responses to terrorism


The Un-Islamic State of terror

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Foday Justice Darboe
“In the wake of the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris and the double suicide bombing in Beirut on November 12th, many Muslims took to Twitter to loudly and unequivocally condemn the terrorists attacks with the hashtags— #NotInMyName, #MuslimsAreNotTerrorist, but is this enough to counter Islamic extremism? When will “moderate Muslims” stand up and speak against the terror and mayhem committed in the name of Islam? Thanks to Al-Qaeda, ISIS, Al-Shabab, Boko Haram, etc. Islam is facing a major branding problem. Islamic extremism is damaging and endangering the place of Islam and Muslims in the world. As Daniel Pipes argues, if militant Islam is the problem; moderate Islam is the solution. “Moderate Muslims” all over the world, particularly those living in secure environments, must speak out more to condemn and further isolate the medieval extremist elements.”

Author: Foday Justice Darboe
Published in: Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/11/20/the-un-islamic-state-of-terror/
Kitsap Scene http://kitsapscene.com/the-un-islamic-state-of-terror/
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/11/19/the-un-islamic-state-of-terror/
Date: November 19,20,21,2015

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Veterans Urge Drone Operators to Refuse Orders to Fly Letter Reinforces Call Made in National TV Ad Campaign

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David Swanson
“An increasing number of United States military veterans are counseling United States military drone operators to refuse to fly drone surveillance/attack missions – the veterans are even helping sponsor prime time television commercials urging drone operators to “refuse to fly.”

In a letter released recently by KnowDrones.com, 44 former members of the US Air Force, Army, Navy and Marines whose ranks range from private to colonel and whose military service spans 60 years, “urge United States drone pilots, sensor operators and support teams to refuse to play any role in drone surveillance/assassination missions. These missions profoundly violate domestic and international laws intended to protect individuals’ rights to life, privacy and due process.””

Author: David Swanson
Published in: World Beyond War http://worldbeyondwar.org/veterans-urge-drone-operators-to-refuse-orders-to-fly/
Global Research http://www.globalresearch.ca/veterans-urge-drone-operators-to-refuse-orders-to-fly-surveillance-and-attack-missions/5456274
Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/2015/06/26/veterans-urge-drone-operators-to-refuse-orders-to-fly/
Veterans Today http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/06/16/veterans-urge-drone-operators-to-refuse-orders-to-fly/
Prison Planet http://forum.prisonplanet.com/index.php?topic=269476.0
War is a crime http://warisacrime.org/content/veterans-urge-drone-operators-refuse-orders-fly
Polish Gazette http://polishgazette.com/?p=1454994
Pagosa Daily Post http://pagosadailypost.com/2015/06/26/opinion-veterans-urge-drone-operators-to-refuse-orders/
The Cap Times http://www.newsjs.com/url.php?p=http://host.madison.com/news/opinion/column/david-swanson-veterans-urge-drone-operators-to-refuse-orders-to/article_93c08ce6-0990-5b96-a8c0-1cbf0db96cda.html
Counterpunch http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/06/30/veterans-urge-drone-operators-to-refuse-orders-to-fly/
Gilmer Free Press http://www.gilmerfreepress.net/index.php/fpopin/veterans_urge_drone_operators_to_refuse_orders_to_fly_letter_reinforces_cal/
Date: June 16,17,26,30,July 3,4,2015

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