The Iconoclast

Sunday, 02 April 2017
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by Conrad Black The Weimar Court of the Muses by Theobald von Oer in 1860, 55 years after Schiller's death in 1805, this oil painting was produced of a reading of his poems in the park of the Schloss Tiefurt. Among the listeners, to the right, is Goethe Readers will recall that I concluded last ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2017 5:24 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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The Channel 4 reporter, having the power of the press on his side got closer than we did today. Watch here.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 4:23 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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To Westminster for a march called at short notice as members of the EDL wanted to show their support for the victims of terrorism, following the vehicle and knife attack on Westminster Bridge last week. Coming out of Westminster Underground station our first task was to thoughtfully visit the flowers ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 2:06 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald This is the rhetorical question — “no” being the only conceivable response — that the Iranian-born David Shariatmadari, now living in the U.K., asked in a recent article in The Guardian. He began his exercise in taqiyya by insisting that while in the late 20th and early ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 5:44 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis Why should the U.S. Federal Government subsidize the arts? Does it or should it divert public funds from military or security concerns to support ballet? Art and culture are not universal tastes or necessities as are health care or education, but often, and perhaps usually, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 5:29 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 31 March 2017
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From AP via the Hindustan Times, the Daily Mail and le Parisien Hemmed in and closely watched by police, hundreds of Muslims have unrolled rugs and mats and prayed outdoors in the busy streets of a Paris suburb to protest the closure of their prayer hall. The show of strength Friday... Clichy ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2017 1:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 31 March 2017
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by Gary Fouse On March 22, Belgium's King Philippe marked the one-year anniversary of the murderous terrorist attack in Brussels that killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and subway. In a monument to Europe's surrender to the forces of evil, here is what the King had to say: "It's the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2017 4:35 AM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 31 March 2017
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by Michael Curtis British Prime Minister Theresa May is making history from which there is no turning back in the effort to restore what she called “our national self-determination” after 44 years of British membership first of the EEC, the Common Market, and then of the European Union. On March ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2017 4:19 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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Unusual Case Raises Specter of Muzzling the Opposition by Fergus Hodgson Complainant Rosa Ilda Aldana thanks US Ambassador Todd Robinson after a meeting at the embassy. (Chochi Aldana) Guatemala’s most outspoken congressman against constitutional reforms and the agenda of US Ambassador ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 2:42 PM by NER
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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by Jerry Gordon Mehmet Hakan Atilla (R), a deputy general manager of Halkbank, is shown in this court room sketch with his attorney Gerald J. DiChiara (C) as he appears before Judge James C. Francis IV in Manhattan federal court in New York, New York, U.S., March 28, 2017. REUTERSJane Rosenberg The ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 2:06 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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The campus fascists who are now suppressing conservative views have been using those tactics against pro-Israel speakers for years by Richard L. Cravatts, PhD When Chester Evans Finn, Jr., a former United States Assistant Secretary of Education, observed in 1989 that university campuses had ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 11:56 AM by Richard L. Cravatts
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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From the Telegraph Italian police broke up an alleged jihadist cell in Venice that drew inspiration from last week’s terrorist attack in London and planned to blow up the city’s famous Rialto Bridge in the hope of killing hundreds of tourists. In a series of overnight raids, anti-terrorism police ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 10:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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Excellent cover story on Richard L. Rubenstein in UB Knightlines. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 7:45 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz Especially in the north of Israel the traveler can visually identify the border by land that is cultivated for agriculture. On the other side of the border, whether in Syria or Jordan, land with the same qualities is barren, simply because the people residing there can’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 6:57 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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Ayaan Hirsi Ali writes at the Hoover Insittute. The recommendations made here to President Trump’s administration can be grouped under seven headings: General • The administration should acknowledge that combating political Islam by military means alone is not working. • The administration ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 5:45 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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From the Birmingham Mail Armed police are currently involved in an operation in Birmingham during today's afternoon rush hour. Officers have been pictured in Alum Rock Road this afternoon. It is understood the operation could be linked to terror searches across the UK.  Two people have been ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 1:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Masoud Barzani: Independent Kurdistan is loyal response to Peshmerga sacrifices,” Rudaw, March 5, 2017: Barzani [Masoud Barzani, President of the Iraqi Kurdistan Region] said that too many massacres have occurred, leaving no room for reconciliation,’ with a divided Iraq ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 7:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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Guy Taylor writes in the Washington Times. President Trump has — for the time being — put on the back burner an executive order designating the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, according to U.S. officials close to a heated debate inside the administration over the status of the global ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 7:16 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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All this gender-neutral language baloney is really getting under my skin. Children who are not taught the proper use of pronouns and tense will never learn to write well. They are not being taught to respect the English language, rather the opposite. They are actually being taught to desecrate their ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 6:43 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple The object of political correctness is to make the obvious unsayable, or at least sayable only under the threat of a torrent of criticism or abuse. This does violence to the mind and spirit: those who refrain from objecting to the false pieties of political correctness (which ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 5:32 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017
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by Nidra Poller Why should you be interested in the French presidential campaign? Because it might as well be going on next door to you. We are facing the same major challenges in a similar state of confusion. The differences are circumstantial, the stakes are the same. Life, liberty and the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/29/2017 5:21 AM by Nidra Poller
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser of Qatar with Sudan President Omar Bashir Khartoum, March 12, 2017 The Political Islam system in the Sudan spearheaded by the National Congress Party regime is supported by the State of Qatar. The relationship is contributing ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2017 4:56 PM by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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From the Norwegian edition of The Local Norwegian Muslim umbrella organisation Islamic Council Norway has been criticised for hiring a woman who wears the full face-covering niqab as a communications officer. The appointment of 32-year-old Leyla Hasic as an administrative consultant by Islamic Council ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2017 12:15 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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Mr. Trump is far from a lame duck. by Conrad Black The health-care-reform fiasco illustrates perfectly why the United States has been an ineffectual, gridlocked failure at legislative self-government for over 20 years. It is not only not a system with two parties ready to govern; it is not ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2017 7:26 AM by Conrad Black
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