The Iconoclast

Friday, 26 May 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Look at this photo showing the backs of seated dignitaries waiting for Trump to arrive at Ben Gurion Airport. You may remember — it was last week, after all — the photos of Trump and Company being welcomed on the tarmac at Riyadh. The welcoming party was a very limited group ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 7:28 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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Including children who were traveling to a monastery for a day's outing. Story here. What will El-Sisi do? ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 7:20 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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From Kent on Line The jury came back with a verdict this morning. All four defendants guilty of raping the lost 16 year old girl; as the prosecution said, 'her every orifice was penetrated by them', and they laughed as they did it. Shershah Muslimyar, 20, of Hovenden Close, Canterbury, restaurant ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 7:18 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 26 May 2017
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From the Waltham Forest Guardian.  The men were charged as part of an investigation by MI5 and the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. Umar Haque, 24, from Newham is accused of preparing to commit acts of terrorism and charged with four counts of possessing documents useful for committing ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/26/2017 1:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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From The Telegraph The Manchester suicide bomber may have built a second device which is now in the hands of fellow jihadists, police fear. Officers who raided the home of Salman Abedi discovered a working bomb factory with a huge stash of explosive chemicals and other components. Security ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 5:03 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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When I posted  on the NER/Iconoclast yesterday, "Who shares responsibility for the Suicide Bombing at the Manchester Arena?"  ,  we  criticized the track record of Conservative PM, Theresa May as former Home Secretary dealing with Islamist extremists in Britain’s midst. Upon  publication  of the  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 12:03 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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On Tuesday they couldn't praise daddy Abedi enough (lovely man, lovely voice, and the boy was so quiet and respectful and devout). But now the information about the family jihad cell and the network is coming out... From the Guardian and the Independent A mosque attended by Salman Abedi and members ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 10:35 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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by Steve Hecht A new report is dominating discussion of Central America policy, but it glosses over one pivotal problem. The authors' deference to the status quo puts them at odds with the Trump administration's search for solutions to problems bleeding across our southern border. The self-described ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 7:08 AM by Steve Hecht
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Thursday, 25 May 2017
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by Michael Curtis Niccolo Machiavelli writing in 1513 did his best to warn Donald J. Trump. In Chapter VI of The Prince he wrote, "nothing is more difficult to set up ...than a new system of government, because the bringer of the new system will make enemies of everyone who did well under the ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/25/2017 6:40 AM by Michael Curtis
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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Last night, the eve of Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day in Israel , upwards of 400,000  people in 700+ theaters across America watched the engrossing, and at times emotionally charged, Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN ) production of In Our Hands-The Battle for Jerusalem.  Those of us  who were young ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2017 6:20 PM by Jerry Gordon
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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A fifth suspect, believed to be carrying a package, has been arrested in Wigan today as detectives probe a "network" linked to the Manchester suicide bomber. The man was taken into custody in connection with Monday night's attack and officers are assessing the package, Greater Manchester Police said. Meanwhile, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2017 1:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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From Reuters Indonesian police said on Wednesday that a suspected suicide bomber and a police officer were killed in explosions near a bus station in the eastern part of the capital, Jakarta. There were two blasts in Kampung Melayu that went off five minutes apart late in the evening, police said ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2017 11:45 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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Salman Abedi at Mosque Class in Manchester UK The emerging profile of 22 year  Salman Abedi, the home grown  suicide bomber or shahid (martyr) who perpetrated the Manchester Arena massacre, whose family were Libyan refugees, raises questions about the political future of UK Prime Minister Theresa  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2017 11:27 AM by Jerry Gordon
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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One wonders why they were allowed to remain in the country. They were hardly at risk from the regime in Libya they made so many visits to and fro. From the Telegraph The Manchester Arena suicide bomber had made trips to Libya as intelligence agencies combed his connections with al-Qaeda and Islamic ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2017 9:34 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 24 May 2017
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Meanwhile away from Manchester other jihads continue. The jury in the trial of 4 specimens of manhood charged with the rape of a tipsy and lost teenage girl who asked them for directions at the end of her night out should be deliberating on their verdicts today as I write. This is the case at Crown ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/24/2017 6:19 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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From the Guardian The man who murdered 22 people and injured 59 others has been named as Salman Ramadan Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent. Police confirmed the 22-year-old’s identity after officials in the United States passed it to news reporters, apparently against the wishes of the police ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 1:05 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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An eight-year-old girl who become separated from her mother and sister during the Manchester terror attack has been confirmed dead. Saffie-Rose Roussos died from her injuries after a terrorist committed the atrocity at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande on Monday night. Saffie's parents are ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 9:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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From the Independent Isis has claimed responsibility for the Manchester Arena attack, hailing the bomber as a "soldier of the caliphate". The terrorist group released statements in several languages through its central media body praising the atrocity, claiming more than 100 "crusaders" were killed ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 7:59 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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Another LOSER - ABC: Tampa police are investigating after a man allegedly admitted to killing his two roommates because he believes they disrespected his Muslim faith. Devon Arthurs, 18, was arrested Friday and faces two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault and three ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 7:51 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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by Gary Fouse Having taught part-time at a major California university (UC Irvine) from 1998-2016 and being active observing and confronting campus anti-semitism- thanks to the pro-Palestinian, anti-Israel groups on campus, I have been warning not only UCI, but other campuses as well that if ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 7:07 AM by Gary Fouse
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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From the Daily Mail The suicide bomber who slaughtered 22 at Manchester Arena may have been known to police before carrying out last night's atrocity, it has emerged. An urgent police probe is underway this morning to determine whether the attacker acted alone or had accomplices as part of a wider ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 6:37 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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From Reuters Police said the attacker died after detonating explosives shortly after 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) at Manchester Arena, which has the capacity to hold 21,000 people. Children were among the dead,  "We believe, at this stage, the attack last night was conducted by one man," Manchester Chief ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 1:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017
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Isis supporters celebrated on social media after a blast at a concert venue in Manchester killed at least 19 people, (death toll now 22)  although the militant Islamist group has not formally claimed responsibility. Police have said they are treating the blast at the Manchester Arena at the end of ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/23/2017 1:29 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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Live updates from the Telegraph here. and the Manchester Evening News here.  Police believe it is not only terror, but a suicide bomber. 19 people confirmed dead, 50 injured. This is a gig aimed at a young audience. Not a military target, like Lee Rigby. Incidentally it was the exact anniversary ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 7:02 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 22 May 2017
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23 people dead. Bomb seems to have gone off in the foyer, not the arena. Bomb disposal unit on scene. MANCHESTER, England, May 22 (Reuters) - A blast on Monday night at a concert in the northern English city of Manchester where U.S. singer Ariana Grande had been performing left an unknown number ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/22/2017 6:39 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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