The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 08 June 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Matthias Schmale is –- or possibly was, as his fate is still unclear — the director of UNRWA in Gaza, who has now been banned from Gaza by the Palestinians themselves. He did something unthinkable, you see: he dared to recognize that Israeli airstrikes during the recent conflict ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/08/2021 5:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 07 June 2021
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by Michael Curtis Adam Smith Are we fighting struggles of the past in the context of being fed a diet of misinformation about the present? Simultaneously, we are experiencing expressions of regrets and recognition of responsibilities, if not apologies for past actions by Western leaders, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2021 11:52 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 07 June 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler The arrangements just kept arriving, one after the other, all in glorious color: A breathtaking arrangement of white orchids, sweet peonies, all manner of pinks and purples, oranges and apricots, red roses too—all marking a birthday in the household, not mine, that of the woman ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2021 11:41 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Monday, 07 June 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple Recently, unasked, I received an advertisement for a Harvard Business School program in leadership, including something called thought leadership. Why me? Am I a thought leader? Could I be a thought leader? Do I want to be a thought leader? Do I want people one day to ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2021 5:08 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Monday, 07 June 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander, Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, has advised the Jews of Israel to “go back” to “your houses” in Europe and the United States, while there is time, because, he says, the Jewish state is sure to be destroyed. After all, didn’t ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/07/2021 4:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 06 June 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple Some racism is less racist than other racism. Priti Patel, the British Home Secretary (in effect, the minister of the interior), is the daughter of Indian immigrants from Uganda. She is hated by the intelligentsia because she believes strongly in immigration control, though ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2021 7:27 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Sunday, 06 June 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Quds Force commander, Brigadier General Esmail Qaani, like the rest of the Iranian leadership, continues to insist that a great victory was won by Hamas in its latest conflict with Israel. Never mind the destruction of Hamas’ weapons warehouses, its command-and-control ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2021 7:14 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 06 June 2021
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Two articles in the Sunday Telegraph this morning. Those of us who take notice of such things know they hadn't, and wouldn't go away. Or not of their own accord, will they go away.  Hate preachers now a 'priority threat' amid concerns over return of Islamist extremism  Hate preachers will be treated ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2021 5:59 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 06 June 2021
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collected by Reg Green A British general was described as having achieved "one glorious defeat after another." ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/06/2021 5:57 AM by Reg Green
Saturday, 05 June 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald On May 22, Secretary of State Antony Blinken appeared on ABC’s “This Week,” where he reiterated the Administration’s intention to continue to provide the Jewish state with the military wherewithal to defend itself. This was clearly meant as a slapdown to Senator Bernie Sanders ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2021 7:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 05 June 2021
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The Economist review of Ed Husain's Among the Mosques was headed A parallel society is developing in parts of Muslim Britain and wasn't accessible. My immediate thoughts were what do they mean 'developing'? Those of us who once lived in, and still travel through areas now highly Muslim saw the development ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/05/2021 4:58 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 04 June 2021
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by Michael Curtis By coincidence there is presently discussion and evaluation of the life and work of two individuals, who can be regarded as contrasting illustrations of the good and the bad, honor and disgrace, of human beings.  At the top is the exotic Black Venus, Josephine Baker, the American-born ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2021 11:01 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 04 June 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Palestinians in Gaza are held in thrall by their Hamas rulers. They cannot vote them out: there have been no elections in fifteen years. They cannot rise in revolt: political dissidents are swiftly arrested, imprisoned, and in some cases, killed by Hamas goons. They cannot ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2021 7:11 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 04 June 2021
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by Jerry Gordon Senator Rand Paul during  US Senate Hearings on May 11, 2021, confronted Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy, and Infectious Diseases  (NIAID) with a question. Did his NIAID program fund what some bio research scientists, considered “dangerous” gain-of-function ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/04/2021 6:12 AM by Jerry Gordon
Thursday, 03 June 2021
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I found the story about the young woman abused on a Vienna train while researching about these notices (below) appearing around Vienna (and maybe other parts of Austria) following the publication by the University of Vienna of the Islam Landekarte or Islamic map.  This map, a proper academic work, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/03/2021 2:50 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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