Egypt is another country that has joined the fight against the violent extremist terrorist organization, ISIS. This terrorist organization has just beheaded twenty-one Egyptian Coptic Christian migrant workers in Libya on a beach in cold-blood (news here). This is an indication that they’re terrorizing threats are real and sadistic and void of any sense of fairness or mercy.
This sadistic incident will cause many level-headed citizens around the world, and all Christians, to wonder if Islam is truly a peaceful religion. All though I am a devoted Christian, I want to believe that Islam is a peaceful religion, but acts like these give me doubt. I grew up in a multicultural environment in Canada, and had Muslim friends and neighbors. It gave me an appreciation for all religions, and I want to continue believing that there is good in Islam; however, today, this expression of radicalized Islam sure hasn’t given me a good impression. Increasingly each day, more peace-loving people will lose trust in Islam as an inherently good religion. Peaceful Muslims need to help and speak up against ISIS!
Nevertheless, whether this was religiously-, culturally- or politically-motivated makes little difference if this sadistic terrorist activity is not taken seriously by all western nations. In the history of pre-WW II days, many western nations took too long before they stepped in to intervene against Hitler’s Nazism in Germany. So if there is something that we can learn from history, it is that “hiding our head in the sand” is not a viable solution. ISIS is a very dangerous force that plans to intentionally intimidate surrounding nations. They made claims that Rome is on their target. What an arrogant claim.
Nations from every continent all have something valuable at stake—their religious, social, and economic freedoms. Japan did not play into ISIS’ demand for $200 million. Most recently, Denmark, was attacked by young Islamic terrorists who killed a number of people. They targeted a Jewish synagogue that was having a Bar-Mitzvah, and also a cafe that was hosting a meeting on freedom of expression. Very tragic
Today, Jews and all free peoples who value our beloved liberties are targets. I wonder how many countries will come together and how soon will it take for these nations to realize that this dangerous reality should be taken seriously with real force?