The Islamic State Stands for Mass Murder and Barbarism

(Jerusalem Post) Melanie Phillips - When the Islamic State started beheading American and British hostages and circulating its videos, this helped to recruit thousands of Muslims from Europe and elsewhere to join it. Are we supposed to believe this is just coincidence? Millions of Muslims believe that Islam should rule the world and that jihad is the path to this end; millions of other Muslims do not believe this. The fundamental goal of the Islamic State is not to remedy some geopolitical grievance against Israel, America, India or Saudi Arabia. It is to establish a caliphate and force the world to submit to Islam. What the Islamic State openly stands for is mass murder and barbarism.

2014-09-19 00:00:00

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