Skip to comments.Witnesses Describe How Islamists Leveled Sunni Village As a Warning (Iraq)
Posted on 07/12/2014 7:19:10 AM PDT by kristinn
To the villagers who fled, Zowiya is now a graveyard for all theyve ever known. Their houses have been razed, their neighbors are dead, and their tribal codes have been violated in ways they never dreamed possible.
For the extremist fighters who overran Zowiya this week in a fury of mortars and bullets, the ruins of the Sunni Muslim village carry a different symbolism: an example for any turncoats who dare resist the Islamic States self-proclaimed caliphate.
What we saw is nothing like anything in all of history, not even under Hulagu, said a 55-year-old survivor of the attack, Abu Omar al Jubouri, alluding to the 13th century Mongol ruler who laid waste to Baghdad.
The Islamic State heralded the cleansing of the village, which is near Tikrit in northern Iraq, in an Internet posting, bragging that it had blown up villagers homes, which it called hideouts, killed 28, wounded many more and driven the remainder from the village. It warned that all those who may even think about fighting the Islamic State and conspiring against the caliphate can know what their fate will be.
The threat was clearly aimed at any suggestion that Sunni Muslim tribes would organize to fight the Islamic State _ a strategy that the U.S. military used to defeat al Qaida in Iraq during the American occupation. The extremist rebels now have seized roughly half the country with little resistance from Iraqs hobbled army, and its unclear how they could be routed short of a tribal uprising or foreign airstrikes.
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For all of those who thought ISIS was “just” a Sunni group that was part of the Sunni-Shiite conflict...which is how Bambi tries to portray it, just a “sectarian conflict.”
It’s not. ISIS is fighting against the West and its model of civil society, and anybody, regardless of their sect of Islam, who looks as if they might support a modern state in Iraq is the enemy in their eyes.
“See you in New York”.
Let this be a warning. The bearded savages can do nothing but maim, rape, destroy and murder.
I think that “worse than Hulagu” refers to Genghis Khan’s grandson, the last guy to conquer Baghdad before the Americans.
They are killing their allies....this is going to end badly for ISIS
ISIS is Moslems being Moslems. No more and no less.
It is another step toward the eventual barroom brawl scenario.
If this is what proponents of the Religion of Peace do to fellow Muslims, what would they do to Americans if they had the chance?
Is this really a loss?
The seem to apply the same standard to anyone they deem an enemy or in their way, fellow Muslim or not.
Only if Mooslimbs cause it. In that case, it calls for a nuclear response with no thought as to the sensibilities of the dead New Yawkers!