What Do You Actually Know About ISIS?
Imagine our government issuing a law requiring women to surgically remove their external genitalia.:
As “The Islamic State,” aka “ISIS,” is reportedly spreading its radical Islam from Iraq to Lebanon, Americans need to understand this organization.
Now calling themselves “The Islamic State” (previously known as “The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” and “The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant”), the organization has been described as more Sopranos than Al Qaeda. Self-funding their operations through bank heists and major crimes, this Sunni army now has control of a significant part of Syria and Iraq. Their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has declared Iraq and Syria the new caliphate, an Islamic state in which nonbelievers are fined, mutilated and/or murdered.
This was part of the goal of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda network: to create a caliphate from North Africa as far as they could conquer, including the centuries-old ambition of reclaiming Spain for a radical Islamic government.
On the first day of the holy month of Ramadan this year, Baghdadi’s spokesman, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, declared, “The legality of all emirates, groups, states and organizations becomes null by the expansion of the caliph’s authority and the arrival of its troops to their areas. Listen to your caliph and obey him. Support your state, which grows every day.”
… or die.
ISIS has ordered all girls and women ages 11 to 46 to submit to female genital mutilation. This is no small fatwa, putting 4 million women and children under the caliph’s knife in order to suppress their sexual desires. Under Islamic law, men don’t have to worry so much about their immoral behavior. Oh, sure, there are penalties, but under Sharia law, men aren’t stoned to death for the crime of being kidnapped and gang raped.
Only women are.
Christians are heretics. Infidels. Unworthy of life.
The London Independent reports Canon Andrew White, vicar of the Anglican Church in Iraq, is desperately appealing for help as the ISIS Islamic militants knock on doors and collar people in the streets with the decree that Christians must convert to Islam or die.
U.S. liberals may scoff at such a notion, shrugging at the idea that the Moors are again on the rise, but “the Bishop of Baghdad” says, “Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing. We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off.”
About half a million Christians currently live in Iraq. There are an estimated million Catholics in Lebanon, part of the estimated 1.6 million Lebanese Christians.
This should be of grave concern to the world as ISIS has crossed from Syria into Lebanon and now has control of the southern Lebanese town, Arsal. Lebanese casualties continue to grow as ISIS uses Arsal as a supply base for their war in nearby Syria.
The timing couldn’t be better for ISIS as the world’s attention is on Israel and Hamas.
How many Americans are aware that ISIS has stolen enough uranium to create more than one “dirty bomb?”
Reuters reports: “Nearly 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of uranium compounds were kept at Mosul University,” Iraq’s U.N. Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim told U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in the July 8 letter obtained by Reuters.
“Terrorist groups have seized control of nuclear material at the sites that came out of the control of the state,” Alhakim wrote, adding that such materials “can be used in manufacturing weapons of mass destruction.”
Recently, Former CIA Director Michael Morell told “CBS This Morning” that ISIS’ first goal has been “to set up that caliphate and it’s not just in Iraq and in Syria.”
“Their second goal then is to use that as a safe haven to attack the United States.”
Here’s another serious problem. Reuters also reports a “U.S. official familiar with security matters said he was unaware of this development raising any alarm among U.S. authorities.”
Nothing to worry about.
Sleep well, America, while President Obama works hard every day to become a scratch golfer.