The Iconoclast

Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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by Conrad Black The pretense of the Democrats to derive some pleasure from the Manafort and Gates indictments and the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos is one of the more challenging attempts at moralistic theatrics Senator Chuck Schumer has attempted in the last year. It doesn't quite measure ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 4:26 AM by Conrad Black
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Tuesday, 07 November 2017
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From the Libya Herald The Rada Special Deterrence Force, led by Salafi Islamist Abdulraouf Kara, raided the Comic Con exhibition yesterday evening ad arrested over 20 organizers, participants and visitors – organizers informed Libya Herald. The exhibition displays comics, cartoons, art work, games ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/07/2017 3:13 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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What distinguishes the left these days is its compulsion to forego dialogue and portray conservatism as inherently evil, while giving a pass to progressives who engage in violence, intimidation, and public vandalism. by Matthew M. Hausman The American media has been straining mightily to link ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 4:17 PM by Matthew Hausman
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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Is the respected scholar and spiritual leader an abusive sexual predator? by Phyllis Chesler As an American feminist, I support the incredibly brave Muslim and ex-Muslim women who have just accused Tariq Ramadan, the grandson of the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood and a revered Professor ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 3:39 PM by Phyllis Chesler
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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From the Telegraph French police are investigating death threats against satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo over a cartoon of Oxford scholar Tariq Ramadan, who is facing rape allegations. The provocative magazine, which suffered a deadly jihadist attack in January 2015 after publishing cartoons ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 11:12 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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The teachers are failing; our society is becoming steadily less educated. I suggest a solution: decertify the teachers' unions by Conrad Black A correspondent has sent me an extract from the magazine of a branch of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF), responding to mathematics ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 5:36 AM by Conrad Black
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Monday, 06 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis Why can't the English, a pensive people of philosophical joys, meditation  and contemplation, learn to set a good example by ending left wing antisemism? The question has arisen in vivid form on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declation. The British Government did not ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/06/2017 5:05 AM by Michael Curtis
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Sunday, 05 November 2017
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by Rebecca Bynum In and article published on November 3, far left radical "Think Progress" launches another attack on President Donald Trump, taking advantage of the tensions prevailing in Washington due to the Justice Department and Congressional  "Russia probes." Bypassing the work of these ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2017 5:31 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 05 November 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple There are many subjects on which decent people may disagree and some subjects on which a person may not entirely agree with himself, in so far as he can see both sides of an argument at the same time (assuming there to be only two sides, when often there are more). One ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/05/2017 5:06 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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Muslimness trumps gender at Oxford: Emily Lawford writes in Cherwell. Students at the Oxford Middle East Centre have reacted in anger to the University’s response to the mounting accusations of rape against Islamic professor Tariq Ramadan, accusing senior figures of acting “as if nothing had ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 6:05 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Bruce Ashford, a Professor of Theology and Dean at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, contributed to Fox News his view of the latest  terror attack and what he calls “Islam’s surprisingly complicated relationship with terrorism”: The horrifying attack in lower ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 5:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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by Conrad Black Special Counsel Robert Mueller has arrived at a crossroads, and must soon reveal if he is seriously exploring the Clinton-Obama side of questionable campaign activities, or apart from some possible window-dressing, is launching a partisan assault on the Trump presidency. There ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 4:40 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 04 November 2017
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This partisan involvement in left-wing and almost treasonous propaganda is actually putting some capable young people off entering the teaching profession. The Telegraph reported on this event yesterday. Sadly the Islamists found an alternative venue; and the Telegraph, while they did get inside are ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/04/2017 2:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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by Hossein Khorram The pro Iran regime propaganda in the US continues to target national security experts, particularly those who articulate analyses enabling the public to understand the threat posed by Tehran and its global reach. Salon accused several shows on Fox News after the ISIS-inspired ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 9:48 AM by Hossein Khorram
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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For a laugh, click here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 7:48 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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Stephen Hayes writes in the Weekly Standard: On the penultimate day of the Obama administration, less than 24 hours before the president would vacate the White House, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a press release meant to put to rest what had been a pesky issue for his ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 6:54 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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by Conrad Black The pretense of the Democrats to derive some pleasure from the Manafort and Gates indictments and the guilty plea of George Papadopoulos is one of the more challenging attempts at moralistic theatrics Senator Chuck Schumer has attempted in the last year. It doesn't quite measure ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 5:23 AM by Conrad Black
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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by Gary Fouse I have no inside information on the Manafort indictments, but based on the news I have heard today and my own experience in federal law enforcement, I offer my own initial speculations on the case(s). That includes the (missing) investigation on the Clinton Foundation and the Russians. First ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 4:35 AM by Gary Fouse
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Friday, 03 November 2017
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This is a Telegraph premium article but free access is available this weekend if you want to read it all. The invite seemed innocuous. Tomorrow evening, at a community centre in Birmingham, parents, teachers and others would gather to discuss the future of schools in Britain’s second city. One pictures ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2017 1:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 02 November 2017
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A number of agencies failed to recognise and prevent the exploitation of at least nine teenagers in Somerset, it has been revealed. The serious case review comes after two Turkish men were jailed last year for a total of 32 years after being convicted for rape and sexual offences against six children ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2017 3:16 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 02 November 2017
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by Conrad Black It is delicious to see, even more suddenly and completely than anyone had anticipated, the breakdown of the steamroller media smear of Donald Trump. A trinitarian deus ex machina descended. The Washington Post, struggling desperately in its discomfort, a few days ahead of the ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2017 5:49 AM by Conrad Black
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Thursday, 02 November 2017
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Ethnic communities should be enabled to protect their own by Walid Phares Illustration on the challenges to allotting of territory in northern Iraq by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times The fall of Raqqa into the hands of US-backed “northern Syria forces,” which comprise “Syria Democratic ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2017 5:24 AM by Walid Phares
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Wednesday, 01 November 2017
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From ABC7NY LOWER MANHATTAN, New York (WABC) -- New York City terror suspect Sayfullo Saipov was out of surgery Wednesday morning, and is expected to survive after he was shot by NYPD officers during a truck rampage that killed eight people in Lower Manhattan. Investigators said they were able ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2017 10:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 01 November 2017
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by Michael Curtis By Jove, by Jing, by George is the thing! Can we say it isn't so?  We thought we knew Washington. As the Proverb says, a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches. It's taken some time for the truth to be revealed, though no doubt a Special Counsel searching for less ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2017 8:13 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 01 November 2017
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And in light of events in New York City just now, let us remember that this magnificent and ancient Christian hymn - composed three centuries before ever Islam the Arab cult of blood and war was cooked up out of whole cloth by some depraved mastermind/s - concludes with the following invocation (I use ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/01/2017 5:02 AM by Christina McIntosh
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