Published By: 1World Online
Not since WWII and the extermination of millions of Jews has the world seen such a barbaric and genocidal campaign being waged in the name of religion. ISIS or IS as they call themselves at present has declared war on everyone and any religion in Iraq and the Middle East that opposes its perverse authority.
ISIS’s jihad, or holy war is an onslaught against humanity and a perversion of any respect for human life. As they scour the deserts and cities of Iraq like locusts, the world is suddenly beginning to fear the murderous rampage of its self-proclaimed, ‘Caliphate.’
It is time to stop them. It is time to stamp out ISIS like the slimy cockroaches that they are. They are not an army fighting for an ideological cause. It is a band of radical, Muslim extremists intent on turning the world upside down.
Even Secretary of State, John Kerry said himself this week, “ISIS is offering nothing to anyone except chaos, nihilism, and ruthless thuggery. There’s not a minute to waste…the world cannot sit by and watch innocents die.”
Thousands have died already or have been raped, butchered and beheaded or cast out onto a mountain in Northern Iraq. Forty-thousand of them are entrapped atop that mountain, dying from exposure, thirst and hunger with no way out.
Men, women and children and tiny babies whose only crime was to be alive and breathing.
It is eerily reminiscent of when the Romans cast the Jews out of Egypt, forcing them across the Red Sea and then onto Mount Sinai.
Isn’t it scary how history sometimes repeats itself? And for what – the simple right to exist as human beings with a religious belief that doesn’t hurt anyone?
Christians, Yazidis and Shiites are all being slaughtered daily. It should break the heart of the entire world, and it should shock and inflame humanity to the core.
It is time to stop the madness and genocide before it spreads to the rest of the world.
America and the nations of Europe need to band together and help Iraq’s army defeat these butchers. Send American warplanes or NATO forces in to stop them dead in their tracks, and drive them back into the empty desert where they belong.
And then crush them.
Joseph E. Rathjen is a freelance writer and an Opinion Writer at 1World Online – America’s Fastest Growing Social Research Engine