The Third World War has begun, in spite of the fact that few people recognize it.
The conflict isn't between communist and free, as we long expected, but instead between Muslim and the rest of the world.
Many apologists and politically correct people will make an immediate distinction between Islamic terrorists and what they refer to as mainstream Islam. You may convert, flee with nothing, pay a punishing tax, or die. Islam is not just for a few Middle Eastern countries.
According to these people, the terrorists are the extremists and Islam is a religion of peace. The militants are responding to the kafir (non-Muslims) as directed by the Quran. No, the banner of Islam is intended for all nations, all the world.
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Only then will we have the moral strength to confront Islam and stop the world-eating movement in its tracks.
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And if enticements of paradise don't work, then that banner should be raised with the help of the sword. The extremists are the liberal Muslims who think Islam has little business spreading itself by violence.
Those Muslims, although the vast majority, are apostates and they will be lumped together with the Christians, the Jews, and other infidels, kafirs, and devils that must be destroyed to make way for a new Islamic State.
The Islamic State produces slick videos, even videos which depict brutal executions have a staged, finished quality to them. The black banner of the Islamic State has appeared in the Philippines, in Nigeria, Somalia, and North Africa.
The message is subtle but clear-these are not ordinary terrorists and this is not an ordinary movement. In the western regions of North Africa, militant Islamists are growing in power and soon they too will grab their share of headlines.