The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 21 February 2018
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Meowhamed the cat rules OK! From the Daily Mail Muslim protests in India are calling for a boycott of Pampers products after claiming to have seen the word 'Mohammed' in the face of a cartoon cat which appears on its nappies. The lines illustrating the whiskers, nose, mouth and left eye of the smiley ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/21/2018 2:20 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who always likes to tell us what he really thinks, is at it again. Last year he accused the people of Germany — and of the Netherlands too — of being “Nazis” for not allowing political rallies targeted at Turkish residents in Germany. He also called Angela ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/21/2018 9:02 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
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“A Christian is more than a person who is living up to a system of ethics. A Christian is more than a person living a good moral life. A Christian is a person in whom Christ dwells.” Billy Graham, 1958, Charlotte There was great rejoicing in heaven today.  ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/21/2018 8:22 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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From the London Evening Standard In June last year, Mrs Lall (the head mistress) removed the hijab from the school uniform for girls aged seven and under and tried to curb young children from fasting at school in case they became unwell. Teachers at St Stephen’s school in Newham faced a coordinated ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2018 3:16 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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A charity handing out millions of pounds to mosques and other organisations in Britain is run by a former Qatari official who founded a website that instructed Muslims to hate Jews and Christians, The Telegraph can disclose. Yousef al-Kuwari is the chief executive of Qatar Charity UK, whose work ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2018 3:06 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Tuesday, 20 February 2018
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What in the world was going on with the FBI agent? Was he under orders to encourage, and then to allow, this assault? Why did he not warn the law enforcement officers guarding the event? We know the FBI was politicized under Obama, but this? Todd Shepherd writes in the Washington Free Beacon: A ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/20/2018 1:55 PM by Rebecca Bynum
Monday, 19 February 2018
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From the Danish edition of The Local A man who will go on trial in Esbjerg on Monday accused of joining Islamic State (Isis) has been reported to have connections to a network linked to the May 2017 terror attack at Manchester Arena.The man, in his early twenties, has Somalian heritage, has previously ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2018 1:26 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Monday, 19 February 2018
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  Last week ex-UKIP leader Nigel Farage is reported to have said “Ukip is collapsing . . . the basic structures of the party organisation are disappearing”.  If that is the case, there are something in the region of 593,852 voters (as of 2015) who might be swept up by the Conservatives.  So, says ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2018 1:00 PM by Sally Ross
Monday, 19 February 2018
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by Rebecca Bynum Washington's birthday and Lincoln's brithday both fall in February. We used to celebrate both and the schools always made an effort to teach us something about both Presidents. Now we have President's Day which means our children are most likely not taught anything about American ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2018 6:53 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Monday, 19 February 2018
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by Michael Curtis The country has been warned on two occasions in February 2018 by Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, of various threats to the United States. China and Russia, great powers, both seek spheres of influence and endeavor to check U.S. appeal to regions. The terrorist ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2018 5:36 AM by Michael Curtis
Monday, 19 February 2018
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From Tass,  Russia Today, France 24 and Reuters  Authorities in Kizlyar, a town in the Russian North Caucasus region of Dagestan, have identified the man who carried out a shooting attack on a local Orthodox church ..the Kizlyar mayor’s office said in a statement published on its website. "The shooter ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/19/2018 2:44 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 18 February 2018
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From the Sunday Times  the Mail on Sunday  and The Sun Brexit supporters are overeducated toffs who dream of ruling the waves and biffing Johnny Foreigner. Or they are racist proles too dim to see through the lies of the Brexit campaign. Either way, they have one thing in common — they are all, every ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2018 4:25 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Sunday, 18 February 2018
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by Sally Ross Stephen Hicks is probably the foremost elucidator of postmodernism at large today. His brief talk on Postmodern Resentment can be found at the blog Vlad Tepes, which for some reason doesn’t seem to be available to hyperlink (wonder why?) but you can still find it on YouTube.  To ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2018 9:10 AM by Sally Ross
Sunday, 18 February 2018
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by Gary Fouse With the indictments of 13 Russians, special prosecutor Robert Mueller confirms what we already knew: The Russians were meddling in our election. What remains at question is the central issue of Mr Mueller's task: Was Trump and/or his campaign colluding with the Russians to influence ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2018 5:45 AM by Gary Fouse
Sunday, 18 February 2018
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Many years ago, Charles De Gaulle was addressing a political rally when an enthusiast in the crowd shouted out “Mort aux cons!,” a term first used by the French military in addressing the enemy, and which means  “Death to the idiots” or “Death to the dopes.” De Gaulle turned ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/18/2018 5:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
Saturday, 17 February 2018
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President Macron faces major questions regarding French secularism. by Theodore Dalrymple Asked once whether he believed in God, French president Emmanuel Macron replied, “That’s a real question, a complex question. I undoubtedly believe in a transcendence. I am not sure any more that I believe ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2018 7:32 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Saturday, 17 February 2018
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Thirty per cent of Canadian GDP is tied up in trade with the U.S., and only three per cent of their GDP is tied up with us. Why pull the eagle's feathers? by Conrad Black It is premature to draw conclusions from what is known of the NAFTA discussions, but the U.S. side, according to my informants, ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2018 6:31 AM by Conrad Black
Saturday, 17 February 2018
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by Michael Curtis One of the memorable anecdotes of Hollywood concerns the film noir, The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall because of its complex story. It is puzzling, almost incoherent, with its convoluted plot, and many double crossing characters who come and go. Neither ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/17/2018 5:14 AM by Michael Curtis
Friday, 16 February 2018
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"..by about 40 Muslim men...". About 40??  And the rest...! The good Judge appears to be further along the path to Awful Realization than many others in Infidel officialdom right across the world; but he still has a long way to go.   As reported by the ABC 's David Spicer, this evening. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-16/australia-under-attack-by-a-group-of-muslim-men,-judge/9453516 "Australia ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2018 5:03 AM by Christina McIntosh
Thursday, 15 February 2018
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Parole is unfair and unworkable. Let’s abolish it by Theodore Dalrymple The furore over the parole granted to John Worboys, the rapist taxi driver, misses the point entirely — that the system of parole is disgraceful in theory and irredeemably unworkable in practice. The only thing that it ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2018 9:34 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
Thursday, 15 February 2018
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It might take a constitutional amendment, but we may have to start thinking about it.    ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2018 7:04 AM by Rebecca Bynum
Thursday, 15 February 2018
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From Stuff NZ and News Hub A radicalised teenage boy planned to ram a car into a group of people and stab them in Christchurch. Crown prosecutor Chris Lange told the Christchurch District Court at sentencing on Thursday that the boy wrote a note to his mother and has since told a psychologist ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/15/2018 3:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
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                    by Sally Ross “A cultural minority shunned by friends for their political views will shy away no more” says today’s Times of London,  Well thank God for that.  Not a luvvie or a muso myself, I totally understand where they are coming from! Everybody ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2018 2:30 PM by Verity True
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
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So farewell, then Peter Sarstedt. “Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)”. That was Your song. So where Did You Go To My Lovely? © E. J. Throbb, aged 17¾ ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2018 9:55 AM by Mary Jackson
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
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To paraphrase John Cleese’s harried headmaster in the film Clockwise, I could take the despair. It was the hope I couldn’t stand. It was the evening of June 23, 2016 – yes, I know it’s been a long time since I posted – and I had gathered with a small group of those rare birds, North London Brexiteers, for ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/14/2018 9:40 AM by Mary Jackson
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