By Theodore Shoebat
Church Norris has recently written an article fighting against the Islamic persecution of Christians. Here are some statements which he wrote in the article:
Do routine beheadings really seemed far-fetched — of even children — for such a barbaric group as the Islamic State? Or do we somehow expect this extreme terrorist group among extreme terrorist groups to spare children and send them all to an orphanage, only to see them grow up and be the group’s archenemies?
No wonder a large number of Christians fled the northern city of Mosul after the Islamic State’s message — convert to Islam, get out or be killed — was broadcast by loudspeakers from the city’s mosques. The Islamic State’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said that for Christians who don’t convert or leave, “the only option is the sword.”
Yonadam Kanna, Iraq’s most prominent Christian politician, said, “This is ethnic cleansing, but nobody is speaking up.”
There’s even a more appropriate word for it: genocide. And no one is speaking up?
Kanna’s words bring me back to Edmund Burke’s words: “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
If you think Obama’s duck-and-dodge, in-and-out, out-of-sight and out-of-mind “don’t do stupid stuff” war strategy is going to make the Islamic State dissipate and disappear, think again.
To show how clueless our president is to the Islamic State’s brutalities and mission, consider that in an interview with The New Yorker in January, Obama used the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team and its key player, Kobe Bryant, as an analogy to suggest that the Islamic State was not a significant threat to the U.S. or world.
Obama’s “don’t do stupid stuff” foreign policy is never going to cut it — ever. Actually, it is working us right back into a war by avoidance, indecision, conciliatory compromise and wimpy passive-aggressive unilateral decisions that have no basis in war strategy or reality.
And for Christians abroad in the war-torn Middle East, I add these words from Jerry Newcombe — prolific author, producer and columnist — who couldn’t have put it better about those who kill in the name of God: “Jesus said to His followers that the day will come when men will kill you and think they are offering a service to God. They are deceived in thinking that God is pleased with this offering. … A harshness indeed, like the kind that could kill innocent Christians, even children, in Iraq and Syria. This barbarism should be a wake-up call to the West.”
God bless Chuck. Now only do we need to be fighting against the persecution, but we must also work together to help rescue Christians from this living nightmare.