The Iconoclast

Sunday, 13 January 2019
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A review of Phyllis Chesler's book by Ida Lichter published in the Middle East Quarterly: Chesler's feminist awakening followed marriage to an Afghan student in the 1960s. Living in his home country, she found charming individuals, but the patriarchal society embraced purdah, arranged marriage, polygamy, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2019 3:04 PM by New English Review Press
Sunday, 13 January 2019
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by Conrad Black It is time to rekindle our political spirits in this new year, and to take stock of the subjects of encouragement. First, the takeover of the House of Representatives by the Democrats was, on balance, not as jarring to the vital organs as was feared. As a figure of horror, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2019 4:49 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 13 January 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Archbishop of Tangiers, in Morocco, Santiago Agrelo Martinez, is outraged at the way the E.U. is treating migrants. He claims that setting up camps in Africa where these migrants are to be processed would be tantamount to creating “concentration camps for people who have ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2019 4:35 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 12 January 2019
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He properly identified the crisis of untrammeled immigration. by Conrad Black It wasn’t Demosthenean or Ciceronian, and we could have done without the sonic evidence that the president was inhaling normally, but it was a preemptive knockout blow of the robotic tandem that followed. The president ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/12/2019 5:03 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 11 January 2019
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  by Sherkoh Abbas, Jerry Gordon and Robert Sklaroff It has been nearly a month since the December 14, 2018 phone call between Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Trump during which an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Syria was discussed by the President. Trump basically said he ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2019 4:16 PM by Sherkoh Abbas, Jerry Gordon, Robert Sklaroff
Friday, 11 January 2019
Friday, 11 January 2019
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The dangers of being perceived as pro-Israel in online feminist spaces. by Phyllis Chesler Does Big Brother—or rather, Big Sister, never sleep? Is she always anonymously patrolling the internet and the airwaves at the ready to attack, accuse, bully, defame and correct anyone who pronounces, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/11/2019 5:00 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Thursday, 10 January 2019
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From the Bradford Telegraph and Argus So far only the local paper and regional Leeds and West Yorkshire BBC have reported the opening of the trial. It seems like abuse on an industrial scale of our little girls is now a mere local interest item.  Opening the prosecution case as the trial got underway ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 9:38 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 10 January 2019
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by Gary Fouse  Rahaf Mohammed Alquhun and Asia Bibi As I write this piece, there are two dramas playing out in Pakistan and Thailand. Both involve two young women, one a Pakistani Christian, the other a Saudi woman of 18 who has fled her family and renounced Islam. At this point, their fates ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 5:28 AM by Gary Fouse
Thursday, 10 January 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald A tweet from Ilhan Omar to her “sister” Rashida Tlaib right after the elections: Congratulations to my sister @RashidaTlaib on your victory! I cannot wait to serve with you, inshallah. ???? — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 7, 2018 Why is Rashida Ilhan’s “sister”? ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 5:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 10 January 2019
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by Michael Curtis Women's March organizer Tamika Mallory with Louis Farrakhan Political theater in the United Nations is often in the wrong time and the wrong place in the wrong style. In her farewell speech in the UN General Assembly on December 18, 2018, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/10/2019 4:30 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 08 January 2019
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Juliana Geran Pilon writes in the Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs Jews Make the Best Demons: “Palestine” and the Jewish Question by Eric Rozenman (London: New English Review Press, 2018), 357 pages Reviewed by Juliana Geran Pilon Senior Fellow, Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/08/2019 9:26 AM by New English Review Press
Tuesday, 08 January 2019
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From the Swedish edition of The Local  The trial of six Uzbek and Kyrgyz nationals accused of financing terrorism got under way in Stockholm on Monday, with three of them also charged with planning a terror attack. "If the terrorist crime had been carried out, it could have seriously hurt Sweden," ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/08/2019 7:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 07 January 2019
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Gavin McInnes' podcast: We devote an entire episode to “Anti-PC NYU Prof” or as he’s known to his friends, Michael Rectenwald. The Professor was recently fired for the “structure of his thought” according to an NYU Diversity and Inclusion committee but was rehired and promoted by the school. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 6:21 AM by New English Review Press
Monday, 07 January 2019
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Scott Beauchamp writes in University Bookman: The phenomenon of the literary doctor presents an interesting case in reading biography into a literary oeuvre. They seem to understand our temptation to read their personal experiences into the work and tend to play on those expectations in interesting ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/07/2019 4:31 AM by New English Review Press
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