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Mar11

Trump, ISIS, and modern rules of war

By: Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Duke University Source: The Conversation As a retired military officer, I do not publicly endorse candidates. But as someone who served as a judge advocate, or military lawyer, for 34 years, I do think it can be helpful to examine in a nonpartisan way the legal aspects of Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric on the use of force against the Islamic State, or ISIS. Here are two recent quotes from Trump: One of the problems that we have and one of the reasons we’re so ineffective is they’re trying to, they’re using [their own families] as shields … We’re fighting a very politically correct war. [Y]ou have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t...

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Mar11

Turkish first lady criticized for fact-based opinion on harems

  By: RT Source: RT Editor’s Note: It is disappointing to note the number of Turkish nationals, and Muslims more generally, who insist on embracing and propagating a widely discredited and insulting orientalist fetish about the hareem or harem, which used to be characteristic of many Islamic societies in the past. Contrary to the depraved imaginings of many a hapless western observer the hareem was simply the quarters for women of a household or family where they could interact in privacy without the need for being in hijab. Please see this paper for details. As a historian, I don’t find Emine Erdogan’s “harem” remarks offensive so much as goofy…and...

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Mar11

A look at Jesus and Muhammad (upon them be peace)

By: Shaykh Naeem Abdul Wali Edwards Source: Masud.co.uk “If you would trust in God as is His right to be trusted He would give you your provision as He gives it to the birds, they leave their roosts hungry and return satiated”, said the final universal Messenger, Muhammad.  Similarly the author of the Gospel of Mathew has his closest brother, Jesus saying to the crowds around him, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear.   Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father...

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