Sunday, February 8, 2015

Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt.10

Saif al-Kasaesbeh surrounded by Jordanian Military Officials
In my article "Islam, Submission With No Peace Pt. 9...ISIS" I undertook a small examination of the Islamic cult ISIS and the terrible impact that it has on world, and especially those living in Islamic countries. 

Of course, since our initial examination, we have seen all kinds of continued atrocities from this group. Not only do ISIS cult members rape, pillage and kill in the name of "Allah", they also kill fellow Sunni and Sheite Muslims and have no respect for family and or values except their own. They appear to be led by a sect proclaimed Caliphate leader  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. 

According to Islamic tradition, a "Caliph" is said to be a successor of Muhammad who is also appointed by the Mulsim Community. This, by itself, is a huge problem among Muslims. It appears that the "Muslim Community" has not chosen and or ordained this man as their leader. Only a certain group (ISIS) have made this man their leader.

Lt. Bakr al-Baghdadi
The realization of discord among Muslims over the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the rights and influence of the Islamic State itself has been particularly heightened by the murder of a Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh. earlier this week, the Jordanian pilot was burned alive by the terror group. 

What has evoked so much attention is that the pilot comes from a very prominent Jordanian, Sunni Muslim family, who asked ISIS to treat the pilot as a "guest"...As you know, that call went disregarded by ISIS. 

Jordan Vows To Destroy ISIS
"The execution today is only a small part of our revenge,"..."My son's blood is worth more than [those two]." He added that the task is clear: "to destroy this terrorist group." ~ Saif al-Kasaesbeh (Father or murdered Jordanian pilot)
Although they have taken credit for the atrocities such as the murder of innocent journalists such as James Foley, Steven Sotloff, and Kenji Goto of Japan, they have also killed over 250 Syrian soldiers in a mass execution, killed over 190 unarmed men in Tikrit and over 80 Yazidis and teh list goes on and on, the murderous and cowardly actions of ISIS received their greatest condemnation from the Muslim community when Jordan ordered the death and open execution of 2 prisoners that ISIS supposedly wanted freed. 

Sajida al-Rishawi  a woman convicted of a hotel bombing 10 years ago, and Ziyad Karboli a man convicted of killing of Jordanian citizen were executed on Jordanian state TV in response to ISIS actions.
NPR Allison Muse reported:
Muath al-Kaseasbeh's father says he feels great pain for the loss of his son. He calls on fellow Jordanians to be patient, but he also wants the perpetrators punished. The dawn executions of two convicted al-Qaida members are not enough, he says on TV network Al-Arabiya, adding, 'I expect the government to seek revenge for the blood of Muath against this horrid organization, which is far from the spirit of Islam.' 
"When Muath was taken captive, his parents criticized Jordan's participation in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS. The father told NPR that Jordan shouldn't be going on the offensive and attacking fellow Muslims. But his tone has changed in the wake of the grisly video which purports to shows his son being burned to death. Now he says the coalition must eradicate ISIS."
"Death By Fire"...Condemnation From Muslim Clerics
Evidently, according to the Quran, only Allah can punish anyone by and through a fiery death. The display of the Jordanian pilot being burned to death (above) has evoked the ire of many of the most prominent Muslim Clerics against ISIS unifying the Muslim community in a solid voice and theological diatribe against their practices. 

For example: 

GrandSheik Al-Azhar Mosque leader in Cairo, Ahmedal-Tayeb responded by saying that ISIS is "satanic" and that the members of the group should be "killed" "crucified" or have their "arms chopped off" and that 
Grandsheik Ahmedal-Tayeb
there are the "enemies of the Prophet Muhammad". 

Sheik Mahdi al-Sumaidaie, Iraq's top Sunni Cleric, said that the actions of ISIS were "unprecedented," adding that killing with fire was a violation of the religion itself: 
"the Prophet Muhammad said that only God can punish with fire."
Pakistani Sunni cleric Munir Ahmed, recently delivered a sermon in Islamabad, calling the actions of ISIS "gruesome"  saying that the burning "is the most horrible act of cruelty."

He further went on to affirm that death by fire: 
"It's a punishment that "Allah has kept for its own authority and no human is authorized to do it,"

Evidently it is only wrong to burn fellow Muslims. They can kill Christians, rape women and displace families all day long, without a single word of condemnation. I don't know how bombing, in which lives are taken by fire, can escape the outrage of the Muslim Clerics while the death of a single Jordanian pilot can evoke so much outrage....Are we supposed to think of this as some sort of "progressive step" for freedom? 

Whatever reasons it seems that the Muslim community just may rise to put down some of the more radical and cultic elements that have found their way into their religion. While many contend that the actions of ISIS are more mainstream than the world wants to realize, at least we see the issue being placed front and center in many Muslim and Islamic circles and Muslims are sharing that they do not wish to be represented by death cults and cults in which death and disorder is glorified. 

It remains to be seen if the Muslim community will remain engaged and enraged against this horrible cult. Although I certainly don't condone war, since we are going to be in a war, hopefully the President and other political leaders will stop wasting tax dollars and gain some nerve, placing troops on the ground that can get the job done in a timely and efficient manner. It would seem to me, that if this country wants to really rid itself of the problem of Islamic extremism, they should seek to make short work of this group, its leader and those in line to take it over and break the lifeline of revenue received from oil sales. (I wonder can the drop in oil prices be connected to ISIS actions and inundation of oil into the market?...Seems no one's talking about that one!) 

I am glad that we know who the real fight is against and that we have weapons in this war that they do not know of:

2 Cor. 10:3-4 ~  3-For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4-(For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)


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