Can The Boston Bombing Suspect Be Deemed An “Enemy Combatant?”: Gothamist No – here’s why and dumb idea anyway

Unless Tsarnaev, who was eight years old at the time of the September 11 attacks, has some credible link to al Qaeda or another terrorist cell related to those enumerated in Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Terrorists that was passed in 2001, it’s unlikely any court would allow this designation for very long. Even Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has forcefully argued [PDF] that an American citizen cannot be named as an “enemy combatant.”

Besides, it’s unclear what designating Tsarnaev as an “enemy combatant” would do to help prosecute him, besides discredit a perfectly capable civilian justice system, debase the Constitution, allow for questionable interrogation tactics, make Tsarnaev a point of propaganda for terrorist organizations, and extrajudicially subject Tsarnaev to cruel and inhumane punishment.

via Can The Boston Bombing Suspect Be Deemed An “Enemy Combatant?”: Gothamist.

How Muslim Families Use Breastfeeding to Make Adopted Babies Their Own | Green Prophet

My clients are women who had been married for many years and had difficulty conceiving a child. Under my supervision the mothers adopted and breastfed infants around the age of four months old with 250 ml of expressed breast milk.

Lactation and milk expression took approximately two weeks. To encourage lactation, the mothers began by orally taking 60 mg of Domperidone a day and several cups of brewed Fenugreek while pumping and stimulating their breasts every two hours.

During the first week, small beads of milk could be seen coming out of the nipple; by the end of two weeks, the mothers were able to express 250 ml of breast milk, fulfilling the need for the five feeds to make the children their own.

via How Muslim Families Use Breastfeeding to Make Adopted Babies Their Own | Green Prophet.