News and Analysis (12/20/15)

After their bombing of Libya destabilized the country into warring factions and opened the door for ISIS, the West’s first suggestion to the uncertainly reconciled factions is to allow more bombing:

“Iraq’s defense minister says he has launched an investigation into the killing of 10 Iraqi soldiers in an apparent American airstrike, adding that the wrongdoers would be ‘punished according to Iraqi law’” …

… but the US response is that “things like this can happen in war”:

“Two unpublished investigations show that the United States has consistently overlooked killings and torture by Iraqi government-sponsored Shi’ite militias” of which it was aware at least ten years ago:

“Since the … mass shooting in San Bernardino by a pair who ‘supported’ the ideology of Daesh,” … inarguably terroristic acts against Muslims [mirroring] uncannily the … intimidation against African Americans in the U.S. South during much of the 20th century” have spiked:

“Officials in Augusta County, Virginia, just shut down all schools in the county” after receiving a slew of “nasty” phone calls “directed at a world geography class”  when “a homework assignment on Islam ignited rage” despite an offer non-religious sample of Arabic calligraphy in the future”:

“Fellow Muslims on Friday said Tamsir Drammeh’s excuse was a stretch. ‘There’s no such rule in Islam,’ said the manager at his garage”:

With Erdogan’s victory the Kurds are less secure and even Obama calls for his withdrawal:

Muslim “terrorists may have blown up the World Trade Center, but without Khan’s innovation of the framed tube structure, the twin towers probably wouldn’t have been constructed in the first place”:

“Salamalakum Melissa! Please show this picture of me to your daughter. Tell her I am a Mama too and as a soldier I will protect her from the bad guys” – Peek wrote on Facebook:







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