Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? Are you ready for what is coming?

I just saw images of the works of militants of the Religion of Peace spreading across Iraq, as they push for an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

They put people into ditch with their arms tied behind their backs and shot them. HERE More info HERE. And there is a video of militants shooting men in the head and body as they kneel. [WARNING: Horrific graphic violence – do NOT watch if you are weak of stomach or anywhere near children. That said: HERE)

Ladies and gentlemen, the Religion of Peace….

ISIS executioner killed three men for failing his Qur’an quiz

Christians are fleeing.

Meanwhile, in Syria, they crucified some guys for speaking against ISIS.  HERE

An unarmed populace ground under the heals of ideological extremists.  It is amazing how fast terror can spread.  Amazing, but not surprising, given the devices of the Enemy of the soul.

Meanwhile, in these USA, in my native place…

Minneapolis FBI investigating Muslims joining jihad groups in Syria, including ISIS

Are you ready for what seems to be coming?

Fathers, have your people pray and prepare.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.

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32 Responses to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria? Are you ready for what is coming?

  1. acardnal says:

    It won’t be long before the suicide bombers target the USA’s shopping malls, restaurants, churches and other unprotected sites.

  2. SKAY says:

    Who knows what is coming across our southern border.

  3. Netmilsmom says:

    Our Lady of Sorrows, Pray for us.

  4. Matthew the Wayfarer says:

    If England and France had not divided up the Ottoman Empire in such an incompetent manner, it would not be this way. Iraq is part Sunni and part Shia. Two parts forced to be one by imperialist decree. The Sunni part in the west should be part of Syria and the Eastern part should be part of Persia (Iran). No wonder they are so pissed off. The western mind cannot comprehend what they have done to the rest of the world. The west deserves what it will get. The restored Caliphate in the west and the Persian Empire in the east. Oh yeah……………………WAR IS COMING!

  5. James C says:

    And the leaders of our Church in America and Europe, right up to the Vatican, are desperate to encourage more and more Muslim migrants to flood into our now post-Christian territories. How is that going to work out? Sure, as they will say, most of the migrants will be peaceful, but if only 1 percent are not? What’s 1 percent of 10 million? 100,000. That’s a bloodbath. Looking at it long-term, our shepherds are unwittingly inviting the future persecutions of their flocks, not to mention the destruction of what’s left of our Christian heritage.

    I expect Bologna’s cathedral will be among the first to be blown up, as it holds a medieval fresco depicting Muhammad in hell. There’ve already been attempts. But there will be more and more to come. I’d recommend going on this pilgrimage in October with Father Z, because you never know what might be destroyed by the time you return to Europe.

  6. Lin says:

    St. James in Santiago de Compostela will also be targeted because of a statue which depicts St. James on a white charger hacking off the heads of Moors. When we were there for the last celebration of the year of St. James, they had a very large display of roses covering the heads of the Moors so as not to offend Muslims. I am extremely grateful to GOD that I have been able to travel to the Holy Land and most of the major sites of pilgrimage in Europe. I pray GOD protects these sites for future generations. When I was growing up in pre-Vatican II times, I never thought martyrdom would have been an option. I’m not so sure anymore. Much prayer and fasting is REQUIRED!

  7. Bea says:

    James C
    “And the leaders of our Church in America and Europe, right up to the Vatican, are desperate to encourage more and more Muslim migrants to flood into our now post-Christian territories. ”

    Tell me about it. Right here on the border we are seeing the fruits of “open borders”. Children traveling alone by the thousands, because they know they will be taken care of. The word has gotten around in S.Amer. that the USA will take care of them. (we are known for our altruism), so we get invaded with the encouragement of the bishops. We will soon become a 3rd world country and we will be able to help no-one, and among those seeking a hand-out and/or a better way of life are many Muslims who sneak in among them. And the poor U.S. Border Patrol (who are law-enforcement) are being pulled from the job of protecting our borders, as those with this false sense of compassion are demanding that they care for all the “entrants” (they don’t even call them “illegals” anymore) as if the BP were Social Workers and/or baby-sitters.

    As to this bit of news: “ISIS executioner killed three men for failing his Qur’an quiz” maybe we should take the same tack (not “kill” them of course), but excommunicate those who don’t fully understand and accept the basics of our Catechism. Bishops should take the same test, too.

  8. Subvet says:

    Note to self; buy more ammo while I still can. Invest in a few more firearms also. Turning the other cheek is just dandy but God gave me a family, as a father and husband I’ve the responsibility given by Him to protect them. No retreat, no surrender. May God’s will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

  9. mburduck says:

    I have guns, ammunition, food, other supplies, and various missals. I hope the only things I have to use will be the missals.

