The Iconoclast

Saturday, 09 September 2017
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These frequent charges of racism flung at non-racists promote racial division, obscure the real racists, and give cover to the accusers' own prejudices by Conrad Black Almost everyone except those psychologically and politically dependent on accusing others of being racists can agree that ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/09/2017 4:49 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 08 September 2017
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Newcastle. Kent. This case was opportunistic not grooming, but the girl was young, white and lost. The men were Muslim.  Three men and a boy who subjected a lost teenage girl to an "abhorrent" rape have been jailed. Shersha Muslimyar, 21, Tamin Rahmani, 38, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and a 17-year-old ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2017 6:26 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 08 September 2017
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Last day of sentencing. From the Chronicle. A woman who trafficked girls as young as 13 into the hands of a grooming gang told police: “It’s self-inflicted, I’ve got no sympathy for them”. Carolann Gallon provided vulnerable teenagers to a group of men who used and abused girls and young women ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2017 6:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 08 September 2017
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by Michael Curtis Statue of Felix Dzerzhinsky In his unfinished book, The Last Tycoon, F.Scott Fitzgerald made the acerbic remark that there were no second acts in American life. The remark was falsified by his own career, particularly after the sucess of The Great Gatsby. Now the pertinence ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/08/2017 4:50 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 07 September 2017
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This afternoon's live coverage from the Crown Court Newcastle via the Chronicle       Clockwise from far left - Taherul Alam, Eisa Mousavi, Nashir Uddin, Monjur Choudhury, Prabhat Nelli. Eisa Mousavi, 42, of Todds Nook, Newcastle has been jailed for 20 years for three counts of rape, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 10:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 07 September 2017
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What paintings from Lenin’s Russia and Depression America tell us about turbulent times by Theodore Dalrymple Had it not been for the cataclysmic First World War, Vladimir Illich Ulyanov, a.k.a. Lenin, would have remained as he should have remained: an obscure, exiled scribbler of dull, intolerant, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 7:25 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 07 September 2017
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Everyone is getting tired of the media and Democrats’ weak, repetitive act. by Conrad Black The moment I have been awaiting with trembling and prayerful anticipation since the week of President Trump’s inauguration is dawning: The hysterical assault by the media and Democrats is starting ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 5:41 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 07 September 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald At the end of August, an unusual article appeared in a leading English-language Chinese paper, Global Times. The author, Ding Gang, is a senior journalist for the People’s Daily, and his piece received a great deal of attention in India. For what he wrote — and he could not ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 5:20 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 07 September 2017
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by Steve Hecht Guatemala City Obama holdovers are undermining President Trump’s efforts for democracy in the Americas. Venezuela has fallen into dictatorship, and State Department insiders have just put Guatemala on that same path with an effective coup d'état. Stability and the rule of law ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2017 4:57 AM by Steve Hecht
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Wednesday, 06 September 2017
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Live update from the Chronicle Below: top row left to right Habibur Rahim, Abdul Sabe, bottom row left to right Mohibur Rahman, Badrul Hussain. Habibur Rahim, 34, of Friar’s Way, Fenham, was jailed for 29 years for two counts of conspiracy to incite prostitution for gain, human trafficking, rape, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2017 9:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 06 September 2017
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From the Chronicle. Operation Shelter sentencing LIVE: Some of main perpetrators facing lengthy jail terms today Some of the main perpetrators in the Newcastle sexual exploitation gang are facing lengthy jail terms today as the Operation Shelter sentencing hearing enters its second day. Four ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2017 8:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 05 September 2017
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This morning a very apposite letter was published in the Times, with an article to accompany it.  Signed by Lord Singh of Wimbledon, Network of Sikh Organisations; Mohan Singh, Sikh Awareness Society; Wilson Chowdhry, British Pakistani Christian Association; Satish Sharma, National Council of Hindu ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2017 2:40 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 05 September 2017
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The Muslim men convicted in Newcastle in August after the police Operation Shelter will be sentenced at intervals during this week. Some were sentenced today. The local paper the Chronicle reports. Now the vileness of their abuse can be revealed However first the left-leaning Independent is leading ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2017 1:58 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 05 September 2017
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by Christopher DeGroot Miss Martha Carey Thomas' portrait by John Singer Sargent “The mainspring is vanity, assisted by the love of garlic and bread and butter." —Thoreau All across America, the academy is striving to rename itself; from the names of colleges to the statues that line campuses, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2017 5:35 AM by Christopher DeGroot
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Monday, 04 September 2017
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From Spiesa.com: The Islamic State (ISIS) now sends out calls to its supporters in the West to poison the food in supermarkets with cyanide. It is the SITE Intel Group that informs this in a message, which is referenced, among others, by the Italian news agency ANSA: - Over the last few ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2017 2:05 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 04 September 2017
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Below is the prepared text for a speech given today by Geert Wilders at the Ambrosetti conference at Villa d’Este, Italy. Ladies and gentlemen, Thank you for having me here today. I applaud the fact that you invite someone who does not share your enthusiasm for the European Union. Or your ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2017 4:16 AM by Geert Wilders
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Sunday, 03 September 2017
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This is from the Sunday Times by Sian Griffiths the Education Editor. Despite the Mayor of Tower Hamlets contracticting their report last week about the Christian child of secular Muslim heritage placed with two strict salafist Muslim foster families, and the accusations of lies from the left-lolling ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2017 3:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 02 September 2017
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The mindless deferences to native blood libels against 95 per cent of Canadians should be replaced by the efficient placation of legitimate grievances; no less, and no more. by Conrad Black Both Canada and the United States are, in different ways, enduring an assault on their national legitimacy ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2017 6:52 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 02 September 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Looking for a teaching job in history? If you turned today to the main website listing such positions — H-net.org/jobs — here is what you would have found at about 12 noon: • Centre for Contemporary History Potsdam, Head of Department “Communism and Society”, posted today • ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2017 6:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 02 September 2017
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From The Times and via The Daily Mail The Left is turning a blind eye to sex grooming gangs for fear of being branded racist, a sacked Labour MP has said. Sarah Champion was dismissed from the shadow front bench last month for saying that Britain has a ‘problem’ with British Pakistani men exploiting ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/02/2017 4:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 01 September 2017
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From the Toronto Sun BOSTON — A Boston-area mosque says its celebration of one of Islam’s holiest days has been cancelled after the host venue received complaints that women and children were being excluded. The Masjid Al Rahma announced on its Facebook page on Thursday that it wasn’t hosting ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2017 3:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 01 September 2017
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 From the Daily Mail  and The Telegraph A suspected terrorist accused of attacking police with a sword outside Buckingham Palace ranted that the 'Queen and her soldiers will all be in hellfire', a court heard.  Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 26, sparked a major terror alert when he was arrested outside ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2017 2:43 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 01 September 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald It has just been revealed that Emmanuel Macron, President of France, has in the first three months of his presidency spent more than $30,000 on make-up services. That would be a remarkable sum for anyone to spend, but what makes it even more remarkable is that Macron is only ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2017 6:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 01 September 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum and Jerome B. Gordon Since the time when Dr. Walid Phares was appointed by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney as one of his national security advisors in 2011, the pro Iran regime and Muslim Brotherhood networks in the media have been waging one smear campaign after the other ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/01/2017 4:17 AM by NER
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Thursday, 31 August 2017
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Britain is home to 35,000 Islamist fanatics, more than any other country in Europe, the EU anti-terror chief has said. Gilles de Kerchove warned that of those, 3,000 were “'worrying” for MI5. He also warned Islamic State will attempt a cyber-attack on nuclear power stations or air traffic control ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/31/2017 4:59 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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