The Iconoclast

Thursday, 16 September 2021
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by Michael Curtis On May 10, 1940, German Nazi forces invaded the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium, all of which were occupied by the end of the month.  Then the Germans on May 14 burst through the Ardennes, moving quickly west and north towards the English Channel. Allied counterattacks failed ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2021 5:43 AM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 16 September 2021
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by Lev Tsitrin After listening to an excellent talk on terrorism by a former Pentagon official whom I will not name here, I found his e-mail address and asked his opinion of my recent article on the West's failure to confront and counter Islamist ideology. His reply was extensive and substantive. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2021 5:31 AM by Lev Tsitrin
Thursday, 16 September 2021
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From Courthouse News (CN) — The only survivor of an Islamic State group that killed 130 people in Paris said on Wednesday the coordinated attacks were to avenge women and children being bombed by French airplanes in Syria. “We fought France, we attacked France, we targeted the civilian population. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/16/2021 4:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple We hope by this time next year to have from a hundred and fifty to two hundred healthy families cultivating coffee and educating the natives of Borrioboola-Gha, on the left bank of the Niger.” —Mrs. Jellyby, Bleak House, by Charles Dickens (1852) Conceptions of morality ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2021 1:12 PM by Theodore Dalrymple
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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An arrangement of white roses, white hydrangeas, and white lilies adorn our table. If only our characters were as pure, as angelic, as these flowers….let us pray to be rid of our pride, arrogance, vanity, and selfishness so that we may be granted yet another year. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2021 12:45 PM by Phyllis Chesler
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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Last Thursday, I had the great honor to be interviewed by the great Gloria Greenfield of Doc Emet Productions..I managed to ramble on about the nature of God, the nature of religion, and the ills of society for over an hour. I pray some of it will be of use to her in her upcoming documentary. Thank ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2021 9:02 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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by Conrad Black Federal Reserve There has been considerable discussion in the last couple of months about the rate of inflation in the United States, and polls now show that 85 percent of Americans are concerned about inflation. This is a demonstration once again of the wisdom of the average ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2021 5:49 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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Shamima Begum was interviewed on Good Morning Britain this morning. Not a programme I watch, but this is how the newspapers are reporting her session.  Former Islamic State (IS) bride Shamima Begum has told the UK that she can help fight terrorism in Britain "because you clearly don't know what you're ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2021 3:10 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 15 September 2021
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From the Irish Mirror An Islamic terror suspect wanted in europe for more than two decades has been arrested in Ireland, we can reveal. The Algerian national, who was based in the port city of Marseille, did a runner before he could be locked up for trafficking arms and fake documents, which authorities ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/15/2021 2:25 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
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From 1 News TVNZ A 19-year-old accused of threatening to kill non-Muslims will keep his identity secret for now, after an appearance in North Shore District Court. Details about the police allegations are also suppressed He is charged with threatening to kill members of the Auckland community ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2021 10:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
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by Conrad Black Even as the shambles of the Biden Administration opens up tremendous political opportunities for resurgent Republicans, some party spokesmen, in familiar Republican tradition, are opening themselves up to the charge of being reactionaries and even what Joe Biden, in one of his ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2021 7:26 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
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by Michael Curtis If I caused you pain, I know that I’m to blame. I must have been insane. From the bottom of my heart I apologize. Please let me make amends. In the course of the religious services on Yom Kippur (this year on September 16, 2021), the confessions of sins, Al Chet, are uttered ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/14/2021 6:50 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 13 September 2021
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This pair are really being allowed to play the system. From the Daily Mail A man who was part of the notorious Rochdale grooming gang has complained about his treatment in Britain at a tribunal hearing to deport him back to Pakistan. Adil Khan, 51, said the Home Office had taken his driving licence ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2021 12:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 13 September 2021
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by Geoffrey Clarfield It is possible to waste many hours, if not days, reading the world press and listening to pundits go on and on about what it is precisely that the Taliban wants. You will not find the answer listening to those fast-talking, talk show hosts on either Fox News or CNN. That ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2021 10:43 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Monday, 13 September 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple Marking the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., City Journal is re-publishing selected stories from our archives. This story originally appeared in our Autumn 2001 issue. Whenever we learn of events ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/13/2021 5:54 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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