    M.

  10. Dienekes says:

    Just dusted off the Prayer to St. Michael, which our “betters” ash canned fifty years ago. Perhaps as a culture we should dust off our fighting skills and light sabers while we’re at it.

  11. Priam1184 says:

    I was worried about ISIS, and I still think that they will cause a lot of carnage, but I don’t think anymore that they will conquer the entire Middle East because they are stupid. The Iraqi army was disintegrating before them like a mud puddle on a Baghdad street in July. Then these guys revealed their own arrogant idiocy by massacring all of those soldiers who surrendered to them and then being stupid enough to put it on YouTube thereby ensuring that every Iraqi soldier and civilian they encounter will now stand and fight them to the death rather than surrender. All these people would have had to do is give those guys a hot meal (instead of a bullet in the brain) and they probably would have picked up a gun and fought for them and with them and Maliki would be history by now. We should be concerned over these people but they are arrogant morons and their arrogant idiocy will destroy them.

  12. Priam1184 says:

    Ok so I admit I was wrong in part of that previous comment. The soldiers who were executed were Shi’a and never would have joined ISIS, but murdering them and posting it online still seems like a strategic bad move to me, in purely military terms, forgetting for a moment the horrible immorality of the thing. We shall see though. Father why did you remove the St. Michael prayer post?

  13. Salvelinus says:

    Please forgive me if this is a dumb question. I’m newly back into the Church after some time away.

    I understand that we are to pray for those that persecute us, but given the murders (bombing, beheadings, etc), rapes, and other forms of barbarism in countries like Sudan, Syria, Iraq, and scores others, when is it time for the church militant to pick up arms for defence out of justice and defense?

    Please don’t take this the wrong way but this “religion of peace” is in no way such a thing. If one picks up a Koran our listens to one of the many imams preach the truth of this false religion is plain to see.

    The second Vatican council called for extreme “collegiality” (in the “spirit” of the said council) in the name of eccumenism, but something had been lost along the way.
    Instead of the rightfull stressing of catholicism being the “one true faith” church leaders have fallen into a seeming “Catholic guilt”. Whereby “catholicism is cool and stuff but Islam will get you to the same place and should be respected as another way to salvation under the same God. ”

    Not only are souls encouraged to be lost Into the false religion of Islam, but the religion of peace mantra gets further perpetuated with a rubber stamp from Rome.

    Since those performing these horrendous acts of violence are merely following Islamic teaching (in the Koran and widely preached) should not is catholics and protestants under attack take up arms in defence of our families, clergy, and property under attack by Islamic fighters?
    At what point does it become sinful to us by clear violation of charity to protect the body of Christ on earth? Is It not clear that “dialogue” had become fruitless?

    Again, I don’t mean this to sound callous and I hope this makes it to post.

    As someone who lost family members on September 11th, 2001 to the “religion of peace” those proclaiming “God is great” in Arabic as they slamed a plane into a building, I cannot subscribe to continued unjust pacifism.

    Apologies for the rant.
    Good bless

  14. Salvelinus says:

    . @ Matthew the Wayfarer.

    ” The western mind cannot comprehend what they have done to the rest of the world. The west deserves what it will get. The restored Caliphate in the west and the Persian Empire in the east. Oh yeah……………………WAR IS COMING”

    I hope this isn’t a statement of “we deserve what we get”?
    Apologies if I’m reading a bit too literally.
    I’ve seen the damage this religion of v peace v can b do.

  15. SKAY says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/06/bringbackourboys-fatah-runs-hate-cartoon-to-mock-kidnapped-israelis/#disqus_thread

    Don’t think they would not change the symbols on these 3 mice for Christian symbols at some point. It is just a matter of time.
    I agree with your entire comment, Bea.

    At some point those who are encouraging lawlessness at the border and within our own country are going to have it turn around on them along with the rest of us–and they will all be “soooo shocked”

    From The Hill–
    “Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws.
    An internal Department of Homeland Security document compiling statistics on arrests and deportations in 2013 showed that ICE agents encountered 193,357 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions but issued charging documents for only 125,478. More than 67,800 were released.

    The data came from an end-of-year “Weekly Departures and Detention Report.”
    The Center for Immigration Studies, a research group that favors stricter enforcement of immigration laws, estimates ICE agents released more than a third of illegal immigrants with criminal records they detained.”

    These criminals were not deported and the Border Patrol has said that they have had to release members of some of vicious gangs(you know–innocent children) coming across the border thanks to the Obama administration policies.
    What could possibly go wrong?????

