The Iconoclast

Monday, 14 August 2017
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by Gary Fouse We have not heard the last from Charlottesville. On the contrary, we will be hearing about it for years. It will be the central theme of interfaith events far off into the future. It will be part and parcel of liberal media talking points about the dangers from the right. In short, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2017 2:11 PM by Gary Fouse
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Monday, 14 August 2017
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From Sky News Transport for London (TfL) has pulled a road safety campaign featuring a young Muslim girl wearing a hijab following accusations it was "sexualising" a child. The £2m Children's Traffic Club campaign shows a three or four-year-old girl called Razmi wearing a religious headscarf as she ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2017 1:32 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 14 August 2017
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OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Suspected Islamist militants killed at least 18 people and wounded several during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital overnight, but security forces shot dead both attackers and freed people trapped inside the building. "This is a terrorist attack," Communications ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/14/2017 7:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 13 August 2017
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After Charlottesville, a little reflection, a little healing, a little remembering on a beautiful Sunday morning. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/13/2017 7:15 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 13 August 2017
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The Second Vice-President of Sudan Hasabo Mohamed Abderhaman met with the five Governors of Darfur and the so-called Higher Commission for the Collection of Unlicensed Firearms and Vehicles on August 7, 2017 in El Fashir, the capital city of North Darfur.  He stated that he was carrying out a campaign ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/13/2017 5:05 AM by Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Jerry Gordon and Deborah Martin
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Saturday, 12 August 2017
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It has been painful to read and watch the asinine Canadian media reaction to the North Korean crisis. The focus has not been on the lunacy of the North Korean regime but on President Trump. by Conrad Black It has been painful to read and watch the generally asinine Canadian media reaction ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2017 7:41 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 12 August 2017
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Another article from The Chronicle When a major police operation to tackle suspected sex exploitation on Tyneside was kicked-off it sparked a wave of publicity. The Chronicle printed numerous stories focusing on the work of ‘Operation Sanctuary’ as police urged potential victims to come forward and ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2017 2:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 12 August 2017
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From the Chronicle, newspaper of Newcastle and the North East Twenty five taxi drivers have had their licences taken off them as the shockwaves from Tyneside’s biggest exploitation investigation continue. We can today reveal that the cabbies were taken off the roads following the launch of Operation ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/12/2017 1:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 11 August 2017
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There’s no ‘extreme vetting,’ no outreach to moderates, and too much coziness with Riyadh, writes Ayaan Hirsi Ali in the Wall Street Journal: Candidate Donald Trump vowed to take a fresh approach to Islamic extremism. He ditched the politically correct language of the Obama administration by ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/11/2017 10:26 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 11 August 2017
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by Michael Curtis Songwriters and poets have depicted their dislike of barriers. In his only cowboy song Cole Porter in 1934 proclaimed “Don’t fence me in… give me land, lots of land.” Robert Frost told us, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.”  However, both would have been surprised ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/11/2017 10:01 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 11 August 2017
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I formed the opinion that the tide of public opinion had turned shortly after the jihadi murder of Lee Rigby in 2013. Gradually, through jihad attacks abroad, the growing horror of the Muslim rape gangs in England (and it will be happening in the big cities of Wales and Scotland also, make no mistake), ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/11/2017 1:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 10 August 2017
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by Michael Curtis Life is not just a bowl of cherries, nor is life necessarily a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury. However, both life and politics can benefit from advice and warnings provided by tales and fiction. This is certainly relevant to the present political and military ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/10/2017 4:52 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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As the Daily Mail put it - yet another Rochdale. This time it is the result of the investigation in Newcastle called Operation Shelter which is part of the bigger Operation Sanctuary. Interested parties have been keeping an eye out for reports. and reporting restrictions were lifted today. From the ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2017 3:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum Though he served as a foreign policy advisor to the Trump campaign in 2016, Dr. Walid Phares did not join the ranks of the administration in 2017. After election-day, as he returned to the private sector, he told diplomats and journalists, who continued to seek his assessments, ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2017 1:48 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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Trump opponents need to understand what the alternative is. by Conrad Black The battle lines have been so sharply drawn, in what is now a bloodless civil war for direction of U.S. public policy, that the two sides cannot really communicate with each other. There is a commendable candor in ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2017 8:19 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple The rule of law is not at all the same thing as the rule of laws, or the preeminence of law in our lives; indeed, they are almost opposite, insofar as one of the objects of the rule of law is to make the legally permissible and impermissible knowable to the citizen in advance. ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2017 5:06 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 09 August 2017
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From the French edition of The Local, Sky News and Reuters A car that ploughed into soldiers in the town of Levallois-Perret (see below) in the northwestern suburbs of Paris on Wednesday morning has injured six people, two seriously, French press reports are saying.  Police are currently looking ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/09/2017 3:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 08 August 2017
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by Michael Curtis Hubert Butler Perhaps, as the Irish writer Jonathan Swift asserted, it’s useless to attempt to reason people out of a thing they weren’t reason into. Yet, in the current midst of manifestations of the bad and the ugly in Germany and Britain, it is a pleasure to see the recognition ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/08/2017 12:34 PM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 08 August 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The Duke of Marlborough was recently interviewed on English television, where he declared that decades ago, when he served time in prison — yes, even dukes go to prison, something to do with a cocaine and heroin habit, and burglaries to pay for it  — he became a Muslim in order ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/08/2017 6:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 07 August 2017
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Almost all Canadians are altruistic and want treaties that have been violated to be honoured with compensation. But they are tired of grovelling to complainants. by Conrad Black It is surely time for a serious, non-partisan, open-minded public policy discussion of the subject of Indigenous ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/07/2017 9:42 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 06 August 2017
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From Sky News A terror investigation has been launched in Paris after a man with a blade tried to force his way into the Eiffel Tower. A judicial official said a man holding a knife shouted "Allahu akbar" - the Arabic phrase for "God is great" - and tried to access a secure zone during Saturday ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/06/2017 10:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 05 August 2017
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by Gary Fouse On Thursday night, I watched a segment of Tucker Carlson's Fox News show with great interest. Carlson was interviewing Lee Cheng of the Asian American Coalition for Education about the planned Department of Justice probe into the question of discrimination against Asian-American ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/05/2017 7:26 AM by Gary Fouse
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Saturday, 05 August 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Mirza Ghulam Ahmad  A recent letter to the editor of The Oregonian — just one of many similar letters being sent out by energetic Ahmadis — makes the predictable claims, denies any justification for terrorism in the “Holy Qur’an,” calls “true Islam” a “religion of peace,” ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/05/2017 7:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 04 August 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz It would create a two-tier system where the privileged class could get different, reputably better doctors who would accept higher payments. Where "higher payments" made illegal, because, say, "un-American," as indeed a two-tier system would be, the result would be a ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/04/2017 9:52 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Friday, 04 August 2017
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From Seven News Sydney The men charged over an alleged terror plot on a plane set to depart Sydney airport may have identified local trains and buses as potential backup targets. After the plan to blow up the plane mid-flight was thwarted at check-in, police are looking at the possibility that ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/04/2017 6:29 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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