Monday, November 16, 2015

What Islamic State Really Wants

By now certainly all my readers are well aware of what has transpired in Paris.  Muslims with an apocalyptic view who will sacrifice their lives for the cause of their demon-god, Allah, have butchered 130+ people and injured another 350 more.

As I watched the news stories over the weekend it was frustrating and amazing to listen to the liberal media try NOT to use the words Islam or Muslim when describing the terrorists.

Did you notice when Obama got on the podium and said, "This is an attack against the universal values we all hold dear."  WHAT???????  Are you an idiot Mr. Obama????  How can you call OUR values in The West "universal values" when millions of members of Islam are cheering what just happened in Paris?

So who is this Islamic State and what do they really want?  Are they really just a few mad men who love killing, raping and beheading just for the sport of it....or is there something a lot more 'spiritual' going on with them...something that the (mostly) deceived media and liberals of the world simply can't bring their darkened minds to understand?

Below are some paragraphs from the March issue of The Atlantic.  Please touch on the link and read the entire article over your lunch hour.

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.

What is the Islamic State?

Where did it come from, and what are its intentions? The simplicity of these questions can be deceiving, and few Western leaders seem to know the answers. In December, The New York Times published confidential comments by Major General Michael K. Nagata, the Special Operations commander for the United States in the Middle East, admitting that he had hardly begun figuring out the Islamic State’s appeal. “We have not defeated the idea,” he said. “We do not even understand the idea.” In the past year, President Obama has referred to the Islamic State, variously, as “not Islamic” and as al-Qaeda’s “jayvee team,” statements that reflected confusion about the group, and may have contributed to significant strategic errors.

The group seized Mosul, Iraq, last June, and already rules an area larger than the United Kingdom. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been its leader since May 2010, but until last summer, his most recent known appearance on film was a grainy mug shot from a stay in U.S. captivity at Camp Bucca during the occupation of Iraq. Then, on July 5 of last year, he stepped into the pulpit of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, to deliver a Ramadan sermon as the first caliph in generations—upgrading his resolution from grainy to high-definition, and his position from hunted guerrilla to commander of all Muslims. The inflow of jihadists that followed, from around the world, was unprecedented in its pace and volume, and is continuing.

Our ignorance of the Islamic State is in some ways understandable: It is a hermit kingdom; few have gone there and returned. Baghdadi has spoken on camera only once. But his address, and the Islamic State’s countless other propaganda videos and encyclicals, are online, and the caliphate’s supporters have toiled mightily to make their project knowable. We can gather that their state rejects peace as a matter of principle; that it hungers for genocide; that its religious views make it constitutionally incapable of certain types of change, even if that change might ensure its survival; and that it considers itself a harbinger of—and headline player in—the imminent end of the world.

Many mainstream Muslim organizations have gone so far as to say the Islamic State is, in fact, un-Islamic. It is, of course, reassuring to know that the vast majority of Muslims have zero interest in replacing Hollywood movies with public executions as evening entertainment. But Muslims who call the Islamic State un-Islamic are typically, as the Princeton scholar Bernard Haykel, the leading expert on the group’s theology, told me, “embarrassed and politically correct, with a cotton-candy view of their own religion” that neglects “what their religion has historically and legally required.” Many denials of the Islamic State’s religious nature, he said, are rooted in an “interfaith-Christian-nonsense tradition.”

According to Haykel, the ranks of the Islamic State are deeply infused with religious vigor. Koranic quotations are ubiquitous. “Even the foot soldiers spout this stuff constantly,” Haykel said. “They mug for their cameras and repeat their basic doctrines in formulaic fashion, and they do it all the time.” He regards the claim that the Islamic State has distorted the texts of Islam as preposterous, sustainable only through willful ignorance. “People want to absolve Islam,” he said. “It’s this ‘Islam is a religion of peace’ mantra. As if there is such a thing as ‘Islam’! It’s what Muslims do, and how they interpret their texts.” Those texts are shared by all Sunni Muslims, not just the Islamic State. “And these guys have just as much legitimacy as anyone else.”


Yes!!!  People want to absolve Islam of any wrong doing for being the driving force behind ISIS!!  But as this dude says, "These guys (ISIS) have just as much legitimacy as anyone else."

Did you hear that one of the Paris attackers had made his way into France with a group of "refugees" fleeing Syria?  Surprise, surprise, surprise!!!  How can any nation let hundreds of thousands of Syrians free access into their nation when the Pew Research results just came out a few months ago PROVING that 25% of all Syrians answered a survey saying they thought things were JUST FINE in Syria?  Friends that's MILLIONS of Syrians who think it's JUST FINE that ISIS is threatening the take over of their nation.


Those of us who read the Bible and believe it should not be surprised at the blindness that seems to be taking over the liberals and their inability to discern what is happening in the name of Allah.

Romans 1
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 


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