the government of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan?  They extoll  his foiling of the faux coup in Turkey one year ago this weekend. They praised " peace and democracy", and threw  open the doors to foreign ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2017 11:54 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Sunday, 16 July 2017
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From the Independent and the Sunday Times The Government has ordered the takeover of a state-funded Muslim school in Birmingham where a boy died in March. Ofsted visited the Al-Hijrah school after nine-year-old Mohammed Ismaeel Ashraf reportedly suffered an allergic reaction and collapsed at the ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2017 8:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 16 July 2017
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An Islamic State supporter who believes victims of terror attacks will burn in hell has been working as a teaching assistant, a Mail on Sunday investigation can reveal. Imran Miah, 27, who has taught at a number of secondary schools in Britain, set out his vile agenda on Facebook and Instagram. He ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2017 6:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 16 July 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald This July 11 marked the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Quincy Adams. On that day, Robert Spencer offered an appreciation at Jihad Watch of our sixth president, who had such a remarkable understanding of Islam. It might be instructive to know a bit more about J. Q. Adams, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2017 5:06 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 16 July 2017
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by Michael Curtis "Emmanuel," President Donald Trump must have said to French President Emmanuel Macron as he and his entourage got into Air Force I in Paris, "I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship." Trump had been the guest of honor at the July 14, 2017 national holiday celebration, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2017 4:14 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 14 July 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Why is this a good time for Modi to cement his ties to Israel, even beyond what was accomplished in Israel during his visit? The Arabs have so much to preoccupy and worry them, so many different interests, with shifting alliances and feuds among both state actors and terrorist ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/14/2017 8:32 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 14 July 2017
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Trump has shown the world that placing the safety and economic security of one's own country first is the right and sensible thing to do. Jacob Bojesson writes in the Daily Caller: France announced an “action plan” Wednesday to “systematically” deport illegal economic migrants and cut the processing ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/14/2017 6:50 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 13 July 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald On July 4 at 4 p.m., Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his whirlwind visit to Israel, that has now concluded in triumph, both for him and for Prime Minister Netanyahu. In order to understand just how “historic” this visit was, a little history may help. Let’s go ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2017 8:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 July 2017
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Not long ago, here at New English Review, I reposted, and remarked upon, the story of Roy Larner, Millwall football fan, who waded into battle - armed with nothing but courage and his bare fists and shouting his battle cry, "F- you, I'm Millwall!" - against the allahu-akbaring London ghazi raiders of ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2017 7:13 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Thursday, 13 July 2017
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by Michael Curtis These are the times that try human understanding. How to explain the latest political demonstrations, three consecutive nights of rioting in July 2017 by large numbers in Hamburg, Germany during and after the end of the meeting of the Group of 20, leaders of democratic countries ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2017 7:12 AM by Michael Curtis
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