Unprecedented: The Truth About ISIS And Why This Terrorist Group Is Different From All Others
According to the article below, “many Muslim nations are looking at the extreme violence, beheading, crucifixions, etc., of the terrorist organization and realizing it is giving Islam a bad name.” But, if we dig a little deeper, what is giving Islam a “bad name” is not simply what ISIS is doing. It’s what Islam is teaching. According to the Qur’an, a true Muslim is one who pursues, fights against, strives against, is ruthless against, sieges, slays, beheads, strikes fear into the hearts of, and terrorizes non-Muslims in order to be victorious over them by either converting them to Islam or, if they refuse, destroying them. Even the “prophet” of Islam himself — who the Qur’an calls an “excellent example to follow” in Sura 33:21 — said that he was made “victorious with terror” (Hadith, Bukhari 2977). As such, if ISIS is not representing true Islam, then who today is most accurately representing Islam as it is taught in the Qur’an? On the grounds of the Qur’an itself, the “Islamic State” is not violating Islamic teachings. It is upholding them. And this is why Islam has never seen, nor will it ever know, true and lasting peace with non-Muslims — because if the Qur’an is any indication, true and lasting peace is, well, un-Islamic …
Daniel 7:7, “… a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it …”
The Lid – “ISIS is different from other terrorists in two main ways. First it is unprecedented in its level of violence. We are talking about a terrorist organization whose leaders were thrown out of al Qaeda for being too violent. That is a special kind of crazy. But just as important is the fact that ISIS is a more of a single operation, unlike al Qaeda, which had a core group surrounded by many “franchise” terrorist groups, ISIS is a single entity. And as a single entity the “Islamic State” or whatever they are calling themselves today has been able to develop a self-sustaining economy that among other things makes it the richest terrorist group ever and able to fund a lot more evil than other terrorists.
As you can see by the chart above, ISIS has taken over large swaths of both Iraq and Syria, and closing in on Jordan, Turkey, and Lebanon and everywhere it goes it raises money through extortion, oil pirating and kidnapping. This is significant because one of the ways free nations fight terrorists is cutting off the money, since ISIS has its own money that strategy would be a much more difficult task.
Today’s Wall Street Journal outlines the emerging financial empire being built by the vicious terrorist group that is building a self-sustaining economy across the territory it controls in Syria and Iraq, by pirating oil and exacting tribute from a native population of at least eight million people…
The ISIS economy has come just in time as many Muslim nations are looking at the extreme violence, beheading, crucifixions, etc., of the terrorist organization and realizing it is giving Islam a bad name. Surprisingly these same countries said nothing (and still say nothing) about groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas, and al Qaeda.
Despite what the Obama administration says in public, ISIS which is extremist even for extremists and has its own source of cash, is an existential threat to the United States and the Western World.” Read more.