by Eliana Benador | ElianaBenador.com
As I begin these lines I have to fight away this nauseating feeling that all readers will have when they get to the horrific news I am about to comment.
Some are arguing that the Islamic State is unlike its predecessor organisation Al Qaeda which was more theologised than the IS who seem to disregard religion and “do not pay any lip service to it to justify their crimes.”
However, that is not entirely true, because at the beginning as in the Foley beheading, the Islamic State terrorists, who back then were called ISIS, are seen and heard on their videos shouting Allah hu Akbar, dedicating their feats to Allah.
The satanic terrorists from ISIS or ISIL declared the establishment of the Islamic Caliphate which they called the Islamic State. As above mentioned, they were beheading their first victims to the cries of Allah hu Akbar.
Then, two developments unrolled,
On the one hand, slowly, leftist leaders around the Western hemisphere, with help from their mouthpieces the mainstream media worldwide, subtly turned the Islamic State back to ISIS or ISIL.
Why? Readers may remember how a political hostile takeover took place back in 2011-2012 when a series of policies established by the Obama Administration effectively neutered FBI counter-terrorism training and blinded America’s intelligence agencies to the threat from Islamic terrorism. As such, this recent move where the international press concertedly avoids the mention of “Islamic State” de facto stops associating the barbarians to the word “Islamic” anything in the daily report of their crimes against humanity . That’s why they painstakingly call them ISIS or ISIL… I, for one, am keen in spelling it out: the terrorists of the Islamic State.
Mysteriously also the terrorists began dropping from their enthusiastic expressions, the infamous phrase Allah hu Akbar.
Why? For the above mentioned reason as well. There was an imperative need to dry clean Islam and Allah and distance them from the horrific barbaric actions.
How, you may wonder…? I do not know it with exactitude, but I may figure that could have been one of the discussions they held in the aftermath of the burning alive of the Jordanian pilot.
It so happened, that the King of Jordan was in Washington and he actually was present at the press conference they “jointly” held at the White House. In hindsight, readers may remember the king did not say anything, only Obama talked. They may have simply told Abdullah II not to talk, because he was too furious against the barbarians, furious enough to order the immediate execution of two terrorists that the Islamic State sub-humans were trying to recuperate, a woman among those two. No, Obama and his pro-Muslim Brotherhood gang could not let that king speak to reporters.
Instead, however, as soon as the king left, that same night, Obama hosted an all-Muslim gathering at the White House where neither guest list nor the agenda were disclosed to the press.
Despite Obama’s efforts to separate them from any mention of Islam, seems as if though the Islamic State savages are as keen as ever trying to scare the world with their ignominious actions.
But hate alone is not their leitmotif, there is a rationale behind their gruesome actions.
Firstly, they want to inspire and motivate potential candidates to join their ranks. Secondly, they want to terrify the world as they advance, because nothing tastes more like victory than the enemy trembling with fear at the sheer idea of a ruthless and beyond brutal conqueror.
Alas, whenever we think we have seen the worst from the sub-humans of the Islamic State, they manage to upstage themselves with the unthinkable, even more inconceivable brutality and sadism.
A British man who unlike many decided to join the fight against the Islamic State, Yasir Abdulla, 36, of Yorkshire left his wife and four kids to battle the maniacal extremists in his Kurdish homeland, The Sun reported.
“I hate IS because of what happened to an old Kurdish woman from a nearby tribe,” he said. “Her son was captured by IS fighters and taken as a prisoner to Mosul. She was determined to find her son and went to IS headquarters and asked to see him.”
He said the thugs told her to rest after her long journey and offered her the food before taking her to her son.
“They brought her cups of tea and fed her a meal of cooked meat, rice and soup. She thought they were kind,” he said. “But they had killed him and chopped him up and after she finished the meal and asked to see her son they laughed and said, ‘You’ve just eaten him,’” Abdulla told The Sun.
Abdulla decided to take on the murderous group after they came within six miles of his home in Kurdistan.
He said he bought combat fatigues online and an assault rifle in his Kurdish hometown – then joined other volunteers on the front lines.
“We want to attack IS and drive them out forever but we can’t unless the Peshmerga and the Americans say we can,” he said, referring to the military forces of Iraqi Kurdistan.
Abdulla described the jihadists’ terror tactics, including slaughtering prisoners in bonfires.
“They dig a trench, put dry tree branches and leaves in there, set it alight and then throw prisoners on so they burn alive,” he said. “IS are very good at making people scared. If they make one person scared then that person will make another person scared and soon everyone is scared of IS.”
“But the Kurds are not scared of them. Someone has to stand and fight. We have got thousands of people in many villages and towns behind us. If we fall then all of those places fall, and that can’t happen.”
Yasir, who returned to the UK last week, remains confident and vows to return to Iraq to help the rebels defeat the fanatics.
Whether they slaughter 21 innocent Copts by beheading them or they throw into incandescent fire one or 45 defenceless victims to be burned alive or they make a poor mother eat the flesh from her own son, the world’s indifference is as cruel as the executioners and their silence is deadly deafening.
Many of us are demanding, expecting and hoping the Muslim world will react to stop their hordes of savages. And, I will treat that topic on another article.
However, the so-called civilised world is also failing mankind, maybe even more bitterly than the masses of mostly uneducated Muslim people.
After all, Egyptians and Jordanians are truly fighting the monsters of their own civilisation. Both the President of Egypt and the King of Jordan have reacted as true leaders should.
The civilised world think they can have the luxury to wait more, what for?
It was the “civilised” world who had heard of the atrocities committed by the Nazis during World War II only to remain impassive with the same indifference that is being reproduced nowadays but in those times, they had a good excuse: There was no television or internet to make viral such news.
Comparatively, the abuses from the Islamic State are to the nth power especially considering that when their atrocities are committed it is not only for those who affected by the tragedies, but thanks to television and internet, now practically the entire world is aware and can follow almost “live” unthinkable horrors for which the vocabulary can no longer provide right words.
What has happened to the world? How can people of good will continue to live, eat, sleep, laugh, or even make love, when so many thousands of human beings are being slaughtered in front of silent multitudes of witnessing those crimes against humanity?
Remember that the world collective behaviour and its indifference towards the suffering of innocent victims is sheer betrayal to mankind and to God.
Eliana Benador is a strategic risk consultant, adviser, opinion writer.
Her website is www.elianabenador.com.