The Iconoclast

Thursday, 23 October 2008
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To most readers of this site it will be obvious that you cannot equate Christian fundamentalists and Islamic fundamentalists.  A reminder -  hardly needed, but here it is anyway, from my piece last year - on why people do this and why it is stupid: You can get away with mentioning Muslims, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 2:17 PM by Mary Jackson
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
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Greenspan Concedes to `Flaw' in His Market Ideology  [headline of a news article] ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 2:07 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
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NER Old-Time Gospel Hour:    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NE1bjF_PgG8&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 9:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
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All the major news organizations have been harping for weeks that McCain's "negative" attacks on Obama are backfiring and "turning voters off." One can't help but wonder how they know this. Mickey Kaus writes: I never understand poll results like this: "[L]ess than ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 8:24 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
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Here is a google earth picture of Barack Obama's house. If you zoom out you will see what appears to be a mosque across the street. Here is a picture of the same house identified as belonging to Obama in Haute Living, but without the mosque in view. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 7:58 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
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Despite denials from the Obama campaign this seems like a clear endorsement by Hamas. Now comes word that Iran would like to see him occupying the White House too. Al Qaeda meanwhile has endorsed McCain. From AFP: Iranian parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Wednesday that Iran would prefer Democrat ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 6:52 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
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This is Joshua Rozenberg, husband of Melanie Phillips in The Telegraph The law lords ruled (yesterday) morning that it would be a “flagrant breach” of the European Convention on Human Rights for the government to remove a woman to Lebanon where she would automatically lose custody of her ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 3:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 23 October 2008
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From Ynet News of Israel, an example of what Patrick Sookhdeo means when he writes of Muslims “sacred space” ie that any piece of land once own or used by Muslims is forever Muslim. Cf Abu Izzadeen to John Reid on the subject of Leyton where I grew up “How dare you come to a Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2008 3:14 AM by Esmerelda WEatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=EQHLkMYX7M8 ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 4:08 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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MEMRI: In recent weeks, the Christians of Nineveh province in northern Iraq have been the target of a brutal campaign of murder, expulsion and home demolition, prompting thousands of Christian families to flee from the center of Mosul to the suburbs and to the villages north of the city. Christian ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 2:38 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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They're hoping we continue to squander men and treasure in the fruitless effort to remake Islamic societies. They want to continue to bleed us. WASHINGTON (AP) - Al-Qaida supporters suggested in a Web site message this week they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the U.S. as a way to usher ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 2:16 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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The atheist bus should follow all the handcarts and take the road to hell. I know it well: From Wikipedia: The A666 is a major road in Greater Manchester and Lancashire, England. Known as 'Bolton Road', or 'Blackburn Road' depending on which area it is in, it runs from Pendlebury near Manchester, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 11:56 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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   As far as I know, there aren’t many poems containing the word “loitering”. Loitering is something shady characters do in public lavatories or when casing a joint. Loitering, at least according to the police, is done “with intent”. In contrast, the loitering ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 9:01 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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For fear of offending Muslims (and we all know what can happen when Muslims get offended). Here is Fox News: One of the fall's most anticipated video games for the PlayStation 3, Sony's "LittleBigPlanet," had to be yanked from shelves at the last minute Monday because it might accidentally ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 8:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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Bendy buses are the devil's work. And now they are doing the devil's work. From the BBC:       Bendy-buses with the slogan "There's probably no God" could soon be running on the streets of London. The atheist posters are the idea of the British Humanist Association (BHA) ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 8:27 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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WSJ: While Sen. Obama has been buying advertising directly for his campaign, the Republicans have used party money for ads in support of Sen. McCain. Campaign finance law requires broadcasters to charge candidates the lowest rate that they charge any advertiser, but that benefit isn't offered to political ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 7:07 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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McCain and Palin have simply reached back in history to use an old code word for black. It set whites apart from those deemed unAmerican and those who could not be trusted during the communism scare. -- Lewis Diuguid Kansas City Star The first commenter writes: "No wonder the printed press ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 6:45 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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The Iranians have set pre-conditions to talks with an Obama Administration that include US withdrawal of forces in the region and non-recognition of stalwart ally, Israel. Looks like non-starters to me. But then Obama and key advisers are desperately seeking engagement with the black turbaned Mullahs, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 6:31 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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From the Manchester Evening News A naked man who got himself stuck up a chimney has been arrested. The trapped man's clothes were thought to have been ripped off as he struggled to free himself at the Tesco Express on Ormskirk Road in Pemberton, near Wigan, at 5.30am today. Buy one get one free? Fire ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 6:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 22 October 2008
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I have been waiting all morning for this story to appear on the website of the Copenhagen Post but as it hasn’t yet I will take it from Canada.Com. Denmark's justice ministry rejected Tuesday a bid by seven Muslim lobby groups to take the Jyllands-Posten to the Supreme Court for publishing controversial ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/22/2008 6:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 21 October 2008
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From today's Corriere della Sera:    Una sentenza senza precedenti contestata da Berlino   Stragi naziste: la Cassazione condanna la Germania a risarcire le vittime Per l'eccidio nell'Aretino di Civitella, Cornia e San Pancrazio (203 morti) del 29 giugno 1944 ROMA - Sentenza senza ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2008 11:35 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 21 October 2008
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http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=451Bd-UC8rw&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2008 7:06 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 21 October 2008
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... "authentic" (of people), "trope" or "self-authorship", as the writer of the piece in my last post does. And never trust anyone who, outside a building site or factory, says "blueprint", "raw materials" or "building blocks" . Michael ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2008 4:32 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 21 October 2008
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From The Telegraph An Afghan journalism student sentenced to death for allegedly ’insulting Islam’ had his conviction upheld but his sentence reduced to 20 years in prison by an Afghan central appeal court today. The prosecution alleged that Sayed Perwez Kambashkh, 24, downloaded from ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2008 4:21 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 21 October 2008
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If ever a word were overused by the self-serving twitterati, that word is "authentic". Sarah Palin is "authentic" - a snobby way of saying "a bit common". Barack Obama is "authentic" - a patronising way of saying "more than a bit black". Authentic ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2008 3:06 PM by Mary Jackson
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