The Iconoclast

Friday, 20 January 2017
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Watching the inauguration of President Trump live on British TV. Also in the Telegraph. Good luck to President Trump, Mr Pence and their families. Greetings to our American cousins.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 11:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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by Gary Fouse Marc Lemont Hill is a professor at Morehouse College. He is better known as a cable TV commentator previously at Fox News and more frequently at CNN. Hill is usually more congenial when debating conservatives, but he really made a splash last week when he referred to prominent blacks ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 7:39 AM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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I'm a bit later than usual with this, but immediately after Christmas the weather was a bit dull and wet. However the last couple of days have been crisp and clear with cold starlit nights and frost. This was a walk along the Mardyke Valley earlier this week. The ponds were frozen and there was a ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 5:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple When I asked my young patients what their best qualities were, they would almost invariably reply: “I am tolerant and non-judgmental.” “If you don’t judge people,” I would ask, “how can you be tolerant?” They did not grasp at once what I meant, so I would explain: “If ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 5:39 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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Steve Emerson writes in IPT: On Nov. 16, 2014, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the unusual step of designating the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), and the Muslim American Society (MAS) – as terrorist organizations. They were among 83 groups named for their connections to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 4:28 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 20 January 2017
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Melbourne is the site of the Australian Open happening now - lots of tourists, lots of media. The Middle-Eastern looking driver was reportedly yelling "Allahu Ahkbar!" Patrick Poole has a preliminary report in PJMedia. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/20/2017 4:16 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 19 January 2017
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Posted on 01/19/2017 8:10 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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Add to the list of foreign policy failures by the departing Obama Administration is his last minute executive order partially lifting sanctions on agricultural and transportation trade. It also unfreezes assets in the US of the corrupt regime of indicted war criminal President Omar Bashir.  The sanctions ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 3:55 PM by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah and Jerry Gordon
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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Progressive Activists Try to Deflect Blame for Their Own Campus Anti-Semitism by Richard L. Cravatts In early December, a bipartisan Congressional bill, H.R. 6421/S. 10, the “Antisemitism Awareness Act,” took on a long-overdue task, namely, increasing “understanding of the parameters of contemporary ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 3:26 PM by Richard L. Cravatts
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Kenneth Timmerman Democrats joining the puerile food fight Rep. John Lewis started with the President-Elect may soon live to regret it. Donald Trump has promised a vigorous legislative agenda for his first one-hundred days, and has the majorities in Congress to make good on that promise. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 1:20 PM by Kenneth Timmerman
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Conrad Black The CNN hype of the farrago of scatological nonsense about the president-elect and the Russian government ends the pre-inaugural interlude on an all-time triumph of media unprofessionalism, malice, and outright idiocy, by the most bigoted of all large American news outlets. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 12:30 PM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Gary Fouse On Tuesday evening, I happened to watch Fox News’ Tucker Carlson’s show in which one of his guests was Sam Moore of the famous duo of the 1960s, Sam and Dave (the latter is now deceased.) The topic under discussion was the refusal of so many pop stars to appear at the presidential ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 9:07 AM by Gary Fouse
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Wednesday, 18 January 2017
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by Michael Curtis Another opening, another show. International politics has taken its cue from Cole Porter. Not far from Broadway, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is due to meet on January 18, 2017 to reiterate its favorite topic, condemnation of the State of Israel. It follows the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/18/2017 7:25 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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Fort Lauderdale shooter says he carried out attack for ISIS (CNN) Esteban Santiago, the man charged with killing five people at the Fort Lauderdale airport, told FBI agents he carried out the attack on behalf of ISIS, FBI special agent Michael Ferlazzo testified at Santiago's bond hearing Tuesday. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2017 12:54 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 17 January 2017
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Kimberly Baxter writes in the Library of Social Science: In The Cunning of History: The Holocaust and the American Future, Richard Rubenstein writes, One of the least helpful ways of understanding the Holocaust is to regard the destruction process as the work of a small group of irresponsible ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/17/2017 9:09 AM by Richard L. Rubenstein
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Monday, 16 January 2017
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Press release from Liberty GB: Fiyaz Mughal On Monday 30 January 2017, one of the most important political show trials of the century is taking place at Southwark Crown Court in London. One of our Liberty GB Executive Council members, Tim Burton, is being prosecuted for the heinous crime of ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2017 10:06 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 16 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Palestinian” leader Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on religion, one Mahmoud Al-Habbash, has declared that a move of the American embassy to Jerusalem by the Trump administration would constitute “a declaration of war on all Muslims,” and then threatened: “This will not pass in silence.” ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2017 8:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 16 January 2017
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Breaking news from Nigeria. From Nigeria Today, The Pulse and The Nation A twin bomb blasts have reportedly killed many at the mosque of the University of Maiduguri, Borno state.The tragic incident occurred this Monday, January 16 morning at the mosque during fajr prayers  (dawn prayers). Many are ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/16/2017 2:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 15 January 2017
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You will find them at the following link.  An article well worth reading, and worthy of the widest possible circulation. http://www.israellycool.com/2017/01/10/an-open-letter-to-the-paris-peace-summit-delegates/ "An Open Letter to the Paris "Peace" Summit Delegates". Mrs Stern proposes a graduated ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2017 5:02 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 15 January 2017
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Just follow the link supplied; and then be sure to click on the embedded links which will direct you to the items that our intrepid Israeli friend has selected (out of a field simply packed with possible candidates)  in order to create what might be described as a little alphabet of horrors.   http://www.israellycool.com/2017/01/12/p-is-for-palestine/ Israellycool's ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/15/2017 4:29 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Saturday, 14 January 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Archaeologists are interested in the rubbish left by past civilizations: by their detritus shall ye know them. What people throw away reveals as much about them as what they buy in the first place. But we don’t need to await the passage of three millennia before the study ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2017 5:53 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 14 January 2017
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by Conrad Black The recent Finance Canada report projecting Canadian federal budgetary deficits into the 2050s must stand as one of the most inane Canadian public documents of recent memory. The deficit could be eliminated any year on a few months’ notice, so the document is just an alarmist ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2017 5:23 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 14 January 2017
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by Gary Fouse I recall the first George W. Bush inauguration in 2001 after he won  the presidency and protesters threw eggs at his motorcade as he and Laura proceeded to the White House. It was pretty ugly - if you have any respect for the peaceful transfer of power in this country. Compared ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2017 5:14 AM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 13 January 2017
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From the Herald Sun A CHILD bride was raped by her husband after being forced into marriage by a prominent Melbourne imam, police allege. The girl, aged under 16, was allegedly married in a traditional Islamic ceremony by prominent cleric Ibrahim Omerdic. Is is alleged that in the days after the ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2017 2:49 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 13 January 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald On the matter of Israel, French Jews, and the “Palestinians,” Fillon has made various remarks, some of which have disturbed, and some of which have pleased, France’s Jews. He did say at one point that Muslims in France were being held “hostage” by fundamentalists, who wanted ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2017 8:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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