News and Analysis (9/26/14)

The Constitutional scholar says the U.S. Constitution disfavors war and 126 Islamic scholars say Islamic law prohibits injustice. Who knew?

“Six weeks of bombing hasn’t budged ISIS in Iraq, but it has caused ISIS recruitment to soar“ …

… and focusing on Syrian oil, U.S. airstrikes fail to stop advancing terrorists burning villages ad lopping off heads …

… and although Iraq’s PM claims to have “credible’ intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack subway systems in Paris and the United States” but a deputy national security adviser to President Obama, said it hasn’t been shared with the U.S.:

“In a speech to the UN, the Iranian president blamed ‘certain intelligence agencies’ for fomenting extremist groups in the Middle East. He said a nuclear deal with Iran should mean more security cooperation”:

Muslims tweet apologies for everything from algebra to the death of Mufasa in “The Lion King”:

“My feminine body has been attacked in a new way. They have used me as a symbol of a threat to democracy. My scarf and niqaab are now not only symbols of subjugation, but also that of a facilitator of terrorism. I am now both the oppressed and the oppressor”:

“[T]he 20-year-old woman was discovered on Wednesday, saying she had been ‘dropped off by suspected Boko Haram militants’.” There was “no explanation why she might have been released. The Islamists offered last May a prisoner swap to release the girls, but the proposal was rejected by the government”:

A “16-year-old girl has been barred from an outstanding London state school because she insists on wearing the niqab, or full-face covering…. Hundreds have already signed a petition protesting that what you wear “does not affect anyone else”:

In Syria a “woman walked the streets of Raqqa with a camera hidden in her niqab. The video offers a rare glimpse of what life is like in the IS stronghold”:

The “deputy chairman of Hamas’ political bureau, said “The United Nations will come to an agreement with Israel and the unity government on how to run the crossings”:


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