The sheer speed at which ISIS was able to operate has caused the Shiite residents of Lebanon to become increasingly apprehensive that the same thing could happen here.
Their death-cultism is now on full display in Iraq. About a week ago, ISIS released a video of their latest exploits. The grotesque hour-long footage shows ISIS capturing Iraqi police officers and then shooting them as they kneel down and wait to die. In slow motion, ISIS regales us with terrified prisoners digging their own graves, and with assassinations. The ISIS videographers crow in the background. At one point, the camera records a gang of masked men who are slowly interrogating a police officer for propaganda value. Then, two of the terrorists jump on the officer and behead him, slowly, as he flails and struggles. The next scene shows his decapitated head sitting upon his torso. This is the world they seek: a “holy” kingdom of death.
Of course, it isn’t only ISIS and Iran. In Yemen, fighters from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) film themselves massacring unsuspecting villagers. In Kenya, Al-Shabaab has just murdered fans watching the World Cup. In Nigeria, Boko Haram slit throats and kidnaps children. (A celebrity-led hashtag campaign has thus far rescued no children.) In Beirut, Iran’s ally Hezbollah casually murdersits democratic opponents. These cases are just a few from the swamp of Islamic terrorism.
We need to recognize that whether it’s Iran or ISIS or Islamic terrorists elsewhere, what’s happening around the world is proof of a deeper truth: the rot of political Islam. Far removed from the Islamic age of medieval enlightenment, much of the world’s Islamic political discourse is now defined by corruption and hate.
The rot is spreading. In the interest of opening our eyes to the danger, let me offer another Qutb quote: “The object of [holy order] is all humanity, and its sphere of action is the whole Earth.”
World War lll is a religious war and it has already started. The murder of Christians around the globe is an indicator of what is to come unless the march of Islam is stopped in it’s tracks.
We hear the word jihad daily, but we often don’t understand what we are hearing. The Qur’an talks of two jihads, the Lesser and the Greater Jihad and this is where we fail to understand the motivation behind extremist views.
The Greater jihad is the everyday struggle that Muslims face to grow in their faith and worship Allah, something most Muslims feel is the hardest thing they are asked to do, hence the greater tag. The Lesser Jihad is the struggle they face to build a good,stable Muslim society. It is the Lesser Jihad that allows Muslims to conduct Harb al-Muqadis, holy war.
The three main tenants of Islam
- Islam’s ultimate goal is to rule the world. Islamic theology provides two methods for this to be accomplished. The first is spiritual, as people are lured into conversion. The second is coercive; it is the political/physical conquest of nations. For Muslims, there are no gray areas. They see the world in black and white. To them the world is divided into two big camps: the House of Islam and the House of War. The House of Islam are the Muslims, and the House of war are the non-Muslims. Muslims (the House of Islam) are in a constant state of spiritual/political/physical warfare with Non-Muslims (the House of War) until they subjugate them into Islam.
- Islam always employs a carrot and stick policy. The carrot and stick that is perpetually set before Muslims is the expectation of generous rewards in this life and in eternity for those who fight for Islam. On the other hand, those who falter are warned of severe temporal and eternal punishments.
- Apostasy from Islam is not an option. Once-a-Muslim-always-a-Muslim, the only official alternative is death. There is no room for changing one’s mind. The door is wide open to join Islam, but there is no backdoor for those that would like to leave it.
The third point there is important. A person is considered in Islam to have the religion of its father. Barack Obama, even if he doesn’t wish to be, is considered under the law of Islam to be a Muslim. As no attempts have been made on his life one has to assume that Islam regards him as still being a Muslim, that he has not turned his back on the faith.
Releasing five high value Taliban commanders in return for one American soldier has possibly reinforced this opinion to many at home and to Muslims around the world.
The only way that Christianity can survive, that our way of life can survive, is by preventing Islam getting a foothold on our home soil. Protecting our borders from infiltration by radical Islam has to be the number one priority of the politicians. If the Middle East wants to destroy itself so be it, it is their business not ours.
The United States government needs to concentrate less on controlling law abiding Americans and more on finding, isolating and returning to their own countries those who wish to destroy the fabric of American society.
Mohamed Elibiary, a controversial figure and member of DHS’s Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC), discussed what he described as the “inevitable” return of a Muslim caliphate Friday on Twitter.
Elibiary has come under heavy criticism in the past for claiming that America is “an Islamic country with an Islamically compliant constitution.” Critics have said that such rhetoric makes him unfit to serve as an adviser for DHS, which is tasked with defending the U.S. border from terrorism.