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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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Are you married yet?

By: Raidah Shah Idil Source: MuslimVillage One minute, you’re an invincible 21 year old fending off oh-so-lame marriage proposals, and the next minute, you’re 28, single, and wondering what happened. For those quick to accuse single sisters of being “too picky”, I’d like to offer a reality check: none of the single sisters I know choose to be single because they feel like it. It’s either a lack of good proposals, or good proposals that just haven’t worked out. Many of these amazing women are women of deen and adab, women who contribute to our community in their chosen field. They’re doctors, dentists, teachers, academics, researchers and yet, they...

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Saudi FM: Assad must leave before any transition

By: PanARMENIAN.Net Source: PanARMENIAN.Net Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday, March 5 that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must leave at the beginning of a political transition, not at the end, Reuters said. “For us it is very clear it’s at the beginning of the process, not at the end of the process, it’s not going to be 18 months,” Jubeir said during a visit to France. His comments came days before the United Nations plans to reconvene peace talks to try to end the five-year-old civil war in Syria. The United States and other Western governments that were previously calling for Assad’s early departure have quietly backed away from that...

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