What ISIS wants…

Before I start this, I’d ask you go read this outstanding article by Graeme Wood in this month’s Atlantic Magazine- Link HERE.

Mr. Wood has obviously done a LOT of quality research, and has nailed down many of the salient points in this article. The truth is, they ARE Islamic and they ARE trying to enforce Sharia world-wide, that is their goal, a Caliphate is just the start.

Sadly, many organizations/institutions/governments have failed to recognize the depths that ISIS is willing to go to actually make that happen.

This map has been in various articles, and one thing this points out is…

ISIS map


ISIS does have, under the Mohammedan version of Islam, a Caliphate… That is the first step.

But lets take a closer look at the map… Look at the area in black versus the areas in grey- Controlled areas are very small and string like, and trace the major highways in Iraq and Syria. The support zones are much larger, and are in a lot of places nothing more than open desert, and in those areas there is no permanent presence. This makes one wonder how much enforcement of ‘pure’ Sharia is occurring there.

But these two quotes really caught my eye…

But Zarqawi and the state he spawned take the position that many other acts can remove a Muslim from Islam. These include, in certain cases, selling alcohol or drugs, wearing Western clothes or shaving one’s beard, voting in an election—even for a Muslim candidate.

So too are the heads of state of every Muslim country, who have elevated man-made law above Sharia by running for office or enforcing laws not made by God.

Now the interesting question is this; conjecture is that Obama is muslim. If so, according to the two quotes above, he is apostate even if he is a muslim. The penalty for apostate is beheading… So???

One can only wonder if this is why he keeps tap dancing around the radical Islam statement, trying to find a way to ingratiate himself back into the faith…

Especially in light of the latest statements out of the administration even after ISIS has called for attacks on the Mall of the Americas- DHS came out with an intelligence assessment circulated this month focuses on the threat of right-wing sovereign citizen extremist groups in the U.S.  Full article HERE.

Really??? Are we down to that again?



What ISIS wants… — 16 Comments

  1. Does that map look eerily familiar to anyone else, circa 1960-1973?

  2. I did notice, when I first heard the tap-dancing about “extremist groups”, that he went out of his way to not specify that the extremist groups in question are Islamic.

    It occurred to me that this could allow that definition, and response, to spread far and wide, such that it could encompass “extremist groups” such as you mentioned.

  3. Interesting map.
    Given that sort of distribution i wonder how big ISIS will need to get before it becomes feasible to attack their logistics “tail” ?

    I’ve got a lot of sympathy for those suffering under the brutality of ISIS but I don’t see any way they can be effectively helped by either the US or the nations within the EU.
    ISIS seem very distributed and as they don’t wear uniforms its difficult to differentiate them from the air. The US using air strikes at what it thought were useful targets but which turned out to be innocents or just petty criminals caused massive alienation which is driving part of the problem now.

  4. Of course they’re more likely to come after conservatives here. We represent, in their minds, an easy target.

    That may not be the case in every instance.

  5. I’ve heard the rumors of guys just saying “Fuck it”, resigning, and going to help the Kurds…

    I find that thought more and more appealing everyday.

  6. Clearly, the administration needs to focus on the “vast right-wing conspiracy” and the threat to the nation that comes from Islamophobia, racism, sexism, Christian faith, private ownership of firearms and an opposition to government funded abortions.

    Just look at all of the Christian beheadings, honor killings, female genital mutilation that is going on in the world. It’s chilling. When the USS Cole was attacked, you just knew that it was Christians behind it, trying to make Muslims look bad. The same is true of the World Trade Center and Pentagon hijacking attacks. We all said to ourselves – it’s those right wing Christians – bitterly clinging to God and guns that are behind it.

  7. Daniel 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.
    I always felt that verse did not need apply to falling away from a Christian father’s god, but perhaps a father’s false god, maybe allah.

  8. In Daniel 11:37 it says:
    Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

    I always felt that verse did not need apply to falling away from a Christian father’s god, but perhaps a father’s false god, maybe allah.

  9. There you go again, posting inconvenient facts. You are a good example why “net neutrality” is needed. Perhaps you can subscribe to the “approved media message” site. Sorry, don’t have the link.

  10. I’ve been hearing about that article in lots of places. In my sleep-deprived state, I haven’t been able to give it more than a skim. These people are practicing the most depraved evil.

  11. Dirk- Exactly my thought… dammit…

    Jonathan- Good point! But remember, we’re only allowed to bomb at night, and they know that. They go into hiding at night, and shove hostages, etc. into the buildings thus collateral damage and ‘friendly’ dead…

    SPE- Yep, there was an interview with a former Army Sgt from I think 82nd that had done that. And he seemed to indicate there were others there.

    LL- Reminds me, I REALLY need to get a sarcasm font… sigh… It’s ALWAYS our fault (According to BO)…

    Ed- Excellent point!

    WSF- Sorry… 🙂

    JMI- That they are!

  12. Interesting read, “Riding the Red Horse”, discussing just this situation: A nation-state vs NGO with no boundaries. How to fight someone with ISIS’ level of fanaticism, loyalty and control over the local population. Vice a military designed to fight an organized nation-state’s army.
    It’ll be a big challenge to adapt and persevere. Especially when our leaders refuse to acknowledge who our enemy truly is…

  13. Rev- Exactly!

    WN- That it is, and this administration has NO desire…

    Rick- My thoughts exactly, of course that is heretical in their eyes…

  14. Normally I never really was concerned overly much with Muslims. Now? Decidedly concerned. Muslims are running things here now or trying to and have a big toe hold in our gubmint.