More news of The Religion of Peace v. Christians

From The Christian Post:

ISIS Covers 3 Families in Tar, Burns Them Alive for Fleeing ‘Caliphate’

As IS continues to lose ground and suffer huge losses in its Iraqi stronghold of Mosul at the hands of Iraqi-led coalition liberation troops, the militants have been cracking down forcefully on residents fleeing from its various territories.

About two hours southeast of Mosul is the IS stronghold of Kirkuk, a town that members of three Iraqi families were recently caught fleeing from.

According to Iraqi News, an unnamed security source told the Iraqi satellite media outlet Alsumaria that the civilians were discovered on the roadside by IS and taken to the town of Hawija, about an hour west of Kirkuk, to be publicly executed.

“Daesh militants have burned to death 15 civilians belonging to three families from al-Shajarah village in Hawija,” the source said.

The source explained that the victims were covered in tar and then lit on fire. The militants warned onlookers that they would face a similar fate if they tried to escape from the IS stronghold.

Iraqi News reports that IS barred the victims from leaving central Kirkuk and the surrounding areas of the Saladin province.

The execution of the three families comes after it was reported last month that the terrorist group executed another family who tried to flee from Kirkuk. That family, which consisted of four children and a mother, was also burned to death in Hawija.

The militants allegedly tied up the mother and her children and then covered their bodies with oil before lighting them on fire.

The Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq burned 15 civilians to death, including children, after they were caught trying to escape from the so-called “land of the caliphate,” a security source has told an Iraqi media outlet.


There is more.

This is a religious war.   It is a constantly morphing war.   It is asymetrical and spreading.

I recommend that you read Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War bySebastian Gorka. (UK HERE)  Mr. Gorka is now one of Pres. Trump’s advisors, which is a good thing.  It is good to have sober realists in the administration.

In his book, Gorka describes one of the reasons why these barbarians inflict terror.

According to the Pakistani general, there is only one target of importance in war: the soul of the enemy. The infidel foe must be converted to Islam or crushed. Lastly, since the only target that matters in war is the soul of the infidel, Malik concludes that the most effective weapon in war is terror. Here we see the relevance of his book to groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS. The enemy’s belief system must be utterly destroyed, and terror is the most effective way to do that. That is why 9/ 11 was so important. It is the highly symbolic suicide attacks, the crucifixions, the beheadings, the bombings of civilian crowds, and the videos of immolations that will destroy the will of the infidel to go on.

According to the Quranic concept of war, and because these terrorists are inspired to bring about the eschatological fulfillment of their religion, they wage war on the souls of the non-Muslim and, in their view, the insufficiently-Muslim.  Their war has an eschatological view.  They must destroy the spirit of their enemy.  This is why they use terror and why they commit atrocities which they record and broadcast.

Pray the Most Holy Rosary, which Our Lady heard with favor at the Battle of Lepanto.  Ask Our Lady of Victory to throw her protective mantle over all potential victims of the barbarians of terrorist jihad.

Sts. Nunilo and Alodia, pray for us.
St. Lawrence of Brindisi, pray for us.
St. Pius V, pray for us.
Martyrs of Otranto, pray for us.
Our Lady of Victor, pray for us.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.

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  1. JabbaPapa says:

    Saint Daniel, help us in danger.
    Saint Paul, help us in prison.
    Saint Thomas More, help us against persecution.
    Pope Saint John Paul II, help us against hatred.
    Saint Noah, pray for our rescue and solace.

    Saint Mary, Mother of God, help us all love Him.

  2. “Our Lady of Victory, pray for us!” was the fervent prayer of all of the faithful in the fall of 1571. Why? First, some historical background. At the time, the Muslim Turks were ravaging Eastern Europe. In 1453, Constantinople had fallen to the Muslims, leaving the Balkans and Hungary vulnerable.

  3. Joseph-Mary says:

    This is why our country cannot just let every single young Islamic man with the name of the prophet in without proper vetting. What state wants to be a rape capitol as is happening in Sweden and other places who have not been careful with the ‘refugee’ situation. Immigration for true refugees okay; invasion by those with evil intent, not okay.

  4. demivalka says:

    The pictures are gruesome yet somehow familiar. Then I realized where I had seen something like this before:

  5. ChesterFrank says:

    Why is it so hard to find this story in MSM?

  6. ChesterFrank says:

    With all of the screaming of this not being a religious war, and of the insistence that the current ban is a “Muslim ban” I wonder where this outcry was for the Gypsy refugees in Europe a few years ago? Why wouldn’t the politicians come to their defense?

  7. JARay says:

    My usual last petition to Jesus when I list my string of petitions in my daily prayers, is for the total destruction of all of those Islamists who are inflicting their muderous oppression of Christians.
    I had difficulty at first with this petition because of Jesus’ command that we should love our enemies. How can we love those whose aim is to drive Christians into the evil of Islam by means of terror? I certainly do wish for the conversion of these people but when their hearts are set on the evil of terror I see nothing wrong with praying for the end of such such people. After all, the Battle of Lepanto was won by prayers for the defeat of the enemy.

