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ISIS violence against minorities and shia sects goes against the teachings of Islam

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Recently, Islamic State seized Mar Behnam, an ancient monastery near the predominantly Christian town of Qarqosh, to the southeast of Mosul. The militants expelled the monks, allowing them to take only the clothes they were wearing and preventing them from saving any of the monastery’s relics. A few days earlier, Christians in Mosul were given an ultimatum to convert, pay ... Read More »

Ukraine: Without the US doctrine to force Western Liberal Values on others, there would be no war

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Western administrations appear unwilling to accept any responsibility at all for the disaster they fomented in Ukraine, despite the fact that their fingerprints are all over it. (Photo: AP) “Without NATO enlargement, driven by US ideological doctrine (shared by some European policymakers) to spread Western liberal values to a region where support for them is far from unanimous, there would ... Read More »

ISIS beheadings: Recruitment to jihad

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The Islamic State’s (IS) released video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley has a straight-forward purpose from an analytical standpoint: intimidation. The brutality demonstrated in the video says, “Don’t mess with us.” Simple. Beyond the surface level, however, there is an equally alarming element to this video: recruitment to jihad. Of course, while anyone with a sliver of ... Read More »

Sharks and Sharia: Equally Misunderstood?

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I recently spent some time watching Shark Week on television.  Being fascinated with large predatory fish, I’ve watched many shark programs throughout the years.  And I’ve reached one conclusion: the “liberal” response one is accustomed to when the topics of Islam, Islamists, and their law, Sharia, come up—that they are misunderstood, that we need to respect their ways and be ... Read More »

President Barack Hussein Obama: “US is no longer a Christian nation under God”

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40 comments by US President, Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam were recently compiled, reportedly showing shockingly negative comments about Christianity and high praises to Islam. The list shows how sceptically negative Obama is towards the Christian faith, and portrays his deep respect for Islam. Obama’s policies are completely against what the Catholic Church teaches when it comes to life, marriage, and religious liberty.  ... Read More »

What is ISIS and who funds them?

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As ISIS, a group thought to consist of only a few thousand people led by a shadowy figurehead, defeats forces many times its size to capture a large part of Iraq, RT looks into what is ISIS, and how has it achieved its terrifying triumphs. The world’s most committed and fanatical radical organization has only recently gone by its current ... Read More »

Congratulations to Assad for winning the democratic election in Syria

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In the middle of the moral, political and mental chaos in the Arab world, a caliph is being appointed in Mosul to rule all Muslims—yes, all of them—and Bashar Al-Assad is being democratically elected as the president of Syria, writes Mshari Al-Zaydi for Asharq al-Awsat. (Photo: SANA) What a bizarre scene! It exceeds anything one’s imagination could create. So Abu ... Read More »

Pity the Children

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For the United States, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over soon. We will leave behind, after our defeats, wreckage and death, the contagion of violence and hatred, unending grief, and millions of children who were brutalized and robbed of their childhood, writes Chris Hedges for TruthDig. Americans who did not suffer will forget. People maimed physically or ... Read More »