I am far from a hawk regarding military intervention overseas, but when it comes to ISIS I say the world needs to stand up and throw everything is has to militarily blow the bastards out of existence.
History is replete with conquering armies spreading across the globe while innocent blood is shed and cultures are destroyed. ISIS is a plague lead by falsehoods and lies. They represent no true religion or state, and are motivated only by hate towards others, not themselves. The men are pigs and the women who support them are equally barbaric.
In January ISIS threw a man off a building in al Abyad, Syria, and when he survived the fall he was stoned to death by the crowd because the man was gay.
In its latest video, the militant group showed the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians.
As concerns grow that ISIS is plotting to use its foreign militants to infiltrate Europe and conduct random attacks, an ISIS-linked Twitter account has vowed they will conquer Rome, install Sharia law and throw homosexuals off the top of the “leaning tower of pizza.”
“#We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, we will conquer & establish the justice of #shariah,” the ISIS supporter posted using the Twitter handle @abu_britani2. “We will use to the leaning tower of pizza [sic] to throw off homosexual.”
“We_Are_Coming_O_Rome, we are coming with slaughter,” @abu_britani2 continued in another tweet.
With ISIS establishing strongholds in North Africa, they are now only a few hundred miles away from the European coastline separated by the Mediterranean, which has been called the “soft-underbelly equivalent to the U.S.-Mexican border.”
Last year 150,000 immigrants attempted to cross from North Africa to Italy. ISIS has recruited over 20,000 foreign fighters, and as such the group’s foreign operatives will have an easier task of infiltrating European nations. All they need to do is follow the daily wave of people and ISIS is there prepared to recruit and attack.
Why am I, an LGBTQ rights advocate, writing about ISIS? Because to me it needs to matter to all good people throughout the world. ISIS is seriously dedicated to the destruction of humanity, and they are far worse than Al-Qaeda ever dreamed of being.
Just this week a young Delaware man was arrested by the FBI, who had been radicalized by ISIS and was preparing to travel to join their ranks. He is just one of what will be many seeking to join the false jihad.
So I write not to scare you about ISIS or warn you of an impending attack, but to raise your awareness of both the global threat and local concern this radical terrorist group has become. Am I worried you might ask, well yes I am. I’m more concerned about a radicalized American citizen doing us harm and disrupting our lives and communities now than I was after 9/11.
Martin Niemöller, a prominent Protestant pastor who opposed the Nazi regime and spent seven years in a concentration camp said on many occasions, post-war, “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out — Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”
We cannot be complicit in the silence as during the Nazi imprisonment, persecution, and murder of millions of people. Our community needs to be just as vocal on this issue . . . before they come for us and there is no one left to speak for us.