Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the new caliph.
All the pieces are moving into place and a new era of murderous Fascists are rising. This time they are not Germans, they are Islamic terrorists waging jihad against Christians, Jews, other Muslims and everyone else. While the most ruthless of these killers declares himself the new caliph, Barack Obama is holding an LGBT fundraiser.
Russia and Iran have stepped in to fill the vacuum. They are bombing ISIS in the face of our inaction and to the victor belong the spoils.
The Times of Israel reported today that almost the entire Syrian side of the Golan Heights is now under the control of rebel forces, including radical Islamist groups, a senior Israeli military commander in the area said Friday.
Only the Quneitra border area is still in the hands of forces loyal to President Bashar Assad, Lt.-Col. Anan Abbas, deputy commander of the Golan Brigade, told Israel’s Channel 10. About 95 percent of the Syrian side of the Golan is in the hands of anti-Assad rebels, including radical Islamic groups such as the Al-Nusra Front, affiliated with al-Qaeda, a rival of the burgeoning Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, better known as ISIL or ISIS.
One of two Syrian army brigades that used to control the area has completely disappeared, the officer said. At present, the Islamist groups in the area are focused on the war against Assad, he said, “but we know their goal is to harm Israel; we’ve seen their propaganda material.”
Israel has to be very worried. They certainly can’t count on the United States. As Governor Mike Huckabee recently said, this administration is anti-Semitic.
While this is all going on, Iran is continuing development of a nuclear bomb. They are the the worst potential threat in the region. Currently, they are using their customary delaying tactics in the talks that never were and never will be. Israel will be forced to act alone against them.
Despite Mr. Obama’s redaction of the words caliphate, jihad, Islamist and terrorism, they continue to exist in the real world.
Iraq is the country we sent thousands to die for and we did win the war. Obama has turned it over to ISIS, Russia and Iran. Russian jets appear to be bombing ISIS in Northern Iraq and Syria is bombing ISIS bases in their country. The U.S. denies they are involved. What kind of foreign policy is this?
ISIS, the brutal radical Islamists who were too violent for Al Qaeda have declared themselves a new Islamic Caliphate, changing their name to Islamic State. Terrorist Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi has been appointed caliph. They demand all other Islamic groups declare allegiance to them.
Spokesman Abu Mohammed Al Adnani made the announcement in an audio file. It is the first Caliphate in 90 years. The last was abolished by Turkey.
There have been a number of caliphates throughout Islam’s 1,400-year history. The last one, which was governed by the Istanbul-based Ottoman Empire, extended across vast lands throughout North Africa, the Persian Gulf, Eastern Europe, modern Greece and Iraq.
Osama’s second-in-command who is the current leader of the global Al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has not yet responded to Al Baghdadi’s announcement. He too wants to form a Caliphate.
The founder and director of the Center for the Study of Political Islam (CSPI), Dr. Bill Warner holds a PhD in physics and math. He has been a university professor, a businessman, and an applied physicist. He also has a lifelong interest in religion and its impact on history. The day after 9/11 he decided to make the source texts of Islam available for the average person who wants to know more.
He tells us that the study of 1400 years of Islam history can show us why we should be afraid. Listen to Dr. Warner:
David Harris of The American Jewish Committee spoke on CBS News recently about the WWII concentration camp at Belzec as Poland pays homage on the 10th anniversary of the museum at Belzec where half a million Polish Jews were slaughtered.
The camp was the size of two football fields and it was opened for nine months in 1942. More than 2,000 men, women and children were killed in gas chambers each day. Their crushed bodies were buried in mass graves. The Nazis planted trees atop their graves and people walked over their bodies for decades with only a small marker to commemorate their deaths during the communist era.
This was the necessary result of intolerance and hatred.
Today’s terrorists aren’t only after Jews, they are after everyone. No one is safe. It is the greatest evil on earth.
It has been 90 years since the last caliphate. The Turkish parliament on March 3, 1924 abolished the position of the Caliph and the last Caliph, Abdulmecid and the Ottoman household were ordered to leave Turkey.
The Crusades were defensive wars, fought in reaction to the takeover of Spain. The wars were a direct response to Muslim aggression—an attempt to turn back or defend against Muslim conquests of Christian lands.
Islamic terrorism and conquests gave birth to the Crusades.
The Crusades weren’t the result of ambitious popes or rapacious knights but a response to more than four centuries of conquests in which Muslims had already captured two-thirds of the old Christian world. At some point, Christianity as a faith and a culture had to defend itself or be subsumed by Islam. The Crusades were that defense.
ISIS hopes to live out Osama’s dream. If not them, another radical Islamic group will be ready to take their place.
The Caliphate was Osama bin Laden’s dream. He dreamed of a global Caliphate and a world that bowed to Sharia law.
Our president is a tone deaf man who is very sympathetic to Islam. He has Muslim Brotherhood operatives in his administration and can’t see beyond his own ideology and biases. He won’t even allow the military to put the term “radical Islam” in their training manuals.
He bumbles on without a clear foreign policy.
The Obama administration did ask Congress on Thursday to authorize $500 million in direct U.S. military training and equipment for Syrian opposition fighters. It’s an insignificant amount of money and it will be used to arm terrorists.
Why did we decide that Assad must be gone? He is protecting Christians in Syria and neither side is at this point is worth supporting. We don’t have a cogent foreign policy so it’s impossible to know why we do anything or what we will do next.
The ISIS army includes 3000 men with U.S. or EU passports who will one day come to our shores to kill us.
Then there is Iran who we are now helping in Iraq. Something must be done about Iran other than our current policy of allowing them to get the bomb but nothing will be done. They are the ultimate threat.
Mr. Obama isn’t on the case. He doesn’t have a public schedule for the next several days but we know he is holding fundraisers. He has his LGBT fundraiser tomorrow. I imagine he has squeezed in a round of golf or two.
He is an absolute and utter fool.
All the pieces are moving into place and our King is in check.
Read about the caliphate at the WSJ