• Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think
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    Lincoln’s law: How did the Civil War change the Constitution? | James Stoner | Big Think

    The United States Constitution is certainly dedicated to the rule of law. John Adams famously said, quoting Harrington who himself is quoting Aristotle or alluding to Aristotle, that the United States aims to establish the rule of law not the rule of men. And the Constitution lays out a number of rules about how governments should act. Some of that is involved in creating new institutions and defining those institutions in a way summoning them into being and some of it is about putting restrictions on institutions that are already there or practices that are unavoidable. So, when does the rule of law and the rule of men or something…

  • Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State
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    Enforcing Sharia in Raqqa: The Islamic State

    After taking control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, In March of 2013. The Islamic State or IS A group formally known as ISIS Has also taken over the role of governing every aspect of daily life. Under the strict interpretations of Sharia. These Islamic laws cover everything from High crimes, to civil disagreements to economics, and even personal behavior. Such as, diet, prayer and public appearance. Now what was once a very Westernized city. Is patrolled 24 hours a day by armed men known as the Hisbah. That travel throughout the city enforcing their mandate.

  • Islamic military jurisprudence | Wikipedia audio article
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    Islamic military jurisprudence | Wikipedia audio article

    Islamic military jurisprudence refers to what has been accepted in Sharia (Islamic law) and Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) by Ulama (Islamic scholars) as the correct Islamic manner which is expected to be obeyed by Muslims in times of war. Some scholars and Muslim religious figures claim that armed struggle based on Islamic principles is referred to as the Lesser jihad.==Development of rulings==The first military rulings were formulated during the first century after Muhammad established an Islamic state in Medina. These rulings evolved in accordance with the interpretations of the Qur’an (the Islamic Holy scriptures) and Hadith (the recorded traditions, actions (behaviors), sayings and consents of Muhammad). The key themes in these…

  • Veterans And Peace Activists Seek To Find Common Ground
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    Veterans And Peace Activists Seek To Find Common Ground

    Kids… killed kids. It’s not fun, and so desensitizes what we have to do because that is our job. It’s a job.>>Against that wall, with the ‘X’ on it, can I have all my veterans? The other wall, on this side, I’m gonna have all my peace activists.>>The military brainwashes its soldiers.>>Veteran: (quietly) How?>>Oh, wow. Um, I don’t think the natural inclination for a human being is to want to kill another human being. There is a necessary requirement in the military to get you to perform a certain action. And in order for that action to occur, it is my theory, that there is a part of changing the…

  • Why Do Ethiopia And Eritrea Hate Each Other?
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    Why Do Ethiopia And Eritrea Hate Each Other?

    On September 7th, 2015, Eritrea accused its neighbor, Ethiopia, of “rachet[ing] up” threats of invasion. For a large part of their history, the two nations have been in constant conflict with each other. So, why do Eritrea and Ethiopia hate each other? Well, originally, Eritrea emerged as an Italian colony during the 1800s western scramble for Africa. In exchange for support, Ethiopia granted some of their territories to Italy, leading to what was then known as Italian Eritrea. The colony flourished over several decades, and Eritrea became culturally distinct from neighboring Ethiopia. But in the 1930s, Italy began expanding its reach throughout Africa, and invaded Ethiopia, fairly easily seizing control.…

  • Meet The Lawyer Defending Neo-Nazi Trolls (HBO)
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    Meet The Lawyer Defending Neo-Nazi Trolls (HBO)

    — When a neo-Nazi website called for an army of trolls to go after a Jewish woman in Montana, the site’s publisher, Andrew Anglin, got sued. It’s the first big case against alt-right trolls, and could draw a new line between what’s considered protected free speech, and what counts as illegal harassment. — This was apparently a whorehouse back at one point. And there’s a dead hooker in here someplace. Not her body, but the legend is this place is haunted by Rosie the dead prostitute. But given my practice, dead hookers are our spirit animals. So we’re okay with that. — Marc Randazza is best known for representing the…