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What ISIS Really Wants

"The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it."

by Graeme Wood

What ISIS Really Wants

This appears to be a significant read full of very important information that everybody should be aware of. Here are a few quotes from the article:

"The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam."

"The Islamic State awaits the army of “Rome,” whose defeat at Dabiq, Syria, will initiate the countdown to the apocalypse"

"Yazidi women and children [are to be] divided according to the Shariah amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated in the Sinjar operations [in northern Iraq] … Enslaving the families of the kuffar [infidels] and taking their women as concubines is a firmly established aspect of the Shariah that if one were to deny or mock, he would be denying or mocking the verses of the Koran and the narrations of the Prophet … and thereby apostatizing from Islam."

"During the last years of the U.S. occupation of Iraq, the Islamic State’s immediate founding fathers, by contrast, saw signs of the end times everywhere. They were anticipating, within a year, the arrival of the Mahdi—a messianic figure destined to lead the Muslims to victory before the end of the world."

"Now that it has taken Dabiq, the Islamic State awaits the arrival of an enemy army there, whose defeat will initiate the countdown to the apocalypse. Western media frequently miss references to Dabiq in the Islamic State’s videos, and focus instead on lurid scenes of beheading. “Here we are, burying the first American crusader in Dabiq, eagerly waiting for the remainder of your armies to arrive,” said a masked executioner in a November video..."

Dabiq, Syria, near Aleppo = Islamic apocalypse

In the video below, it starts off with:

"... they're very specific about how they believe the world will end and how the caliphs will play into that one way or another 2076 is going to be expiration date for the world..."

Journalist Graeme Wood on the Islamic State



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The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell 02/17/15

Lawrence gets answers to this key question speaking with Michael Weiss of Foreign Policy and The Daily Beast, Yale University lecturer Graeme Wood, and msnbc.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe

- Does ISIS believe they’ll win?

The Last Word with Graeme Wood and Michael Weiss 2-17-15



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What’s the key to keeping ISIS’s numbers from growing? Lawrence and our Last Word panel of experts debate the pros and cons of the potential action the U.S. and its allies could take

- Stopping ISIS recruitment efforts key to the fight?

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Let’s talk about the Islamic State. As you point out, many people allege that it isn’t Islamic. Happily, your article makes it clear how delusional that claim is. As you know, I didn’t need any convincing on this point. From the moment the Islamic State emerged, it felt almost as if I had invented it as some kind of thought experiment to prove that everything I wrote in The End of Faith was true. These people are a crystalline example of the problem I described in that book—as is the response of liberal apologists who have been saying that their behavior has nothing to do with Islam. Rather, we’re told that burning people alive in cages, crucifying children, and butchering journalists and aid workers is an ordinary human response to political and economic instability. Even representatives of our own State Department assert this. I can’t imagine how comically out of touch with reality we appear from the side of the jihadis.

- Sam Harris and Graeme Wood discuss the Islamic State



Comparing Abrahamic 'End Times' Prophecies

The Origins of Islam

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:33 pm 
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New York Post Puts A Blindfold On Obama In Outrageous Front Page
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/02/1 ... 10814.html

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"You can see the nutcase conservatives setting up the 2016 election by scaring the religious base; accusing Democrats of pandering to the Islamists who "want to kill us all!" But conservatives want Obama to make one HUGE mistake, and that is to call these IS terrorists "jihadists." NO, N0, NO!

Jihadist is an individual who righteously fights against evil, and those who are against Islam. If the President were to indeed label them as Jihadists, then he is:

a) Legitimizing their terror as rightful
b) Stating that we recognize their rightful struggle by labeling them as Jihadists, and
c) They are rightfully terrorizing the people they should be, because they are against Islam.

So hear the precision in the President's comments. They are not religious leaders, which means they are not Islamist. They are not Jihadist, because their cause is "outside of Islam." Thusly, we are not at war with Islam, we are at war with terrorists.

Conservatives do not understand the nuance or the magnitude of error in the over-simplified language they use. Just as George Bush did, when you call them Jihadists, you are telling them they are right!"

