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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

ISIL or ISIS, What Difference Does It Make?

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, (ISIS) is on the march and has basically surrounded Baghdad. But calling these terrorists ISIS is a mistake. They should be known now as ISIL or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

What is the Levant?

The Levant refers to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean. It includes: Cyprus, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, part of Turkey, and yes, Israel. Remember the Palestinian chant: "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free." This is an Islamic goal--to "free" Palestine by removing Israel. ISIL has the same goal of destroying Israel and exterminating the Jews.

In Iraq, their main airport is under attack and just hours ago, the Syrian air force flew over the border and attacked ISIL positions, but no further information is available at this time.

So who is ISIL?

ISIL is a group of Sunnis led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a 43 year old jihadist who even al Qaeda feels is too violent to pray with.

Baghdadi (his friends call him Abu) fought in western Iraq in 2003 and was captured by U.S. forces in 2006.  Of course we released him at the end of 2009 and of course, he rejoined al-Qaeda affiliates in Iraq. This should have been a lesson to a certain president of a certain country, but talking to him is like talking to a wall.

The main goal of ISIS is to establish a caliphate in the Levant and Iraq. They will do this by killing all infidels, Jews, and even Shi'ite Muslims, because they only consider Sunni Muslims to be true Muslims and everyone else are seen as infidels.  

As far as we know, the size of this group is about 6000 members, all of whom hold staunch religious beliefs in Islam as interpreted by the Medina suras, or chapters of the Koran. These are the suras that came later in Mohammad's bloody history. And according to the law of abrogation in the Koran, it is the latter suras that abrogate the earlier ones, the less violent ones. This is why we have Islamic terrorism--they're simply following their scripture.

So Obama's analogy of ISIL being a "Jay Vee" team is as accurate as his 3 point shot. He is in over his head and ought to be impeached for the good of the nation. But if he really loves the USA like he claims, he would resign.

A New York reporter is captured by Islamic terrorists who demand the president release three Gitmo prisoners in exchange. If the president refuses, they will behead the reporter and videotape it for the Internet. But the United States doesn’t negotiate with terrorists so the reporter has 24 hours before he is to die.
The clock is ticking . . .