The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the single most grotesquely violent political movement since the Khmer Rouge.
In a recent Associated Press piece published on the FOX News website we learn that:
The killing of Abu Hayjaa al-Tunsi, a Tunisian jihadi, sparked a panicked hunt within the group’s ranks for spies who could have tipped off the U.S-led coalition about his closely guarded movements. By the time it was over, the group would kill 38 of its own members on suspicion of acting as informants.
And just how are they killing some of these alleged informants?
Mosul also saw one of the most brutal killings of suspected informants last month, when about a dozen fighters and civilians were drowned in a vat filled with acid, one senior Iraqi intelligence official said.
There is, as you are undoubtedly aware, an ongoing debate about whether or not violent Islamist groups like ISIS or Qaeda or Hamas or Islamic Jihad are true to Islamic ideology. The Theologian-in-Chief, Barack Obama, says “no.” They, themselves, however, disagree with him and I’m guessing that their religious leadership may know a bit more about Islam than even this president.
However, it hardly matters what anyone thinks so long as they do not seek to impose their beliefs, and unjust religious customs, upon others through force. Islam is an imperial religion. It is a religion of conquest. But most work-a-day Muslims are not screeching for Jihad. Who has time for such vicious nonsense when people have mouths to feed?
So, to my mind, the real problem is political Islam or Islamism.
What many westerners do not seem to understand – and, yes, this goes double for the Left – is that what we are seeing in the Middle East, and throughout much of the rest of the world, including the United States, is the most significant geo-political happening since the demise of the Soviet Union.
That is, political Islam is an exceedingly formidable and truly vicious movement involving huge masses of land and many millions of people all over the world. Political Islam seeks to restore the caliphate by undermining the twentieth-century European construction of the current Arab states and they seek to do so in the most heinously violent manner possible.
They also, needless to say, wish to oppress women, throw Gay people off rooftops, commit the genocide of the Jews through the annihilation of the Jewish State, and reduce all other non-Muslims to second and third-class non-citizenship under the boot of Arab-Muslim imperial rule.
And this is why this movement must be directly opposed.
We have to start by acknowledging the fact that opposing political Islam is not the same thing as generalized bigotry toward Muslims – unless you think that all Muslims are terrorists – in which case will the real racists please stand up and raise their hands?
To call anti-Jihadists “racist” against Muslims would be like suggesting that opposition to Nazism was nothing more than anti-German bigotry.
Our opposition to Political Islam, like our opposition to German National Socialism or the movement for International Communism, is not about skin color or “race” or ethnic bigotry of any sort.
It is about opposing an exceedingly aggressive and fascistic ideology which is head-chopping its way throughout the Middle East, as they destroy priceless antiquities as a sort-of side hobby.
As the AP article notes, this ISIS trend of going after “moles” is a sign that the organization may be imploding, as they knock one another off.
If they do not implode, however, they will need significant assistance from the West in doing so and, given the nature of this organization, we should not be the least little bit shy in offering that assistance.