The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Here. The Taliban was getting ready to exterminate the Hazaras when the Americans arrived, and instead removed the Taliban from power. But the Uber-Sunni Taliban, and the Islamic State adherents too, are not to be stopped, in Afghanistan, from making life difficult for the Hazara. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 6:58 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Today's Letters to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal -- in response to John Kerry's recent vaporiings -- are unusually clear-minded, and at least one (that by Gerard Ingenthron) funny. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 6:46 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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But he still must watch where he goes, where he walks.  And that should be regarded as intolerable. Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 3:45 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Posted on 02/24/2015 3:42 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Almost everyone except the shrinking hallelujah chorus for the Obama administration acknowledges that there are serious problems in U.S. foreign policy, and that the antagonists to the West and to stability in the world are gaining strength every week. The administration’s response to all of it is that ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 2:54 PM by Conrad Black
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Boating, fishing, cooking up the fresh catch, the cheerful camaraderie of fellow True Blue Believers  at an Iraqi lake, in the lands of the Islamic State -- what could be better?  It's certainly better than H. G. Wells's "Mr. Loveday's Little Outing." Or Flannery O'Connor's "The Misfits." Brought ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 2:36 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Here he addresses fellow Swedes, when -- two years ago -- he took upon himself the Defense of the Faith.. And here is the report about his going off to join the Islamic State. He's spent the last decade telling everyone in Sweden to beware of "islamophobia." Now he's gone off to find Jannah -- ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 2:26 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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The usual.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 2:15 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Here. Or, if you want more, here. And what are the names of the other books that have inspired Mohammad Hossein, a freshman at the University of Illinois who is described as a "student leader," and his attitude, and behavior, toward women? Qur'an? Hadith? Sira? And if he is indeed a "student ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 12:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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[A friend and fellow dissident forwarded this to me, secure in the knowledge that I would treat it with the respect it deserves]   "In the fall, I wrote to you about the amazing students who are at Harvard Law School today and how investing in financial aid allows HLS to continue to attract the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 10:25 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Listen here ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 9:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Here. And among those eager to promote this obvious fantasy were Juan Cole, "expert" on Islam,  and Sarah Winston, of Human Rights Watch. See here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 9:38 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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If he did this with the State of Vermont, what has he done with the other states he's billed? And what about the bills to the Federal Government? Just how much has he been charging, for how many hours of work, and performed by whom, during the past year or two? Where are the investigative journalists ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 7:53 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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To offend one group of people may be regarded as carelessness; to offend two at the same time looks like self-inflicted misfortune. The 92 year-old French Socialist politician and lawyer, Roland Dumas, managed to offend two groups on February 16, 2015 when he accused Prime Minister Manuel Valls of being ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 7:38 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Here. The hijra is the migration from lands controlled by the Unbelievers, to lands where Believers rule. It's one of those Muslim rules from the earliest days that is to be encouraged. Today the Muslims within Europe who of course want to stay - life is so much better than in the places they come ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 7:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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From the Norwegian edition of The Local The first prosecution in Norway of returned jihadists accused of fighting for the banned terror group Isis begins on Tuesday at Oslo City Court, with the defence set to argue that the crimes were committed before a new anti-jihadist law came into force. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 7:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Here. But this isn't as important as the three girls who need to be found, and brought back to their homes, and their crying families. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 6:24 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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In Latin the phrase Panem et Circenses is best translated as Bread and Circuses. The metaphor was first used by Juvenal, the Roman satirist who wrote circa 100 A D. This phrase describes a populace that no longer values the civic virtues and the public life. It denotes a population whose main goal in ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 6:02 AM by John Constantine
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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From the Nyasa Times. This isn't just a demand in Islington and other London schools - this is a worldwide demand.  A traditional leader in Malawi’s central district of Dedza, Sultan Tambala has ordered traders who sell pork at main market there, to stop selling pork until he look into the complaints ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 5:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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From the Daily Mail and Syriah.com  Islamic State militants have kidnapped at least 90 people after sweeping through Christian villages in Syria, it has been revealed. The abductions are said to have taken place after ISIS seized two Assyrian communities from Kurdish forces in the northeast province ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 4:10 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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From the French Edition of The Local Security sources have reported that several drones were flown over specific Paris landmarks in the early hours of Tuesday, including the Eiffel Tower and the American Embassy.  At least five drones were spotted flying over central Paris landmarks during the ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 3:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 24 February 2015
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Secretary Of State John Kerry in Geneva Source: Credit Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone, via AP. Earlier today, the New York Times (NYT) had breaking news about a phased deal that may be the basis for an agreement with Iran on or before March 24 th. We understand from sources in Geneva that Secretary ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/24/2015 12:08 AM by Ilana Freedman and Jerry Gordon
Monday, 23 February 2015
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Thin-skinned Muslims (Et In Libanus Ego...) outraged about perceived insults to Islam, whip themselves into a fury and demand retribution. Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/23/2015 9:31 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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