The Killing of Innocents

Islamic-JihadistPresident Obama has finally stated his administration’s strategy for responding to the barbaric terrorist-group known as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (ISIL). He and his spokesmen have now repeated their well-crafted statement so often that you may know it, as well: We will degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, through a comprehensive and sustained counterterrorism strategy.”

But, what is not clear is what he later said he meant to make clear, by distracting from and then defending the religious source of the violence of this terrorist group. He said: “Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents…”

The “Islamic State” is not Islamic? Only the naïve, uninformed or misled would say that Islam does not condone the killing of innocents. Dedicated disciples of Mohammed have been following the teachings of their holy Qur’an and Hadíth and killing infidels and un-faithful Islamic followers through a “legacy of forced conversion, imperialism and slavery” for fourteen hundred years!

Christian martyrs have been and will be persecuted and even beheaded for their faith, until the day King Jesus comes to righteously judge the living and the dead.

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at worshipontheway.wordpress.com. Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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