The Iconoclast

Thursday, 21 December 2017
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You may wonder why I accepted that the man who tried to enter RAF Mildenhall on Tuesday really did have mental health problems but I am sceptical that the authorities are playing down the danger that this pair of prize specimens present. The man on Tuesday was preposterous; he drives up to a heavily ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2017 12:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 21 December 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Old age has had bad press on the whole, doubtless for good reasons. And yet it is not always a vale of tears and nothing else. To meet the sprightly old can be an inspiration. Recently, I have had the good fortune to meet two very old people whose continued pleasure in life ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2017 4:07 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Thursday, 21 December 2017
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From Yahoo News Australia, The Age,  and The Australian Australian police have described a car colliding with pedestrians outside a major train station in Melbourne as a “deliberate act”. A white SUV showed no sign of slowing as it hit people at the busy intersection of Flinders and Elizabeth streets ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/21/2017 2:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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From the Derby Telegraph An East Midlands radio station has been criticised by regulator Ofcom after an Islamic scholar told a listener to ignore the advice of doctors who aren't Muslim. The speaker, who was described on the phone-in show as "the Mufti", said diabetics should not miss fasting ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2017 9:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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From the Sheffield Star and the Derbyshire Times Specialist police teams are set to continue their meticulous searches of a community centre and mosque in Sheffield today after a series of counter terrorism raids were carried out across the city yesterday. Officers have started to arrive at the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2017 8:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Important (for good or evil) as Brexit may be to the future of Britain, it is not without its importance for the European Union. Indeed, it was always essential for the Union that Britain’s departure should be an economic disaster for Britain: for if it were not, why have ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2017 7:10 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Mr. Altman paints a picture of non-Muslims being carefully primed, through a campaign of falsehoods, to be ready to treat Muslims as Jews were once treated by the Nazis. Here is his scarcely-believable, hysterical warning: Social scientists agree that attacks on an entire ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2017 6:03 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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This is one of the most neglected stories of the year. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's Pakistani IT guys were into some very shady dealings. Luke Rosiak writes in the Daily Caller: The used car dealership known as CIA never seemed like an ordinary car dealership, with inventory, staff and expenses. On ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2017 5:01 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017
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In the end, his 2017 was quite a success. by Conrad Black Those who are still predicting that Donald Trump will be impeached and removed from office are now like exotic and endangered creatures. It is like an absurdly slow dance, in which the steps are so infrequent and tentative that it ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/20/2017 4:24 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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They ran across him, it seems, in the course of an investigation into money laundering. And he hasn't just done an Excellent Jihad Adventure in Syria; he's up to his ears in all kinds of other socially-destructive activities.  Mohammed was a thug and a crook and so very, very man of his followers are ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 2:23 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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We get a bit impatient with jihad murderers and attempted murderers whose crimes are swept under the carpet as 'mental health difficulties' which is an insult to those genuinely struggling with mental illness. But the man yesterday who tried to get into RAF Mildenhall does seem to be a true case of ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 11:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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by G. Murphy Donovan Tone is always set at the top. The early years of the 21st Century may come to be known as the era of invective. One candidate in the 2016 presidential election maligned voters as a “basket of deplorables.” That slur may have prompted enough indignation to give Donald ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 9:53 AM by G. Murphy Donovan
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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From Sky News, local newspaper the Derbyshire Times and The Telegraph Armed police have seized four men in a series of dawn raids to break up a suspected Islamist terrorist bomb plot. Police believe they may have disrupted a UK Christmas terror plot following the arrest of four suspects in Sheffield ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 9:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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As someone who always gives Christmas cards to all my Jewish friends each year, I appreciate this story from Chad Felix Greene in The Federalist: For years I have been one of the only Jewish people at my places of employment. I am currently the only Jew who wears a kippah at my office every day. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 7:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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From the Christian Post A Nigerian missionary preacher who was charged earlier this year of using "threatening and abusive language" in London for pointing out the links between Islam and terrorism has been acquitted. 62-year-old Oluwole Ilesanmi was charged with an "Islamophobic" hate crime by police ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 5:32 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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An Islamic preacher in Turkey has drawn a backlash after suggesting that clean-shaven men sometimes "cannot be distinguished from women" and can cause "indecent thoughts." . . . preacher Murat Bayaral blasted beardless men and said there is no need to receive permission from wives for a man to shave his ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 5:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Daniel Altman, the editor of Foreign Policy, recently delivered himself of an article, “This Is How Every Genocide Begins,” in which he claims that President Trump’s retweeting of three “anti-Islamic” videos reminds him of the years leading up to the Holocaust. Many absurd ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 4:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 19 December 2017
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From the Oxford Mail, the newspaper that gamely reported from the CCC Old Bailey every day during the last multi-handed sex gang trial from Oxford, Operation Bullfinch. These are some of the many men arrested under the police Operation Nautical who have been on trial, or trials at the Crown Court Oxford ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/19/2017 3:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 18 December 2017
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Hezbollah and Iran raked in the money dealing in “drugs, weapons and used cars, [along with] diamonds, commercial merchandise and even human slaves,” say ex-Project Cassandra agents, all while Obama turned a blind eye in an attempt to secure the bad-for-America Iran deal. According to Josh Meyer ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2017 3:11 PM by NER
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Monday, 18 December 2017
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        When a president loves his country he delivers a speech like the one President Trump delivered today on national security and the renewal of American power and influence. The president speaks reasonably, states obvious truths, and the necessary consequences of those truths. We will confront ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2017 2:39 PM by Daniel Mallock
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Monday, 18 December 2017
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This visionary document integrates all aspects of our national health and declares, "unrivaled power in the best means of defense." Best of all, it brings jihad back into the national security vocabulary. Bravo, Mr. President. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2017 2:03 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 18 December 2017
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Update at 6.45pm from Suffolk Constabulary's website. Police investigating an incident at RAF Mildenhall can confirm that the incident is not being treated as terrorism. A 44 year old British man was initially arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass. The male, who sustained cuts and bruises ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2017 11:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 18 December 2017
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Pro-Palestinian Linda Sarsour is loved by some (and despised by others). She is National Co-Chair of the Women's March "resisting" Trump and she's also a Leftist hypocrite. In this case, she denied the abuse occurred because the man in question was a good Muslim who went to mosque.  Here is the account ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/18/2017 9:30 AM by NER
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Sunday, 17 December 2017
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The answers to all the questions asked below are related to Christmas, or Christmas carols or songs, in some way. (1)   What would cost you around eighty thousand pounds (around one hundred and seven thousand US dollars)? (2)   What was the name of the first song ever broadcast, and who broadcast ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2017 11:43 PM by John M. Joyce
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Sunday, 17 December 2017
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From the British Pakistani Christian Association blog While Christians celebrated the birth of Christ in Ilford Town Centre on Saturday 16th December 2017, after having applied for permission for a Christmas celebration, a local Muslim group caused a panic by playing a Muslim chant, that triggered ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2017 2:45 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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