The Iconoclast

Monday, 25 October 2021
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From  IOL,  Reuters and Al Jazeera  Cairo - Islamic state claimed responsibility for a bomb attack that killed at least one person in Uganda's capital Kampala on Saturday night, the militant group said in a statement posted in an affiliated Telegram channel late on Sunday. The group said that ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/25/2021 2:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 24 October 2021
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The Jewish concept of righteousness cannot be molded to fit a preoccupation with “social justice” that threatens the Jewish future.  by Matthew Hausman The concept of the “Righteous Gentile” is originally rooted in the Torah’s recognition that members of other nations can serve the G-d of ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/24/2021 8:04 AM by Matthew Hausman
Sunday, 24 October 2021
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CAIRO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on a village this week in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a statement published on Friday on its affiliated Telegram channels. Residents of Kalembo village told Reuters that rebels killed 16 people and ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/24/2021 6:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 23 October 2021
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From the Daily Mail and the Times In 2018, the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) (also called the 'Nudge Unit', well known now during the pandemic for less than subtle nagging to wear a mask, get a vaccination, obey the rules, be good and Father Christmas might allow you something nice...But back in ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2021 12:50 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 23 October 2021
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by Michael Curtis Bei mir bist du schoen.  Of all the persons I’ve known, you’re really swell, I have to admit you two deserve expressions that really fit you. I’ll use English to help tell you how grand you are. Two titans, black celebrities who achieved success and fame at the pinnacle of ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2021 5:51 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 23 October 2021
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by Reg Green Thinking of William Shatner's exemplary comment that he hoped he would never get over his wonder at seeing our globe from space, I remembered that Noel Coward once said that the bar of the pre-World War II Shanghai Club was so long that if you laid your cheek on it you could see ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2021 1:20 AM by Reg Green
Friday, 22 October 2021
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From the people who brought you humiliation in Afghanistan. by Bruce Bawer It wasn’t a joke. Or, at least, it wasn’t meant as a joke. “Today on International Pronouns Day,” tweeted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday, “we share why many people list pronouns on their email and social ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2021 9:08 AM by Bruce Bawer
Friday, 22 October 2021
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by Geoffrey Clarfield A few months ago, I was reading an article from the news station France 24, a piece from its Beirut offices, which reports the news out of Syria in much greater detail and frequency than one can find in America. This is because, after WWI, France was the occupying power ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2021 5:37 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Friday, 22 October 2021
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by Gary Fouse On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before Congress. He faced tough questioning from Republicans on a variety of issues including the memo he just sent to the FBI directing them to investigate alleged intimidation of school board members by angry parents who ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2021 5:27 AM by Gary Fouse
Thursday, 21 October 2021
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The man accused of murdering Sir David Amess in a terrorist attack allegedly began plotting to kill an MP two years ago, a court has heard. Ali Harbi Ali, 25, was charged on Thursday with stabbing to death the Southend West MP during a constituency surgery in Leigh-on-Sea in Essex last Friday.   Mr ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2021 2:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 21 October 2021
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by Phyllis Chesler The disturbing midnight phone calls began this past weekend in Kabul. The caller, a man, said that he represents a group known as “Humans First” and that the family is on a flight manifest out. Then, he requests personal information. This is all a ruse. Also, “People ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2021 8:28 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Thursday, 21 October 2021
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by Theodore Dalrymple Many years ago, a friend of mine was admitted for investigation to the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in London. His tests seemed to take a very long time, and it was only as he left that a doctor told my friend that he had been retained in the hospital in order to occupy ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2021 7:31 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 21 October 2021
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by Lev Tsitrin Heinrich Heine As King Solomon observed way back when, nothing is new under the sun. The recent vote of New York City Council to move the statue of Thomas Jefferson out of sight -- i.e. out of their meeting room where it stood since 1915, consequently moving him out of mind, reminded ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2021 6:35 AM by Lev Tsitrin
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
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by Michael Curtis Fatin Al Tamimi When Irish eyes are smiling, you know there’s something afoot. Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell people to go to hell so that they will look forward to the trip. For many centuries the Irish people and the Jewish people have suffered cruel persecution ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/20/2021 5:06 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
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The elder brother (Ismail Abedi) of Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi has left the UK ahead of an appearance at a public inquiry into the terror attack.  The bomber's childhood friend was arrested on Monday trying to leave the country, the inquiry has heard. Both Ismail Abedi and ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/19/2021 12:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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