The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Damian Pachter, Buenos Aires Herald journalist, Tel Aviv 1-25-15 Source: Ha'aretz Yesterday, we posted on the arrival in Tel Aviv of  Buenos Aires Herald journalist Damian Pachter fleeing Argentine after his scoop of the death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman. A press conference was held ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 11:07 AM by Jerry Gordon
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Watch, and listen, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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Her original article on Islam here. Her summary of what has happened to her since here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/27/2015 9:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 26 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
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Ahmed Al-Assad says that Hezbollah members who went with Iranians to Quneitra on the Golan were courting trouble, and they got it. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 9:24 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 26 January 2015
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It is not clear that the American government, or other governments in the West, understand what El-Sisi is trying to do. He is trying not only to do as much damage as he can -- no one can destroy -- the Muslim Brotherhood, but to do what he can to limit the tug of identites -- Arab, Islamic -- other ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 8:41 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 26 January 2015
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Here. There is at least one thing in this review that you will never forget. And you shouldn't. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 8:34 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 26 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
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From the French edition of The Local The Islamic State jihadist group Isis urged Muslims on Monday to carry out new attacks similar to the Paris shooting at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where 17 people were killed.   Abu Mohamed al-Adnani, referring to attacks in France, Australia, Canada ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 3:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 26 January 2015
Monday, 26 January 2015
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Nature doesn't prefer one form of weather to another. It's Man who does. Or some men -- and it depends on where those men live, and what weather they are used to, and what weather they seldom, or never, get to experience. If you live  near the Equator, you don't yearn for a beaker full of the warm south, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 12:51 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 26 January 2015
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Alberto Nisman’s ex-wife  Federal Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado in Buenos Aires, 1-24-15 Source: Martin Di Maggio/EPA   This weekend there were dramatic developments in the investigation into the death of Argentine Prosecutor Nisman involving his ex-wife, Judge Sandra Arroyo Salgado and Buenos ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 10:36 AM by Jerry Gordon
Monday, 26 January 2015
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From the Birmingham Mail A Birmingham hospital has dealt with 1,500 cases of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in just five years. The shocking statistic was discussed this week at a meeting of the West Midlands Police and Crime Panel. Members were told that cases of the sickening practice peaked ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 10:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 26 January 2015
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Medical history is instructive, if for no other reason than that it might help to moderate somewhat the medical profession’s natural inclination to arrogance, hubris and self-importance. But the medical curriculum is now too crowded to teach it to medical students and practicing doctors are too busy ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 5:37 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Monday, 26 January 2015
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Raymond Ibrahim writes at Gatestone Institute: "Yes, a humanistic and civilizing message should once more emanate from Egypt. That is why we must not call ourselves anything other than 'Egyptians.' This is what we must be -- Egyptians, just Egyptians, Egyptians indeed! I just want to tell you that ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 5:21 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Monday, 26 January 2015
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King Salman of Saudi Arabia Source AP President Obama cancelled a day of sightseeing in India with Michelle to travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to pay a condolence call on the half brother successor to the late 'reformer' King Abdullah, King Salman.  Through the diligence of David Weinberg at the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 5:12 AM by Jerry Gordon
Monday, 26 January 2015
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From The Chronicle, HT Mike A plot to attack a Jew on the streets of Tyneside was motivated by conflict in the Middle East, a court heard. A gang of Newcastle teenagers hatched a twisted plan to randomly target a member of the North East’s biggest Orthodox Jew population in Gateshead. Balawal ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/26/2015 4:33 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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From the Mail on Sunday, the Sunday Times and Espresso Five radicalised footballers from east London who left the UK to join ISIS may hold the key to helping western authorities locate British executioner Jihadi John. The group of militants all moved from their native Portugal to London, where ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 4:09 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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From the Austrian edition of The Local According to a report from Unser Tirol 24, an anonymous person has sent a bomb threat to the Österreich newspaper, warning of a bomb attack at the ski races in Kitzbühel, and claiming to be from a hitherto unknown group called Jihad Austria. The threatening ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 12:53 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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Official PA daily:  Israel was behind the terror attacks in France because Israel "was the only one to benefit from them" Israeli Intelligence Service Mossad planned the attacks because Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu wanted to encourage Jewish immigration from Europe and take "revenge on European ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 11:17 AM by The Law
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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In his book, Considerations on the Government of Poland, written in 1772, Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote that Moses “conceived and executed the astonishing project of creating a nation out of a swarm of wretched fugitives[.] …Out of this wandering and servile horde Moses had the audacity to create a body ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 11:02 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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A. Mark Clarfield writes in the Jerusalem Post: From early December 2014 through this January, American academic associations representing about 100,000 professors met to discuss or vote on resolutions that urged a boycott of Israeli universities. They include the American Anthropological Association, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 10:16 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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A hardline imam at a mosque where the killers of soldier Lee Rigby worshipped is suing the BBC, saying it described him as an 'extremist'. Shakeel Begg, 37, is taking legal action after presenter Andrew Neil said on the Sunday Politics Show that the imam had praised jihad as 'the greatest of deeds'. Mr ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 7:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 25 January 2015
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Andrew Gilligan in the Sunday Telegraph Per head of population, there were four times more hate crimes against Jewish targets than against Muslims. One Jewish MP, Lee Scott, received five death threats. “They were saying things like, 'You Jewish pig, we’re going to stone you to death’,” he says. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/25/2015 7:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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