The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 26 June 2018
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From the Times of Malta and The Telegraph Photograph from Euro News Scores of people are dead after vicious weekend clashes in central Nigeria between mostly Muslim herders and Christian farmers. One report has claimed 86 people were killed in the conflict, which by some accounts has become deadlier ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/26/2018 1:04 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwaxe
Monday, 25 June 2018
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by Gary Fouse First it was DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen driven from a Washington DC restaurant by hostile, pro-illegal immigration diners. Others showed up in front of her house chanting. White House press spokeswoman Sarah Sanders was ordered out of a Virginia restaurant. Then it was Florida ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/25/2018 1:47 PM by Gary Fouse
Sunday, 24 June 2018
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This is coming in a little late, but I hope will offer some insight into just how far awareness of the worrying state of affairs in Britain has spread.  The account that follows was written by a gentleman, personally known to me, who attended the rally in Brisbane, state capital of Queensland, Australia; ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/24/2018 6:16 AM by Christina McIntosh
Saturday, 23 June 2018
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Last week, an opinion piece came out in the Washington Post called “Why Can’t We Hate Men?” The author, a gender studies professor named Suzanna Walters argues that hating men is logical because men are supposedly responsible for vast amounts of sexual and institutional violence against women.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2018 4:03 PM by David Solway
Saturday, 23 June 2018
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Despite his liberties with the truth, Trump has amassed the most faithful record of modern U.S. presidents in doing what he promised to do by Conrad Black I was just reminded of Canada’s odd view of the United States by returning, for I think the third or fourth time, to Steve Paikin’s The ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/23/2018 4:34 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 22 June 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Felix Coe was until very recently an associate professor of biology at the University of Connecticut. He is a convert to Islam who had posted on his office door demands that directed students to “REMOVE SHOES BEFORE ENTERING” and “KNOCK FIRST, THEN REQUEST ENTRY Say: Bismillah.” When ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/22/2018 5:05 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 21 June 2018
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by Michael Curtis Brigadoon, 1954 What a day that would be, what a rare mood for democratic countries, if not the whole human race, if fact followed fiction and emulated the charming musical, the 1954 Hollywood film Brigadoon. That fantasy portrays a small Scottish village that is protected ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2018 3:01 PM by Michael Curtis
Thursday, 21 June 2018
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by Ibn Warraq  A Family Conspiracy: Honor Killing, by Phyllis Chesler (New English Review Press, 348 pp., $28.75) Phyllis Chesler pioneered the study of violence against women in the late 1960s, concentrating on women living in North America and Europe. By 2003, she was writing about honor ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/21/2018 4:26 AM by Ibn Warraq
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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He has set about rescuing a system that had broken down. by Conrad Black Never Trumpers Bill Kristol and Jonah Goldberg It is distasteful to return to my exchange with my esteemed NRO colleague Jonah Goldberg about the column he wrote several weeks ago likening President Trump’s reference ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2018 8:30 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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by Michael Curtis Amy Wax gives a lecture at Middlebury College Is it an earthquake or merely a shock? On June 14, 2018 the Inspector General of the Department of Justice, Michael Horowitz, issued his report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton emails by the DoJ and the FBI. It found that ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2018 8:05 AM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 20 June 2018
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From the Independent and The Times An Isis supporter plotted to behead Theresa May and bomb Downing Street in a suicide attack in the heart of London, a court has heard. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, intended to carry out a “full frontal assault” on the gates and the door of No 10 and expected ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/20/2018 3:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald In Sweden, Muslims have been demonstrating their menacing power. They have already managed to establish 61 No-Go zones, lawless areas where the Swedish government’s writ does not fully run. Firemen, sanitation men, and civil servants are now afraid to enter these Muslim-populated ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/19/2018 6:56 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 18 June 2018
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An Uber driver attacked police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace out of "hatred" for the Queen, a court has heard. Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, shouted "Allahu Akbar" ("God is the greatest") as two officers grappled with him near the Queen's London home in August last year, jurors were ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2018 8:20 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 18 June 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The lawyers for Tariq Ramadan, the “towering intellect” and “foremost Islamic scholar,” recently won a lone victory: the judges considering the accusations against him by the woman known as “Marie,” whose real name is Mounia Barrouj. On June 5, the French judges handling Ramadan’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2018 7:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Monday, 18 June 2018
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From the Nigerian newspapers, The Punch and The Nation No fewer than 32 persons were killed,  while 84 others were  injured when six suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs), in Damboa local government area in Borno state on Saturday. ...a source in Damboa, who spoke on condition ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/18/2018 3:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 17 June 2018
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From AFP via the Times of Israel French media reported that a woman crying “Allahu akbar” — “God is great” in Arabic — hurt two people with a box cutter at a supermarket in southern France on Sunday. A man was struck in the chest during the late-morning attack in La Seyne-sur-Mer, outside the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2018 9:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 17 June 2018
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Behind the peeling façades of Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney, America is a monster, and not always an amiable one by Conrad Black At this point, everyone on both sides of the proverbially unguarded (except for aggressive customs and immigration officials) Canada-U.S. border wins from the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/17/2018 7:06 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 16 June 2018
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It's a suspended sentence so don't get too excited. From the Swiss edition of The Local A Swiss court on Friday slapped a 20-month suspended sentence on an official of a prominent Islamic group for alleged production and distribution of jihadist propaganda but acquitted its leader. The three ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2018 7:28 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 16 June 2018
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by Michael Curtis Blogger Alison Chabloz arriving at Westminster Magistrates' Court, London, where she is accused of posting an anti-Semitic song online denying the Holocaust. Credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire There is an optmistic forecast there'll be a change in the weather, a change in the ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/16/2018 5:18 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 15 June 2018
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Not just France this week but Germany. Yet another plot. From the Telegraph A suspected Islamic extremist arrested in Cologne succeeded in making ricin and was planning a “biological weapon attack” in Germany, prosecutors said on Thursday. Sief Allah Hammami, a 29-year-old Tunisian, was held on ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2018 10:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 15 June 2018
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From the French edition of The Local and France 24 French police have thwarted two terror attacks, including one at a swingers' club, sources close to the investigations said Thursday. Two men in their 20s have been arrested in the greater Paris region over a suspected plot to carry out a terrorist ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/15/2018 10:29 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 14 June 2018
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by Conrad Black President Trump’s idiosyncratic methods conceal the strength of his effort to reverse the disintegration of America as a Great Power and a just force in the world. Beneath or with his almost avuncular comments on Kim Jong-un being “a nice guy,” the president has gained Mr. Kim’s ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/14/2018 5:23 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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Posted on 06/13/2018 11:21 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
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From the Oxford Mail A 'PREDATORY and cynical' gang which groomed and sexually abused young girls across Oxford has been jailed for a total of nearly 70 years. The depraved grooming ring was convicted at Oxford Crown Court after a five-month trial which ended in March. Throughout the trial, which ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/13/2018 11:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 12 June 2018
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by Michael Curtis We would all like to be, or to be considered, saints. When the saints go marching in, yes I want to be in that number. Since saints are so few it's best to string along with good people who have faults. This is pertinent to a new case of possible canonization, the first British ...Read More...
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Posted on 06/12/2018 12:20 PM by Michael Curtis
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