News and Analysis (9/10/14)

Like a number of his predecessors, Pres. Obama refuses to be reigned in by Article One, Section Eight of the U.S. Constitution (“Congress shall have power to … declare War”):

“Usually nonprofit and charitable organizations are scared to publicize such things. I’m not going to be quiet. I don’t want to see this happening to anyone again” — Florida businessman Sofian Zakout whose American non-profit relief organization “has helped victims of Hurricane Katrina, as well as the civil war in Syria”:

Darshini “Kanda a journalist who works for Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysiakini, an independent online newspaper, was appalled and confused” by the US media’s reference to the group that beheads innocent journalists as “an Islamic group” and asks, “Why didn’t they just say terrorist group?”

Bosnian Muslims safeguarded “the Sarajevo Haggadah, a 600-year-old manuscript which narrates the Exodus from Egypt every Passover” by carrying “it through Nazi checkpoints, to a mountain village above Sarajevo. A Muslim cleric kept it hidden beneath a floor of a mosque until the war was over”:

“The long-running conflict between the government and Muslim fighters in the south has killed thousands of people and displaced more than three million. It has also left Mindanao … mired in poverty and lawlessness despite being rich in resources, including natural gas, gold and valuable minerals”:

“Several FSA commanders suggested that if the living conditions and treatment of Syrian refugees in Arsal do not improve, young people will continue to be drawn to radical Islamist groups”:

“More than 300,000 military personnel and 300 jets, choppers and boats have swarmed the northern state, rescuing more than 76,500 residents after a week of rain caused riverbanks to burst. This is the first major disaster faced by Modi’s administration, which in May won federal elections”:

“Verse 143 of Chapter 2 asks Muslims to be “… a moderate nation so that you could be an example for all people and the Prophet an example for you,” which requires Muslims to always follow the middle path, avoiding the extremes in everything. That would include music as well”:

“The Muslim Council of France (CFCM) in a joint statement with a Christian group denounced the persecution of Middle East Christians by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and said mosques across France would pray for them this week”:

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