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Evil and Cowardice


During the last two months:

Bombings in Ankara, Turkey killed at least 99.
The destruction of a Russian airliner caused the deaths of 224 on board.
Bombs in Lebanon killed at least 41.
Attacks in Paris killed more than 130.

How could anyone take pride in the cowardly slaughter of the unarmed and defenceless?

In Paris, Satan-inspired cowards didn’t have the guts to face up to anyone who could have fought back. Instead they blew themselves up to escape – foolishly thinking they would find themselves transported to paradise, “martyrs” for their cause.

And now they will find what kind of reward they will be receive for their hateful, evil cowardice. Instead of the paradise they expected, they will find that the brief agony of being torn apart by their explosive vests would itself be “paradise” compared to their actual eternal fate; “where ‘their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.”

…the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.

In the list of atrocities mentioned above, I note two of them were committed in countries that are Israel’s immediate neighbours. Also I’ve just read that the concert hall where most of the murders took place in Paris is Jewish owned. I don’t think any of that is coincidence.

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6 Responses to “Evil and Cowardice”


  1. 1 Marleen
    November 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Why do you think ISIL (or whomever) would target immediate neighbors of Israel?

  2. November 16, 2015 at 10:03 am

    The closer they can move to Israel’s borders the more they will think they are capable of achieving one of the defining goals of Moslem extremists: the destruction of Israel, something other groups (and nations) have tried to do and failed.

    Also there is more to their actions than what they may consciously choose.
    As they submit to the influence of Satan (as there actions show they ARE doing)then they will increasingly act according to his agenda.

    No matter what I.S. may consider those initials mean, the “S” more appropriately stands for “Satanic”. That view is similarly held by a prominent Australian Moslem commentator who today referred to them in a news article as “Devil State”. (We shouldn’t overlook the fact that two of the terrorist incidents mentioned in my post were directed against Moslem populations).

  3. November 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Some quotes from: “Mindless terrorists? The truth about Isis is much worse” by Scott Atran

    Isis is reaching out to fill the void wherever a state of “chaos” or “savagery” (at-tawahoush) exists, as in central Asia and Africa. And where there is insufficient chaos in the lands of the infidel, called “The House of War”, it seeks to create it, as in Europe.

    It conscientiously exploits the disheartening dynamic between the rise of radical Islamism and the revival of the xenophobic ethno-nationalist movements that are beginning to seriously undermine the middle class – the mainstay of stability and democracy – in Europe in ways reminiscent of the hatchet job that the communists and fascists did on European democracy in the 1920s and 30s. The fact that Europe’s reproductive rate is 1.4 children per couple, and so there needs to be considerable immigration to maintain a productive workforce that can sustain the middle class standard of living, is a godsend for Isis, because at the same time there has never been less tolerance for immigration. Therein lies the sort of chaos that Isis is well positioned to exploit.

    what inspires the most uncompromisingly lethal actors in the world today is not so much the Qur’an or religious teachings. It’s a thrilling cause that promises glory and esteem. Jihad is an egalitarian, equal-opportunity employer: fraternal, fast-breaking, glorious, cool – and persuasive.
    A July 2014 ICM poll suggested that more than one in four French youth between the ages of 18 and 24 have a favourable or very favourable opinion of Isis, although only 7-8% of France is Muslim.

    See the full article containing the above quotes.
    http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/15/terrorists-isis

  4. 4 Marleen
    November 17, 2015 at 6:08 am

    Kind of a strange statement above that jihad is egalitarian. But the strangeness is tipped off by the following use of fraternal as a definition. Of course, women are welcome too… to be dominated and so on.

    On the “reproductive rate” topic, it’s true that modern cultures tend to need immigrants to keep the population up, but I’m uncomfortable with the dark side that many Americans who already resent our immigrants could emphasize further. Rather, we should encourage the community feelings they have for the country.

    I found these two articles below to be worth reading. I don’t agree with the last quote, though, of the second.

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/foreigners/2015/11/paris_attack_why_the_terrorists_targeted_the_eagles_of_death_metal_concert.html
    I agree with this article in general and have an ongoing contemplation over humor (and how it’s understood and helpful and how it’s not, especially for the schizo-affective). There are people in any culture that don’t get it, and then cultures who more largely have little to no healthy or tenable humor. And yet there are ways we need to self assess [not in response to terrorists but just as to our own clarity].

