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Monday, January 13, 2020

Catholic ethicists question US assassination of Iranian general

Catholic ethicists question US assassination of Iranian general

by Joshua J. McElwee, Heidi Schlumpf
Noted Catholic ethicists and moral theologians share with NCR their thoughts on the drone strike that killed Qassem Soleimani and the subsequent escalation of tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

The religious significance of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani

by James J. Fox
Commentary: The Shiites, the minority branch of Islam, viewed Iran's Gen. Qassem Soleimani as their defender. The U.S. action to kill him, a short-term tactical response, will have created long lasting memories in a continuing religious struggle.

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