There was yet another cowardly, gruesome murder of a hostage by ISIS terrorists today, this time of a Jordanian pilot burned alive, according to reports.
It seems ISIS is doing its worst to make much of the world hate them.
But what’s the thinking behind all of this? Do they hope that we, in the West, will associate their actions with ALL Muslims, thereby causing a rift that would have us deport ALL Muslims and send them into the clutches of ISIS? Or do they honestly think their atrocities will encourage Muslims living in the West to ditch modern life to step back in time in Iraq and Syria?
Most modern Muslims, of course, want no part of a caliph controlled by the likes of ISIS. And, no doubt, many are questioning Islam all together?
I wondered once before, and I still wonder now: Will ISIS inadvertently destroy Islam? Can Islam possibly survive the atrocities being committed in its name?
Meanwhile, we in the West need to reassure our Muslim brothers and sisters who just want to live peacefully in our countries that they are welcome.
They are provoking in the wish that the US put back boots-on-the-ground. They want another full scale war to die gloriously in battle. At the same time make America spend more $. And perhaps unleash forces that become less controllable in the area. As war does all the time(Machiavelli). I don’t think they give a d**mn about whether or not the majority of Islam do not promote or condone their atrocities. They want to feed the flames of Muslim intolerance and hatred because of course this will lead to problems in the West. Should Right-wing and Nazi groups pile on the band-wagon so much the better. On a +ve note they say that Mosel which is key to their success in Irag may be taken back by Iraqi forces. They are powerless against the US drones.
ISIS claims 200,000 followers. There’s 1..6 billion Muslims in the world. You do the math.