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the-belgian-neighborhood-indelibly-linked-to-jihad/2015/11/15/02bba49c-8b39-11e5-bd91-d385b244482f_story.html
    Important to notice and remember Saudi Arabia exported religion.
    And the inclusion stands out to me, after it is said there is nothing to
    clue you in to the extremism, that only men are at corner meeting cafes.
    While there is responsibility for treating different populations as lesser,
    I don’t believe the overly generalized ending wording and implications.

    I have sort of a hodge-podge of thoughts in this post,
    but the last thought I want to include is that WE
    shouldn’t export extreme religion elsewhere,
    as we have done with Uganda, Russia, etc.

  5. 5 Marleen
    November 17, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Thought I’d share this tangent story having to do with Boko Haram.
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/16/world/africa/boko-haram-attacks-persist-but-nigerian-officials-say-group-is-losing-ground.html

    And here is a story as to what is being done (contrary to some notions that the U.S. does nothing).
    http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/11/17/world/middleeast/us-strikes-syria-oil.html?_r=0

  6. 6 Marleen
    November 18, 2015 at 6:52 am

    “…tolerance, non-violence, and peace.”

    Youth.

    Against “violent extremism.”

    The guy in the embedded video at the guardian link
    tells us middle class young people don’t express willingness
    to die for liberal democracy. But he ends up in favor of it.
    It is sometimes difficult to really get at and put into words anything ultimately helpful.

    He says a lot that can add to understanding, but we need to sort through it too, and with others.
    At the end of that video, a variety of choices pop up (I couldn’t get to a direct link) — if you pick the one
    where you see his face again, you can hear him in conversation with a few other people.

    Though he said in the initial video that he is concerned about violent extremism,
    in the other one he says we shouldn’t even use that terminology. Then he was
    asked what we should say. He answered “global movement of jihad.” Well,
    while that wording fits at times within conversation, I think he’s wrong to
    suggest we swear off other terminology, including that which he’d used.
    Also, it would be good NOT to emphasize his new proposition too much.
    It lends legitimacy and a sense of unity… to something actually disparate.

    I think the focus, which he does get at sometimes but then loses his way,
    should be the chaos we are dealing with in the west or in democratic places.
    I’d say that liberal democracy isn’t looking very much like liberal democracy in
    countries where the xenophobic and anti-immigrant extremist insular Christians*
    don’t have much to say except that life costs “too[…] damn” much and we shouldn’t
    be secular. It is interesting; I think it was Hillary who called ISIS nihilist, but we have
    been putting up with nihilism as realistic ideology in the west for far too long. In the
    name of (a short term obsession with some) history, we forget history. We should be
    (and already should have been) able to sort out our own thoughts, but instead we’ve
    reached a point of chaos. Our supposed values or talking points or reasons to vote
    don’t go together reasonably. With foci on narrow snippets of history or alternately
    looking at too broad or long reaching a locus of history to apply now (and added,
    an obsession with every part of culture involving financial cost — translate, is bad,
    other than it being unquestionably good for the reaper to take in whatever he can),
    the logical end result is to reach for or imply the Middle Ages for ourselves (some
    Christians outright admit this is what they want and argue for it). Projecting, then,
    our own nascent dreams, we hate “them” for wanting something like it. If only we
    could have the Dark Ages OUR way. If only it was all Judeo-Christian… oh, wait,
    that’s a rewriting of history. When it was Christian, it wasn’t Judeo. What? We
    think we’re going to get it right with another crack at it, and another? No way.

    *The subsequent quoting, based on something a Christian said in
    context of what right wing Christians have been saying for decades,
    was about money — but he put it in terms of too many kids and elderly.
    This is what the loudest Christians are putting forward in these our days.
    [Others put it differently, but it’s the same. Money, money, money, nihilism.]

    {We can’t ignore money; fair weights and measures and so on, laws against
    trickery or exploiting the blind man who would trip over a rock, are basic. But
    that isn’t what Christians and people of supposed faith have been majoring on.}

    One of the worst deficiencies lately has been a push to end general education as
    we know it in favor of commercialization (privatisation and concurrent defunding
    of schools available to all children in a community). This seems startlingly stupid.
    How are the undereducated supposed to grow up and participate in democracy?
    But maybe it’s not “stupid” to those who want it. After all… they want chaos too.


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