The Iconoclast

Saturday, 18 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis The meaningful, if unstated, question is whether the Beatles, the enormously sucessful rock band formed in Liverpool, northern England in 1960, can save William Gladstone, the British politician and leader of the Liberal Party who served as prime minister for 12 years in non-consecutive ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/18/2017 8:44 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 17 November 2017
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Prof. Phyllis Chesler's new book should be renamed "J'Accuse." And that accusation should be aimed at Islamist apartheid as well as at the Western feminists who justify or ignore it. Rochel Sylvetsky writes in Israel National News: It takes courage – although Prof. Phyllis Chesler probably ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2017 5:48 AM by NER
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Friday, 17 November 2017
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by A.J. Caschetta The Taylor Force Act (TFA) passed the House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously on Wednesday and is expected to pass the full house with wide bipartisan support. The Taylor Force Act marks a noble and long overdue departure from the “anything goes” attitude ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/17/2017 5:22 AM by A.J. Caschetta
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Thursday, 16 November 2017
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Bruce Bawer writes in PJ Media: (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus) Phyllis Chesler's new collection of articles, Islamic Gender Apartheid: Exposing a Veiled War against Woman, is shot through with a notes-from-the-front-lines urgency and a righteous rage. The earliest of these pieces date back to ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2017 7:49 AM by NER
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Thursday, 16 November 2017
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I'm afraid I don't have pictures of everyone there. Notable NER authors missing in the pictures below are James Como, G. Murphy Donovan and Evelyn Hooven. It was held at the beautiful and spacious home of Nahma Sandrow and William Meyers The food was delicious. Catered by Pini Ben-Ari of Olive ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/16/2017 5:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis That face, that face, that wonderful face. It shines, it glows, all over the place. Who would have thought that this face was the contenance of a Hollywood siren who was also a brilliant scientist whose invention helped pave the way for present day Wifi, GPS, and Bluetooth? We ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2017 10:16 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “It’s not just about sexual violence. For some students it’s just another way for Europeans to gang up against a prominent Muslim intellectual. We must protect Muslim students who believe and trust in him, and protect that trust.” The statement by Eugene Rogan, director ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2017 8:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
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It has the trappings of a partisan hit job. by Conrad Black It is hard not to look upon the Roy Moore imbroglio as another well-timed hit-job from a familiar and well-practiced source — the same people who thought they had destroyed the Trump campaign by releasing the Billy Bush tape from ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/15/2017 6:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis One of the most popular arias in the opera catalogue, sung by the licentious Duke of Mantua in Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto is the tenor song, La donna a mobile. Its opening, qual piuma al vento ( woman is fickle like a feather in the wind) , is a cynical masculine put down sung ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2017 6:34 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 14 November 2017
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There is a HUGE problem with the coverage that Poland's Independence day has received in Israel and in the wider west. The usual far-left media, the same media that lies NON STOP about Israel and calls almost any patriotic movement "far-right" has decided to portray 60,000 Poles with flags as Nazis. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/14/2017 5:03 AM by Brian of London
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Monday, 13 November 2017
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Ever the defiant indicted war criminal President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan arrived in Uganda for a three day state visit.  This despite Uganda being a signatory of the Treaty of Rome that founded the International Criminal Court implemented in 2002 and two outstanding International Criminal Court arrest ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/13/2017 9:27 PM by Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Jerome B. Gordon and Deborah P. Martin
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Sunday, 12 November 2017
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Saturday, 11 November 2017
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From the French edition of The Local A French mayor and dozens of other MPs and elected councillors from around the Paris region sang the Marseillaise on Friday as they marched towards around 200 Muslim worshippers in a bid to stop them praying in the street. The stand off which was caught in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/11/2017 2:58 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 10 November 2017
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The realm of higher learning is a tenebrous thicket of extravagance, faddishness and oppressive political correctness by Conrad Black Last week, I discussed deteriorating results in Ontario students’ mathematics tests, but had little space to lay out broader views on education. Apart from ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2017 5:02 PM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 10 November 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr.’s letter criticizing a previous correspondent’s assertions about Islam first made the point that the Qur’an is full of references to “love” and “mercy” and “peace,” that where in the Qur’an violence appears, it was merely descriptive of what the early Muslims, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2017 5:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 10 November 2017
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In 1979, while planning an international women’s conference, I was raped by my supervisor by Phyllis Chesler I stand with the hundreds of women who have come forward to name their sexual harassers and rapists. And—”me too.” I have been sexually harassed and propositioned as a teenager, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/10/2017 5:03 AM by Phyllis Chesler
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald John Hamed, Jr. is the public relations officer of the Islamic Society of New Castle, Ohio, who wrote a letter, purporting to correct misperceptions about Islam, to the New Castle News: We write this to take exception to the letter published Oct. 4 in the New Castle News, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 6:31 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
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Elder of Ziyon writes in the Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.   Islamic Gender Apartheid: Exposing a Veiled War Against Women. Phyllis Chesler. Published by New English Review Press, 2017. $29.99 pp.462     Phyllis Chesler is a true liberal – and as such, she is a thorn ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 5:11 AM by NER
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis Chevalier of French Legion of Honor How long has this been going on? Once one could speak with sardonic reference about Hollywood, labelled that screwy, ballyhoey, superconey Hollywood. Now, it is the source of multiple allegations of harassment, sexual abuse, rape, and discrimation. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/09/2017 4:50 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 08 November 2017
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See here.   Quadrant opened the article for reader Comment, and the comments are of interest. https://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2017/11/noble-quran-calling-violent-jihad-australia/ Durie states, early on in the piece, that "The Noble Quran", one of the most widely-available editions of the Quran ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2017 7:21 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Wednesday, 08 November 2017
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But the theft and erasure of Sabina Spielrein’s intellectual legacy by the psychoanalytic establishment may be an even more troubling crime by Phyllis Chesler In August 2012, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, a protest took place critiquing a plaque that memorialized the 27,000 “citizens” who were ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/08/2017 4:21 AM by Phyllis Chesler
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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by Gary Fouse The more I learn about James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email scandal, the less I like him. Being a retired DEA agent, I happen to know several FBI agents who think very highly of Comey as opposed to their low opinion of Robert Mueller, his predecessor and the current ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 4:17 PM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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From the Times, Breitbart the Independent and the Daily Mail A leader of one of Britain’s most prominent mosques is a ruling member of Hamas, which is designated a terrorist organisation. Mohammed Sawalha, a trustee of the Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, has been appointed a member of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 12:53 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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At this point, the Trump-Russia investigation is an embarrassment to America. by Conrad Black I have scoured the American and some international media in vain to find any recognition of what a Gordian knot of absurdity the investigative pretzel of official Washington has become. No one seems ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 8:12 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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by Conrad Black The pretense of the Democrats to derive some pleasure from the Manafort and Gates indictments and the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos is one of the more challenging attempts at moralistic theatrics Senator Chuck Schumer has attempted in the last year. It doesn't quite measure ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 4:26 AM by Conrad Black
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