The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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An eight-year-old girl who become separated from her mother and sister during the Manchester terror attack has been confirmed dead. Saffie-Rose Roussos died from her injuries after a terrorist committed the atrocity at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande on Monday night. Saffie's parents are ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 9:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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From the Independent Isis has claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, hailing the bomber as a "soldier of the caliphate". The terrorist group released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were killed ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 7:59 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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Another LOSER - ABC: Tampa police are investigating after a man allegedly admitted to killing his two roommates because he believes they disrespected his Muslim faith. Devon Arthurs, 18, was arrested Friday and faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 7:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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by Gary Fouse Having taught part-time at a major California university (UC Irvine) from 1998-2016 and being active observing and confronting campus anti-semitism- thanks to the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel groups on campus, I have been warning not only UCI, but other campuses as well that if ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 7:07 AM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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From the Daily Mail The suicide bomber who slaughtered 22 at Manchester Arena may have been known to police before carrying out last night's atrocity, it has emerged. An urgent police probe is underway this morning to determine whether the attacker acted alone or had accomplices as part of a wider ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 6:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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From Reuters Police said the attacker died after detonating explosives shortly after 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) at Manchester Arena, which has the capacity to hold 21,000 people. Children were among the dead,  "We believe, at this stage, the attack last night was conducted by one man," Manchester Chief ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 1:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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Isis supporters celebrated on social media after a blast at a concert venue in Manchester killed at least 19 people, (death toll now 22)  although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. Police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 1:29 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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Live updates from the Telegraph here. and the Manchester Evening News here.  Police believe it is not only terror, but a suicide bomber. 19 people confirmed dead, 50 injured. This is a gig aimed at a young audience. Not a military target, like Lee Rigby. Incidentally it was the exact anniversary ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 7:02 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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23 people dead. Bomb seems to have gone off in the foyer, not the arena. Bomb disposal unit on scene. MANCHESTER, England, May 22 (Reuters) - A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left an unknown number ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 6:39 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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  Republished from  FITNAPHOBIA May 22, 2017   Syrian Kurdish woman YPJ fighter An independent Kurdistan would be a bulwark for the US and ally Israel as we, chaver Sherkoh Abbas, President of the Kurdish National Assembly of Syria (KURDNAS) and Former Reagan National Security ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 5:24 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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  Phil Haney, DHS whistleblower at AFA Awards Dinner, Universal City, California, May 21, 2017 "Amigo," Phil Haney, DHS Whistleblower extraordinaire was honored by the American Freedom Alliance, Heroes of Conscience Award last night in Universal City, California. Chaver, Geert Wilders was ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 3:57 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to President Trump.   May 22, 2017  Republished from Dr. Rich Swier eMagazne Following President Trump very presidential speech at the gathering of the Saudi –led “virtual caliphate,” the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, convened by Saudi King ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 11:09 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan In April, I wrote a piece for the Small Wars Journal, “Why We Lose,” that recommended some new initiatives that might change the vectors of foreign policy under the Trump administration. The principal recommendation for NATO reform was to expel Turkey, recognize Kurdistan, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 6:08 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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To Woolwich for the memorial march for the fourth anniversary of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. I have attended this in previous years. There is a memorial to Fusilier Rigby in his home town of Middleton Greater Manchester; in London his name is listed outside the local football team's ground ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 1:20 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 10:10 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple A few years ago, I was taken to lunch in a grand New York club by some very rich men. They gave me the benefit of their opinion on Britain’s rigid class system. They appeared not to notice that, at that very moment, they were being served by a flurry of obsequious men, whose ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 5:26 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald From National Review comes this story, disturbingly similar to many others, about the death of freedom of speech on college campuses: “Fired for Reporting the Truth,” by Andy Ngo, May 12, 2017. The crime for which the author was fired from his job on the campus newspaper at ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 5:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum We are heartened that President Trump is moving forward on several of his former foreign policy advisor Walid Phares’ ideas concerning the Middle East. The creation of safe zones in Syria is one such plan, another is the formation of an Arab NATO – a mutual defense pact against ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 3:11 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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by Conrad Black Even allowing for the astonishing pyrotechnics of current American politics, the Canadian journalistic reaction has been rather disappointing. Canadians have a unique ring-side seat on American personalities and events, and flatter themselves that they know that country better ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 4:35 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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From the Daily Mail The pamphlet has been published by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), which represents more than 18,000 head teachers and college leaders.  It recommends teenagers should not stay up late praying during this summer's exam period because 'extra devotions in ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 3:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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From the Eastern Daily Press The University of East Anglia (UEA) students learned a week before Ramadan, through an unofficial source, that they were to temporarily lose their prayer room due to a £2m refurbishment of its main lecture theatres. Instead they were offered the Multi-Faith Centre ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 3:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 May 2017
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Israeli troops approach Temple Mount, June 7, 1967 The 28th of Iyar in the Hebrew Calendar falls on May 23, 2017. It marks the 50th anniversary of the June Six Days War in1967 that resulted in the incredibly swift victory by Israeli forces against the massed armies and air forces of the United Arab ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2017 4:06 PM by Shoshana Bryen, Mike Bates and Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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by Nidra Poller The sun is shining, the air is sweet and breezy, the birds are chirping and the jacandas are ablaze in purple blossoms. I'm like a restless pupil in summertime, looking out the window and aching to run out of the classroom and dive into glorious nature. Far away in Paris, François ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 12:35 PM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis Don’t send in the clowns. No one from rocket scientist to barely educated person is likely to deny that China has a connection to the Great Wall of China, or that Egypt has a connection with the Pyramids. Yet UNESCO is funny that way. On October 12, 2016, by a vote of  24 to ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 8:18 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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The way the Senate is dragging out Trump's appointments, we'll be dealing with this kind of thing for some time. From the IPT: Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Donald Trump might be the president of the United States, but the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 6:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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