The Iconoclast

Saturday, 30 June 2018
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by Winfield Myers Juan Cole Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s victory in the June 24th elections marks a major advance in his years-long march toward one-man rule. So clear is his progress, in fact, that over the past year or so, even Juan Cole has become a former Erdogan apologist and ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/30/2018 4:50 AM by Winfield Myers
Friday, 29 June 2018
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From Kent on-line The attack happened in April in the area of Holman's Meadow in Canterbury. Sali Amet, 23, of Preston Street in Faversham, Omer Engin, 24, of Hoades Wood Road in Sturry, and Salih Altun, 25 of East Street in Faversham, all pleaded guilty to rape. At a previous hearing in May, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2018 6:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 29 June 2018
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Want ICE out of Oregon, Represented by National Lawyers Guild by Gary Fouse The open borders crowd has been camping out in front of ICE hqs in Portland, Oregon for over a week, and now, after four days of warnings, police have moved them. I take note that the protesters say they are represented ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/29/2018 4:45 AM by Gary Fouse
Thursday, 28 June 2018
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The Lord Mayor of London (which Dick Whittington was four times in the 15th century) is these days a post of commercial importance, whose holder is largely unknown outside the City of London, other than as the reason for a rather good parade every November. The relatively recent institution of Mayor ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2018 7:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 28 June 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The latest news from Switzerland: Experts have reacted with surprise and consternation to Swiss foreign affairs minister Ignazio Cassis’ comments that the United Nations’ aid work for Palestinian refugees is a stumbling block to peace in the Middle East. So long as ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2018 4:54 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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The evil is compounded by the preoccupation of the the political class with the news story du jour, from the southern border. by Conrad Black Few episodes illustrate more completely the absurdity American political discourse has reached than the more robust aspects of the controversy over ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2018 7:48 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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Mainstream media have led to the banalization of anti-Jewish imagery through the mindless repetition of false claims of Israeli abuses. The William of Norwich calumny has been brought back to life in Gaza. by Matthew M. Hausman News coverage of the current unrest in Gaza shows how profoundly ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2018 12:06 PM by Matthew Hausman
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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From the Telegraph and the London Evening Standard A Taliban bomb-maker has been found guilty at the Old Bailey of  plotting a knife attack on MPs and police outside the Houses of Parliament. Dramatic body-worn camera footage was aired in court at the beginning of the month of Khalid Ali being taken ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2018 12:04 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwaxe
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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by Nidra Poller Fake news, fake metaphors, fake emotions, real human trafficking Bois d’ébène…it’s the French expression for the slave trade — ebony-black human beings stacked like wood, loaded into the stinking hold and shipped across the seas to serve as slave labor. Today, the image is ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2018 9:10 AM by Nidra Poller
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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From the Times of Malta and The Telegraph Photograph from Euro News Scores of people are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. One report has claimed 86 people were killed in the conflict, which by some accounts has become deadlier ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2018 1:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwaxe
Monday, 25 June 2018
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by Gary Fouse First it was DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen driven from a Washington DC restaurant by hostile, pro-illegal immigration diners. Others showed up in front of her house chanting. White House press spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was ordered out of a Virginia restaurant. Then it was Florida ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2018 1:47 PM by Gary Fouse
Sunday, 24 June 2018
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This is coming in a little late, but I hope will offer some insight into just how far awareness of the worrying state of affairs in Britain has spread.  The account that follows was written by a gentleman, personally known to me, who attended the rally in Brisbane, state capital of Queensland, Australia; ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2018 6:16 AM by Christina McIntosh
Saturday, 23 June 2018
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Last week, an opinion piece came out in the Washington Post called “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” The author, a gender studies professor named Suzanna Walters argues that hating men is logical because men are supposedly responsible for vast amounts of sexual and institutional violence against women.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2018 4:03 PM by David Solway
Saturday, 23 June 2018
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Despite his liberties with the truth, Trump has amassed the most faithful record of modern U.S. presidents in doing what he promised to do by Conrad Black I was just reminded of Canada’s odd view of the United States by returning, for I think the third or fourth time, to Steve Paikin’s The ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2018 4:34 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 22 June 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Felix Coe was until very recently an associate professor of biology at the University of Connecticut. He is a convert to Islam who had posted on his office door demands that directed students to “REMOVE SHOES BEFORE ENTERING” and “KNOCK FIRST, THEN REQUEST ENTRY Say: Bismillah.” When ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2018 5:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 21 June 2018
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by Michael Curtis Brigadoon, 1954 What a day that would be, what a rare mood for democratic countries, if not the whole human race, if fact followed fiction and emulated the charming musical, the 1954 Hollywood film Brigadoon. That fantasy portrays a small Scottish village that is protected ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2018 3:01 PM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 21 June 2018
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by Ibn Warraq  A Family Conspiracy: Honor Killing, by Phyllis Chesler (New English Review Press, 348 pp., $28.75) Phyllis Chesler pioneered the study of violence against women in the late 1960s, concentrating on women living in North America and Europe. By 2003, she was writing about honor ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2018 4:26 AM by Ibn Warraq
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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He has set about rescuing a system that had broken down. by Conrad Black Never Trumpers Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg It is distasteful to return to my exchange with my esteemed NRO colleague Jonah Goldberg about the column he wrote several weeks ago likening President Trump’s reference ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2018 8:30 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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by Michael Curtis Amy Wax gives a lecture at Middlebury College Is it an earthquake or merely a shock? On June 14, 2018 the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, issued his report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton emails by the DoJ and the FBI. It found that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2018 8:05 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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From the Independent and The Times An Isis supporter plotted to behead Theresa May and bomb Downing Street in a suicide attack in the heart of London, a court has heard. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, intended to carry out a “full frontal assault” on the gates and the door of No 10 and expected ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2018 3:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In Sweden, Muslims have been demonstrating their menacing power. They have already managed to establish 61 No-Go zones, lawless areas where the Swedish government’s writ does not fully run. Firemen, sanitation men, and civil servants are now afraid to enter these Muslim-populated ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2018 6:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 18 June 2018
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An Uber driver attacked police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace out of "hatred" for the Queen, a court has heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") as two officers grappled with him near the Queen's London home in August last year, jurors were ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2018 8:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 18 June 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The lawyers for Tariq Ramadan, the “towering intellect” and “foremost Islamic scholar,” recently won a lone victory: the judges considering the accusations against him by the woman known as “Marie,” whose real name is Mounia Barrouj. On June 5, the French judges handling Ramadan’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2018 7:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 18 June 2018
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From the Nigerian newspapers, The Punch and The Nation No fewer than 32 persons were killed,  while 84 others were  injured when six suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs), in Damboa local government area in Borno state on Saturday. ...a source in Damboa, who spoke on condition ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2018 3:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 17 June 2018
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From AFP via the Times of Israel French media reported that a woman crying “Allahu akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic — hurt two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday. A man was struck in the chest during the late-morning attack in La Seyne-sur-Mer, outside the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2018 9:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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