The Iconoclast

Sunday, 16 April 2017
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by Conrad Black The reaction to the cruise missile attack on Syria has been highly encouraging for President Trump. First, Democrats have generally acknowledged that it was a justified action in response to the brazen atrocity of murdering civilians and particularly children with sarin gas. Second, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/16/2017 6:04 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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From the International News and the Daily Times LAHORE: The law enforcement agencies in Lahore have foiled a major terror bid planned for Easter, which is to be celebrated on Sunday (tomorrow), the army said in a statement. Security forces carried out a 'special' intelligence-based operation (IBOs) ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2017 12:37 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Continued from Part I. 3. “The Story of Islam In America Is As Old As America Itself” It has been important to Muslims to enroll themselves as early as possible “as part of America’s story,” and to backdate, too, what appears to be the sympathetic recognition of their ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2017 5:42 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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by Conrad Black Brian Mulroney, left, and wife Mila, centre, and Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy, right, in Quebec in 1985. On Tuesday I was speaking on the radio by telephone with my friend Evan Solomon in Ottawa (where he has been since his shabby treatment by the moronocracy that “manages” ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2017 5:15 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 15 April 2017
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Jerusalem: A British exchange student was fatally stabbed Friday by a Palestinian attacker just steps from Jerusalem's Old City, where thousands of Jews and Christians gathered for religious holidays at one of the busiest times of the year, officials said. Thousands of people filled parts of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/15/2017 3:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 14 April 2017
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Sudan President Omer al-Bashir and the Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, Khartoum, April 11, 2017   Sudan’s President Bashir concludes Strategic deals with Saudi and Gulf Emeriti following Arab League Summit By Jerry Gordon and Lt. Gen Abakar M. Abdallah Following the Arab League ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2017 2:35 PM by Jerry Gordon and Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah
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Friday, 14 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald 1. “Islam Is Not A Monolith” You’ve just decided to attend a Meet-Your-Muslim-Neighbor gathering at a local mosque, the one that was built a few years ago to accommodate a swelling population of Believers. When the plans for the new mosque had first been announced, some ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2017 5:37 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 14 April 2017
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Jeff Sessions' Justice Department is on the job. From the Detroit News. Detroit — A Detroit emergency room physician was charged Wednesday with mutilating the genitalia of two 7-year-old girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind brought under federal law. Jumana Nagarwala ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2017 5:21 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 14 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis Something compulsive, something repulsive, comedy this week. First there was the Syrian denial it had used poison gas on April 4, 2017 that killed many civilians. Then then was the mistatement, for which on April 11 he apologised profusely, by Sean Spicer U.S. presidential spokesperson, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/14/2017 4:35 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin reviews my book in Family Security Matters: Troubled Dawn of the 21st Century: A Chronicle By Nidra Poller Authorship International, 2017 374 pps. Available at amazon.com Kindle and paperback In Paris at Shir Hadash bookstore  rue des Hospitalières St. Gervais ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 10:57 AM by Nidra Poller
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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by Friederich Hanson Sigmund Freud’s project of psychological enlightenment seems to have failed. For his struggle to tame the 19th century plague of hysteria could well have come to nothing because it is back with a vengeance. His first major work, published in 1895 together with his teacher ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 7:28 AM by Friederich Hanson
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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The sole suspect in custody for the bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus is a member of The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) but there is "no evidence" linking him to the crime, German federal prosecutors admitted. However they said that they were seeking an arrest ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 7:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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From the Huddersfield Daily Examiner A total of 29 people appeared in court today (yesterday Wednesday 12th) in connection with historic child sex offences. The defendants - 24 of which are from Huddersfield - were charged after girls as young as 11 were raped and sexually abused. The cases involving ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 6:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In the century after Muhammad’s death, Muslim armies of the Umayyad caliphate seized the Middle East and North Africa, crossed the Straits of Gibraltar, conquered most of the Iberian peninsula, and pushed deep into central France, where their forces were finally defeated, between ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 5:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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by Gary Fouse This week, White House press spokesman Sean Spicer misspoke while talking about the Syrian use of poison gas on its own people. Here is what he said (NPR): SEAN SPICER: We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had a - someone as despicable as Hitler, who ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 5:03 AM by Gary Fouse
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Thursday, 13 April 2017
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Permission to strike a disobedient wife is "a beautiful blessing" From the Sydney Morning Herald and Daily Mail Australia In a video discussion posted on the Women of Hizb ut-Tahrir Australia's Facebook page on April 8, two women from the hardline fringe group said that the permission to strike ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/13/2017 3:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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Darfur Jihad Source:  The Guardian Former  Chadian  General Abakar M. Abdullah , a native of the Zagawa Tribe in Darfur, this writer and Deborah Martin have published a series of articles  on the lies behind the Genocidal Jihad  perpetrated by the  regime of indicted war criminal, President Omar ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2017 1:10 PM by Jerry Gordon, Lt. General Abakar M. Abdallah, Deborah Martin
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald One more example of Meet-Your-Muslim Neighbor Ninnies: “Clearing the Air on Islam through ‘Spread Hummus, Not Hate’ events in Beaver,” by J.D. Prose, Beaver County Times, March 31, 2017: BEAVER — If any two things bring Beaver Countians together, it’s food and religion, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2017 7:21 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 12 April 2017
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From the German edition of The Local, The Daily Mail Police are investigating two letters claiming responsibility for the explosive attack on the Borussia Dortmund team - one with possible links to Islamists, the other to the far left. The coach had just left the club hotel ahead of their Champions ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/12/2017 3:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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The Syria airstrike and a stronger president  by Conrad Black Perhaps it is a function of spring, and of the irrepressible perseverance of hope, which even motionless in the heart of darkness cannot be extinguished, that I cautiously predict the beginnings of a return to functioning government ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2017 10:55 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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From Reuters and the Daily Mail A failed asylum-seeker accused of ramming a truck into a Stockholm crowd last week, killing four people, has confessed to committing a terrorist crime, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Uzbekistan man Rakhmat Akilov, wanted for deportation at the time of Friday's attack, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2017 8:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 11 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis It is bewildering that on the eve of Passover, the story of Jewish liberation from slavery, the far right candidate for the French presidency should have reopened old wounds concerning the treatment of Jews in France in World War II. It raises the question, will the real Marine ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/11/2017 4:51 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 10 April 2017
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AMCTrump press release: Washington DC: The America Mideast Coalition for Trump strongly supports President Trump’s resolute action in Syria which sent the firm message that the use of chemical weapons of mass destruction will not be tolerated by the civilized world. However, we also concur that ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2017 6:51 PM by NER
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Monday, 10 April 2017
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Sudan President al-Bashir with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, host King Abdullah II of Jordan and other leaders at the 2017 Amman Arab League meetings, March 29-30, 2017 The Arab League Summit hosted by King Abdullah II of Jordan, March 29-30, 2017 at a resort near the Dead Sea, had more to report ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2017 10:45 AM by Jerry Gordon and Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah
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Monday, 10 April 2017
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From the Telegraph Rakhmat Akilov, a failed asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, had been in contact with an extremist calling himself Abu Fatyma via the online messaging service WhatsApp, Swedish newspaper Expressen reported. According to unverified screenshots of the WhatsApp messages published by ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2017 7:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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