Monday, 16 June 2014

The barbarians are at the gates

Over recent days we have seen an increase in Islamist terrorism and violence across the Middle East and Africa. The continuing advance of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has been the main focus of media attention as the organisation swept across central Iraq with masked men turning the country into yet another killing zone.

In Kenya the Islamist Al-Shabab have carried out yet another atrocity in Mpeketoni, in Kenya where according to the BBC:

"There were around 50 attackers, heavily armed in three vehicles, and they were flying the Shabab flag. They were shouting in Somali and shouting 'Allahu Akbar' [God is Great]."

At least 48 people killed in the name of this "God".

ISIS have been busy in their brutality.  Aljazeera reports:

Sunni rebels in Iraq have posted pictures on Twitter apparently showing their fighters killing captured Shia soldiers.

A Twitter account aligned with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), said the pictures show scores of captured Iraqi soldiers being killed.

The images, released at the weekend, show masked fighters loading the captives on trucks before forcing them to lie face-down in a shallow ditch with their arms tied behind their backs. The final pictures show bodies soaked in blood after being shot.

A caption on one of the pictures suggested that the victims - believed to be security personnel - were punished for fighting Sunnis. The Twitter account where the pictures were posted was suspended hours later.

More people killed in the name of this "God".

Meanwhile in Afghanistan photographs have emerged of men who have had their fingers off. Their crime? They dared to use their democratic right to vote.

In Israel three teenagers have been kidnapped by Islamists (see post below) in the continuing war of the Islamists against innocents as their recent abduction of hundreds of girls in Nigeria illustrated. 

The Independent reported:

In a chilling message, the leader of the Islamist militant group Boko Haram has claimed responsibility for the abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls in the north of Nigeria last month, and said that he would sell them into slavery.

“I abducted your girls,” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau said in the one-hour video released on Monday. “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace,” he continued, adding that the girls were being held as “slaves”.

Children sold into slavery for this "God".

And lest you forget :

27-year-old Meriam Yehya Ibrahim was eight months pregnant when she appeared before a court in Khartoum, Sudan’s capital city, on 15 May on charges of 'apostasy' and 'adultery'. When she refused to renounce her Christian faith, the judges sentenced Meriam to death by hanging. Meriam has also been sentenced to 100 lashes for being married to a Christian man.

Meriam has committed no crime. She is a prisoner of conscience and should be released immediately.

How many more deaths does this "God" and his followers demand?

The time has come to take a stand against these Islamists whether they carry guns or take their falsehoods into our classrooms or universities.

The left, the liberal establishment and the government must learn appeasement is not the answer.


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