The Iconoclast

Thursday, 06 April 2017
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From the London Evening Standard Police in Russia have arrested three people over the deadly St Petersburg Metro bombing. On Thursday a loud blast was heard at the block of flats where the trio lived, after police found and deactivated an explosive device in one of the apartments. The three ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2017 12:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 06 April 2017
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From ITV News and the Daily Mail A man accused of plotting a terror knife attack has appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court. alongside his sister. Ummariyat Mirza allegedly bought a blade and carried out research to put his deadly assault plans into action. The 21-year-old was arrested by ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2017 12:30 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 06 April 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz Name an undergraduate alumnus who headed a university equal to Brown for a decade? Another who currently hosts a nationally syndicated talk show? Another who heads a major federal entity? A major early influence on feminist literary criticism not only for her writings ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2017 10:57 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Thursday, 06 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis President Donald Trump has been accused of many dire acts and devious intentions. One of the most absurd, the latest, comes from Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the terrorist Hezbollah organization, in a television interview in his bunker in Beirut on February 16, 2017. As if ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/06/2017 10:37 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 04 April 2017
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In the wake of the latest Muslim jihad atrocity perpetrated against unarmed civilians in an infidel country - I refer to the attack on the St Petersburg subway - I observe, as per our Aussie ABC, the now-familiar ritual of the laying of piles of flowers and lighting of little candles (which you will ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2017 5:41 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 04 April 2017
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From the German edition of The Local The Central Council of Jews in Germany has described bullying allegations at the Friedenauer Gemeinschaftsschule in Berlin as “anti-Semitism of the ugliest form.” After a 14-year-old British Jewish boy switched schools in Berlin claiming he had been violently ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2017 4:09 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 04 April 2017
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From the Australian Controversial Islamic critic Ayaan Hirsi Ali has hit back at a group of Australian Muslim women who accused her of being a “star” of Islamophobia and stirring up hatred. In their video the six woman said Ms Hirsi Ali - who was raised a Muslim but renounced her religion as an adult ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2017 3:39 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 04 April 2017
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The likely suspect in the deadly blast in the Russian city of St Petersburg is a Kyrgyz-born Russian citizen, Kyrgyzstan's security service said on Tuesday morning. A spokesman for the GKNB security service identified the suspect as Akbarzhon Jalilov, born in the city of Osh in 1995. He provided ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/04/2017 2:42 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 03 April 2017
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It doesn't mean they are directly responsible of course. From Vocative.  Motivations behind the attacks were not made immediately clear ISIS supporters are celebrating two explosions on St. Petersburg subways that have killed at least 10 people and injured at least 20, according to Russian media ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2017 8:29 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 03 April 2017
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Odds are someone will blame Putin for this.  CBS: ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- Russian state media reported Monday that explosions at St. Petersburg subway stations left at least 10 people dead and an unknown number injured. State-run news agencies reported the blasts in St. Petersburg, saying ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2017 8:02 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 03 April 2017
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These are the people we cheered on as they fought the disintegrating Soviet Union, just as we supported the mujahidin in Afghanistan against them during the 80s and we actually bombed their ally, Serbia, in their struggle with the Bosnian and Kosovar Muslims after the collapse of Yugoslavia in the early ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2017 6:29 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 03 April 2017
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From the Australian Internationally renowned author and anti-Islam campaigner Ayaan Hirsi Ali has pulled out of her Q&A appearance and cancelled her upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, citing security concerns as one of the reasons for the decision. Ms Hirsi Ali was due to appear on the ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/03/2017 5:53 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 02 April 2017
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The numbers don’t tell the story. by Theodore Dalrymple Statistically speaking, I am much more at risk of being killed when I get into my car than when I walk in the streets of the capital cities that I visit. Yet this fact, no matter how often I repeat it, does not reassure me much; the truth ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2017 7:24 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 02 April 2017
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From News Australia and the Herald Sun WHEN more than 30 Muslim inmates get down on their prayer mats inside Goulburn’s Supermax prison and bow towards Mecca, it doesn’t much bother serial killer Ivan Milat. As Ivan revealed in exclusive letters to news.com.au, he is one of just a handful of non-Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2017 6:21 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 02 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis A saying attributed to the great boxer, the Brown Bomber Joe Louis, about to fight Billy Conn in June 1941 is “You can run but you can’t hide.” Conn did not hide and did well until he was knocked out in the 13th round. In March 2017 British comedian, actor, and writer, Eddie ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2017 5:55 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 02 April 2017
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by Conrad Black The Weimar Court of the Muses by Theobald von Oer in 1860, 55 years after Schiller's death in 1805, this oil painting was produced of a reading of his poems in the park of the Schloss Tiefurt. Among the listeners, to the right, is Goethe Readers will recall that I concluded last ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/02/2017 5:24 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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The Channel 4 reporter, having the power of the press on his side got closer than we did today. Watch here.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 4:23 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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To Westminster for a march called at short notice as members of the EDL wanted to show their support for the victims of terrorism, following the vehicle and knife attack on Westminster Bridge last week. Coming out of Westminster Underground station our first task was to thoughtfully visit the flowers ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 2:06 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald This is the rhetorical question — “no” being the only conceivable response — that the Iranian-born David Shariatmadari, now living in the U.K., asked in a recent article in The Guardian. He began his exercise in taqiyya by insisting that while in the late 20th and early ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 5:44 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 01 April 2017
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by Michael Curtis Why should the U.S. Federal Government subsidize the arts? Does it or should it divert public funds from military or security concerns to support ballet? Art and culture are not universal tastes or necessities as are health care or education, but often, and perhaps usually, ...Read More...
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Posted on 04/01/2017 5:29 AM by Michael Curtis
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Friday, 31 March 2017
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From AP via the Hindustan Times, the Daily Mail and le Parisien Hemmed in and closely watched by police, hundreds of Muslims have unrolled rugs and mats and prayed outdoors in the busy streets of a Paris suburb to protest the closure of their prayer hall. The show of strength Friday... Clichy ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2017 1:14 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 31 March 2017
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by Gary Fouse On March 22, Belgium's King Philippe marked the one-year anniversary of the murderous terrorist attack in Brussels that killed 32 people at the Brussels airport and subway. In a monument to Europe's surrender to the forces of evil, here is what the King had to say: "It's the ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2017 4:35 AM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 31 March 2017
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by Michael Curtis British Prime Minister Theresa May is making history from which there is no turning back in the effort to restore what she called “our national self-determination” after 44 years of British membership first of the EEC, the Common Market, and then of the European Union. On March ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/31/2017 4:19 AM by Michael Curtis
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Thursday, 30 March 2017
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Unusual Case Raises Specter of Muzzling the Opposition by Fergus Hodgson Complainant Rosa Ilda Aldana thanks US Ambassador Todd Robinson after a meeting at the embassy. (Chochi Aldana) Guatemala’s most outspoken congressman against constitutional reforms and the agenda of US Ambassador ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/30/2017 2:42 PM by NER
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