- Brian Parker, Intelligence Instructor at Royal Saudi Air Force

Pres. Obama: 'We are not at war with Islam'

The video below was mentioned at 4:49 in the video link above:

Bill O'Reilly Talking Points Judeo Christian Values vs The Jihad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpLasEsMUqM


Ok, I was in agreement at first with those who were saying the President and all the rest of us need to call ISIL, Al-Qaeda and all the rest what they truly are: Islamic. They are Islamic but, I get what President Obama is trying to do and can at least see his point that we should never give Islamic terrorists what they want, a confirmation that the West is at war with Islam because it merely serves as a recruiting tool and can even bring in some moderates when they are convinced that this is the start of the apocalypse or end times. Keep in mind the quotes/articles/videos in the post just above:

"The reality is that the Islamic State is Islamic. Very Islamic. Yes, it has attracted psychopaths and adventure seekers, drawn largely from the disaffected populations of the Middle East and Europe. But the religion preached by its most ardent followers derives from coherent and even learned interpretations of Islam."

"The Islamic State awaits the army of “Rome,” whose defeat at Dabiq, Syria, will initiate the countdown to the apocalypse"

So now, ISIL has threatened to attack Italy. HELL-O!!!

October 15, 2014 URGENT: ISIS threatens to invade Rome and fly its flag over the Vatican

February 15, 2015
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Italy Fears ISIS Invasion From Libya

As ISIS makes inroads into Libya, officials in Rome are panicking about an Islamic State just across the sea—but have no idea how to combat the crisis


"ROME — Last weekend in Italy, as the threat of ISIS in Libya hit home with a new video addressed to “the nation signed with the blood of the cross” and the warning, “we are south of Rome,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shuttered the Italian embassy in Tripoli and raised his fist with the threat of impending military action. Never mind that Italy has only 5,000 troops available that are even close to deployable, according to the defense ministry. Or that the military budget was cut by 40 percent two years ago, which has kept the acquisition of 90 F-35 fighter jets hanging in the balance and left the country combat-challenged to lead any mission—especially one against an enemy like the Islamic State...."

Biblical Prophesy and the Iraq War

Also extremely relevant here, we must never forget all the ridiculous end times crap that George W. Bush mentioned; case in point is when Bush started the war in Iraq based on lies and said god told him to do it ... remember that? So, we can all thank the Bush/Cheney admin for that. Remember General William G Boykin?

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US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has declined to criticise a senior army officer who told audiences the war on terrorism is a battle with Satan.

Evangelical Christian Lieutenant-General William G Boykin was also quoted as saying a Muslim warlord in Somalia had an "idol" for a God.

- General Boykin: Jesus Is Coming And He'll Be Carrying A Big Gun

"George Bush has claimed he was on a mission from God when he launched the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq"

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"Al-Qaeda leaders have also publicly cited the Iraq war as a boon to their recruiting and operational efforts, providing both evidence to jihadists worldwide that America is at war with Islam, and the training ground for a new generation of jihadists to practice attacks on American forces. In October 2003, Osama bin Laden announced: "Be glad of the good news: America is mired in the swamps of the Tigris and Euphrates. Bush is, through Iraq and its oil, easy prey. Here is he now, thank God, in an embarrassing situation and here is America today being ruined before the eyes of the whole world."[141] Echoing this sentiment, Al-Qaeda commander Seif al-Adl gloated about the war in Iraq, indicating, "The Americans took the bait and fell into our trap.""

- Rationale for the Iraq War
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rationale_for_the_Iraq_War

Nothing gets fundamentalist Muslims and Christians more excited than their belief in the apocalyptic end times because it means the return of the Mahdi for Muslims and the 2nd coming of Jesus for Christians:

Comparing Abrahamic 'End Times' Prophecies

That's what we're up against. We've got a huge population of Christians, even in America (sadly), who would love nothing more than to help bring about the apocalypse so, if Western leaders start giving either side what they want, a jihad and holy war, it would quickly turn into something even more volatile than an oil tanker on a train about to derail. So, if we want to avoid all that to head-off the 3rd world war or a religious war that could involve 2/3rds the worlds Muslim and Christian population, we would be wise never to give it to either side. It's simply a choice we have to make and it works best when the majority agrees on that point.

