(or Islamic State, or ISIL)
is Islamic jihad in its purest form.
They were the Khmer Rouge of jihad.
Everything they did was based on the Islamic texts,
that they took seriously and literally
(and that, thank goodness, most Muslims do not).
The Prophet Muhammad would have recognised the Islamic State
and joined them.
Islamic State are the purest illustration of the satanic evil of jihad
and the evil of sharia,
and the need to remove these two concepts from the earth.
The Sunni jihad soon recovered momentum, and
violence started rising massively.
In 2013, Sunni jihadists rebranded as the "Islamic State"
and soon took huge chunks of territory.
Their conquest of territory inspired jihadi attacks all over the world,
as fighters flocked to join the winning side.
This was all so unnecessary.
The US could have left permanent military bases in Iraq
and crushed ISIS in the cradle.
But Americans chose Obama, and Obama's way of doing things.
Yazidi account has a video.
It claims it says the following:
"A Yazidi survivor woman says some mothers were served meal in the captivity. Then after eating it ISIS soldiers revealed they just had eaten their children’s meat.
The soldiers showed those mothers the videos where the children were being slaughtered."
German ISIS bride let 5 year old slave die of thirst.
The captured "slave" child was punished by her husband by being tied up outside in the hot sun.
She slowly died of thirst, alone, away from her loving family and in the grip of these monsters.
The German ISIS bride did not stop it and is facing war crimes charges in Germany.
A true modern day Nazi.
Desperate Yazidis rescued from the Islamic genocide on Mount Sinjar.
CNN video of Aug 2014.
Israeli military strength is the only thing stopping the jihad doing to the Jews what it did to the Yazidis.
David French, 7 Aug 2014, spells it out:
"The only thing that separates the people of Israel from sharing the fate of the Christians in Mosul
or the Yazidi on Mount Sinjar in Iraq is that Israelis are protected by F-16s, tanks, and trained troops. Iraqi Christians and Yazidi used to be. On a more basic level, however, Benjamin Netanyahu understands the evil he faces. President Obama? He refuses to understand. If he did, he wouldn't have given a defeated enemy a second chance at genocide."
Rape of Yazidi girls and slaughter of Yazidi families, Aug 2014.
Islamic State militants murdered five families:
"They were taken out and these men raped women and girls in front of their men, then killed all the children before the eyes of their parents who were begging mercy for their children".
ISIS fighter wants to "marry" (i.e. rape) 14 year old girl.
Her family refuses.
ISIS kills her entire family - mother, father, and three children.
And kidnaps her for rape.
ISIS document, Dec 2014,
rape is ok, slavery is ok, pedophile rape is ok.
Islamic State fighter
says that getting raped by jihadis is an "honour" for non-Muslim women.
He said to one:
"You should come to the Islamic state! You can be a [slave], much more honour than being used and abused."
"Being a [slave] is the biggest honour for [non-Muslim women] And Allah knows best!"
ISIS kidnaps woman and burns her alive for refusing to take part in an "extreme sex act", report, May 2015.
Women and girls as young as 9 years old are kidnapped, repeatedly sold and repeatedly raped by ISIS men.
She says rape and slavery are part of Islam:
"Allah has opened the lands for His awliya [supporters], so they entered and dispersed within the lands, killing the fighters of the kuffar, capturing their women, and enslaving their children.
We have indeed raided and captured the kafirah women, and drove them like sheep by the edge of the sword.
I and those with me at home prostrated to Allah in gratitude on the day the first slave-girl entered our home."
Richard Brennan, of counter-terrorism think-tank RAND,
piously declares that rape and slavery are not compatible with the Koran!
"there is no way to square these things – forcing people to be slaves and raping them – with the Koran. It's not Islamic, so they have to lie about that to make it fit the narrative."
ISIS gave great heart to the global jihad.
Jihadists around the world believed their side was winning,
the caliphate was here at last.
They flocked to join ISIS in Iraq and Syria,
or mount ISIS terror attacks in their own countries.
Islamic terror everywhere massively escalated.
"There just aren't enough Brits getting killed in Syria". Rod Liddle, 15 Nov 2014, amusingly expresses how most Brits feel about the
"British" fighters getting killed in Iraq and Syria.
That calling them "British" is a legal fiction.
No Brits mourn them.
Liddle is brilliant:
"The news is always grim, isn't it? ... And even the news which appears to be good has a dark cloud hovering behind it. For example, we frequently hear reports of British-born jihadis being killed in Syria ... I usually break out some really good white wine and get the neighbours over for a bit of a knees-up whenever this happens - we exult, and sing songs for a while, our cares forgotten.
But I have just read that the death rate for our lads in the Islamic State is one every three weeks. That's pathetic, hugely dispiriting. It will take ages to finish them off, no matter how many more we encourage to go. The job could be done far quicker if we shot them at the airport, on their way out, but the government has moral qualms about this, apparently."
Jason Burke, Feb 2019, on the dilemma for the modern global jihad:
"Without a territorial base, extremist groups such as al-Qaida or Isis cannot realise their project to build a new “Islamic community” or to confront “hypocrite, apostate” local powers and their backers in the west. But
any effort to establish a territorial base makes them extremely vulnerable.
Any attacks launched from their new territories will eventually provoke well-armed and powerful enemies who will seek their nascent state’s destruction
and, history tells us, will probably succeed."
Who I block on Twitter:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who:
(a) target my job,
(b) target my appearance, or:
(c) libel me.
Also, since 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing.
I was targeted with abusive reporting by
an Israel-hater pretending to be "Jewish".
So I now also block:
(d) any account that even hints that it reports its enemies,
(e) any Israel-hater that claims to be Jewish.
It is just self-defence.