The Iconoclast

Sunday, 24 July 2016
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NYTimes: BERLIN — Police say a Syrian asylum-seeker killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested. Police spokesman Bjoern Reusch said in a statement Sunday that witnesses said the 21-year-old man, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 12:30 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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ISIS is now publishing church directories they have hacked on the Internet. Could your church membership roll end up on an ISIS kill list? Make no mistake about it, ISIS plans to kill every Jew and Christian they can get their hands on. We have got to take this threat seriously. Despite what the President ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 7:14 AM by John Constantine
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis Munich is not a name that conjures up pleasant memories for political shrewdness. On September 30, 1938 the Munich Agreement was signed and the appeasement policies of the Western democracies allowed Nazi Germany to annex parts of Czechoslovakia, and to take actions leading to World ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 5:37 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 24 July 2016
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From The Sun: THIS disturbing picture shows the gruesome bone-cracking instrument known as the ‘Flying Carpet’ which depraved ISIS militants use to torture their victims. The extremist thugs strap their prisoners to a metal or wooden board, which has hinges in the middle, enabling the ends ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/24/2016 5:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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I was fortunate to meet Ray Price and his steel player, Jimmy Day in 1999 just before Day's death. Here they are in their heyday. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 3:52 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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{Author’s adaptation of the original French version} by Nidra Poller Paris 19 July 2016 It may not be crafted by the media that encourage it, it’s not the fault of the kind souls that pour out their hearts in flowers and candles at each mass murder, but together they compose a distressing symbolic ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 2:29 PM by Nidra Poller
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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.The Sunni-Shi'a conflict spreads into Afghanistan. USA Today: KABUL, Afghanistan - An explosion struck a large demonstration march in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Saturday, causing multiple casualties, according to officials and witnesses. The marchers were ethnic Hazaras demanding that a major ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 8:39 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 23 July 2016
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From the London Evening Standard Authorities in Munich have said they believe the gunman who killed nine people in a Munich shopping centre was a German-Iranian teenager who acted alone.  Three victims remain in a critical condition in hospital. Officers said the motive of the 18-year-old is still ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/23/2016 3:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 July 2016
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From Reuters, the Telegraph and the German eiditon of The Local. Early reports were that the incident was concluded and that there was one death. However it is on-going and TV reports say there may be a second incident. Gunmen went on a shooting rampage in a shopping mall in the southern German city ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 12:57 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 July 2016
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Elaine Ganley and Thomas Adamson write in AP: The truck driver who killed 84 people on a Nice beachfront had accomplices and appears to have been plotting his attack for months, the Paris prosecutor said Thursday, citing text messages, more than 1,000 phone calls and video of the attack scene on ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 7:14 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 22 July 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple The Canadian government, I see, is thinking of issuing sex-neutral identity cards, presumably on the grounds that some people have not yet chosen the sex they want to be. This, of course, is not going nearly far enough. Has the reactionary and highly oppressive Canadian government ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/22/2016 6:55 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 21 July 2016
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by Conrad Black   Almost anyone who has followed the US presidential selection process closely could realise what a brilliant campaign Donald Trump has conducted. He saw that in its self-absorption, the US political class had completely failed to grasp the extent of public anger at the deterioration ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2016 6:42 PM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 21 July 2016
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Let's see, Obama withheld details of the agreement from Congress. Congress finds out and is upset it was misled. That is perceived as provocation by the Iranians; they have no choice but to start working on the bomb. Oh brother. Adam Kredo wrties in the Washington Free Beacon: Top Iranian leaders ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2016 2:08 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 21 July 2016
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From Reuters and the BBC Brazil's federal police on Thursday arrested 10 members of a group that was preparing "acts of terrorism," a justice ministry source told Reuters, just over two weeks before the Olympics start in Rio de Janeiro. The arrests were made in the southern state of Parana. News ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2016 10:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 21 July 2016
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This happened yesterday but it is now being treated as a very serious incident. From local newspapers the Lynn News, the Wisbech Standard and the press release of Norfolk Constabulary Detectives investigating an incident in which a serviceman was threatened with a knife near RAF Marham yesterday ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/21/2016 8:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 21 July 2016
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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Adam Kredo writes in the Washington Free Beacon: The Obama administration announced Wednesday that it has sanctioned “three al Qaeda senior members located in Iran” for funneling money and moving terrorist operative across the Middle East, according to an announcement by the Treasury Department. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 1:45 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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by Conrad Black I will maintain, until next week when the Republican convention will be over, my self-imposed gag on substantive comments about the presidential race. But I would like to make an interim comment on the media. Peggy Noonan is correct, as usual, that the public is so contemptuous of ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 1:08 PM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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Ardie Geldman writes in The Jerusalem Journal: Political tourists to the Palestinian territories are injected with ten lies about the history of Israel. Like viruses of soul, they take them home and infect others. This is an accounting of those lies, and their antidote: the truth. ********************* Every ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 5:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis On August 7, 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a French television program transmitted a timely warning to his French audience. The fight against terrorism he said was not “Israel’s battle…It’s your battle, it’s the battle of France.” His words were prescient, “if ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 4:48 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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by Nidra Poller [This text, commissioned by the online revue Midah, was published in Hebrew translation on July 16, 2016] The 14 juillet National Holiday fireworks were over, the horror began in Nice. A 19-ton semi-trailer truck went around the barrier and barreled down the famous beachfront Promenade ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/20/2016 4:19 AM by Nidra Poller
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
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Speisa:   Gang of 40 sexually assaulted girls - Only one arrested - as the Gothia Cup, the biggest youth football tournament in the world, kicks off in Gothenburg, Sweden. The Islamic gang-rape 'Taharrush' phenomenon which sees women surrounded by groups of men in crowds and sexually assaulted, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2016 5:00 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
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by Michael Curtis Originality in any form does not come easily. Few politicians can claim the mantle of Demosthenes, the 4th century B.C. perfect orator of ancient Greece, or Cicero, his later Roman counterpart, or Winston Churchill in our own times, for their utterances. Few writers can forge a ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2016 4:26 PM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
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I'm very proud of our Tennessee delegation! From The Tennessean: CLEVELAND —  A controversial Dutch politician who is an outspoken critic of Islam was invited to the Republican National Convention by a sitting Tennessee state senator and Donald Trump delegate, drawing criticism from Tennessee and ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2016 3:05 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 19 July 2016
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Svmer is icumen in Lhude sing cuccu Groweþ sed and bloweþ med and springþ þe wde nu Sing cuccu Summer has arrived is a good translation. One of the oldest traditional rounds known, written down and noted as far back as 1226. Hottest day of the year in England so far today. Mind you as it's ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/19/2016 2:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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