The Iconoclast

Monday, 15 April 2019
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by Michael Curtis Elections in Israel often resemble performances of the theater of the absurd. This results from the parliamentary electoral system in which voters choose not individuals but vote for a party list. Political parties are allocated seats in the Knesset in proportion to the number ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2019 12:56 PM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 14 April 2019
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From the Telegraph Shamima Begum’s family has hired one of the UK’s top human rights lawyers whose clients have included hate preacher Abu Qatada. Gareth Peirce, once described as the lawyer of choice “for every accused jihadist and IRA suspect” took over the former Bethnal Green school girl’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2019 4:40 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 14 April 2019
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Commonsense.  Do it, Israel. Do it.  Strip him of the infidel-country citizenship that he despises, that he has by his actions repudiated, and which is, for him, merely a temporary and tactical convenience.  And set an example to all other free-world majority-non-Islamic countries that are similarly ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2019 7:44 AM by Christina McIntosh
Sunday, 14 April 2019
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Vivian Evans writes in Independence Daily: Paul Oakley’s book will be out on 1st of May – you can pre-order it at Amazon. It’s available in hardcover (very expensive), as paperback (still pricey) and on Kindle (very affordable). Having read the review copy I was given, here’s my recommendation ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2019 7:39 AM by New English Review Press
Saturday, 13 April 2019
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From the Telegraph and the Mail on Sunday Shamima Begum, the Bethnal Green schoolgirl, served in the Islamic State’s “morality police” and also tried to recruit other young women to join the jihadist group, well-placed sources have told the Telegraph. She was allowed to carry a Kalashnikov rifle ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2019 4:34 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 13 April 2019
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by Robert Harris The story of Lisa Smith, an Irish woman who converted to Islam and joined Islamic State, has served as a timely reminder of the rot of political correctness running through the various institutions of the Irish state, including the defense forces. Not only has the Irish government ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2019 11:16 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 13 April 2019
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Democrats in the US are pushing similar ideas - that citizenship is irrelevant and that illegals and children should vote.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2019 5:27 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Saturday, 13 April 2019
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Netanyahu’s victory, along with the emergence of a strong and coherent opposition under a compelling leader, marks several milestones in Israel’s progress by Conrad Black Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s narrow victory in this week’s election, prevailing through the complicated ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2019 4:52 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 12 April 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple In the wake of the horrible massacre in Christchurch, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, announced in parliament that she would never pronounce the name of the perpetrator, and forever refer to him only anonymously. In some quarters she has been taken almost ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2019 4:36 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Friday, 12 April 2019
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From the Swedish and Danish editions of The Local,and The Daily Mail  A Syrian asylum seeker has been convicted of planning a terrorist attack in Denmark with a homemade bomb made of sulphur stripped from more than 17,000 matchsticks.  "The accused has been preparing for terrorism," the court ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2019 3:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 11 April 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “What you don’t know about America’s Islamic heritage” is what USA Today purports to tell us in a feature story published some time ago that remains relevant as one example of a growing chorus. One of the greatest stories rarely told about the long history of Muslim immigration ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2019 7:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 11 April 2019
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From the Telegraph and elsewhere.  One of England’s most controversial philosophers has been sacked as the Government’s housing tsar after he questioned the existence of Islamophobia.  Sir Roger Scruton was fired from his role as the chairman of the Building Better Building Beautiful Commission as ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2019 4:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 10 April 2019
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Russiagate was a phony crisis; Brexit is a real one. by Conrad Black Americans who think that the political climate in the United States is tumultuous should be aware of the disarray in its principal ally. On the heels of the evaporation of the Trump–Russia collusion scam (on which the Democrats ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2019 8:34 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 09 April 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple Small episodes can raise large questions in one’s mind and recently I observed one such episode in my local bakery (which, alas, is not a very good one). A blowsy, slovenly, enormously fat woman of the publicly-funded class was demanding to know which cake her son of ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2019 6:36 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Sunday, 07 April 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The AP’s report on the murder of an Israeli girl, Ori Ansbacher, and on the deaths of two “Palestinian” teenagers, left much to be desired. The body of Ori Ansbacher, 19, was found in the woods in the West Bank near Jerusalem on Thursday with stabbing wounds. She was buried ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2019 8:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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