The man being murdered in this photo was accused of being a “crusader spy.” Look at these photos of his horrible murder that ISIS posted online yesterday:
Now look at these drawings from the 16th century about the Aztecs of Mexico:
Notice the similarity? There is no difference between what ISIS is doing and what the Aztecs did.
Times and places change, but human behavior does not. The Aztecs were pagan, demon-worshipping barbarians who made human sacrifices as part of their sick offerings to the ‘sun god.’ ISIS is no different, except their sacrifice is to the ancient Arabian moon-god named Allah who Muhammad adapted as his own (or the head of a statute of Aphrodite, as St. John of Damascus notes).
The Spanish conquered, converted, and wiped out the Aztecs and then instituted the Faith and changed the culture forever and for the better. That is what must happen with Islam and its adherents. The Spanish made no apologies for what they did, and indeed, they had no reason to, and so the same must be with us.
The Storming of the Teocalli by Emmanuel Leutze, 1848. On display as part of the permanent collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum.