The Iconoclast

Sunday, 25 June 2017
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From the Daily Mail Australia Muslim girls in Sydney are dressed in white from head to toe as part of a hijab ceremony to signify the age when they must cover up their bodies, with an Islamic imam slamming it as a step toward Sharia law. Australia's most senior Shia cleric Sheikh Kamal Mousselmani ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 2:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 25 June 2017
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From the Sunday Telegraph More than 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to remain in the UK, according to an unpublished report delayed by the Home Office. The study highlights the near insurmountable problem for the Government in deporting dangerous jihadists and follows a series of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2017 1:30 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz   Local radio told me today that the Washington Post, increasingly more dubious in its anti-Trump hysteria, reports that Obama last summer told Trump to tell Putin to stop interfering in the forthcoming election. The glib conclusion is that Trump must have acknowledged, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 6:59 PM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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Ideally I would have covered both this march and the EDL one to Parliament, but the police set strict conditions and they took place simutaneously a mile apart. Sadly my James Bond style microlite is in for drastic rebuilding  due to being over loaded with pies and pastry earlier this year so being ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 1:50 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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To London again.  Today three groups were going to be in London on the matter of terrorist attacks. A new group, known as the Football Lads Alliance, or more formally Unite Against Extremism were to be marching from St Paul's Cathedral to London Bridge to pay respects to those killed there. The EDL ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 11:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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by Conrad Black One of the straws in the wind that indicates that the Never-Trumpers are becoming uneasy, as they are cantilevered out over the Grand Canyon while they try to attach credence to bad fairy tales about collusion and obstruction and unctuously incite thoughts of impeachment, is that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 5:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Darren Osborne, suspect in the Finsbury mosque attack Perhaps the only surprising thing about the attack on the Muslim congregation outside the Finsbury Park mosque in London is that it took so long to happen. For six years, until 2003, the mosque was the base of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 5:04 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 24 June 2017
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Ibn Warraq takes on the apologists' lies. by Bruce Bawer Douglas Murray, whose book The Strange Death of Europe I applauded here the other day, has called him “one of the great heroes of our time.” I fully agree. His name – or, at least, his pen name – is Ibn Warraq, and he's the author of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2017 4:43 AM by NER
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Friday, 23 June 2017
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From L'Express, via Breitbart in English The man behind the failed Champs-Élysées attack on Monday was filmed loitering near the Eiffel Tower an hour before his failed attack, raising questions from police and security services. Failed terror suspect Adam Lotfi Djaziri, who was shot by police Monday ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2017 5:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 23 June 2017
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Abuse of power led to the terrible fire in London. by Theodore Dalrymple The disastrous fire in Grenfell Tower, a tower block of public housing in London, in which at least 30 and possibly many more people were killed could not have come at a better time for Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2017 5:10 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Friday, 23 June 2017
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by Conrad Black William Kaplan’s book Why Dissent Matters is an interesting pastiche of his opinions of a number of modern and current forms of dissent that are presented in a uniformly positive light, but are of greatly differing merit. The areas he examines are the failure of the Israeli military ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2017 4:44 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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AYAAN HIRSI ALI and ASRA Q. NOMANI write in the NYTimes (which surprised us by publishing it) Last week, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, made headlines when Republican senators interrupted her at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee while she interrogated Attorney General ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2017 2:26 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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by Michael Curtis Like the lyricists of The Great American Songbook, policy makers in Washington, D.C. and some of the media cannot make up their mind about climate change. At one point it’s Baby, it’s cold outside: at another the temperature rises and it’s too darn hot; at a third it’s very ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2017 5:22 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz Antifa in Berlin Horrifying it is to hear protestors in America identify Trump as “fascist,” since in 1932 Germany the mob in the streets were Nazis, who having failed in the free election, wanted to overthrow the legitimate government. To placate these mobs, duly elected ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2017 5:17 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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by Fjordman The world is witnessing a massive wave of Islamic terrorist attacks. Hardly a week goes by without such an attack taking place somewhere in the world. Sometimes, militant Muslims carry out several deadly atrocities in just one day. Europe and the Western world are also increasingly ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2017 5:00 AM by NER
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Thursday, 22 June 2017
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Sounds a lot like the Obama policy of "countering violent extremism." Clearly, she is no Churchill.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2017 4:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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 - a policeman at the Flint Michigan airport. ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2017 1:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz So hysterically anti-Trump has not only the NPR network but my local station become that, after a few minutes, I turn away. Whatever “news” can be interpreted to indicate Trump’s incompetence or failure is featured, no matter how dubious the “explanation.” I’m waiting for ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2017 7:41 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald When the rabbis in Indiana decided to publish their letter demanding that a billboard listing charges against Muhammad be taken down, what were they thinking? Did they think that these charges could not have been true, because no religion could regard as its Perfect Man ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2017 5:09 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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From the Metro and the Telegraph Belgian military opened fire on a suspected attacker ‘in a suicide vest’ at a Brussels station tonight. The station and the adjacent historic downtown area, packed with tourists, was evacuated as police set up a security cordon at around 9pm local time, witnesses ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2017 3:52 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz One of the unfortunate truths to emerge in the wake of the recent presidential election is that “intellectuals” who take pride in understanding people and cultures not their own can’t understand how any American voted for Donald Trump. Not a clue. The truth is that their smug ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2017 4:17 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Tuesday, 20 June 2017
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Ken White writes in National Review Online: At six in the morning, a man is startled awake by an insistent pounding on his front door. He opens it to find armed government agents. One group of them begins to ransack the man’s home. Two others take him outside and put him into the back seat of ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2017 4:04 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 19 June 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz Does anyone really believe that Putin, et al, preferred Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton? They’d done biz with her while Trump seemed not only unfamiliar but unpredictable, as indeed he’s been. They’d learned that her judgments could be purchased. I’d sooner accept ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2017 10:26 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Monday, 19 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In Indianapolis a billboard was recently put up that has caused quite a stir. It has been denounced as an “anti-Islam” billboard, because it lists six things about “the Perfect Man” (a clear reference to Muhammad, known in Islam as al-insan al-kamil, the Perfect Man), who ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2017 10:15 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 19 June 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz James Hodgkinson Since the allegiances of the man who attempted to shoot Rep. Steve Scalese are known, why don’t anti-gun fanatics advocate disarming all supporters in America of Bernie Sanders. No one doubts who the shooter was, where he’d been, or what he did. If ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2017 7:17 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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