The Iconoclast

Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by John Constantine For purposes of discussion let’s assume the Devil one day set out to design a religion that would corrupt the souls of mortal men. In the nether regions of fiery perdition the Devil would give a lot of thought to concocting an evil counterpart to the high religions of humanity ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 8:17 AM by John Constantine
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In his recent book “Jihad and Death: The Global Appeal of Islamic State,” Roy argues that about 70 percent of these young people have scant knowledge of Islam, and suggests they are “radical” before even choosing Islam. He dubs them “born again Muslims” who lead libertine lives ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 6:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Thursday, 01 June 2017
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by A.J. Caschetta In an era when saying the wrong thing, deemed offensive by someone, can end a career, social justice warriors always seem to get a pass. Few have received more than Linda Sarsour, a Muslim self-styled “feminist” who supports a political system that systematically represses women, ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/01/2017 5:18 AM by A.J. Caschetta
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple It doesn’t take a concerted cyber-attack for Britain’s National Health Service to cancel operations: a neighbor, an 86-year-old lady, has so far been called to the hospital three times to have her hip replaced, only for the operation to be postponed at the last moment each ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2017 12:22 PM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
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by Daniel Mallock The recent removal of Confederate memorials from the City of New Orleans was greeted with applause by some and tears from others. Many Confederate monuments across the country are at risk. It is important to examine why this is happening, determine the logical conclusion, and ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2017 6:59 AM by Daniel Mallock
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Olivier Roy, who refuses to believe that the acts of Muslim terrorists might actually be explained by reference to Islam, its texts and teachings, was quick off the mark in explaining the Manchester bombing: Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a Manchester ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2017 6:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
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Ramadan is off to a fast start - AP: KABUL, Afghanistan — A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/31/2017 5:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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Stephen F. Cohen, an American Russia scholar, on why he doesn’t believe the New York Times, doesn’t think the DNC was hacked, and just wants the U.S. and Russia to get along. He wrote a biography of the Bolshevik revolutionary Nikolai Bukharin and is a contributing editor at the Nation, which his wife, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/30/2017 2:10 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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Oh it's going to be a lovely Ramadan. Fox News: The death toll of a deadly nighttime bombing outside a popular ice cream shop in central Baghdad has risen to 31 as ISIS militants claimed responsibility.   Iraqi officials said families with children were enjoying a late-night snack after breaking ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/30/2017 7:22 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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From Breitbart A self-described “leading” Muslim group is fundraising on the back of “jihad” in the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, using pictures of President Donald Trump, Brexit leader Nigel Farage, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on its material. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/30/2017 5:31 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis In his amusing play The Odd Couple, Neil Simon depicted a bizarre pair, the slovenly and easy going Oscar and the tidy, neurotic Felix. By chance, recent events have presented the opportunity to comment on an incongruous political duo, with totally disparate characteristics  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/30/2017 4:51 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 29 May 2017
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Straight talking from Jennifer Oriel in The Australian.  Read it all.  Britain has been invaded. Whitehall has revealed that there are 23,000 suspected terrorists inside the UK. What it didn’t say is that the British army reserve has just 29,940 active personnel. The ­implications are clear, but ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/29/2017 7:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 29 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald There are two things to know about the British newspaper The Guardian. One is that it is comically, even ludicrously far left. The second is that, though militantly secular in all other respects, the newspaper remains a staunch apologist and Defender of the Faith, as long as ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/29/2017 5:47 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Monday, 29 May 2017
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'We take pride to die while holding on to our faith,' Bishop Makarios says. From the Toronto Sun CAIRO — Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/29/2017 4:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 28 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis No one is ever likely to mistake Donald J. Trump for a lyric soprano at the New York Metropolitan Opera. Yet Trump, the political performer, resembles a musical performer in capacity to express himself, colla voce, taking the lead in a free manner and having others follow his ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/28/2017 12:46 PM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 28 May 2017
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Morrissey, in a blazing FB post, and Janet Albrechtsen, in a blazing column at "The Australian" that has garnered over 1000 comments.. and counting. Both are worth reproducing, that they may be spread abroad. Morrissey, first.  On 23 May, the day after a Muslim human bomb detonated himself amongst ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/28/2017 6:40 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 28 May 2017
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THE mosque where bomber Salman Abedi ­worshipped hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and gays and adulterers to be stoned to death. Didsbury Mosque’s YouTube channel still features videos from clerics including American Abdullah Hakim Quick. He called for homosexuals ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/28/2017 2:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 27 May 2017
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From the Daily Mail Three Muslim men were yesterday accused of plotting a deadly copycat terror attack on Westminster. The trio were allegedly secretly recorded discussing using explosives, guns, knives and vehicles for ‘mass murder’. They are suspected of targeting key sites across London including ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/27/2017 7:40 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 27 May 2017
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From The Telegraph The Manchester suicide bomber used taxpayer-funded student loans and benefits to bankroll the terror plot, police believe. Salman Abedi is understood to have received thousands of pounds in state funding in the run up to Monday’s atrocity even while he was overseas receiving ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/27/2017 3:01 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Look at this photo showing the backs of seated dignitaries waiting for Trump to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. You may remember — it was last week, after all — the photos of Trump and Company being welcomed on the tarmac at Riyadh. The welcoming party was a very limited group ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 7:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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Including children who were traveling to a monastery for a day's outing. Story here. What will El-Sisi do? ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 7:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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From Kent on Line The jury came back with a verdict this morning. All four defendants guilty of raping the lost 16 year old girl; as the prosecution said, 'her every orifice was penetrated by them', and they laughed as they did it. Shershah Muslimyar, 20, of Hovenden Close, Canterbury, restaurant ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 7:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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From the Waltham Forest Guardian.  The men were charged as part of an investigation by MI5 and the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. Umar Haque, 24, from Newham is accused of preparing to commit acts of terrorism and charged with four counts of possessing documents useful for committing ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 1:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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From The Telegraph The Manchester suicide bomber may have built a second device which is now in the hands of fellow jihadists, police fear. Officers who raided the home of Salman Abedi discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components. Security ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 5:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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When I posted  on the NER/Iconoclast yesterday, "Who shares responsibility for the Suicide Bombing at the Manchester Arena?"  ,  we  criticized the track record of Conservative PM, Theresa May as former Home Secretary dealing with Islamist extremists in Britain’s midst. Upon  publication  of the  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 12:03 PM by Jerry Gordon
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