The Iconoclast

Sunday, 27 December 2015
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Once again university administrators and faculty in the United States and elsewhere are confronted by the problem of how to address actions and utterances that are held to be past wrongs. The wider underlying problem is whether pressure on them prevents an honest dialogue on race relations. Certainly ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/27/2015 9:17 AM by Michael Curtis
Sunday, 27 December 2015
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From the Sunday Telegraph Charities are facing a “deadly” and growing threat from terrorist groups, a government watchdog has warned. There are increasing fears that extremists are infiltrating Muslim charities in Britain in order to promote violence, recruit vulnerable young people for jihad, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/27/2015 7:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 27 December 2015
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From AFP via Yahoo News Manila (AFP) - Muslim guerrillas killed 10 civilians in the majority Catholic Philippines over Christmas, the military said Sunday, with some Christians in the affected areas now too scared to sleep in their homes. Guerillas from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/27/2015 7:27 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 27 December 2015
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From the Sunday Telegraph Vienna police said on Saturday a "friendly" intelligence service had warned European capitals of the possibility of a shooting or bomb attack before New Year, prompting police across the continent to increase security measures. "Several possible names of potential ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/27/2015 6:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 27 December 2015
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Confirmation of the work of Christoph Luxenberg, Ibn Warraq and others even though it's hard to tell from the reporting here what exactly has been found. From the Christian Post (hat tip: Jihad Watch) New information surrounding the oldest discovered written version of the Quran, the Islamic holy ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/27/2015 5:35 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Saturday, 26 December 2015
Saturday, 26 December 2015
Saturday, 26 December 2015
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Responding to Karen Armstrong’s remarks in Vogue magazine that many comments by conservatives about Muslims are “the sort of talk that led to concentration camps in Europe. The sorts of things that people were saying about Jews in the 30s and 40s; a view echoed by the idiot mayor of New York, Di Blasio, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/26/2015 8:02 AM by Norman Berdichevsky
Saturday, 26 December 2015
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We in the (still somewhat vaguely Christian) West have long been told that the Three Wise Men visited the newly born Jesus, when Mary, Joseph and baby were forced to shelter in a stable in Bethlehem, in the then-Roman province of Judea. However, according to this year’s Christmas Irish Times editorial ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/26/2015 7:53 AM by Robert Harris
Saturday, 26 December 2015
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In August 2014 the U.S. State Department ordered all nonessential U.S. personnel to leave the capital of Yemen for fear of terrorist attacks. A month later, on September 10, 2014, President Barack Obama declared that Yemen was a success story in the war on terror. He claimed that the “strategy of taking ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/26/2015 6:02 AM by Michael Curtis
Saturday, 26 December 2015
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From the Washington Examiner: The Islamic State's religious scholars have ruled that taking the organs of non-Muslims is permissible under Islamic law to save the life of a Muslim, because killing apostates to eat their flesh has previously been allowed. The revelation comes in a January 2015 ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/26/2015 4:59 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Friday, 25 December 2015
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Greek Orthodox Father Gabriel Naddaf Celebrates Christmas with Isaeli Christian IDF Soldiers Breaking Israel News  noted this "Heartwarming Christmas Story, IDF Welcomes More Pro-Israel Christian Arabs:" As Christmas approached, an Israeli priest is spearheading a program to dramatically increase ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2015 10:39 PM by Jerry Gordon
Friday, 25 December 2015
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US Embassy Hostage Tehran, Novembe 9, 1979 Source: AP The Washington Post, reported that the 53 US Hostages who spent 444 days in captivity at the former US Embassy in Tehran seized by Islamic Revolutionaries in 1979 will finally receive compensation, but not from the Islamic Republic, "Americans ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2015 10:02 PM by Jerry Gordon
Friday, 25 December 2015
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From the Belfast Telegraph. It's taken him a while, but better late than never. And to have the Chief Rabbi in agreement is more Good News. The Most Reverend Justin Welby used his Christmas Day sermon to brand the Islamic extremists "a Herod of today" - a reference to the Biblical despotic king of ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2015 10:54 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 25 December 2015
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From a Christmas card sent by a dear friend. It's a sculpture by Terry Summers in the very modern medium of cardboard from St John's Cathedral Brisbane.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/25/2015 10:07 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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