The Iconoclast

Monday, 22 May 2017
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Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Deputy Assistant to President Trump.   May 22, 2017  Republished from Dr. Rich Swier eMagazne Following President Trump very presidential speech at the gathering of the Saudi –led “virtual caliphate,” the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, convened by Saudi King ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 11:09 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan In April, I wrote a piece for the Small Wars Journal, “Why We Lose,” that recommended some new initiatives that might change the vectors of foreign policy under the Trump administration. The principal recommendation for NATO reform was to expel Turkey, recognize Kurdistan, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 6:08 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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To Woolwich for the memorial march for the fourth anniversary of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby. I have attended this in previous years. There is a memorial to Fusilier Rigby in his home town of Middleton Greater Manchester; in London his name is listed outside the local football team's ground ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 1:20 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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I want to thank King Salman for his extraordinary words, and the magnificent Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for hosting today’s summit. I am honored to be received by such gracious hosts. I have always heard about the splendor of your country and the kindness of your citizens, but words do not do justice to ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 10:10 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple A few years ago, I was taken to lunch in a grand New York club by some very rich men. They gave me the benefit of their opinion on Britain’s rigid class system. They appeared not to notice that, at that very moment, they were being served by a flurry of obsequious men, whose ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 5:26 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 21 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald From National Review comes this story, disturbingly similar to many others, about the death of freedom of speech on college campuses: “Fired for Reporting the Truth,” by Andy Ngo, May 12, 2017. The crime for which the author was fired from his job on the campus newspaper at ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/21/2017 5:13 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum We are heartened that President Trump is moving forward on several of his former foreign policy advisor Walid Phares’ ideas concerning the Middle East. The creation of safe zones in Syria is one such plan, another is the formation of an Arab NATO – a mutual defense pact against ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 3:11 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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by Conrad Black Even allowing for the astonishing pyrotechnics of current American politics, the Canadian journalistic reaction has been rather disappointing. Canadians have a unique ring-side seat on American personalities and events, and flatter themselves that they know that country better ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 4:35 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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From the Daily Mail The pamphlet has been published by the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), which represents more than 18,000 head teachers and college leaders.  It recommends teenagers should not stay up late praying during this summer's exam period because 'extra devotions in ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 3:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 20 May 2017
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From the Eastern Daily Press The University of East Anglia (UEA) students learned a week before Ramadan, through an unofficial source, that they were to temporarily lose their prayer room due to a £2m refurbishment of its main lecture theatres. Instead they were offered the Multi-Faith Centre ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/20/2017 3:11 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 19 May 2017
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Israeli troops approach Temple Mount, June 7, 1967 The 28th of Iyar in the Hebrew Calendar falls on May 23, 2017. It marks the 50th anniversary of the June Six Days War in1967 that resulted in the incredibly swift victory by Israeli forces against the massed armies and air forces of the United Arab ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/19/2017 4:06 PM by Shoshana Bryen, Mike Bates and Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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by Nidra Poller The sun is shining, the air is sweet and breezy, the birds are chirping and the jacandas are ablaze in purple blossoms. I'm like a restless pupil in summertime, looking out the window and aching to run out of the classroom and dive into glorious nature. Far away in Paris, François ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 12:35 PM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis Don’t send in the clowns. No one from rocket scientist to barely educated person is likely to deny that China has a connection to the Great Wall of China, or that Egypt has a connection with the Pyramids. Yet UNESCO is funny that way. On October 12, 2016, by a vote of  24 to ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 8:18 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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The way the Senate is dragging out Trump's appointments, we'll be dealing with this kind of thing for some time. From the IPT: Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly Donald Trump might be the president of the United States, but the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 6:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 18 May 2017
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Yes, they have their vices, but where it counts – from public transport to tourism – they’re pretty much superior by Theodore Dalrymple The French election, of unprecedented interest, hazard and potential for violence, has been largely about who is to blame. Blame for what, exactly? For the ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/18/2017 4:53 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
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He needs to change his tone — and show that he’s the serious man in Washington. by Conrad Black A change of pace and tone by the president is the best way to end the war of attrition that has overtaken and partly anesthetized the entire process of government in Washington. The bombastic ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2017 9:05 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 17 May 2017
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Hannah R. Rubenstein Since its inaugural event in 201l, I’ve gone to four of the six Jerusalem Post’s day-long annual Israel conferences, held in Manhattan (May 7th being the latest). Cost is reasonable (about half of AIPAC), the commute from Connecticut is short, and the program features key ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/17/2017 5:37 AM by Hannah R. Rubenstein
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017
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Hat tip Investigative Project on Terrorism by Gary Fouse For some time now I have been writing about the nationwide activities of Students for Justice in Palestine, an organization with well over 100 chapters at universities across the nation.The organization was co-founded by University of ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/16/2017 4:32 AM by Gary Fouse
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Monday, 15 May 2017
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New English Review Press is pleased to announce the publication of our twenty-second book, The Islam in Islamic Terrorism: The Importance of Beliefs, Ideas, and Ideology by Ibn Warraq. Ibn Warraq addresses several misconceptions regarding the cause of Islamic terrorism. Many scholars refuse to ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2017 5:28 AM by NER
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Monday, 15 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis On January 8, 1918 President Woodrow Wilson delivered his speech to the U.S. Congress outlining 14 Points, a statement of war aims and peace terms for World War I, the only explicit statement of war aims by any country fighting the War. The speech was also in effect a blue print ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/15/2017 4:56 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 14 May 2017
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by Conrad Black Voting has already begun in the federal Conservative leadership election that will conclude on May 27. Paid-up party members will vote in their constituencies, which will each have an equal number of votes, regardless of how many votes are cast in each constituency. It is a preferential ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2017 7:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Sunday, 14 May 2017
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I contributed to the Glazov Gang this week; you can watch my first Brian of London Moment below.   by Brian of London A little background: this piece grew out of my original analysis of the first Immigration Executive Order, which was published on JihadWatch. I was reminded of this by ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/14/2017 4:25 AM by Brian of London
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Ibn Warraq, the celebrated apostate, author of Why I Am Not A Muslim and of scholarly works on the Koran, Muhammad, and early Islam, as well as polemical works in defense of the West, has now written The Islam in Islamic Terrorism, showing, in the words of the Islamic fundamentalists ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 2:49 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis In the United States the arts and humanities in the main are flourishing, but one art seems to have disappeared, the political art of losing gracefully. Instead, there is the frenetic search for scapegoats to blame for unexpected and embarrassing defeat. Washington political ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 7:49 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 12 May 2017
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I would broaden that statement. Islam is an evil religion. It has been a great source of evil since it's founding. (CNSNews.com) - In a speech at a summit on persecuted Christians hosted by the Billy Graham Evangelical Association, Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday that ISIS is guilty of ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/12/2017 6:50 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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