The Iconoclast

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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Tuesday, 28 March 2017
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by Michael Curtis On March 21, 2017 Martin McGuinness, the paramilitary activist turned peacemaker in Northern Ireland died at the age of 66. The commander of the Provisional IRA advocating and practicing armed resistance against British rule, he transformed himself into a working political figure ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/28/2017 5:37 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 27 March 2017
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Translated from the Hungarian & Edited By Thomas Ország-Land The last of the three poems below was discovered in a mass grave of Jewish slave labourers murdered during a ‘deathmarch’ by a regular unit of the retreating Hungarian Army at the close of the Second World War. The poem, composed ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2017 7:36 AM by NER
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Monday, 27 March 2017
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Islamic State has flooded YouTube with hundreds of violent recruitment videos since the terrorist attack in London last week in an apparent attempt to capitalise on the tragedy, The Times can reveal. Google, the owner of YouTube, has failed to block the films, despite dozens being posted under obvious ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2017 4:59 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 27 March 2017
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by Brian of London I don’t like to say I told you so, but I told you so. On March 1, I wrote about the rash of bomb threats against Jewish targets in the US, which a large segment of the opposition media gleefully used to malign President Trump: The question this leaves me with is whose political ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2017 4:39 AM by Brian of London
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Monday, 27 March 2017
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There was limited access to this very interesting article by Niall Ferguson in the Sunday Times yesterday, but today the Straits Times of Singapore has it in its entirety. "All terrorists are politely reminded that this is London and whatever you do to us, we will drink tea and jolly well carry on. ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2017 4:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 27 March 2017
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From Daily Mail Australia A leader of a hardline Islamist group which campaigns for sharia law says Muslims who leave the religion should be put to death. Hizb ut-Tahrir spokesman Uthman Badar was frank when asked about the group's policy at a forum in Bankstown, in Sydney's south-west, on Saturday ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2017 3:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 27 March 2017
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An exclusive from the Telegraph over the weekend the press have taken to calling him Adrian Ajao?, the name he grew up with, rather than Khalid Masood, the name (or one of them) he took in Islam. Why I don't know. It may be to do with his many aliases used during his criminal career. Or maybe they are ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/27/2017 2:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 26 March 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum Last week, a network of leftist British journalists and bloggers, backed by Islamist propagandists, manipulated a partial tweet posted by US counter terrorism expert, Walid Phares, to provoke a mass smear campaign against him for political reasons. Here is the troubling story. On ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/26/2017 2:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 26 March 2017
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by Michael Curtis The 2500 year-old Chinese code of conduct handed down from Confucius includes the advice to three monkeys: see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Amazingly, this counsel has sometimes been misapplied in cases of Islamist terrorism in European countries. This obtuseness ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/26/2017 11:01 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 26 March 2017
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What a criminal trial of two soccer players says about British society. by Theodore Dalrymple A single case can illuminate a whole society, as a flash of lightning lights up a landscape on a dark night: not that the case of Ched Evans told us anything about British society that we did not ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/26/2017 4:55 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Mother Jones is a left-wing publication that, while it seldom – and possibly never — has had a kind word for Christianity in its history, turns out to be a stout defender of Islam. How the Left fell so hard for Islam is a puzzlement, for a more retrograde faith — misogynistic, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 8:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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Heads Must Roll or Illegal Immigration Will Keep Flowing by Steve Hecht Ambassador Todd Robinson avoided the call for resignations, since he is a career diplomat, and now he is rushing to perpetuate the Obama agenda through Donald Trump's tenure. When Donald Trump requested the resignations ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 5:18 AM by Steve Hecht
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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by Conrad Black The Fall of Lucifer by Gustave Dore Almost three years ago I wrote a column here criticizing the dismissal from his employment ahead of an expected indictment of former prime ministerial assistant Bruce Carson. I was skeptical of the grounds for the indictment, which was eventually ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 4:42 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 25 March 2017
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Islamic State supporters used Facebook to celebrate the Westminster terror attack and to share propaganda praising the terrorist. Jihadist members of the social networking site gleefully shared IS-manufactured images... Mohin Khan, using the hashtag "#londonattack", said “Do your Jihad even while ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/25/2017 4:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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  Sherkoh Abbas , President of the Kurdistan National Assembly of Syria (KURDNAS), raised in  a recent Jns.com article the tantalizing prospect of a Kurdish- Israel- US Alliance to complete the work of destroying the Islamic State, “Are Syrian Kurds the missing ingredient in the West’s recipe ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 3:10 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by Esmerelda Weatherwax Tuesday 21st March; to Gravesend, in the Borough of Gravesham, in the County of Kent,  to see the parade and commemorations of the life of Pocahontas, 400 years after her death on 21st March 1617. Long standing readers might remember my interest in the young American woman ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 2:33 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald According to most of the world’s media, an unfathomable tragedy has been slowly unfolding in Myanmar. The Buddhist majority, inflamed by sinister monks, has been persecuting, killing, even massacring, members of the entirely inoffensive Muslim Rohingya minority in the northern ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 7:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by James Como We arrived on Thursday morning, my wife and I, one full day after the troubling national elections: Would Geert Wilders’ (“I don’t hate Muslims, I hate Islam”) PPV party prevail? More generally, would the ‘Far Right’ – what in the Netherlands is called by the Far Left the ‘alt-Right’ ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 7:40 AM by James Como
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Friday, 24 March 2017
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by Gary Fouse With the identification of Khalid Masood, the London attacker of March 22 in front of the Parliament building, the expression, "home-grown" terrorist is once again in play. Masood, was born in Kent, England. Those who oppose President Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations often ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/24/2017 7:23 AM by Gary Fouse
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Thursday, 23 March 2017
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From Yahoo News The man who murdered three people before he was shot dead by police in London yesterday has been named as Khalid Masood. It has been confirmed that Masood, 52, was born in Kent and more recently lived in the West Midlands. He had convictions for assaults including GBH, public order ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/23/2017 11:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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