Tag: al-Qaeda

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    A report from one of the sprawling Syrian refugee camps in Jordan describes the interfaith “burdens of hospitality” being shared by Mennonite, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and UN aid groups as thousands of Syrians cross the border every night. More

    March 8, 2013 | Comments

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    In the wake of White House counterterrorism advisor John Brennan’s speech this week on drone ethics and targeted killing, we talk to Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter, author of The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama. More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

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    “The administration says that the drone is the smallest amount of force that we could use. They say it’s accurate and therefore it discriminates perfectly.” More

    May 4, 2012 | Comments

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    The September 30 killing in Yemen of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is reigniting an ethical debate: Should the US use armed drones outside combat zones? Watch excerpts from recent interviews on drones and the ethics of war. More

    September 30, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch our discussion of ethical questions raised by the killing of Osama Bin Laden, as well as religious responses to his death and its impact on US relations with the Muslim world. More

    May 6, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch excerpts from our conversation with the director of policy studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies on some of the ethical and moral issues at stake in the US raid that ended in the death of Osama bin Laden. More

    May 3, 2011 | Comments

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    Osama bin Laden is dead. Can Americans experience a moment of national unity without waving a bloody shirt? More

    May 3, 2011 | Comments

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    At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, the government and policy analyst for the Muslim Public Affairs Council distinguished between the broad moral principles of Islamic sharia law and and the extremist fiqh jurisprudence of al Qaeda. More

    March 9, 2011 | Comments

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    Ethicists and religious leaders are only just beginning to think about the moral questions and ethical consequences of unmanned weapons systems. More

    May 14, 2010 | Comments

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    In Afghanistan, observes Georgetown University professor John Langan, “we are forced to fight in cautious and disagreeable ways” and “we never get very far from the possibility of tragedy.” More

    November 23, 2009 | Comments

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