posted on Sep, 18 2014 @ 06:30 AM
originally posted by: smurfy
The thing is, IS as it is now known has now't to do with Islam, or pretty much anything remotely religious.
True they have strayed, big time, from what most Muslims believe is righteous.
However, they do everything they do in the name of Allah and Muhammad, and they are doing their best to wipe out all non-Muslims and all Muslims who
won't believe exactly as they do religiously. They claim everything they do is for their religion.
One can not say that Islam is not a reason they do what they do. One can not say religion does not motivate them. Islam and religion, according
to the Islamic State IS (note the word Islam in their self identification moniker) is the sole motivation for what they do.
I can see why Muslims are humiliated and angered by them, just as Christians are humiliated and angered by Westboro Baptist Church and anti-abortion
extremists and homophobic extremists. However, that does not negate their primary motivation, religion and Islam in particular. Christianity is not
let off the hook because of their extremists by society and Islam can not be let off the hook because of ISIS.
American boots on the ground is counterproductive. What is needed is Islamic boots on the ground, every nation who has Islam as their state religion
should send troops to fight ISIS, that is the only way to clear the name of Islam is if Muslims themselves fight ISIS. The great satan (US) will
only make more Muslims who are sympathetic to ISIS join the fight.
In truth, Obama claimed he could sit down and reason with them when he ran for President, it is now time for him to make good on his claims. I"m
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