News and Analysis (10/4/15)

Doctors Without Borders say the U.S. attack on an Afghani hospital killed 19 staff and patients was unprovoked and the U.N. says it violated International Law:

Carson did not call for cancellation of the Anti-Defamation League’s criticism that his comments were “deeply offensive, un-American and contrary to the Constitution” presumably because they did not specifically ask him to step down:

“The Muslim community are our absolutely necessary partners in combating this type of violent extremism” — PM Malcolm Turnbull; “This is not a time to point fingers, … we have to … come together and solve it” — NSW Premier Mike Baird …

… but harsh ultimatums won’t work; “Dalaeen said he told his son in a heated argument that he would cut ties with him if he didn’t drop his support for the extremists. The next day, Mohammed left for Turkey without telling his father” …

… and “[p]arents who suspect a child may be radicalizing face a heartrending choice: If they remain silent, their child may leave to join the terrorists. If they call the authorities, that may result in a prison term. They need a third option” …

Surprised how quickly Washington approved the agreement, Ali Larijani is reported to be “telling members of parliament Sunday that ‘the more it is delayed, it harms us'”:

“Moscow said it had hit Islamic State positions, but the areas it struck near the cities of Hama and Homs are mostly held by a rival insurgent alliance, which unlike Islamic State is supported by U.S. allies including Arab states and Turkey”:

Aceh’s new criminal penalties for homosexuality that include “up to 100 cane lashes or a maximum fine of 1,000 grams of fine gold or imprisonment of up to 100 months” don’t “take effect until later this month”:


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