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Heads Are Literally Rolling In Iraq
Townhall.com ^ | June 14, 2014 | Michael Brown

Posted on 06/14/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT by Kaslin

As America looks on in a state of paralyzed shock, Muslims are slaughtering Muslims in Iraq, with reports that the heads of those decapitated are literally piling up in the streets.

A headline to an article in the Daily Mail reads, “‘They lined the streets with the decapitated heads of police and soldiers’: Iraqi refugee reveals the horrors of the jihadi takeover as Baghdad vows to fight back.”

In response to this report, and with sarcastic guns ablaze, Robert Spencer quotes the Quran and then adds his comments, “‘So when you meet those who disbelieve, strike necks…’ (Qur’an 47:4) But of course any Muslim who takes such a verse at face value is a misunderstander of Islam, unduly influenced by greasy Islamophobes. Somehow this aggressive organization of misunderstanders of Islam has been able to gain sufficient support and power to wreak havoc in Iraq.”

It is true, of course, that war itself is hell and that our guns and bombs have the power to maim, disfigure, and destroy. But rules of war still preclude harming soldiers who have surrendered and intentionally targeting helpless civilians for acts of violence.

Not so militant Islam, where beheading is often the death penalty of choice. How did this barbaric practice become so widespread?

In an article entitled “Christ, Muhammad, and the Culture of Beheading,” theologian Kenneth Gentry noted that “In Islam, the prophet Muhammad is the greatest example for the faithful to follow. He is the model of dedication to God par excellence; in fact, he is deemed the perfect example of submission to Allah. Hence, even deriding this perfect one is blasphemous, as witness the case of Salman Rushdie, who was put under a death sentence for belittling the prophet.

“Now then, what can we learn from the example and the teachings of the ‘perfect’ founder of Islam? Do his life and teachings discourage the horrible conduct we see engaged, tolerated, and cheered by so many Muslims today?”

The answer to this question is found in early Islamic history.

“But what,” asks Gentry, “is the example, the way, the path of the prophet? He not only engaged in caravan raids early in his career as a prophet and in war later, but he himself was involved in the massacre of the Qurayza Jews wherein he ‘had trenches dug, and the men were led out in batches and beheaded.’ Ibn Ishaq’s ancient, authoritative Life of Muhammad records this event: ‘There were 600 or 700 in all, though some put the figure as high as 800 or 900.’”

The Muslims in Syria and Iraq and Pakistan who are beheading their enemies, most of whom are fellow Muslims, are simply following the example of their prophet.

Beyond these atrocities, the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has just taken over Mosul and Tikrit in Iraq, seizing $429 million in Tikrit, “effectively governs a nation-size tract of territory that stretches from the eastern edge of the Syrian city of Aleppo to Fallujah in western Iraq — and now also includes the northern Iraqi city of Mosul” (as reported by the Washington Post).

Speaking of ISIS, the Huffington Post notes that, “They have live-tweeted amputations, carried out public crucifixions and have been disavowed as too extreme by al-Qaeda.”

Too extreme for the murderous al-Qaeda? Seriously?

The tragic fact is that we simply cannot ignore the enormity of the threat of militant Islam worldwide, nor can we limit it to some dangerous pockets of the Middle East.

Al-Qaeda already touched our nation on 9/11, while the Boston Marathon Bombing is barely one year old.

As for our friends in Israel, positioned right in the midst of one of those dangerous Middle Eastern pockets, it is with good reason that, in a very real sense, the nation lives in constant high alert, with roughly 170,000 missiles pointed at its cities, with the terrorist organization of Hamas now in a unity government with the Palestinian Authority, and with militant Islam right at its doorsteps.

After all, Tehran is less than 1,000 miles from Tel Aviv (the distance from New York City to Tampa, FL); Baghdad is just 569 miles from Tel Aviv (the distance from New York City to Cincinnati, OH); and Damascus is just 133 from Tel Aviv (the distance from New York City to Albany, NY). And we fault Israel for not giving up more territory and making more concessions to the Palestinians?

We simply cannot underestimate both the resolve and the number of radical Muslims, from the Taliban to al-Qaeda to ISIS to Hezbollah to Hamas to Boko Haram and more.

And so, as the bloodied heads roll in the streets of Iraq, we dare not stick our heads in the sand here in the West.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: beheadings; europeanunion; iran; iraq; isis; israel; jihad; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; murder; muslims; nato; rop; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror
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1 posted on 06/14/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Koranimals being Muslim, just “doin’ what comes naturally.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 2:12:05 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Kaslin

Party like it’s 799!


3 posted on 06/14/2014 2:12:55 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama likes it.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 2:14:32 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Kaslin

All of it Øbongo’s fault. The bastard.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 2:14:34 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Red Steel

Yeah, his sect (the Sunnis) are winning. What’s not to like? BTW, he armed them in Syria. This “Iran allied with the US” talk is nonsense.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 2:16:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

LOL!


7 posted on 06/14/2014 2:16:57 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama is loving this


8 posted on 06/14/2014 2:16:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Kaslin
Muslims are slaughtering Muslims in Iraq,

Yeah, well... I think that's just kind of how it goes over there.

9 posted on 06/14/2014 2:17:49 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If you stick your head in the sand, you’ll just get
your body lopped off but it will be ok cause you
won’t see it coming?


10 posted on 06/14/2014 2:18:33 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kaslin

Our surrender monkey liberals “win” another one.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 2:24:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Kaslin

Taliban Mullah in Chief Hussein Obama is adding “The Blunder in Bagdad” to his growing Legacy List of Loserhood.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 2:26:13 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

Bump


13 posted on 06/14/2014 2:27:12 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: rockrr

You said it


14 posted on 06/14/2014 2:28:02 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

moozlums killing moozlums? Hmmmm...that’s too bad, no?


15 posted on 06/14/2014 2:30:09 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Fred Nerks

As America looks on in a state of paralyzed shock, Muslims are slaughtering Muslims in Iraq,>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Your predictions are becoming truer every day.


16 posted on 06/14/2014 2:31:06 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: Graewoulf

Inbred, pedohphile-worshipping misogynists killing each other? And the bad news is what?


17 posted on 06/14/2014 2:31:08 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: Jim Robinson

The quotation marks say it all


18 posted on 06/14/2014 2:31:28 PM PDT by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin

10th century barbarians- destroying their own as they will destroy the world if they are not eradicated once and for all. It’s like watching cancer spread and pretending you see nothing. They do not belong in civilization, their goal is to destroy it. Detroit is what this country could be, Muslim countries are what the planet will be. And the enemy is IN the White House, helping and celebrating with them.When will it be enough? WHAT WILL IT TAKE? Or are we so conditioned to be slaves and martyrs we would rather die than ‘offend’?


19 posted on 06/14/2014 2:32:58 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Kaslin
Muslims are slaughtering Muslims in Iraq

Bunch of Islamaphobes. Wait till Barry The Grate hears about this. He'll issue a strong worded hashtag. Period.

20 posted on 06/14/2014 2:38:45 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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