The occasional, often ill-considered thoughts of a Roman Catholic permanent deacon who is ever grateful to God for his existence. Despite the strangeness we encounter in this life, all the suffering we witness and endure, being is good, so good I am sometimes unable to contain my joy. Deo gratias!

Although I am an ordained deacon of the Catholic Church, the opinions expressed in this blog are my personal opinions. In offering these personal opinions I am not acting as a representative of the Church or any Church organization.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

In our nation's capital President Nothing seemingly ignores what is happening in northern Iraq. The vicious Islamists of ISIS have in recent months taken over a rather large portion of Iraq. This was a direct result of President Nothing's abandoning Iraq by removing all U.S. forces. And so today ISIS is murdering Christians -- men, women and children -- by the hundreds and probably by the thousands. They are destroying Christian churches and killing priests in an attempt to eliminate Christianity and create their caliphate of evil. And as Christians are slaughtered where they have thrived for 2,000 years, President Nothing jets around the country fundraising and thanking Muslims for "the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy."  I wonder if he can name a single Muslim who "built the fabric of our nation." And when it comes to strengthening democracy, Islam's record is non-existent.

At this point I'm going to write something that is radically politically goes. God is a God of love; God is not the Allah of hatred worshipped by ISIS and those who support them. These ISIS jihadists are certainly not doing the work of God, so let's stop pretending they are religiously motivated. They are motivated solely by hatred and bloodlust. And sadly it's apparent that a sizable number of Muslims living in the Islamic world support radical jihadists of one form or another. In many Muslim nations a majority call for the imposition of the brutalities of Shariah Law.  Indeed, polls taken throughout the Islamic world confirm this conclusion. And even more disturbing is the fact that this support seems to be growing.

And in the West, especially in Western Europe, we see the revival of a virulent anti-Semitism. Today's European (and far too many American) know-nothings support the terrorists of Hamas and condemn democratic Israel for doing less than what any other nation would justifiably do under similar circumstances. Israel is apparently the only nation in the world that is prohibited from defending itself when attacked by a hostile neighbor. Actually, when one hears the rants and reads the posters of the protestors, it's apparent they're not motivated by the polite, euphemistic anti-Semitism so common among today's European elites. No, they are motivated by nothing less than a visceral hatred of Jews, pure and simple.

Chaos is coming, folks, and it's name is Jihad. Perhaps it's time for another Crusade.

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