    “When I was growing up in pre-Vatican II times, I never thought martyrdom would have been an option. I’m not so sure anymore. ” So true Lin.

    Matthew–Muslims were killing Christians for their own reasons long before the creation of Iraq.

  16. Kerry says:

    To believe that anyone gets what they deserve is to play God. Was everyone in that womb of a ditch getting what they deserved? Who prefers getting what “we truly deserve” to the Mercy of God? Who here would send the black flag waving murders to an eternity of their livers being gnawed out by an eagle by day, and liver regenerating by night, in time for the next days just desserts? Or if you prefer, in the common tongue of the West, “Pity? It was pity that stayed Bilbo’s hand. Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death in judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends. My heart tells me that Gollum has some part to play yet, for good or ill before this is over. The pity of Bilbo may rule the fate of many.”

  17. jflare says:

    “The Sunni part in the west should be part of Syria and the Eastern part should be part of Persia (Iran). No wonder they are so pissed off. The western mind cannot comprehend what they have done to the rest of the world. ”

    You will forgive me, I hope, if I comment that a larger and stronger Syria and a larger and stronger Iran don’t sound to me like a solution to much of anything. If Sunni and Shia don’t get along in general, what makes you think separate national borders will solve anything? Judging by the news articles I’ve read over the weekend, a national border does not appear to be hindering Iran from getting involved. Allowing the French and Brits to “arbitrarily” set national boundaries doesn’t sound quite so arbitrary and foolish anymore.

  18. Priam1184 says:

    @Kerry this is hard but you are correct. Pity is what we need. I look at the black flag waving murderers in Tikrit and am appalled, but then I am forced to ask myself a simple but troubling question: on that day where 1,700 Shi’a Iraqi soldiers were machine gunned in Tikrit, in the heart of the Muslim world, on that same day across the formerly Christian world how many innocent babies were slaughtered in their mothers’ wombs? Oh, but we can’t say that now can we? We can never say that. No, don’t you dare ask that question. Because barbarism only exists ‘over there’ and we are the civilized ones, right?

    We are all thieves and murderers each in our own way and the only reason that any of us have even the remotest chance of seeing the Beatific Vision is because Jesus Christ mounted the Cross in his Mercy and willingly shed his Blood for all of us, for the whole world: he shed his Blood for those guys with the black flags and the assault rifles, he shed his Blood for the men that they killed, he shed his Blood for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, he shed his Blood for you, and he (amazingly enough) shed his Blood for me, the most evil of all men because I know better and I still don’t live my life the way I ought.

  19. moon1234 says:

    Iran is already taking advantage of the situation. They have inserted over 2000 Iranian Guard troops into Iraq to help the current government. It is very strange to see Iraq inviting Iran into the country to help stabilize it.

    Apparently Maliki requested US support over a month ago and got nothing. Iran responded within ONE day. This is going to be VERY bad going forward. I don’t think Iran is going to willingly remove troops from Iraq when the ISIS problem has been dealt with.

  20. Frank_Bearer says:

    Meanwhile in your native diocese, Bishop Nienstedt just sold Father Welzbacher’s last parish, St. John’s to a Muslim group to be turned into a mosque.

    http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2014/06/archdiocese-selling-historic-church-to.html

  21. GypsyMom says:

    Kerry and Priam1184,

    Your comments sound too much like pacifism. God does not expect us to stand by and watch the innocent be slaughtered in the name of mercy. There is a great deal of difference between turning the other cheek when someone slights us and doing nothing in the face of rape, torture, and murder. We have a duty to protect ourselves and other innocent people, and we can let God deal with the judgement of any people attempting to do harm to others. “We” don’t send someone to hell when we kill them (in self-defense), they send themselves by their actions. And, in case you misunderstood, the pity shown to Gollum was acceptable because he was merely self-absorbed and not thoroughly evil and destructive. Most of “The Lord of the Rings” was about waging defensive (and ultimately, victorious) WARFARE on very evil beings intent on destroying everyone and everything good.

  22. Martlet says:

    Not sure, GypsyMom. There was quite a lot of violence in Jesus’ time, as Good Friday demonstrates. I wouldn’t seriously expect any man to just stand there and offer cookies to someone intent on raping, torturing and killing his family, but I feel pretty sure Jesus wasn’t just talking about the odd insult, here and there.

  23. AvantiBev says:

    Sigh, 13 years this September. So much time to pick up and read books and research online Islam – the true Islam not the C.A.I.R. agitprop. Still, from the newsrooms to classrooms and from St. Peter’s Square to the pews so much ignorance of evil and wishful thinking masquerading as either enlightened thinking or holier-than-thou Christian charity.

