The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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by Gary Fouse Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro was able to complete his speech at the University of California last week thanks to the campus and Berkeley police shedding their potted plant costumes and ensuring that free speech was actually possible. Now comes the big storm. September 24-27 has ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2017 7:54 AM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis During his speech to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday September 19, 2017 President Donald Trump was heard muttering to himself, "Is it for all time or simply a lark, is it a deal not worth thinking of, or is it at long last friendship?" A week before, on September ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2017 7:21 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 18 September 2017
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Thames Valley Police were called to a mosque in High Wycombe after an argument broke out between worshippers - but then both sides seemed to take issue with the way the cops responded. Police say they were called to assist with an altercation inside the High Wycombe place of worship - but found themselves ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2017 4:13 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 18 September 2017
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David Pryce-Jones writes at NR's The Corner. Ibn Warraq is the pseudonym of someone evidently born and brought up a Muslim but who as an adult finds that rationality means more to him than Islam. The pseudonym is all that stands between him and a death sentence for his critical writings. “Why ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2017 1:08 PM by NER
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Monday, 18 September 2017
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Two refugees who were fostered by the same couple are being questioned by police following the attempted bombing on a London Underground train. An 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday morning in Dover, where he was reportedly attempting to buy a ferry ticket to Calais, and a 21-year-old suspect ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2017 1:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 18 September 2017
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by Friedrich Hansen The hypocrisy of American liberalism is on display right now for any politically observant follower of global politics: Alt-Right manifestations of white male identity politics in Charlottesville are castigated as a threat to democracy while at the same time liberals foster ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/18/2017 5:15 AM by Friedrich Hansen
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Sunday, 17 September 2017
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Click here to listen to Daniel Mallock's interview with John Loeffler of Steel on Steel about the current assault on American history. Mr. Mallock's article "In Defense of American History and Heroes" appears in this month's edition of New English Review.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2017 11:50 AM by NER
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Sunday, 17 September 2017
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The stuff nightmares are made of. It's not "terror-related" they say. Just a normal Muslim cultural expression. Women cannot go around with their faces uncovered. Muslims men (or even women) might be offended and throw acid on them. Daily Mail: A victim of an acid attack, Sonali Mukherjee-Tiwari Two ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2017 8:29 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 17 September 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed (R) and Seyran Ates want to set up other inclusive mosques From a BBC News item: At Berlin’s newest mosque, men and women pray together, women are allowed to lead Friday prayers, and gay, lesbian and transgender people are welcome. “Our mosque ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/17/2017 5:41 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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by Jerry Gordon Geert Wilders Interview in De Telegraaf - "Islam is not a Religion" Party for Freedom leader Geert Wilders is deeply concerned about Muslim integration. In our series Islam in the Netherlands he is warning about the "perishing"of our culture. "It is not five to twelve or two ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 5:44 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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A home in Surrey raided by anti-terror police in connection with the Parsons Green bombing is owned by an elderly foster couple honoured for their work with child refugees. According to police, the search at the well-respected couple's property in Cavendish Road in Sunbury-on-Thames is directly linked ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 1:10 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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A very nice district of Surrey it is too; a far cry from the mean council estates of Tower Hamlets or Newham. From the local newspapers the Times and Star and SW Londoner An armed police operation is under way by counter-terror officers investigating the Parsons Green bombing. According to reports, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 10:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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From British Telecom News The Parsons Green station bomb is suspected of being an explosive which has previously haunted the London transport network, known as the “Mother of Satan”. Witnesses reported seeing a thick, white liquid inside the bucket which had been used to house the Parsons Green bomb. Typically ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 5:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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Like all Canadians, I've been waiting for this government to do something important. The proposed tax changes are important, but almost entirely bad. by Conrad Black I have done my best for this federal government and have tried hard to find merit in the recently proposed changes to the tax ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 5:02 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 16 September 2017
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Detectives investigating the terrorist attack at Parsons Green on Friday have made an arrest in connection with the investigation, police say. The 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent police in the port area of Dover this morning, Saturday, 16 September, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2017 5:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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The latest from the Telegraph. I don't think I seriously thought it was anything other than an Islamic jihadist attack; but I was wrong once, so always cautious.  The Islamic State (Isil) has claimed responsibility after a bucket bomb was detonated on a packed London Underground train at Parsons Green. A ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 3:12 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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This is exactly what was needed. Charge the parents. Good. We cannot allow this is occur on our soil.  DETROIT (AP) — Two Minnesota mothers have been charged in an investigation of genital mutilation in a Muslim sect, months after bringing their daughters to a Detroit-area clinic. A new indictment ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 2:32 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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Metro has the story. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 2:20 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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by Gary Fouse Having been born in 1945, I am old enough to have seen historical changes in American society when it comes to racial matters. Though I grew up in Los Angeles, my mother, who was a native of North Carolina, used to take me back there during the summers to visit her family. I can ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 12:57 PM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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My home city;again. Thankfully no reports of fatalities, please pray that this remains the situation. Live updates from the Telegraph An explosion caused by a suspected "bucket bomb" on a London Underground train at Parsons Green is being treated by police as a terrorist attack. Scotland Yard ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 5:10 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 15 September 2017
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BBC:  An explosion on a Tube train in south-west London is being treated as terrorism, Scotland Yard has said. Passengers were injured following the blast at 08:20 BST (07:20 GMT) at Parsons Green station. Pictures show a white bucket on fire inside a supermarket bag, but do not appear ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2017 4:50 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 14 September 2017
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The Democrats are losing hope of impeaching him, so he can now work with them and the congressional GOP. by Conrad Black  As usual with President Trump’s more imaginative moves, the arrangement with the Democratic congressional leaders to defer the debt-ceiling issue for three months and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2017 7:54 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 14 September 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Recently invited to Canada to give a paper at a conference, I had to apply for a travel document on-line. When it came to gender (not sex, of course), I was given a choice of three possibilities: male, female or unspecified. I was outraged. Only three? Surely, if there ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2017 7:39 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis Tsar Nicholas II One of the best known moments in the great Greek mytholical legends is the story of the decision by the Greek hero Odysseus on how to sail his ship safely without considerable loss of life between two hazards, the equally dangerous sea monsters  Scylla and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2017 7:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
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by A.J. Caschetta In spite of recent polls indicating that ordinary Palestinians increasingly recognize that Israel is here to stay, the rejectionist Palestinian leadership remains the most formidable obstacle to a peace agreement with the Jewish state.  But running a close second place is the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/12/2017 1:29 PM by A.J. Caschetta
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