The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan The National Congress Party (NCP) regime has been ruling Sudan through deception, intimidation of its opponents and releasing false propaganda through its controlled media. Since June 16, 2017, rumors have spread that General Taha Osman al Hussein, State Minister ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 4:15 PM by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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Justin Raimondo has two interesting articles on Oliver Stone's Putin Interviews. If you can't see those interviews on Showtime, read these articles instead. Mr. Raimondo brings out some key points.  Part One Part Two.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 12:22 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 28 June 2017
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Uproot Personnel, Apply the Cuba Reversal to Guatemala by Steve Hecht On June 16 in Miami, President Trump reversed Obama’s Cuba policy with a new approach that emphasizes basic freedoms and personal opportunity. On the same day, also in Miami, Vice President Mike Pence met with Guatemalan ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2017 4:43 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Muslim groups sit down outside Trump Tower (CNN) The Washington Post has reported — drop a ready tear — that there will be no Iftar Dinner this year in the White House: For the first time in nearly two decades, Ramadan has come and gone without the White House recognizing ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2017 7:10 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
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by Michael Curtis The new film, Wonder Woman, a blockbuster extravaganza, is the latest in the superhero genre, but several aspects of it are worth noting. First is the conception of Wonder Woman herself. Even strict feminists will have difficulty with Irving Berlin’s sharpshooter Annie Oakley’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2017 5:00 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 26 June 2017
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The reductio ad Hitlerum: a refuge of tired minds by Theodore Dalrymple A specter haunts Europe—this time, not that of Communism, as the opening lines of The Communist Manifesto famously assert, but that of Adolf Hitler. Nearly three-quarters of a century after Hitler’s death, the mere mention ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2017 7:31 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 26 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Piers Morgan had Tommy Robinson on his show recently, but only very briefly, and he hardly let Robinson have a word edgewise, interrupting him at every turn. Here is how it went: Piers Morgan, co-host of “Good Morning Britain,” angrily denounced Tommy Robinson, an author ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2017 4:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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From the Mirror and Breitbart Muslim extremist Michael Adebolajo, 31, has been described by prison officer as “violent, unpredictable and a major danger to other prisoners”. But the real threat he poses is his ability to radicalise other inmates, prison sources have revealed. Dozens of prisoners ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 12:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple It is a commonplace that Switzerland is the only real democracy in the world: that is to say, the only country in the world where the people control the government in more than a nominal and intermittent fashion, and can call it to account at any time, on any subject, at ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 10:54 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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by Michael Curtis Just friends, lovers and partners no more, is the situation in the Middle East after an extraordinary series of demands made on June 22, 2017 by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council against Qatar. In this world of ordinary people some of whom are afflicted with a high ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 4:35 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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by Geoffrey Clarfield Tom Wolfe’s The Kingdom of Speech is a short book with four themes. The first is that the ethnographic evidence provided by anthropologist and linguist Daniel L. Everett, based on decades of participant observation and a thorough, analytic, experience-based documentation ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 4:27 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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From the Metro Rachid El Omari’s disgusting comments came to light during a court hearing in Spain where he was remanded in jail as an investigation into his arrest continues.  The 32-year-old is accused of planning a terrorist attack in Madrid and recruiting new members for Isis. Judge Ismael ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 2:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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From the Daily Mail Australia Muslim girls in Sydney are dressed in white from head to toe as part of a hijab ceremony to signify the age when they must cover up their bodies, with an Islamic imam slamming it as a step toward Sharia law. Australia's most senior Shia cleric Sheikh Kamal Mousselmani ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 2:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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From the Sunday Telegraph More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in the UK, according to an unpublished report delayed by the Home Office. The study highlights the near insurmountable problem for the Government in deporting dangerous jihadists and follows a series of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 1:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz   Local radio told me today that the Washington Post, increasingly more dubious in its anti-Trump hysteria, reports that Obama last summer told Trump to tell Putin to stop interfering in the forthcoming election. The glib conclusion is that Trump must have acknowledged, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 6:59 PM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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Ideally I would have covered both this march and the EDL one to Parliament, but the police set strict conditions and they took place simutaneously a mile apart. Sadly my James Bond style microlite is in for drastic rebuilding  due to being over loaded with pies and pastry earlier this year so being ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 1:50 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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To London again.  Today three groups were going to be in London on the matter of terrorist attacks. A new group, known as the Football Lads Alliance, or more formally Unite Against Extremism were to be marching from St Paul's Cathedral to London Bridge to pay respects to those killed there. The EDL ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 11:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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by Conrad Black One of the straws in the wind that indicates that the Never-Trumpers are becoming uneasy, as they are cantilevered out over the Grand Canyon while they try to attach credence to bad fairy tales about collusion and obstruction and unctuously incite thoughts of impeachment, is that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 5:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Darren Osborne, suspect in the Finsbury mosque attack Perhaps the only surprising thing about the attack on the Muslim congregation outside the Finsbury Park mosque in London is that it took so long to happen. For six years, until 2003, the mosque was the base of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 5:04 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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Ibn Warraq takes on the apologists' lies. by Bruce Bawer Douglas Murray, whose book The Strange Death of Europe I applauded here the other day, has called him “one of the great heroes of our time.” I fully agree. His name – or, at least, his pen name – is Ibn Warraq, and he's the author of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 4:43 AM by NER
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Friday, 23 June 2017
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From L'Express, via Breitbart in English The man behind the failed Champs-Élysées attack on Monday was filmed loitering near the Eiffel Tower an hour before his failed attack, raising questions from police and security services. Failed terror suspect Adam Lotfi Djaziri, who was shot by police Monday ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2017 5:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 23 June 2017
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Abuse of power led to the terrible fire in London. by Theodore Dalrymple The disastrous fire in Grenfell Tower, a tower block of public housing in London, in which at least 30 and possibly many more people were killed could not have come at a better time for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2017 5:10 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 23 June 2017
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by Conrad Black William Kaplan’s book Why Dissent Matters is an interesting pastiche of his opinions of a number of modern and current forms of dissent that are presented in a uniformly positive light, but are of greatly differing merit. The areas he examines are the failure of the Israeli military ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2017 4:44 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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AYAAN HIRSI ALI and ASRA Q. NOMANI write in the NYTimes (which surprised us by publishing it) Last week, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, made headlines when Republican senators interrupted her at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee while she interrogated Attorney General ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2017 2:26 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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by Michael Curtis Like the lyricists of The Great American Songbook, policy makers in Washington, D.C. and some of the media cannot make up their mind about climate change. At one point it’s Baby, it’s cold outside: at another the temperature rises and it’s too darn hot; at a third it’s very ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2017 5:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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