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116 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Read The Constitution Before Moving Forward in Syria

116 Members of Congress Urge Obama to Read The Constitution Before Moving Forward in Syria | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

One wonders if Barack Obama lends an ear to anything Congress says. I mean, after all, they aren't threatening impeachment. They don't even consider it worthwhile. So what's to keep Obama from

 

// source-Url: http://dcclothesline.com/2013/08/30/116-members-of-congress-urge-obama-to-read-the-constitution-before-moving-forward-in-syria/.


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Alexandria court bans unofficial fatwas

Alexandria court bans unofficial fatwas | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

The Alexandria Administrative Court banned Wednesday the issuance of religious edicts or fatwas from organizations with the exception Al-Azhar and Dar al-Iftaa.

The court also prohibited the use of mosques as partisan tools to promote political objectives.

“The mosque is the heart of the Muslim community,” said the court, presided over by Judge Mohamed Abdel Wahab Khafagi. “Therefore, imams shall not use mosques in achieving the political or partisan goals, since mixing of religion and politics is not acceptable.”

The Muslim Brotherhood and other religious groups have been harshly criticized over the past two years by secular opponents, who claim Islamists use mosques to further their political interests.

A recent fatwa was issued by Al-Azhar scholar Mahmoud Shabaan calling for the murder of National Salvation Front members during a program on the satellite chanel Al-Hafez.

The fatwa was officially condemned by the president's office, opposition parties and some Islamist groups.

Edited translation from MENA (Egypt independent)

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Egypt court halts April elections

Egypt court halts April elections | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

An Egyptian administrative court has suspended general elections that were scheduled to begin next month.

It said it acted because the upper house of parliament had not returned the amended electoral law to the Constitutional Court for review.

The poll - set by President Mohammed Morsi for 22 April - has been boycotted by the main opposition.

It has said the electoral law favours Mr Morsi's Islamist supporters - a claim denied by the president.

 

More on: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21689545

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further links via Égypte actualités:

 

http://www.ouest-france.fr/ofdernmin_-Egypte.-La-justice-annule-la-date-de-debut-des-elections-legislatives_6346-2170231-fils-tous_filDMA.Htm

 

http://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-slips-into-a-security-void/

 

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/arab-league-meeting-moved-due-tahrir-clashes

 

http://en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=4a924460-1abc-4fe9-81d8-f74c0028146c

 

 

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"A Crisis Of The State? The End Of The Post-Westphalian Model" by Carlo Bordoni - Social Europe 2013-02-13 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

"A Crisis Of The State? The End Of The Post-Westphalian Model" by Carlo Bordoni - Social Europe 2013-02-13 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth's day by day interests - via its scoop.it contacts | Scoop.it

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Based on the principle of limited sovereignty, the post-Westphalian model recognises in the modern state absolute and indivisible sovereignty over its territory and ownership in international relations, of which it is the sole subject.

If for a long time the state and nation have been able to live together, united on a historical and legal level by the insolubility of the fundamental principles that modernity assured, it was thanks to the agreements made in the Treaties of Westphalia, at the end of the long religious war, that had shattered Europe for thirty years. Since then, modern states, in the form that we have known for centuries, have standardised the so-called “post-Westphalian model”, which sets down the rules of universal stability and recognises the full sovereignty of a state within its own borders.

 

In the third millennium, it is the very post-Westphalian model that enters into crisis, dragging with it the crisis of the modern state, which is determined not only by the opening of borders, but by the inability demonstrated in maintaining its commitments to its citizens. In this phase, it is the “internal” boundaries that create problems. Security, defence of privilege, identity, recognition and cultural traditions, which once coincided with the boundaries of the post-Westphalian state, are now altered, uncertain, liquid. They are no longer reliable.

 

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to read more - source URL: http://www.social-europe.eu/2013/02/a-crisis-of-the-state-the-end-of-post-westphalian-model

 

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