Day: November 26, 2014

Ground troops in Iraq, yet again?

Source: Asia Times. By Brian M Downing Three years after US troops left Iraq, Washington is considering reintroducing ground troops to fight the Islamic State (IS). Not advisers, not beefed up embassy details; regular infantry and special forces battalions. The Islamic State’s bold victories contrast with the tired proclamations of aging al-Qaeda […]

America, we have a problem

Source: CNN (CNN) — A frail, elderly black man holding a thick, leather-bound Bible stood on the curb within earshot of Ferguson police. The cloud of tear gas that had recently chased away protesters had all but dissipated, though its effects could still be felt. “We’re supposed to love one another,” […]

Qur’an lesson for today: 304. Commandment – when you consult the Messenger in private, give alms before your consultation

304. Commandment – when you consult the Messenger in private, give alms before your consultation   [58:13] O ye who believe! when you consult the Messenger in private, give alms before your consultation. That is better for you and purer. But if you find not anything to give, then Allah is Most Forgiving, […]

Qur’an lesson for today: 305. Commandment to say peace be on you (Assalamo Alaikum)

305. Commandment to say peace be on you (Assalamo Alaikum)   [51:26] When they entered upon him and said, ‘Peace!’ he said, ‘Peace!’ They were all strangers. [56:26] They will not hear therein any vain or sinful talk, [56:27] Except only the word of salutation, ‘Peace, peace.’ [10:11] Their prayer therein shall be, ‘Glory be to Thee, O Allah!’ and […]

Too Dangerous to Fail

FP: by Barry M. Blechman — Why the failure to secure a nuclear deal with Iran could have devastating consequences for global proliferation. An agreementnt would have been preferable, of course. But it’s not all bad news out of Vienna right now. The decision to extend until July the deadline […]