The Iconoclast

Friday, 10 September 2021
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by Lev Tsitrin I wonder how the tribes inhabiting Amazon jungle manage to survive. There are predators lurking all around, on the ground, in the trees, in the water. And yet, humans survive, generation after generation. What helps them, one would think, is that the enemy is clearly marked: snakes, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2021 8:59 AM by Lev Tsitrin
Friday, 10 September 2021
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by Michael Curtis Tough guys in films are strong, determined, heroic, charming, coolly confident in the face of danger, even when they are dealing with difficult or violent situations. Their victories are inevitable. In Hollywood, a number of actors have made careers, or started their careers, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2021 8:32 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 10 September 2021
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From the New Zealand Herald.  A teenager has appeared in court charged with threatening to kill non-Muslims. The 19-year-old appeared by audiovisual link at North Shore District Court this afternoon, one week after a terrorist went on a stabbing frenzy in New Lynn. His name and identifying ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/10/2021 4:14 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 09 September 2021
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From the Independent.  A Taliban member reportedly compared women to “sliced melons” being sold in a market in misogynist and objectifying remarks to a journalist in a video that has since gone viral on social media. The video, shared by a BBC Persian correspondent on Twitter, showed the Taliban ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2021 9:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 09 September 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple If politicians were held to the same standards of honesty as businessmen, all those in Britain would long ago have been imprisoned for such gross misrepresentation that it amounted to deliberate fraud. There is in Britain—or at least it is claimed that there is in Britain—something ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2021 5:36 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 09 September 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Rashida Tlaib (D.-Nablus) is still conducting her endless campaign of vilification and hate directed at Israel. A report on her latest attack is here: “Media Bias Provides Cover for Rashida Tlaib’s Efforts to Hide Palestinian Terror,” by Gidon Ben-zvi, Algemeiner, September ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2021 5:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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PARIS, Sept 8 (Reuters) - A French-Moroccan believed to be the only surviving member of a group that killed 130 people in a rampage across Paris described himself on Wednesday as "an Islamic State soldier" at the start of the trial into the 2015 attacks. Salah Abdeslam appeared in court dressed in ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2021 8:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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by G. Murphy Donovan “Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.” – H. L. Mencken “Presser” is media slang for press conference, in theory an opportunity for political mandarins to keep the public informed. The difference between a Trump and Biden presser is astonishing, especially ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2021 8:05 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Not everyone is convinced that the recent meeting of Naftali Bennett with Joe Biden, despite their supposedly becoming, according to Biden, “close friends” (how “close” can that friendship be after a single meeting lasting 50 minutes?) was a success from Israel’s point of view. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2021 7:57 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 08 September 2021
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We jail one more, and still they keep a-comin'.... From the London Evening Standard Fahd Ismail, from south east London, admitted six charges relating to offences under the Terrorism Act dating back to 2017. The 33-year-old shared information online encouraging “violent Jihad” and “glorifying acts ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2021 2:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
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From Arab News and The Times LONDON: Daesh terrorists responsible for the 2015 attacks in Paris that killed 130 people have said they abandoned plans for a similar attack in London because of Britain’s “more advanced secret service” and “better surveillance.” One man currently on trial in France ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2021 1:15 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
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by Conrad Black As cant and emotionalism subside, it is becoming possible to give a clear and fair assessment of the performance of the Biden Administration and of the president himself: a total failure.  The shortfall of 500,000 in the expected net new job figures for August shows that stagflation ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2021 7:35 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler co-authored by: Mandy Sanghera This post is part of an ongoing series of reports on the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan and its impact on women by feminist author Phyllis Chesler. Donate to the Afghan Feminist Refugee Fund It is horrendous enough that Afghan allies (feminists, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2021 7:08 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
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by Conrad Black Pakistani President Imran Khan In the afterglow of the shambles of American and NATO policy in Afghanistan, it is probably a good time to review American strategic thinking in the Mideast and South Asia generally. While the Cold War was in progress and the Nehru-Gandhi Congress ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2021 6:14 AM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 07 September 2021
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The indifference of Hamas to the wellbeing of those it claims to represent and care about – the Palestinians – is well known. After all, the terror group’s modus operandi is designed to put the Palestinian civilians in maximum peril. In Gaza, Hamas hides its vast store of weapons ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2021 6:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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