The Iconoclast

Monday, 05 June 2017
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From the London Evening Standard Police raided two more houses in east London on Monday morning in connection with the horrific London Bridge terror attack that left seven people dead. Neighbours awoke to the sound of “gunfire and explosions” as counter-terrorism officers entered homes in Newham and Dagenham at ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2017 1:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
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ISIS has claimed responsibility for Saturday's terror attack in London. The Islamic State's news agency Amaq said in a statement Sunday that ISIS "soldiers" carried out the attack. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2017 5:54 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
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  U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May came out swinging today outside her official residence at 10 Downing Street,  following  Saturday night’s  deadly  eight minute Islamikaze attacks by three masked perpetrators. They  drove  a white industrial van across London Bridge subsequently  perpetrating  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2017 3:10 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
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Piecing together other news 12 people in total have been arrested. How many will be charged and convicted is another matter; police are slowly releasing those arrested last week over Manchester. From the London Evening Standard Metropolitan Police have raided flats in east London "in connection ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2017 7:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
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by Gary Fouse As the dust begins to settle in London of Saturday night, the death toll is 7. The police have shot 3 terrorists dead after they went on a rampage running people over and then stabbing others on the street and in a nearby restaurant. This is just another example of what London's ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2017 5:16 AM by Gary Fouse
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
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The Muslim "holy month" is off to a blazing start. The death toll stands at 156 with 20 days still to go. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2017 4:42 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
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I don't have a subscription to the SITES Intelligence Group for further information.  As the situation continues to unfold in London, England, with attacks occurring at London Bridge and its vicinity, jihadists are anticipating the Islamic State (IS) to be responsible and are celebrating and threatening ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2017 3:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 04 June 2017
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I went to sleep at 2.30 am hoping that the report of seven deaths was an exaggeration; I woke at 4am to read that there were six deaths but that all three terrorists were not running amok, but were dead by police marksmen. It is now known that they were dead within 10 minutes of starting their jihad. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2017 2:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 June 2017
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Photographs from the Daily Mail and descriptions of incidents which are less measured than other sources. I can only find reports of two fatalities elsewhere. I do hope the lower figure is correct. Five jihadi terrorists shouting 'this is for Allah' have reportedly killed seven people and left dozens ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2017 7:57 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 June 2017
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A recent tweet from the Metropolitan Police The incident at #Vauxhall is a stabbing and is not connect to the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket And At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2017 7:02 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 June 2017
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The Telegraph reports two fatalities on London Bridge.  Sky News reports that their sources say it is a terrorist attack. Even if you don't know the area you will have heard of London Bridge (it isn't the one with the towers - that is Tower Bridge) . Once over the bridge and on the south bank ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2017 6:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 June 2017
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Reports just beginning to come in. Many people mowed down by a van, then apparently the driver (and passengers? some describe 3 men with knives) jumped out and started stabbing people - and rapid machine-gun like shots fired. Now reports are there are three incidents - one at London Borough Market ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2017 5:00 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 03 June 2017
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by Conrad Black Canadians had a reminder this week of the self-serving corruption that taints much of American financial law, an appreciable part of the bedraggled corporate governance movement, and which is, when it pleases Americans to do so, visited upon this country as well. It emerged that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2017 7:53 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 03 June 2017
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Tiana Lowe writes in NRO: In 1999, the Evergreen State College of Washington featured convicted cop-killer and Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal as its commencement speaker via a recording. Abu-Jamal was on death row and could not attend, yet the college eagerly gave him a platform to speak. Eighteen ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2017 5:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 02 June 2017
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Why do intellectuals fall in love with dictators and totalitarians? by Theodore Dalrymple From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship, by Paul Hollander (Cambridge University Press, 338 pp., $29.97) Imprisoned serial killers of women are often ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/02/2017 6:53 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 02 June 2017
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by Kenneth Timmerman European leaders seemed to gloat over the way they treated Donald Trump at the recent NATO and Group of 7 summits. The newly-elected boy president of France, Emmanuel Macron, thought he could out-macho the U.S. president in what the media called a “white-knuckle” handshake. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/02/2017 4:57 AM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Friday, 02 June 2017
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by Nidra Poller The polls Apparently the Right is divided and heading for a big disappointment in the coming legislative elections (1st round June 11, 2nd round June 18th). Determined, a few short weeks ago, to grasp a legislative victory from the jaws of an unfair presidential defeat, les ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/02/2017 4:41 AM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by Gary Fouse Kaukab Siddique is a Pakistani-born Muslim professor at Pennsylvania's Lincoln University. For years, Siddique has been the subject of controversy for his attacks on women, gays, the West, Jews and the state of Israel. His comments have drawn numerous complaints to the university ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 12:24 PM by Gary Fouse
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Just over twenty years ago I published a short, fictional self-justification of a serial killer. Shortly thereafter, Ian Brady (who died recently as one of the most unlamented men in the world) published his autobiography. I was asked to review it by the Sunday Telegraph. I ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 8:57 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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Impeachment looks less likely all the time. by Conrad Black The president’s tour in the Middle East and Europe went extremely well, to the point where there is almost complete silence from the Democrats. The Treasury and the Office of Management and Budget are rolling out a budget and we might ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 8:42 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by John Constantine For purposes of discussion let’s assume the Devil one day set out to design a religion that would corrupt the souls of mortal men. In the nether regions of fiery perdition the Devil would give a lot of thought to concocting an evil counterpart to the high religions of humanity ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 8:17 AM by John Constantine
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In his recent book “Jihad and Death: The Global Appeal of Islamic State,” Roy argues that about 70 percent of these young people have scant knowledge of Islam, and suggests they are “radical” before even choosing Islam. He dubs them “born again Muslims” who lead libertine lives ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 6:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by A.J. Caschetta In an era when saying the wrong thing, deemed offensive by someone, can end a career, social justice warriors always seem to get a pass. Few have received more than Linda Sarsour, a Muslim self-styled “feminist” who supports a political system that systematically represses women, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 5:18 AM by A.J. Caschetta
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple It doesn’t take a concerted cyber-attack for Britain’s National Health Service to cancel operations: a neighbor, an 86-year-old lady, has so far been called to the hospital three times to have her hip replaced, only for the operation to be postponed at the last moment each ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2017 12:22 PM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
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by Daniel Mallock The recent removal of Confederate memorials from the City of New Orleans was greeted with applause by some and tears from others. Many Confederate monuments across the country are at risk. It is important to examine why this is happening, determine the logical conclusion, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2017 6:59 AM by Daniel Mallock
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