The Iconoclast

Sunday, 28 June 2020
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by Conrad Black Canada is a magnificent country and most Canadians know that. It is not remotely in contention for being the most exciting country in the world, but excitement drama, and historical interest are ultimately generated by upheaval and often violence. I attempted, in my history of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2020 6:20 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 28 June 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Forty-two British Jews have signed a letter urging Israel not to annex any parts of the West Bank. They are apparently convinced that such a move would irreparably damage Israel, posing what they called an “existential threat.” The story is at the Guardian. Some of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2020 4:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 28 June 2020
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From Radio France International French jihadist Tyler Vilus appeared before the Paris criminal court on Wednesday for the start of a week-long trial into his role within the Islamic State armed group where he is accused of serving as an ‘emir.’ He faces life in prison. Well-known in France’s extremist ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/28/2020 3:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 27 June 2020
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Maybe voters should grant their wish. by Conrad Black Joe Biden’s present lead in the polls is a levitation. These are the dangling entrails of the panic that the national political media, which are unofficially conducting the Democratic campaign in the unheroic absence of the putative nominee, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2020 6:28 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 27 June 2020
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by Hesham Shehab and Anne-Christine Hoff In a virtual celebration of International Quds Day held by the Muslim Congress on May 22, Shiite Islamists loyal to Iran’s supreme religious leader said that America is controlled by Israel, accused Zionists of creating Islamic terrorist groups in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2020 4:00 AM by Hesham Shehab and Anne-Christine Hoff
Saturday, 27 June 2020
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Update Saturday morning -  The suspect was an asylum seeker who went on a rampage after complaining about the hotel meals served to him during the Covid-19 pandemic. The knifeman, who was from Sudan, had threatened violence against other refugees and complained he was "very hungry" in recent days ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/27/2020 2:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 26 June 2020
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by Michael Curtis What a difference when your vision is clear and you see things as they really are. I used to be color blind, but events have brought the colors out. A single incident, the asphyxiation of the African-American George Floyd has led to unprecedented scrutiny of the issue of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2020 2:17 PM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 26 June 2020
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The sentencing of Safiyya Shaikh has been adjourned to next Thursday. This afternoon her defence put up their mitigation. From the BBC and My London A "lonely" Hayes mum who became an Islamic State supporter and planned to "blow St Paul's Cathedral to the ground" in an Easter terror attack was getting ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2020 12:54 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 26 June 2020
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And another. There is more than one group of terrorists out there I know, but it is Friday lunchtime. One of the victims is a police officer. From the Telegraph  the Glasgow Times and the BBC There have been multiple fatalities in a suspected terror attack in Glasgow, a police source has told ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2020 8:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 26 June 2020
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The beginning of his trial last week. From the Express and Star An Islamic State fanatic who encouraged a terror cell in Germany to commit mass murder with a car, bomb and meat cleaver has been jailed for life with a minimum term of nine years. Iranian-born Fatah Abdullah, 35, learned how to make ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2020 7:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 26 June 2020
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From the Telegraph and the London Evening Standard   Earlier here Safiyya Amira Shaikh, a 37-year-old mother from Hayes in west London, born Michelle Ramsden, was convicted of the preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications in February and should have been sentenced in ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2020 6:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 26 June 2020
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by Conrad Black In recent weeks, less attractive characteristics of both the United States and Canada have been on display. The racist violence of some maladjusted American police produced a white police homicide of an African-American in Minneapolis (George Floyd), that disgusted America and ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2020 4:51 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 26 June 2020
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by Gary Fouse Miko Peled is a hot-headed martial arts instructor who lives in Southern California. He is also an immigrant from Israel and son of a formal Israeli general. When he's not breaking bricks at the dojo, Miko is on a full-time campaign to destroy the nation of his birth. In fact, he ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2020 4:38 AM by Gary Fouse
Thursday, 25 June 2020
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Dealing with your bank online makes the Labyrinth seem like a Roman Road by Theodore Dalrymple Everyone knows what a nightmare it is to deal with banks beyond the simplest operations: if it can be called dealing with them, that is. After all, the phrase “deal with” implies some kind of interaction, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2020 7:19 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 25 June 2020
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by Hugh Fitzgerald As is well known, Recep Tayyip Erdogan harbors neo-Ottoman fantasies of leading the Muslim world. He made this clear first when he had published in his mouthpiece, the newspaper Yeni Safak, in December 2017, a plan for a pan-Islamic army that would, by pooling the weapons and ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2020 4:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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