The Iconoclast

Friday, 17 May 2019
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High-minded well-known literary types have the chattering classes in thrall with Jew hatred which has, octopus-like, permeated every nook and cranny of what was formerly considered “high” culture. by Phyllis Chesler  Scene fron Gentleman's Agreement (1947) People say that it is usually calm ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2019 4:46 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Friday, 17 May 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Recently there was a brouhaha in Great Britain over two paintings that had been on display at the Saatchi Gallery. They were both by the pseudonymous artist who goes by the name SKU. Thy paintings overlaid Arabic script on images of a nude woman, and included the Qur’anic verse ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2019 4:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 16 May 2019
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by Phyllis Chesler Last week, out-of-the-blue, a very decent, committed, and radical feminist scholar asked me what I thought about Nina Paley. Apparently, Paley has been de-platformed, harassed, and death threatened for her view of the transgender cult. And so I checked Paley out. There is no ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2019 9:16 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Thursday, 16 May 2019
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The times are good and his opponents are not. by Conrad Black The full proportions of the debacle that awaits the Democrats next fall is starting to penetrate their complacent disdain and revulsion toward President Trump. Rank-and-file Democrats are so ecstatic at the arrival of a known candidate ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2019 8:37 AM by Conrad Black
Thursday, 16 May 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald While Hamas fired 690 rockets at Israeli civilians during the recent flare-up, Israel is careful to warn civilians away from its own targets. As Hamas always places its warehouses of weapons, including rockets, and its fighters, too, in the midst of civilian neighborhoods, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2019 8:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 16 May 2019
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by Conrad Black Conrad Black in March 2018.Jim Wells/Postmedia The two counts for which I have just received a presidential pardon, and of which I was “convicted” in 2011, after the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously vacated them only to have a self-serving appellate judge reinstate them, were for ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2019 4:37 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In Paris, the “affaire de la jupe” (Affair of the Skirt), reported on in French here  is one of those seemingly small contretemps, involving Muslims in the West, that circumstances turn into something much bigger. It begins with two women, North African in origin, who ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2019 6:44 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
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by Michael Curtis NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, remains a problem for the U.S. Did it lose its purpose and objective after the Soviet Union was declared dissolved by Mikhail Gorbachev on December 25, 1991, or is it still a useful instrument of Western military and political policies? ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2019 6:15 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
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From the Tablet - The International Catholic News Weekly An Islamic militant has posted a video on the internet boasting that he has arrived in Canada to kill Asia Bibi. In the video, the would-be assassin sings an Islamic chant honouring Muhammad, the founder of Islam, and professes that he is ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2019 5:41 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
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The “Simon Cowell of UKIP” tells his story. Bruce Bawer writes in Frontpage: Paul Oakley is a London barrister who’s also been a member of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) leadership since 2011. In No-One Likes Us, We Don’t Care he has given us a brisk, gossipy, whimsical diary ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2019 4:31 AM by New English Review Press
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
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From the Mirror. I missed this little nugget on Sunday, towards the bottom of this BBC report which I never finished.  A Sri Lanka suicide bomber was allegedly radicalised by notorious hate preacher Anjem Choudary while in the UK. Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, 37, was the 'link' between Islamic State ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2019 2:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 13 May 2019
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by Gary Fouse Princeton University "The century-long relationship between American Jews and the nation’s elite universities has rotted away. Now is the time for all of the good people involved—students, parents, donors—to get out, and fast." Our colleague, Jerry Gordon, forwarded this article by Leil Leibovitz on ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2019 6:48 AM by Gary Fouse
Monday, 13 May 2019
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by Mordechai Nisan  Islamic terrorism in its violent expressions coexists with Islamic terrorism in thought. The blatant and barbarous aspect of Islamism, its murderous activities in New York and Jerusalem, Bali and London, Paris and Nairobi, Argentina and the Philippines, Madrid and Mumbai, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2019 6:37 AM by Mordechai Nisan
Monday, 13 May 2019
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by Fergus Downie Why Ocasio Cortez thought people like her aren’t supposed to run for Congress in the current febrile climate of DNC politics is one of the greatest mysteries of our time particularly when her mock resume of Latino victimhood gave her a pedestal no stale and pale Democrat incumbent ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/13/2019 4:52 AM by Fergus Downie
Sunday, 12 May 2019
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Loretta Lynn sings a song by the great Shel Silverstein. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2019 7:03 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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