For too long people have not taken Muslim terrorists seriously at their word. How many times have the main stream media refused to identify them as Muslim terrorists rather referring to them just as militants and NOT identifying them as Muslim? Denying the truth doesn’t change it. This denial is overwhelming and baffling at the same time. ISIS/ISIL is the newest terrorist organization whose goal is to create a caliphate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliphate). For these Muslims, you either submit (become a Muslim) or die at their hands. Their path is one of destruction and butchery. Those who don’t submit to their will face such savagery that it is hard to comprehend how anyone could do what they do. There are videos of Christians, apostate Muslim (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostasy_in_Islam), etc. who have been hunted down and killed. Many of the videos, including those foreigners beheaded by ISIS, have been uploaded to the internet by ISIS. This is a group that is using modern technology to frighten the world into submitting to them. This is also a group that will proudly state what they have done and yet hide behind masks. Why are they so frightened to let people see who they really are? This is a group that has become social media savvy to forward their goal of a world wide caliphate to be used as a recruiting tool.
There are too many politicians, media, and those in the entertainment industry that either ignore what is being done, downplay it, or make excuses for it. Whether the terrorism is happening domestically or in the middle east, they choose to ignore the facts. Basically, what this is doing is enabling the terrorists. There have been reports of young people from western nations joining ISIS in their fight. They are being radicalized in western nations. T here have been attempts to pass laws to deny citizenship to those who engage in terrorist acts. This also applies to those who are dual citizens. Here in Canada, Justin Trudeau (leader of the Federal Liberal Party), is openly courting Muslims for votes for the 2015 federal election. He has even attended one event with the LGBT community and later went to a Wahabbi mosque (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wahhabi_movement) that promotes sharia law and sees no problem. He also doesn’t believe in denying citizenship to those who engage in terrorist acts (http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2014/09/20140919-144503.html). This is also happening in the states. Senator Ted Cruz tried to pass a bill denying a person of their US citizenship if they went overseas to join ISIS or other terrorist groups (http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/18/Ted-Cruz-Senate-Democrats-Abandon-Hillary-Clinton-s-Support-For-Revoking-U-S-Citizenship-From-Terrorists). The bill was blocked by Democratic Senators.
Things have gotten so far that these terrorists don’t even have to leave the country that they are in to do their terrorist attacks. The terrorist attack at Fort Hood (not a workplace violence), the Boston Marathon bombings, the thwarted attack on Australia where the terrorists were planning on grabbing civilians and beheading them in the streets http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/featured/prime-time/867432237001/aussie-isis-bust/3793668787001, the recruiting is being done online and in mosques and nothing is being done to stop it. Those who do the recruiting should either be thrown out of the country or locked up and not let out until they leave in a pine box. People are so scared of offending other cultures that we allow for our own culture and beliefs to be denied. I am sorry but sharia law and the caliphate does NOT belong in Western civilization. People’s belief that peace will come if we just talk nicely to them and not interfere in the plans is naive. This is seen by them as a weakness, a weakness to be exploited.
Possible solutions are:
Anyone joining a terrorist group loses the right to return to any western nation whether born here or becoming a citizen after emigrating Canada has now started this process http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/09/20/canadian-government-revoking-passports-of-citizens-trying-to-join-extremist-groups/
Anyone found in a western nation recruiting people for a terrorist group should face life in prison (til they leave in a pine box) and placed in solitary confinement
Any mosque financially contributing to a terrorist group should lose their tax exempt status
Any religious leader preaching in favour and encouraging terrorism should face life in prison and placed in solitary confinement
ALL Muslims must denounce these groups, the caliphate happening by force and forced enforcement of sharia law anywhere
Do I see these things happening? No.
Why? Because there are those out there that would never pass any laws to stop this because they are more afraid of offending Muslims than ensuring that everyone (including Muslims) are safe in the country that they call home.
When people stick their head in the sand and ignore/deny what is going on, they are contributors to the evil that is happening to the world.