The Iconoclast

Monday, 25 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis Coco Chanel, 1920 Pecunia non olet ( money doesn't smell) was the reply of the 7th century Roman Emperor Vespasian when he was criticised for imposing a new tax on the use of public urinals in Rome. The death on September  21, 2017, of Liliane Bettencourt, at 94, was a reminder ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2017 5:24 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 25 September 2017
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by Gary Fouse Yesterday's events on NFL Sunday have pushed me to the point of walking away from it all. First, players from the Ravens and Jaguars, playing in front of a British crowd in London, stood for God Save the Queen (as they should), but knelt for their own National Anthem. They embarrassed ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2017 5:12 AM by Gary Fouse
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Monday, 25 September 2017
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From the Daily Post Nigeria The National Christian Elders’ Forum (NCEF) has reacted angrily to comments by Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) led by Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, that CAN hates Islam. In a statement made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, CAN said ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/25/2017 3:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 24 September 2017
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  You want to know what Genocide is like in Sudan? WATCH  this video of indicted war criminal President Bashir's Rapid Support Force/Janjaweed militia celebrating the massacre at the Kalma IDP camp in Darfur with indiscriminate fire from heavily armed Toyota pickup trucks 'technicals' before they ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2017 8:45 PM by Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Jerome B. Gordon and Deborah P. Martin
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Sunday, 24 September 2017
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by Steve Hecht President Donald Trump stated in his campaign, “The United Nations is not a friend of democracy, it's not a friend to freedom.” His speech on Tuesday to the General Assembly called for improvement, for the United Nations to be a "more accountable and effective advocate for human ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2017 5:49 AM by Steve Hecht
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Sunday, 24 September 2017
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Kalma Sudan IDP Camp Protest in Darfur September 22, 2017   Friday, September 22, 2017 Sudan President Bashir’s armed forces and Rapid Support Force/Janjaweed militias fired on crowds of protesting displaced Darfuri citizens at the Kalma Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp. The toll of ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2017 12:27 AM by Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Jerome B. Gordon and Deborah P. Martin
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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It's a question because the US does not recognize that the morality of Islam is inverted. Good is bad and bad is good. Therefore, he felt that beheading his co-worker was the right thing to do. Non-Muslims must never "oppress" Muslims by being over them in any way - not even at work. Women cannot be ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2017 11:15 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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The nuclear powers' pledge to negotiate disarmament between themselves while discouraging other countries from becoming nuclear powers is essentially hypocrisy by Conrad Black This week I have been having a lively discussion with my very distinguished friend of many years, John Polanyi, winner ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2017 5:12 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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After the film circulated last week, of officers trying to keep order in a brawl being obstructed by worshippers more concerned about uniform shoes than the fighing within and without, some of us predicted that the result would be diversity training for the junior officers and grovelling apologies from ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2017 5:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis Personal rivalries in political organizations sometimes are akin to civil war. The story is told of the vicious remark by the prominent British Labour Party politiciam Ernest Bevin of his fellow politician Aneurin Bevan, creator of the British National Health Service. Someone ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2017 4:40 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 23 September 2017
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From the Times and the Daily Mail An Afghan who was brought up by foster parents in Oxford has been jailed for six and a half years after becoming a propagandist for Islamic State. Hussein Yusef, 21, arrived in Britain at 14 and applied for asylum. He spoke little English but made “remarkable ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/23/2017 4:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 September 2017
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WASHINGTON, DC:  This week, the World Council for the Cedars Revolution (WCCR) representatives, Tom Harb, John Hajjar and Joe Baini met with State Department, National Security Council and congressional officials to help advance bi-partisan legislation, sponsored by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Jeanne ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2017 3:25 PM by Tom Harb
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Friday, 22 September 2017
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A teenager is accused of buying the Parsons Green bomb from Amazon and filling it with knives and shrapnel with the intention of murdering dozens of rush hour commuters. Ahmed Hassan, 18, allegedly placed a bomb hidden in a Lidl bag and covered it with a pair of trousers on a District Line train and ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2017 10:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 September 2017
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From the Telegraph An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and possessing explosives over the Parsons Green Tube terrorist attack. Ahmed Hassan, of Sunbury, in Surrey, is accused of attempting to murder people travelling on a District Line train in last Friday's bombing, Scotland ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2017 9:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 22 September 2017
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He called out North Korea and Iran for the lying evildoers that they are. by Conrad Black It is becoming difficult to believe that the ever-more-silly entertainment world, an echo chamber of escalating primal imbecilic utterances in a hall of mirrors, festers in the same country that, as ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2017 5:25 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 22 September 2017
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From the Swiss edition of The Local Swiss federal prosecutors have brought charges against leading members of the country’s largest Islamic organization in a criminal probe into jihadist propaganda. Swiss media reported on Thursday that the president and two members of the governing board of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2017 2:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 21 September 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed, a homosexual imam from Algeria who now lives in France, and who opened a one-room mosque in Paris five years ago that admits homosexuals, is now working with Seyran Ates, the German-Turkish lawyer (significantly, she is a Kurd, an ethnic identity that ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2017 5:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 21 September 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple At Nîmes station, you pay 80 centimes to go to the lavatory (it recently went up from 70 centimes). What do you get for your money? The facilities have recently been refurbished. There is now an automated entrance machine, into which you pay your fee: though the supervising ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/21/2017 4:51 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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For the past two days, indicted war criminal President Omar al-Bashir has been visiting internally displaced person camps in Darfur. He is endeavoring to project the image of reaching out to the very same indigenous African people that his National Congress Party has committed to ethnically cleanse, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2017 8:35 PM by Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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Lunchtime news from the Telegraph Two more men have been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green bombing, taking the total to five. Scotland Yard said men aged 30 and 48 were detained during a raid by counter-terrorism officers at a home in Newport, South Wales at around 5.10am on Wednesday. A ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2017 7:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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The girl in question - one may safely assume she was another Muslim, though her precise ethnic background is not specified - was just fourteen. Yet another story featuring one of those poor "persecuted" "Rohingya" Muslim "refugees" from Myanmar. As reported by Emma Younger for the ABC. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-20/mother-groom-warned-marriage-to-14yo-melbourne-girl-illegal/8964056 "Groom ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2017 6:55 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Wednesday, 20 September 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum Victor Davis Hanson writes about Hollywood's and the hippy movement's romantization of the "lost cause" which remains a strong element in the American psyche. The Civil War was seen by many as the heroic resistance of the idyllic agrarian South to the souless industrial juggernaught ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/20/2017 6:52 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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His name is "Nur Islam" - that is, "Light of Islam".  The linked report includes footage of this so-called 'Light of Islam' pouring petrol in a bank waiting room - full of people - and igniting it.  Light of Islam, indeed. And let us all bear in mind that this man is one of those poor, poor 'Rohingya' ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2017 8:30 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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by Gary Fouse Conservative pundit Ben Shapiro was able to complete his speech at the University of California last week thanks to the campus and Berkeley police shedding their potted plant costumes and ensuring that free speech was actually possible. Now comes the big storm. September 24-27 has ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2017 7:54 AM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis During his speech to the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday September 19, 2017 President Donald Trump was heard muttering to himself, "Is it for all time or simply a lark, is it a deal not worth thinking of, or is it at long last friendship?" A week before, on September ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/19/2017 7:21 AM by Michael Curtis
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