The Iconoclast

Monday, 16 July 2018
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by Michael Curtis The snowflakes continued on July 10, 2018 in New York City though the temperature was 90 degrees. About fifty of the usual suspects defied the heat to protest outside the Joyce Theater on the opening night performance of the Tel Aviv Bathsheva Dance Company which is generally ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/16/2018 8:16 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 15 July 2018
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Fraught political landscapes have created considerable uncertainty as to who may be leading some of Canada's NATO allies come September by Conrad Black It is high summer and vacation time, including for me, as this will be my last column here until Labour Day. It is hard not to wonder what ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/15/2018 9:45 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 15 July 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald When Prime Minister Netanyahu made his YouTube video on June 10, offering to help the Iranians with their water problem, it was a masterstroke. For he accomplished several things at once. First, he reminded the Iranians that Israel has no quarrel with them, but only with ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/15/2018 7:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 14 July 2018
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Compare and contrast yesterday numerous anti-Trump demonstrations (just in London - so as to compare like with like - Scotland really is another country, and I'm never sure about Sheffield) with today Welcome Trump and Free Tommy Yesterday numerous groups descended on several locations in central ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/14/2018 11:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 14 July 2018
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I have been away for a week and so missed President Trump's visit to The Home counties that surround London. The rude and vulgar demonstrators who said he was not welcome are not typical of the English public, and the Scottish police had the better judgment compared with the Metropolitan Police and ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/14/2018 8:36 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwaxe
Saturday, 14 July 2018
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by Michael Curtis A spectre is haunting the United States and Europe, the spectre of immigration. It will not dissolve until the political and judicial systems of those countries enter into a holy alliance to exorcize it. The issue arouses fervent passion that frustrates the fulfillment of Article ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/14/2018 5:03 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 13 July 2018
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by Gary Fouse On Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok testified before the House Oversight Committee. It was highly contentious. As a retired Drug Enforcement Administration agent who has testified hundreds of times in court, I always view the testimony of law enforcement witnesses with great interest. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/13/2018 4:47 AM by Gary Fouse
Thursday, 12 July 2018
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Many of the president’s EU counterparts are in deep water politically. by Conrad Black On the heels of my misguided intuition, expressed on another site last week, that Judge Coney was the president’s most likely selection for the Supreme Court vacancy, the president should be (but won’t be), ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/12/2018 7:32 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 12 July 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Singapore has been in the news for other reasons recently, but its appearance on the world stage, however brief, may provide us with an excuse to consider the views on Islam of the founding father of Singapore, and its longest-serving Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, who died ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/12/2018 5:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
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He intended to go overseas to wallow in the jihad bloodbath in Syria, and was encouraging others to do likewise; but, given that he wasn't able to get to Syria, where else might he have chosen to focus his murderous and entirely Islamically-orthodox aggression, had he not been detected, and arrested? I ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2018 8:01 AM by Christina McIntosh
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
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by Michael Curtis This is the season on the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, at the Sanfermines festival when hundreds of foolhardy youngsters run through the street, as has been the custom for 700 years defying the animals from goring and trampling them. In 2017 thousands engaged in ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/11/2018 4:16 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
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A petition urging the Canadian government to take action in regards to ISIS returnees in Canada. by Geoffrey Clarfield This week Canadians were stunned to hear that after the near unanimous passing of Motion 103 on Islamophobia in the Canadian parliament last March, the government has decided ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/10/2018 11:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, has just completed a trip to the Middle East. He first spent a day and a half  in Jordan, visiting the Roman city of Jerash, where his wife had had her picture taken when she was four years old. It turns out that the Middleton family had lived ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/10/2018 10:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 09 July 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald I recently attended a Rally for Palestine in the main square of a medium-sized French city close to Marseille. There were flags aflutter of the State of Palestine, two booths full of anti-Zionist propaganda, French middle-aged leftists, committed to the cause, concolorous in ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/09/2018 5:09 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 08 July 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In Pakistan this May, Chinese ambassador Yao Jing gave an interview in which he assured his hosts that the Chinese government puts no restrictions on Muslims. Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing has said that Chinese government has given full freedom to the Muslims and allowing ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/08/2018 5:19 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 07 July 2018
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by Michael Curtis Charles Maurras In its current edition the Oxford English Dictionary named "post-truth," as the international word of the year. It defines this new term: "objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeal to emotion and personal belief." The word symbolizes ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2018 3:22 PM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 07 July 2018
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From the German edition of The Local and Newsmax Publishing giant Random House has declined to release a new book by controversial German politician-turned-author Thilo Sarrazin over fears it could whip up anti-Muslim hatred. The dispute, which will be heard before a court in Munich on Monday, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/07/2018 2:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 06 July 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The reporters did themselves proud. Start with a visit to a Muslim neighborhood. Interview a proud new Muslim-American and presumed Striver, who is now overcome with sadness at the cruel news, and then go from there, interviewing other Muslims who are “just as devastated” ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/06/2018 6:19 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 05 July 2018
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Gang of poachers EATEN by lions after they broke into South African game reserve to slaughter herd of rhinos   ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/05/2018 7:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Thursday, 05 July 2018
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by Conrad Black Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren It appears to have been the Supreme Court of the United States, the most unremitting and inscrutable center of government, that has been a deus ex machina in clarifying issues for the American voters in the run-up to the midterm elections. ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/05/2018 5:09 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 05 July 2018
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by Michael Curtis Irving Berlin In celebrations of July 4 throughout the country it was appropriate and meaningful to welcome the song God Bless America, now almost a second U.S. national anthem, written by a Russian born Jew who came to the U.S. at the age of five. For its composer Irving Berlin, ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/05/2018 4:36 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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There it is: A woman who expresses a desire for peace, speaks in the same breath of how honored she is to be a guest of a family that has incited hostility and violence against Israelis for years. by Dexter Van Zile Palestinian teen Ahed Tamimi Christian peacemakers are supposed to promote ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2018 7:41 AM by Dexter Van Zile
Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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Fox News: A Belgian couple and an apparent Iranian diplomat were among four people arrested over the weekend in connection with a planned bomb attack at a large rally held by Iranian opposition groups and attended by President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, authorities in Brussels said Monday. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2018 6:16 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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From the Hindustan Times  the Independent and the BBC A suicide bombing that killed at least 19 people in Afghanistan has been claimed as an Isis attack. Nangarhar health director Najibullah Kamawal told AFP news agency that 17 of the dead were Sikhs and Hindus. Another 20 people were wounded, he ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/03/2018 5:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 02 July 2018
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Why do so few university professors dissent from the campus orthodoxy? Because even the mildest form of ideological non-compliance, like teaching a Men in Literature course with Warren Farrell on the reading list, can bring years of persecution. Janice Fiamengo explains.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 07/02/2018 9:44 AM by David Solway
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