The Iconoclast

Monday, 10 April 2017
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Press release from MECHRIC: WASHINGTON DC: The Middle East Christian Committee (Al-Lijna Al-Mashreqia) condemns in the strongest possible terms the barbaric attack with explosives on two Egyptian Coptic Christian churches during Palm Sunday services this morning. We send our condolences to the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2017 7:26 AM by NER
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Monday, 10 April 2017
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by Conrad Black The world is afflicted by an international crisis of ineffectual government, even in most of the principal democracies. The three principal Western continental European countries are close to election day, and none of them can be called today a stable democratic government. Only ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2017 5:53 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 10 April 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan “Our values (sic) will prevail, never giving in to terror,” - Theresa May The fight against Islamic terror has two faces today, public relations and strategic hokum. The recent meeting of the ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS in Washington illustrates ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/10/2017 5:20 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Sunday, 09 April 2017
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THE suspect who carried out the Stockholm terror attack has been named as Rakhmat Akilov, sources have confirmed to Express.co.uk. He was also wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order, Swedish police said on Sunday. The 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan drove a 300-tonne truck into bystanders ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2017 11:23 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 09 April 2017
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This is from the New York Times: CAIRO — Two explosions at Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday left at least 31 people dead and injured dozens of others as a day of worship in the besieged Christian community turned to destruction and carnage. The first blast ripped through St. George’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2017 8:09 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 09 April 2017
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From Sky News and Egyptian news Ahram on LIne  At least 13 people have been killed after a bomb exploded inside a packed Egyptian church as worshippers marked Palm Sunday. An Egyptian official said 25 had also been injured, while state television put the number at 42. The explosion happened ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2017 4:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 09 April 2017
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From the Sun and the Sunday Times Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood was a public contact person for calltoislam.com, the main website of the hardline Luton Islamic Centre mosque. Masood’s name, a phone number that The Sunday Times has confirmed as his, and the calltoislam.com web address appear ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2017 3:17 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 09 April 2017
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by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah           Janjaweed militias threatening life in Darfur (Nuradin Abdallah-Reuters Sudan’s volatile security situation and human right abuses have worsened despite the partial lifting of sanctions by former President Obama, just days before the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/09/2017 3:01 AM by Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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Swedish police say they believe a 39-year-old suspect arrested on Friday was behind the truck attack which left four dead and 15 injured. Authorities declined to comment on reports that the suspect was a father-of-four from Uzbekistan Some reports suggested he had previously posted jihadist propaganda ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 2:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum President Trump's rhetoric has gradually become more openly religious and to me at least, this is very reassuring. In his remarks on Syria, he has drawn a sharp line between Muslims as humans beings, whom he described as "children of God," and the ideology which holds them in ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 8:31 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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by Conrad Black I had intended to confine my long-jump from Senate controversies and the Carson case to the moth-eaten current state of the Enlightenment in the West to my last two action-packed columns here. But the scope and vigour of the reaction they elicited obliges me to return to the subject ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 6:12 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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by Gary Fouse It's always hard to write an opinion piece on a big story like this when the dust has yet to settle. As I write this on Friday, a Russian warship is steaming toward the American ships that launched the missiles in the east Mediterranean. World opinion is mixed as are the responses ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 5:06 AM by Gary Fouse
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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From Sky News Australia Police have reportedly found explosives in the truck used in the attack in Stockholm. Public broadcaster SVT says police have found a bag containing explosives although the head of the Swedish Security Police has told Swedish TV4 he can't confirm the report. Meanwhile, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 3:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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From the Birmingham Mail A brave undercover officer described how secret agents found a bomb in the car of a convicted terrorist then left him alone with it, not knowing whether it was about to blow up. The officer, known as Vincent, was posing as the boss of Hero Couriers to infiltrate the group ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 2:46 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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(ANSA) - Venice, April 7 - A Mestre mosque frequented by three Kosovars allegedly planning to bomb Venice's Rialto Bridge has been given three days to close, sources said Friday.     The order was handed to the Bangladeshi clerics who run the mosque, informing them that its activity did not comply ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 1:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 08 April 2017
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From the Independent and Sky News The 39-year-old allegedly expressed sympathy for the terror group online, according to the Swedish tabloid, Aftonbladet.  Speaking on behalf of the Swedish Prosecution Authority, Karin Rosander said the person was being questioned "on suspicion of a terrorist ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/08/2017 12:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwaxe
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Friday, 07 April 2017
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by Nidra Poller Part I is here. The Interior Minister sniffles, Valls gives Macron a peck on the cheek, France 2 throws Fillon into the lion's den, a book spills the beans on Hollande... And: whither the Jewish vote Sniffles The last time we saw acting Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2017 1:32 PM by Nidra Poller
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Friday, 07 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis In the history of France, politics and language have often been intertwined. In the  last few months, the political use of language has been shown in a new form. A number of French regions, including Paris, have passed rules obliging workers on publicly funded building sites ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2017 1:20 PM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 07 April 2017
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Not an accident then. Independently and 4000 miles apart but thinking alike, Rebecca and I tried to be fair and not jump to conclusions. However I think we can take the word of the Swedish Prime Minister. From the Swedish edition of The Local Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says that Sweden ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2017 12:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 07 April 2017
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Of course, it could be an accident.... Accidents  do happen. From the Belfast Telegraph and the Express                   A vehicle has driven into pedestrians in central Stockholm, police have said. Several people are reportedly injured. Swedish media outlets say the vehicle is on fire. Police ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2017 8:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 07 April 2017
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Stockholm paper Aftonbladet reporting the truck drove down Drottninggatan, a pedestrianised shopping street close to the Swedish parliament. Preliminary reports indicate 3 deaths. Breaking: Swedish media reporting eyewitness accounts of #Stockholm. Headline: "Truck driving straight into the crowd" ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2017 8:23 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 07 April 2017
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The death toll of the March jihad in Westminster has risen to five ~ from the London Evening Standard A Romanian tourist who plunged into the Thames in the horrific terror attack in Westminster has lost her fight for life. Andreea Cristea, 31, died yesterday, a fortnight after being pulled from ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/07/2017 4:08 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 06 April 2017
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French Security Police, Paris, November 2015 Israel National News, yesterday had another report of a French Jew murdered by a Muslim neighbor shouting “allahu akbar" as he threw 66 year old Sarah Lucy Halimi off her third floor apartment balcony. There had been an argument and the result was her ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2017 4:17 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 06 April 2017
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  The Philadelphia-based Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) reached out to Maen Rashid Areikat PLO ““ambassador”” and head of the Washington, DC based delegation to present his views at an event on March 28, 2017 at the National Liberty Museum. FPRI was founded in 1955 by the legendary ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2017 3:07 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 06 April 2017
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  The Forward has stooped to a new low smearing the good name of Dr. Sebastian Gorka and his late father Paul who was both an anti-Fascist and anti-Communist courageous member of resistance who was imprisoned, tortured and released from prison during the 1956 Hungarian Revolt. We wrote about his ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2017 2:50 PM by Jerry Gordon
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