DR. WALID PHARES July 30, 2014
By now, all Christians living in the second largest city of Iraq,
Mosul, have been removed, their belongings stolen, their houses seized,
their churches burned or transformed into Mosques by an army
brandishing black flags with Koranic inscriptions on them.
fleeing north for their lives were told by the fighters identifying
themselves as the army of the Islamic state that they had four choices:
Convert to Islam, pay a Jizya tax and live under the protection of the
Islamic state, leave the city, or die.
This is happening in
2014, in the post-American-occupation of Iraq, after several
legislative elections across the country, and at during the age of
YouTube and Instagram.
Ironically, though, this barbaric wave
of jihadists identifying themselves as the "Islamic state" claim they
are at the core of a new caliphate, one that - according to the
declarations of ISIS - will bring back the glory of the early conquering
Since 9/11 and even back in the 1990s, the
international community has had endless opportunities to listen to or
watch commanders of the movement, under different names, uttering the
same words,issuing the same ideological fatwas, and conducting the same
violence against their enemies: the Muslim apostates and all infidels
(including Christian, Jews, Hindus, Buddists, and atheists).
happened in Mosul and continues to happen at the edges of the Nineveh
Plains of northern Iraq has already happened throughout the region and
around the globe.
It has been replicated inside Syria with the
same Islamic state and its jihadi clones, al Nusra and the other
Across the border in northern Lebanon, Ansar
al Islam has taken part in their own kill-the-infidel wave. In Libya,
Ansar al Shariah has been pursuing Copts with the same violence applied
by the Gamaa and the Muslim Brotherhood bands across Egypt. Boku Haram
has been the master of genocide in slices of northern and central
Nigeria. The Taliban have been experts of the strategy for years, as
has Abu Sayaf of the Philippines. The so-called ISIS is nothing but a
successful form of previous Jihadists; they have added nothing to the
murderous ideology of violent apartheid and mass murder against the rest
There are no differentiating factors found in
their outrageous doctrine, their bloodshed, or their intentions.
Instead, what sets them apart are their strategic successes - or,
really, our failures - and the people they are decimating and the
visibility of their actions.
"Al Dawla al Islamya" has seized
half of Iraq and Syria, merged them into one caliphate, crumbled the
pro-Iranian Army of Iraq and bled the Assad regime forces.
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