The Warm and Peaceful Face Of Islam

Steven Sotloff ‘beheaded by Islamic State’ – Telegraph

American hostage Steven Sotloff has reportedly been executed by jihadist terrorists. There was no immediate confirmation of the video.

The video reportedly warns governments to back off from “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”.

Sotloff, 31, disappeared while reporting in Syria in August 2013. His apparent kidnap was not widely reported until he appeared on a video released last month by the Isil.

In the footage a masked militant beheads US reporter James Foley then parades Mr Sotloff, warning he will meet the same fate unless US President Barack Obama ends air strikes against the group in Iraq.

Angelo Codevilla’s solution keeps looking better and better.

If You Want To Stop ISIS, Here Is What It Will Take

Note, as well, that the IS did not have to exert much power to conquer Sunni majority areas in either former Syria or former Iraq. The people there want to be ruled by Sunni, unless they are given a compelling reason to accept something else. In former Iraq, the local Sunni tribes supported the Sunni Ba’athists’ fight against the Americans until, in 2006, the Shia death squads slaughtered them in such numbers as to lead these tribes to beg for a deal with the Americans. What the American spinners called “the Sunni awakening” resulted from the reality of imminent Sunni mass death. Breaking the hold of the IS on the people it now rules will require a similarly rude “awakening.”

Sounds good to me. Hey, ISIL, wake up! We’ve got some Shia death squads for you!  Also this:

If You Read Nothing Else Today, Read This From Angelo Codevilla | Daily Pundit

Killing the IS requires neither more nor less than waging war—not as the former administration waged its “war on terror,” nor by the current administration’s pinpricks, nor according to the too-clever-by-half stratagems taught in today’s politically correct military war colleges, but rather by war in the dictionary meaning of the word. To make war is to kill the spirit as well as the body of the enemy, so terribly as to make sure that it will not rise again, and that nobody will want to imitate it.

That requires first isolating the Islamic State politically and physically to deprive all within it of the capacity to make war, and even to eat. Then it requires killing all who bear arms and all who are near them.

This is the truth about solving the problem of militant Islam that American administrations from Reagan to George W. Bush to Barack Obama have fought like hell to ignore. But militant Islam still refuses to ignore us.

UPDATE: Breaking: ISIS releases new video of beheading another American journalist « Hot Air

The video and its images will likely flood the Internet over the next few hours, pushed by ISIS’ social-media fronts and others. I won’t post those, although some of the news articles linked may have some contained within them.

This from one of the head Hot Gassers, Ed Morrissey. Although I’m not really singling him out, because every damned “journalist” in the United States will probably take a similar tack. It’s almost as if they don’t want you to see what militant Islam really looks like, the full, unashamed, glorious horror of it.

Remember “KNOW YOUR ENEMY?” They don’t seem to want us to do that. I wonder why?

UPDATE: Breaking: ISIS releases new video of beheading another American journalist « Hot Air

ISIS will be paying this price for this and many other atrocities. Hopefully, very soon and in full.

Not while you and those like you attempt to draw a discrete curtain over what they should be paying a price for.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


The Warm and Peaceful Face Of Islam — 3 Comments

  1. To make war is to kill the spirit as well as the body of the enemy, so terribly as to make sure that it will not rise again, and that nobody will want to imitate it.

    One B52 sent Mecca and Medina, another to Tehran, yet another to …; Fuck it, send the entire fleet of B52s to the middle east and make sure there isn’t one rock sitting atop another.

    • Then, follow up with a leaflet drop over virtually all of the few unchurned formerly-Mooselimb-dominated areas of the Earth’s surface, plus certain areas that are presently turning into Islamofascistic-infested places (most of the U.K. – in particular, Britain, with special reference to the Greater London area – Pakistan, Turkey, etc.), printed with something like the following, in several languages (so there can be no claims of anything “lost in translation”):

      To Those Who Are of The Muslim “Faith”: We have just completed the physical near-obliteration of those who, either by practicing or by aiding, abetting or simply harboring and sheltering the practicing of the radical, terroristic, altogether vile and unrelentingly extremist acts, threats of acts and/or planning and/or preparing for such acts of deadly violence against non-Muslims – and, in some cases, other Muslims – have, in general, frightened, attacked or otherwise deeply pissed us off.

      Please note that the weaponry and the delivery system utilized both originated with us roughly half a century ago, and therefore, although both weapons and system have undergone periodic updates and upgrades since, neither should be considered our very latest, most effective first-line means of “force projection”. In brief: We sent what you should see as our “second team”; our “reserves” – as we really didn’t see the need to overexert ourselves – and, as may be seen by the outcome, those we deployed them against were totally unable to mount any effective opposition.

      Take great care – you DO.NOT. want to frighten, attack or piss us off again – ever!!

      DON’T make us deploy the “first team”…


      (Not that I actually think we’d ever do any of this, even if we had a President and a Congress with actual cojones, but still…

      The majority of the Muslim world in the M.E. would do things like this if they could, of course – and most of the rest of the world’s Muslims would cheer them on, covertly or out loud – but, that’s a different matter altogether.)

  2. While we’re dreaming …

    I would announce that we were sending an entire Marine Expeditionary Force escorted by 3 carriers to Iraq to shut down ISIL once and for all. Announce that any aircraft or boats that came within X miles of US forces would be destroyed without warning.

    Once on shore and organized, ignore ISIL and seize ALL the oilfields in the ME. Iraqi, Saudi, Quatari, Iranian. We sell the oil at the price we set to whom we want. And pay off our National Debt.

    Tell the world to fuck off and play by our rules or get no oil. This immediately defunds the vast majority of Islamic terrorism. And puts a boot on the necks of Russia and China.

    And then I wake up with a sigh …

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