The Iconoclast

Thursday, 17 December 2015
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Political satirist Ami Horowitz tests the waters at Yale University to see if today's Ivy League students would actually sign a petition to repeal the first amendment. ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2015 5:36 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Thursday, 17 December 2015
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Robert Satloff writes at the Weekly Standard.   On the inside back cover of books published by Gallup Press there is the following breathtaking statement: Gallup Press exists to educate and inform the people who govern, manage, teach and lead the world's six billion citizens. Each book meets ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2015 5:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Thursday, 17 December 2015
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Judicial Watch: A Middle Eastern woman was caught surveilling a U.S. port of entry on the Mexican border holding a sketchbook with Arabic writing and drawings of the facility and its security system, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The woman has been identified as 23-year-old ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2015 5:07 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Thursday, 17 December 2015
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Days after the ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in San Bernardino, President Obama’s address to the nation concerning the threat of ISIS missed the mark. In fact, President Obama seemed at times to be more concerned with Americans ostracizing Muslim communities through “suspicion and hate,” than he was ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/17/2015 4:47 AM by Mark Durie
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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  Yesterdays lights were from Chester, a beautiful and ancient city, with it's mediaeval Cathedral, Roman walls and Georgian municipal buildings. Tonight's lights are suburban, from people's front gardens, albeit posh front gardens from the better end of town.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 1:42 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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Breitbart: In advance of the release of Congress’ year-end spending package, the office of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is highlighting some terrorists who were recently granted access to the U.S. through the nation’s immigration system. In an email to reporters Tuesday, a Sessions aide listed more ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 11:28 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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Defeating ISIS was the theme of last night’s debate—nominally it was national security--and for the most part the candidates offered nothing new on how to do it. The one exception was Carly Fiorina, who broke through the endless “Gotta defeat ISIS” drum roll  by calling on the tech and telecom spheres ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 11:00 AM by Hannah Rubenstein
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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VIENNA (Reuters) - Two people have been arrested at a refugee center in the Austrian city of Salzburg on suspicion of being connected to last month's Paris attacks, the Salzburg prosecutors' office said on Wednesday. The two are men who are thought to have provided help to members of the group ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 10:47 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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Newsmax: The Rev. Franklin Graham said Tuesday that the United States should end all immigration until a "broken" system is fixed. "I think we should put a halt on immigration, because our borders are broken, until we have a proper system to vet people," he told Carol Costello on CNN. "I think ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 7:43 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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France 24: The European Union on Tuesday formally awarded its prestigious Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to a Saudi blogger currently serving a 10-year prison sentence for insulting Muslim clerics. Raif Badawi, who created and managed an online forum, was found guilty in 2014 of breaking ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 7:39 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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Vocativ: ISIS supporters took to social media to gloat about the disruption caused by “credible” bomb threats made against the Los Angeles school system on Tuesday. The threats closed more than 900 schools across the city, abruptly sending hundreds of thousands of students home and throwing the city ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 7:32 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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Daniel Greenfield writes in Frontpage: After Tashfeen Malik and Syed Farook killed 14 Americans in their corner of the Jihad over in San Bernardino, the media began its long laborious search for their moment of “radicalization”. The assumption that the intersection of terrorism and Islam can only ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 7:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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In the introduction to his magisterial anthology, the late John Gross declined to offer a definition of good prose. His taste was as catholic as his knowledge was deep and wide, but it was also sure. Gross included examples of the flowery and the spare, the tragic and the comic, the poetical and the ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 7:11 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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Judicial Watch: It appears that Islamic extremists are infiltrating the United States in growing numbers yet government figures show that foreigners are hardly ever removed from the country on terrorism grounds. This is not surprising considering the Obama administration regularly shields criminal ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 5:47 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
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The second great grim given in the Middle East, along with the persecution of ancient Christian communities by Muslims, is the steady under-hum of hate, directed at the Infidel Jewish state of Israel. Through the din of warfare between Sunni and Shi’a, Kurd and Arab, Berber and Arab, Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda, ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/16/2015 5:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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