    12 years ago I told my friends: “They want to restore the Caliphate as only under a caliph can they wage TOTAL war against the infidel nations as righteous dawa.” [Hat tip: Robert Spencer, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Brigitte Gabriel, Walid Shoebat, et al] I was laughed to scorn then; but no joy in being proven right now.

  24. GypsyMom says:

    Martlet,
    Paragraph 2265 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:
    “Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another’s life, the common good of the family or of the state.”
    If Muslim terrorists and assorted Mexican drug gang members imported here by the current federal administration begin to bring to this country what is going on in the Middle East, we all have duty to repel them as best we can. The compassion we should feel belongs directed at our innocent children, elderly, and fellow citizens, not at satanic murderers. If one should choose to peacefully offer one’s OWN life for his killers, that is an acceptable sacrifice to God, but we cannot make that choice for anyone else by refusing to fight evildoers should we find ourselves in that position. What you, Kerry, and Priam1184 are describing sounds too much like what Mother Angelica called “misplaced compassion.”

  25. albizzi says:

    One of my comments regarding these horrors was censored by the newspaper “Le Figaro” because it went “beyond the “Godwin point” (google this term and you will understand what it means).
    I dared to say that the nazis were one level under these islamofascit djihadists since they didn’t feel themselves obliged to advertise on the Internet the abominations they did in the concentration camps and the mass executions of civilians and soldiers. On the contrary they kept a heavy secret on the issue until the camps were found and freed by the alliees in 1945.
    To say that is politically uncorrect though the evidence slaps you in the face.

  26. Bea says:

    Salvelinus:
    “At what point does it become sinful to us by clear violation of charity to protect the body of Christ on earth?”
    Gypsymom:
    “God does not expect us to stand by and watch the innocent be slaughtered in the name of mercy. There is a great deal of difference between turning the other cheek when someone slights us and doing nothing in the face of rape, torture, and murder. We have a duty to protect ourselves and other innocent people”

    Right on!
    All we need is another Pope St. Pius V, who in 1571, the pope, himself, organized a coalition of Christian forces to defeat the Ottoman Empire (The Battle of Lepanto). He asked the Christian world to pray the Rosary and after the miraculous victory, declared October 7 as the Feast of Our Lady of Victory (changed in 1573 by Pope Gregory XIII to Our Lady of the Rosary).

    It is charity to defend against rape, torture and murder.
    Too often the word “charity” is misinterpreted.
    Roman Catholic definition of CHARITY being:
    Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God .

    Turning the other cheek and allowing evil (rape, torture and murder is not charity (love of neighbor).
    Saying “May Saint John Baptist protect Islam…” or telling Muslims “Keep the faith” is not charity (love of The One True Triune God).
    But before anyone (frjim1234) says it: “who am I to judge”

  27. Martlet says:

    No GypsyMom. It isn’t about compassion. It is about whether or not Jesus was telling His followers to simply not respond to the odd slight. I am not a pacifist, but at the same time am mindful that the early Christians did not hit back, even though they were subjected to all manner of atrocities.

  28. Kerry says:

    Gypsy Mom, oh, not hardly. My first thoughts seeing the clustered black-flag flying killers was, “Target rich environment”. Bring peace to the world, do battle with evil.

  29. Kerry says:

    Gypsy Mom, not from the book, but the movie. At the in in Bree, about the Ring Wraiths, Frodo asks Strider, “What are they?”
    “They were once men”.

  30. wmeyer says:

    albizzi, the whole business of a Godwin point is simply another attempt to muzzle graphic description of current realities. Godwin’s Law holds that the person who mentions nazis loses the argument. Utter nonsense.

  31. The Cobbler says:

    Re. Godwin’s Law — Actually, it’s descriptive, not proscriptive, as it merely states that the longer a conversation on the internet continues the greater the probability of a reference or comparison to Hitler or the Nazis. (I believe the original formulation used the calculus-style “as the length approaches infinity the probability approaches 1″ formulation and referred to Usenet rather than what we now call the internet, but that’s the gist of it anyway.)

    Re. pity — Is it necessarily incompatible to pity an enemy and at the same time to fight them in defense of the innocent?

    Re. getting what we deserve — It’s one thing to acknowledge that it happens (anytime we reject God’s mercy, plus sometimes even when we accept it but are given as penance to face the worldly consequences of our actions), and another thing to wish it on someone.

    Salvelinus, I’d suggest doing some digging for the history of “just war theory” in Catholic thought. I may unintentionally open up a rabbit hole just by mentioning it (although, it would be an unusually apropos rabbit hole on this post…), but it’s basically theologians’ work to answer those questions.