The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 05 March 2019
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The U.S. isn’t a banana republic, but its police apparatus sometimes comes close. by Conrad Black The broadening revelations of the lawless, almost putschist excesses of the Comey-McCabe FBI and elements of the Justice Department and the Brennan-Clapper intelligence services invite serious ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/05/2019 4:43 AM by Conrad Black
Monday, 04 March 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald We all know that throughout Europe today there are Muslim No-Go areas, where police and firemen enter at their peril. For they are frequently attacked by young Muslim males, who throw objects — bottles, bricks, rocks — at them, as a way of making clear that the state’s writ ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/04/2019 5:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Sunday, 03 March 2019
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Johnston's book brought back to mind the leftist writer Hannah Arendt, a fraud and a hypocrite also, but who could at least turn a phrase by Conrad Black Having known David Johnston, the former governor general of Canada, intermittently for 30 years, I was prepared to fear the worst on opening ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2019 7:05 AM by Conrad Black
Sunday, 03 March 2019
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by Gary Fouse I am a huge fan of Spanish language music. One of the reasons for that is what I consider a serious decline in the quality of American music, which I won't go into. One of my favorite Latin artists is Marco Antonio Solis of Mexico. Last night, I happened to catch a video of him ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/03/2019 6:11 AM by Gary Fouse
Saturday, 02 March 2019
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From the Swedish edition of The Local Photograph from Swedish newspaper Expressen An Isis jihadi fighter returned to his home in Sweden to have wounds to his shoulder treated for free at a state-run hospital, before returning to the front line in Syria, Sweden's Expressen newspaper has reported.  Khaled ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/02/2019 8:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Saturday, 02 March 2019
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by Conrad Black Each week, as the thundering host of Democratic seekers of their party’s 2020 presidential nomination scramble for attention and try to outflank their rivals to the left, that party rolls out a new policy proposal that lurches further away from where the solid center of American ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/02/2019 4:32 AM by Conrad Black
Friday, 01 March 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple Four years ago, three Muslim girls aged 15 from Bethnal Green in the East End of London ran away from home to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria. There was a brief commotion at the time as to how this had been allowed to happen. One of them, Shamima Begum, was ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/01/2019 10:03 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 28 February 2019
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From local newspaper the Telegraph and Argus THE aggressive and threatening behaviour of some of the defendants and their families during and after the long-running Bradford grooming trial can now be revealed. Following the men’s convictions, prosecution barrister Kama Melly QC said she and her ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2019 5:06 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 28 February 2019
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Yesterday, on a search by name and author, UK Amazon showed a 'not available' notice, like the book was out of print, or subject to some stock flow hiccup. Today a search request returns nothing. It is as if the book never existed. It is in the memory hole. If you remember it you are deluded, tricked ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2019 1:21 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 28 February 2019
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by Theodore Dalrymple Not reading many contemporary French novels, I am not entitled to say that Michel Houellebecq is the most interesting French novelist writing today, but he is certainly very brilliant, if in a somewhat limited way. His beam is narrow but very penetrating, like that of a ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2019 12:25 PM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 28 February 2019
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Shamima Begum left the U.K. in 2015 to join the Islamic State, of which she was then, and remains now, a supporter. She was 15 at the time. When she left the U.K., the Islamic State had already been beheading Christians, Yazidis, and Shi’a Muslims for more than a year. In 2014, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/28/2019 7:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
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by Michael Curtis To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man. This wholesome advice has become more significant and more difficult in our age with individuals differing and asserting those differences in age, religion, class, religion, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2019 1:34 PM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
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From the Yorkshire Evening Post Photograph from the BBC (I'll trust them with bare facts like names of defendants)  Nine men from Bradford and Dewsbury have been jailed for a total of more than 132 years for sexually abusing two young girls. The sentences were passed at Bradford Crown Court on Wednesday, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2019 11:22 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 27 February 2019
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A Dutch court has backed the suspension of a Muslim man’s benefits over his refusal on religious grounds to shave his beard while on training for a job. The unnamed man had been offered a job as an asbestos removal officer but was subsequently told he would need to be clean shaven in order to undergo ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/27/2019 10:41 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
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From Sky News, the BBC, and the Telegraph The UK Parliament is set to pass new rules classifying Hezbollah as a terrorist group. UK authorities say they are no longer able to distinguish between the group's military and political wings. The changes are expected to take force from Friday, after which ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/26/2019 12:44 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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