The Iconoclast

Thursday, 16 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Pauline Hanson, the Australian politician and leader of the One Nation Party, two days ago called for a referendum to change her country’s Constitution, so that section 116 of that document, which prohibits banning a religion, might be scrapped, in order that Islam might then ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2017 7:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 16 March 2017
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From the Swedish edition of The Local Three men are to face trial in Sweden in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in an Uppsala apartment which was live streamed on Facebook. The men were arrested in January after police were alerted to a suspected ongoing sexual assault by witnesses, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2017 6:43 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 16 March 2017
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by Saurabh Jha When I was a child, my parents tried writing my future. They told me that I would become a doctor, have an arranged marriage, and worship Mahatma Gandhi. This was common for first generation Indian migrants to Britain, land-locked in a time capsule of bucolic nostalgia. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/16/2017 5:28 AM by NER
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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It's hard, I know, but he just said the Rand Paul was working for Vladimir Putin because he wouldn't go along with a bill to bring Montenegro into NATO. Sen. John McCain on Wednesday directly accused fellow Republican Sen. Rand Paul of working for Russian President Vladimir Putin. While speaking ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 3:19 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King announced today that he, along with Dr. Walid Phares, will be hosting a panel commemorating the 1-year anniversary of the U.S. Department of State Declaration that ISIS is Committing Genocide Against Minority Groups, including Christians, Yezidis and ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 12:05 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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by Nidra Poller TROUBLED DAWN OF THE 21st CENTURY BUY NOW IN KINDLE OR PAPERBACK “…a new world order is taking shape before our eyes. Will it be a world faithful to democratic values, and huddled under the umbrella of American military might, or a world delivered up to the logic of blackmail: ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 8:50 AM by Nidra Poller
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald A Muslim taxi-driver in England, one Abandi Kassim, was recently fined for refusing to take on a blind passenger’s seeing-eye dog because, as Kassim claimed: “For me, it’s about my religion.” There have been many such cases in the U.S., the UK, and Canada of Muslims refusing ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 8:17 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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by Jerry Gordon Geert Wilders at final election debates March 13, 2017 Source: AP: Phil Nijhuis On Israel News Talk Radio’s -Beyond the Fringe  program  this  week  listen here , co- host Rod Bryant and I devoted a segment to the fracas between The Netherlands and Turkey this past weekend in ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 7:33 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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From Sky News, the Financial Times Twitter accounts, including that of Amnesty International, have been hacked by a group claiming to support the Turkish government. The hack resulted in the accounts sending tweets condemning "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland" and spreading propaganda relating to ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 6:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 15 March 2017
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Trump wins again, but now faces policy challenges. by Conrad Black The ignominious collapse of the Democratic claims and insinuations that Donald Trump was improperly connected to the Russian government has de-escalated the Democrats’ campaign against the president — from a frenzied assault ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/15/2017 5:15 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
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From the German edition of The Local The European Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that employers may ban headscarves in the workplace in certain circumstances - an issue which has been heatedly debated in Germany in recent years. The European Court of Justice ruling on Tuesday was based on two ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/14/2017 11:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “We will recover al-Andalus, Allah willing. Oh dear Andalus! You thought we forgot about you. I swear by Allah we have never forgotten you. No Muslim can forget Córdoba, Toledo or Xàtiva. There are many faithful and sincere Muslims who swear they will return to al-Andalus.” ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/14/2017 10:33 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
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From the German edition of The Local and Deutsche Welle Police in Lower Saxony launched a major raid on Tuesday morning on the organization "German-speaking Islamic Circle", which officials believe to be a "hotspot for the radical Salafist scene". Around 370 officers took part in the raids beginning ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/14/2017 10:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 14 March 2017
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Mark Hensch writes in The HIll. Tennessee on Monday sued the federal government over its refugee resettlement program there, according to a new report. The lawsuit makes Tennessee the first state to bring such a case on the basis of the 10th Amendment, The Tennessean said. The Tennessean ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/14/2017 6:52 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 13 March 2017
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A FRENCH court sentenced an Afghan national to 18 months in jail for threatening to kill magistrate judges, local prosecutors said. Mohammad Khan Wazir, 30, a former radicalised Muslim whose name was only recently removed from the government's terrorist watch list, uttered the threats last week ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2017 3:21 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 13 March 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan Barack Obama era national security acolytes, now serving under Donald Trump, are not doing much to help with or clarify American foreign policy or national security futures. The Ummah provides the best example. Just days after the Trump inauguration, the newly minted ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2017 7:59 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Monday, 13 March 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Modernist architecture is inherently totalitarian: it brooks no other, and indeed delights to overwhelm and humiliate what went before it by size and prepotency, or by garishness and the preposterousness which it takes for originality, and which turns every townscape into ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2017 7:32 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 13 March 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Professor Georges Bensoussan of the University of Strasbourg is a celebrated French historian of the Holocaust. He is currently the lead editor at the Shoah Memorial in Paris, and author of, among many books, Europe, Une Passion Génocidaire (Europe: A Genocidal Passion), a ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2017 6:55 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 13 March 2017
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I took the headline from the Japan Times because they were activly reporting his terrible words about the little girls he murdered and Israelis in general. Also from the Washington Post IBDIR, JORDAN – A Jordanian soldier who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls in a 1997 shooting rampage was unrepentant ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/13/2017 4:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
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From the BBC. Police made "major failings" while investigating electoral fraud in Tower Hamlets, a London Assembly committee chairman has said. Steve O'Connell said there was concern the Met Police had not charged former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman. Mr O'Connell, chairman of the Assembly's ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2017 5:47 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
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Anti-Semitic versus “‘Love” Graffiti Seattle Reform Temple de Hirsch Sinai Source: KOMO staff   Early Friday morning, March 10, 2017 Holocaust graffiti was discovered by an off-duty Seattle police officer on the façade of a major Reform Jewish Temple in the Capitol Hill District of Seattle, ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2017 4:28 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
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The nuclear powers must cooperate to prevent conflicts from escalating By Rebecca Bynum An image from the Chechen war Last week the Chinese State Commissioner for counterterrorism and security, Cheng Guoping, stated that the Muslim separatist movement in XinJiang known as the East Turkistan ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2017 2:55 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
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From Reuters - more official than this morning's 'security source' Germany's interior minister said police had stopped a possible attack at a shopping center in the western city of Essen on Saturday and there were indications of a link to Islamic State militants. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2017 2:47 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 12 March 2017
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by Gary Fouse For a country that has been trying to get into the European Union for years, the current government of Turkey under Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hardly acting like a friend to the Europeans let alone a responsible member of NATO. Erdogan is determined to remove the secularism established ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/12/2017 2:22 PM by Gary Fouse
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