Of course, a major part of the solution here is SECULARISM. That is precisely what tamed Christianity in America, at least until after World War II when America started getting closer and closer to "god" due to trying to distance themselves from the Nazi's as well as the Soviet/Stalin atheism, which is how in the 1950's we ended up with "In God We Trust" on the dollar and "under god" in our Pledge of Allegiance of the United States, special thanks to Joseph McCarthy (R. Wisconsin) - a time period Americans commonly refer to as the 'McCarthy era' that we are ashamed of and regret. Then, more recently we got the George W. Bush "Faith-Based Initiative"! Far too many Christians and Muslims hate secularism and fight against it as they always have and they are very public about that - it's not open for debate. They are proud of their "war with the secular world."

Even academia followed this trend, which is a very significant reason why mythicism has been purposely kept out of academia to this very day.

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"...As for this tiresome business about there being "no scholar" or "no serious scholar" who advocates the Christ Myth theory: Isn't it obvious that scholarly communities are defined by certain axioms in which grad students are trained, and that they will lose standing in those communities if they depart from those axioms? The existence of an historical Jesus is currently one of those. That should surprise no one, especially with the rightward lurch of the Society for Biblical Literature in recent years. It simply does not matter how many scholars hold a certain opinion.... "

- Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D's

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"The Mythicist case has been rebutted? Really? When did that happen? The arguments of the Mythicist camp have never been refuted - they have only been steadfastly ignored."

- Dr. Robert Price, Biblical Scholar with two Ph.D's

In the end, theists - especially the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) keep the world stuck in bronze-age beliefs that hold humanity back from any sort of meaningful progress on a large variety of issues, such as for example: climate change, evolution, history, health, science and the Separation of Religion and State.

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New blog by Sam Harris: Theocracy with a Human Face

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The 16-minute video posted above is well worth studying. It features Asim Qureshi, the research director for CAGE, an Islamist front group that has until very recently managed to pass itself off as a human rights organization in the UK. When “Jihadi John” was finally identified as Mohammed Emwazi, with a degree in information systems and business management from the University of Westminster, CAGE argued that his gruesome career as an executioner and propagandist for the Islamic State was just a natural by-product of the humiliation and abuse that innocent Muslims suffer each day at the hands of the British government. Having never seen an allegation of this sort that he didn’t fancy, Glenn Greenwald circulated CAGE’s ludicrous press release at once:

(Glenn Greenwald image tweet here)

Now watch that video. Pay close attention to how reasonable and benevolent Qureshi sounds in the beginning. For the first 10 minutes or so, he comes off as a fine spokesman for a moderate Islam that has been unfairly stigmatized by Western paranoia. However, once he is asked to denounce the most despicable aspects of shari’ah—Can non-Muslims be taken as slaves? Should women be stoned to death for adultery?—the mask suddenly slips.



Does the Koran promote violence, you be the judge

New blog by Acharya S: The Islamic State, apostasy and ‘real Muslims’

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The Asar Salah, is known as “afternoon prayer” in English language. It is the afternoon prayer recited by practicing Muslims. It is the third of the five obligatory daily prayers (the Islamic date starts at Maghrib salah).

A surah also use to spell as Surat, Sura and the English meaning of this Arabic word is ‘Chapter’ the holy book Quran. There are one hundred and fourteen (114) chapters of the Holy Quran, every chapter is divided into verses. Umrah 2016 The Chapters and Suras are of different length, the shortest chapter among one hundred and fourteen chapters is Surah Al Kausar has only three (3) verses (ayaat) while the longest chapter of the Holy Quran is Surah Al Baqarah which contains two hundred and eighty six (286) verses. Of the one hundred and fourteen (114) chapters in the Holy Quran, which is classified in Makki and Madni chapters. Makkan chapters are eighty six (86) while Madinan chapters are twenty eight (28). This chapters are just classified to on the basis of the land of revelation where these chapters were sent to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) any chapter which was revealed after migration of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) to Madinah (Hijrah) is known as Medinan and any revealed before that event is known as Makkan. The Makkan chapters usually deal with faith and scenes of the Hereafter while the Madinan chapters are more related with organizing the social life of the nascent Muslim Community and leading Muslims to the aim of Dar al Islam by showing strength. Except Surah At Tawba, whole chapters or suras commence with ‘In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate’. This quote is known as the Basmala and designates the boundaries betwixt chapters. The chapters are roughly arranged in order of descending size thus the arrangement of the Holy Quran is neither thematic nor chronological. Chapters (Suras) are recited while standing portions (Qiyam) of Muslim prayers. Surah Al Fatiha, the first chapter of the Holy Quran, is recited in every unit of prayers and few units of prayers also demand recitation of all or part of any other surah.


