The Islamic State continues to dominate headlines. The atrocities of beheadings and burning caged people strike terror in the hearts of those sitting in the bulls-eye of the ISIS campaign. According to those well versed in the religion of Islam, this behavior stems from a belief that the end of the world is imminent, and to hasten the arrival of the Islamic Messiah, they must destroy Israel and the United States. When the Obama Administration insists these barbaric acts are perpetrated by those embracing a twisted interpretation of the Koran, they’re spewing half-truths and lies to protect the “religion of peace.”
For starters, the name “Islam” means to submit, not peace. It means to completely surrender and cease resistance against a stronger power. Some suggest this higher power is Allah; but those left in the wake of terrorism see the term as submission to the precepts and teachings of Islam…or else. Countries with strong democracies stir the furor of those wishing to usher in the arrival of the “Twelfth Imam” or the “Mahdi.” Israel and the United States sits squarely in the sights of the violent Islamists as these bastions of freedom fail to recognize Sharia as the law of the land. Because of the despised freedoms allowed in these countries, radicals dub Israel the “Little Satan” and the United States the “Great Satan.” With a belief system so steeped in the destruction of democracies and republics, no wonder they strive to bring Jihad to the shores of liberty.
In January of 2013, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee grilled then Secretary of State about the Benghazi terrorist attack. In a particularly heated exchange, Clinton said,
” Was it (the attack) because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”
What difference does it make? WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? With all due respect Madame Secretary, it makes a world of difference.
If America propagates the idea these men are nothing more than blood thirsty bored adventure seekers, then some might be persuaded to believe this “fad” of murdering innocents will soon pass and occupy nothing more than a footnote in future textbooks. But for those who haven’t fallen under the spell of revisionist history or Liberal doublespeak, watching the broadcasts of raging antics mirrors 1400 years of Islamic terror.
Some in Washington D.C. actually believe providing jobs for the radicals is one way of curbing their desire for seventy-two virgins. Maybe they’re right. Imagine gifting each terrorist a street vendor cart, an unoccupied corner, and an inventory of burkas and camel saddles. That might solve the problem of ISIS once and for all.
But probably not.