Fri, 25 Jul 2014 06:07:30 -0700
If we can have just war, why not just terrorism? It is nonsense to think that being a state grants some sort of blanket immunity from the charge of terrorism – and certainly not from the moral opprobrium we attach to that term. We talk of asymmetric ...
The Daily Star
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:00:00 -0700
In the same vein, the Christian “just war” theory was developed by Saint Augustine (350-430 CE). He asserted that inaction in the face of a grave wrong that could only be stopped by violence would be a sin. Ironically, Islamic jihadist groups like al ...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:11:15 -0700
In this context, we seldom any longer hear of a “just war,” a term coined by Augustine of Hippo. For the first 200 years of the church's life, members were forbidden to participate in the military. Eventually, it became permissible to serve in the ...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 03:57:15 -0700
... when it comes to the illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and the general bellicosity of Benjamin Netanyahu's regime. But he hasn't protested the current Israeli incursion into Gaza. “It is a just war,” he told me, “carried out with a great ...
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:01:21 -0700
For many Americans, World War II was a crusade for democracy and freedom as well as a fight against injustice. But the war also highlighted the harsh realities of racial prejudice and stereotypes both at home and abroad. An examination of this can be ...
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:11:15 -0700
Pursue peace before waging war. Israel expanding Jewish settlements in the occupied lands, and insisting on surrounding any Palestinian state with Israeli military garrisons to ensure security, is not the way to pursue peace. Preserve the environment ...
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:49:56 -0700
Is Netanyahu's war on Hamas in Gaza a just war? A just war must have a just end, and the just end must be sufficiently good to more than compensate for all injustices caused by the war. The just end must not be reachable by peaceful means, and attempts ...
The Guardian (Australia)
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:12:32 -0700
Theories of “just war” have a long tradition, grounded in the West on the formulations of Augustine and Aquinas, and in Islam on the example set by the Prophet Mohammed as a military leader and many times in the Quran, such as in Surah 2, Verse 190: ...
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