The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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One of the better opinion pieces to have appeared in the Aussie press in the immediate wake of the murderous Muslim ghazi raids on Charlie Hebdo and on the kosher supermarket and its Jewish customers, in France.  He doesn't quite say all that he could have said - he does not grasp the nettle and introduce ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 7:32 PM by Christina McIntosh
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Washington Times: The FBI arrested an Ohio man on Wednesday for plotting to bomb the U.S. Capitol in an Islamic State-inspired attack. Christopher Lee Cornell, also known as Raheel Mahrus Ubaydah, of Cincinnati, was arrested on charges of attempting to kill a U.S. government official, ABC News ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 4:16 PM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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In the past this sort of story has turned out to be much exaggerated. This one is in writing and is true. Oh dear! From the BBC, via the Telegraph,  The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children's books, in an apparent bid ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 1:55 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Watch, and listen, here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 12:57 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here. The French do not sing La Marseillaise. But they were singing. They do not wave the French flag -- it's deemed too "nationalistic." But there were flags being waved at the March, at other marches too. They do not treat the police with respect, but the theme of gratitude toward the police was ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 12:40 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here.   Jailed, and if possible stripped of citizenship and deported, back to the Muslim country that they, or their parents, or their grandparents, came from. If the laws are not in place for that, they can be quickly written and passed, Make it an offense, punishable with a large fine and a ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 12:33 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Neil Munro writes in the Daily Caller. President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defense forces, the White House’s press secretary said ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 12:22 PM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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When Muslim preachers in the street insult my Saviour with lies from the Koran,  or even when two Muslims murdered a British soldier on the streets of my city, I don't recall the Archbishop of Canterbury, Cardinal Nichols and the President of the Baptist Union having to tell me and my Christian friends ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 11:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here. What has been the cost of the nuclear project? Hundreds of billions of dollars, not only to build these enormous, underground, heavily fortified gigantic installations, but also the amounts that  have been lost because  of American sanctions. And those sanctions are likely to be much more severe, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 9:33 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here. A Turkish official, accurately describing the opposition among Gulf states (with the U.A.E. leading the effort), to Turkey's membership on the Security Council, then attacks the government of Egypt for being a "dictatorship." But if it is a dictatorship, it is an enlightened one, attempting ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 9:16 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Conspiracy-theorists are circulating the expected videos showing that the Charlie-Hebdo attack was a CIA-Mossad affair, could not possibly have been done by Muslims, and that business of "we have avenged the Prophet" and all that allahu-akbaring were simply the usual attempt to deceive the world. It ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 9:09 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Here. And a Turkish website is going to post part of the contents of the latest issue of Charlie-Hebdo on-line, here. Davutoglu attended the march in Paris. What did he mean by attending? Was Davutoglu making a statement on behalf of freedom of the press? Or was he merely showing up to pretend, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 8:50 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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From the London Evening Standard A coffee shop owner today vowed he would not back down after receiving death threats for displaying a “Je suis Charlie” sign outside his cafe. Adel Defilaux, a French-born Muslim, was terrified when a man stormed into The Antishop in Brick Lane, East London, ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 8:05 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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[Note: if any reader can himself translate, or have translated, into German, this piece, and then seee to it that it is inserted into the bloodstream of German-language blogs, I would be grateful]   The sad little ceremony, a pretend-event that used "honoring the victims in Paris" which included ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 8:01 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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At lefigaro.fr, a round-up of news on where, and how, the new issue of Charliie-Hebdo was received, disseminated, and its contents cover reproduced -- or not. In France, all 3 million copies have sold out. And the publishing of editions in Arabic and Turkish (Farsi would have been a good choice too) ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 7:51 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Daily Mail: Mass immigration has led to the growth of Muslim ‘ghettos’ in Britain which are run under Sharia Law, Nigel Farage declared last night. In an interview with US news channel Fox News, Mr Farage said the authorities had turned a ‘blind eye’ to the growth of ghettos where ‘the police ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 7:40 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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Nigeria’s Boko Haram Leader Applauds Charlie Hebdo Attackers ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 7:28 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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USA Today: WASHINGTON – The Islamic State released a video purporting to show a child executing two men accused of being Russian spies who tried to infiltrate the militant organization in Syria. The authenticity of the video, released by SITE Monitoring Service, could not be verified. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 7:22 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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(CNN) Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility Wednesday for last week's deadly rampage at France's Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper -- and said the attack was years in the making. AQAP commander Nasr Ibn Ali al-Ansi made the claim in a video, with pictures of the two gunmen -- Said ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 6:37 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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The police are dithering. Of course you may remember what happened to the Texas man who got drunk and called in a non-credible threat to a mosque in Murfreesboro. WASHINGTON (WJLA) -- A thriving D.C. business is the target of self-described ISIS militants. One of the many messages received ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 5:57 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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From the Danish edition of The Local In a move cheered by opposition groups, the justice minister says she wants to pave a legal path for prosecuting foreign fighters as traitors, but a leading attorney has his doubts that the legislation will work. That a member of the Government has the political ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 5:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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From the French edition of The Local French comedian Dieudonné has been arrested for being an "apologist for terrorism" after he left a post on Facebook apparently sympathizing with one of the gunmen from the Paris terror attacks last week.  Prosecutors had opened the case against him on Monday ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/14/2015 4:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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Iran, Iraq, their bazaaris, their souk. Here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2015 8:52 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
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And young Muslims (and not so young) are filling the social media with their tweets in support and admiration of the killers.. One English-language report here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/13/2015 8:44 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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