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Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will be asked about immigration and Islam/ terrorism in tonights debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on November 14. Hillary wants to give all illegals a drivers license, which would be a complete disaster and make America look like Europe with out of control immigration. Please explain how you will not allow such rampant immigration especially of muslims and terrorists. Also, please discuss how America needs to cut back the number of immigrants from over 1 million a year (not including illegals) back to the previous cap at 250k?

Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs



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The entire Western world needs to get its head out of the sand and wake up - we've been trying to tell ya ever since 9-11!

"About 61% of the contents of the Koran are found to speak ill of the unbelievers or call for their violent conquest; at best only 2.6 percent of the verses of the Koran are noted to show goodwill toward humanity. About 75% of Muhammad’s biography (Sira) consists of jihad waged on unbelievers."
– Dr. Moorthy Muthuswamy

Quotes from Muslims:

"We are not here to adopt Western values, we are here to colonize the U.S. (and Canada) and spread Islamic sharia law... Canada has one of the easiest legal systems to penetrate and advance sharia from within ... but if that doesn’t work, we won’t hesitate to use violent jihad." "It should be us, with our understanding of Islam, our principles, colonizing positively the United States of America."
- Tariq Ramadan, Professor of Islamic Studies at Oxford University

"Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."
- Omar M. Ahmad, founder of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

"I want to see the U.S. become an Islamic nation.”
- Ibrahim Hooper, CAIR Spokesperson

"Ultimately, we (Muslims) can never be full citizens of this country ... because there is no way we can be fully committed to the institutions and ideologies of this country"
- Ihsan Bagby, CAIR

"No we don’t want to democratize Islam, we want to Islamize democracy" "We love you, America – and we want your children for Islam"
- Islam on Capitol Hill. com

"The 9/11 hijackers should be honored as martyrs."
- Warith Deen Umar, Former Muslim Chaplain, New York Prisons

"Muslims cannot accept the legitimacy of the secular system in the United States, for it "is against the orders and ordainments of Allah"
- Imam Zaid Shakir, Former Muslim Chaplain at Yale University

"Greater integration between Islam and the West depends on incorporation of Sharia law into the legal systems of Europe and the U.S."
- Ground Zero Mosque Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf

"Should I act violently in defense of my religion, ABSOLUTELY" "Nothing can stop the spread of Islam"
- Reza Aslan, the so-called "moderate" Muslim

"I am a traitor to America because my religion requires me to be. We pledge to wage jihad for the rest of our lives until either we implant Islam all over the world or meet our Lord as bearers of Islam."
- Samir Khan

I am sick and tired of Dhimwits defending the heinous ideology of Islam:

Dhimwit: "A non-Muslim member of a free society that abets the stated cause of Islamic domination with remarkable gullibility. A dhimwit is always quick to extend sympathy to the very enemy that would take away his or her own freedom (or life) if given the opportunity."
http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/Pages/Dhimwits.htm

Three Things About Islam



What is Islamic Doctrine?
http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2014/12 ... trine.html

Islam's Prime Directive
http://www.inquiryintoislam.com/2010/08 ... ctive.html

Petitions to Stop Muslim Immigration Into Western Democracies
http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/01/s ... nited.html

I do not trust the ideology of Islam because there exists no credible reason that I should.

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Why Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Criticism of Islam Angers Western Liberals

Bill Maher to Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Why Do Liberals ‘Blame the Victim’ When It Comes to Islam?


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