The Iconoclast

Saturday, 24 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Asia Bibi, the Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in a Pakistani jail, having been convicted of “blasphemy” on the testimony of Muslims, has at last been freed by a decision of the Pakistani Supreme Court. But her latest ordeal has only just begun, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/24/2018 5:07 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Friday, 23 November 2018
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From The Telegraph When I posted this story late last night, about an hour after it was first on the Telegraph website, it was NOT a Premium subscriber only story. But as it has been picked up by the Daily Mail since you can also read it there.  A community kitchen supported by the Duchess of Sussex ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/23/2018 5:26 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 23 November 2018
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From the Telegraph and The Daily Mail  A Home Office investigation has found that an adult asylum seeker posed as a schoolboy and was placed in a classroom of 15-year-olds. He was first pictured on social media by a fellow pupil with the message: “How’s there a 30-year-old man in our maths ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/23/2018 1:40 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Friday, 23 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Mahathir Mohamed may not know this. He reads the paper, about protests in Gaza, or tunnel-building by Hamas, or perhaps he pays too much attention to the U.N., which seems to spend half its time, and more than half of its resolutions, condemning the mighty empire of Israel. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/23/2018 7:45 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Thursday, 22 November 2018
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The family of Asia Bibi, the Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy before being acquitted three weeks ago, claim they are being hunted by extremists going house to house with their photographs to try to track them down. John Pontifex, of Aid to the Church in ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/22/2018 4:51 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Thursday, 22 November 2018
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by Michael Curtis The evil that men do lives after them, the good is often interred with their bones. So let it be with Clement Attlee, Lord Attlee. On November 19,  2018 a remarkable story, unknown until today, was revealed about him, leader of the Labour Party, 1935-55, member of Winston Churchill's ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/22/2018 3:17 PM by Michael Curtis
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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Dear USA citizen, Man is not the problem, but the solution. Freedom is not dangerous, but the source of human creativity. (First of the “13 Theses for Freedom” from the Freiblickinstitut – Ideen für Eine Bessere Zukunft.) I feel compelled to write this open letter to you because ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/21/2018 7:22 PM by Brex I Teer
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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by Conrad Black The controversy over acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is the inane death rattle of the Democratic addiction to the idea, pushed by the 90 percent-hostile press, that President Trump must remain handcuffed to an endless special counsel inquiry. This conviction persists, ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/21/2018 7:47 AM by Conrad Black
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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I dare to say, at the risk of being shamed and shunned for telling the truth, that "Palestine" is a fiction, a concept that refers to an imaginary entity, not real but socially constructed. by Phyllis Chesler Even as barbarians terrorize civilians everywhere, (if not, the UK and Australia ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/21/2018 7:34 AM by Phyllis Chesler
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald As to Israel, Mahathir Mohamed blames its existence for all the subsequent trouble in the Middle East. He says that before Israel was founded, there were no problems in the Middle East. Let’s just begin to examine that remark by looking at the Middle East today. The Sunni-Shia ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/21/2018 7:29 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 21 November 2018
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by Michael Curtis It seems to me I've heard that song before. It's from an old familiar score. The unholy war against the State of Israel never stops, ideologically, politically, militarily, with unceasing propaganda. On this issue the obsession is far from magnificent. Most nations in the world ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/21/2018 5:16 AM by Michael Curtis
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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by Matthew M. Hausman On Shabbat Vayeira, an anti-Semitic madman attacked a synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, killing eleven people and injuring several others. Those who turned on their televisions and computers that Saturday night were greeted with shock and horror. The killer had railed online ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2018 8:56 AM by Matthew Hausman
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Mahathir Mohamed has, at the age of 93, been elected, for the second time, as the Prime Minister of Malaysia. He’s a deeply devout Muslim, of amiable mien, seems a friendly sort, but he has just one little problem. It’s “the Jews.” According to Dr Mohamed, who has been talking ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2018 7:22 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 20 November 2018
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A response to Theodore Kupfer’s essay ‘A Sensible Approach to Climate Change.’ by Conrad Black Theodore Kupfer’s attack on my remarks last week in these pages about President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord cannot be allowed to pass without comment. He cites Svante Arrhenius ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/20/2018 7:01 AM by Conrad Black
Monday, 19 November 2018
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New English Review Press is pleased to announce the publication of our twenty eighth book, The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd by Theodore Dalrymple and Kenneth Francis. The cultural death of God has created a conundrum for intellectuals. How could a life stripped ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/19/2018 8:52 AM by NER
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