  8. joekstl says:

    To Joseph-Mary: we don’t let every single young Islamic man with the name of the prophet in without proper vetting. We have at least a two year process before refugees are admitted. Which is why during the past eight years no one admitted from the seven countries on the President’s Muslim ban list [It isn’t a Muslim ban list. Or was it Pres. Obama’s Muslim ban list?] has commuted a terror act here. Not so for the countries not on the list.

    There has been no invasion by people with evil intent despite the “alternative fact” claimed by the President that undesirables would be pouring in without the ban. A political wag has opined that too bad the President didn’t use the same US refugee vetting process before he selected his cabinet!

    What can we do as Catholics? A recent issue of U.S. Catholic [ultra-liberal and left-leaning] has an article by the head of Catholic Relief Services on why the refugee crisis ought to be addressed by us. He makes a suggestion that I am going to propose to our Pastoral Council: each parish work to provide support for one refugee family. this would be a great Lenten project for any parish.

  9. Semper Gumby says:

    Prayers for the victims of ISIS, and to Our Lady of Victory.

    Interesting photo via demivalka’s link of the Podesta’s house and their “Arch of Hysteria”- which is meant to be “subversive of gender.” That photo appeared in the Style section of the Washington Post in a Sep. 23, 2004, article- “Married, With Art: Tony and Heather Podesta Are a Study in Power Collecting.” Tony Podesta is the brother of John Podesta and was center in the “Spirit Cooking” Wikileaks emails along with performance artist Marina Abramovic. Here is an excerpt from the 2004 WaPo article:

    “Tony and Heather don’t shy away from discomfort — especially when they can inflict it, ever so gently, on others. [Semper Gumby here: ?!]
    “The pictures ringing Tony’s ninth-floor office at PodestaMattoon deliver an unusual welcome. A suite of arresting computer-manipulated photographs by Dutch artist Margi Geerlinks serves as a cautionary tale of genetic engineering [SG: that’s not all it serves as]. One shows a boy seemingly born from a sewing machine. Another finds a young girl knitting her own hair. A third has a naked woman immersed in blood-red liquid.

    “It’s not hard to imagine the jolt that executives from biotech concerns such as Genentech or Serono get when they walk into the room — and they’re clients.

    “Some people think it’s a little weird,” Tony says of his choices. “But that’s their problem.”

    Here’s another excerpt:

    “Steeped in liberal politics, Tony favors art with in-your-face nudity and social critique.
    Folks attending a house tour in the Lake Barcroft neighborhood in Falls Church earlier this year got an eyeful when they walked into a bedroom at the Podesta residence hung with multiple color pictures by Katy Grannan, a photographer known for documentary-style [SG: nice try] pictures of naked teenagers in their parents’ suburban homes.

    “They were horrified,” Heather recalls, a grin spreading across her face.
    End Excerpts

    It’s curious how some, perhaps most, of today’s liberals prefer the grotesque over beauty in their art. And they can be rather belligerent about it. They also despise the heritage of the West and, as Wikileaks also showed a few months ago, the Catholic Church.

    Then there’s this by way of comparison:

    -The barbarian Herman Goering certainly looted and hid a lot of European artwork, but he also proudly displayed some at his country estate.

    -The barbarian Himmler once gave Hitler an equestrian painting of Frederick the Great by Menzel for his private study.

    -According to the Monte Cassino Foundation a Lt. Col. Julius Schlegel of the Herman Goering Panzer Division was instrumental in 1943 to the evacuation of art and manuscripts from the monastery (some apparently delivered to the Vatican for safekeeping) before the 1944 battle that destroyed the monastery.

    -In the summer of 1944 Gen. von Colditz refused to carry out Hitler’s orders to demolish Paris’ utilities and key landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral.

    Today, when observing the spear-carrying ranks of the barbarian Left and the murderous Islamists, it appears that Notre Dame and the monasteries could have a worse fate in the future.

    St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle…

  10. YoungLatinMassGuy says:

    “This is a religious war. It is a constantly morphing war. It is asymetrical and spreading.”

    -Fr. Z.

    “So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be put at risk even in a hundred battles.
    If you only know yourself, but not your enemy, for every victory you will also gain a defeat.
    If you know neither your enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

    -Sun Tzu.

    We are in a situation that is worse than “not knowing our enemy.” We DO NOT WANT TO KNOW our enemy! How many of you have sat down and read the quran? I have, in both Arabic and a variety of English translations/interpretations. How many of you have ever heard of the work “Reliance of the Traveller”? “Milestones”? How many hadiths have you read?

    All that’s happening in the last decade (1400 years actually…), with al-qaeda, ISIS and Nice, France, New Year’s Sex Attacks in Germany, Beslan, Belgium, Boston Marathon Bombing, Charlie Hebdo, 9/11… All of it is not shocking to me anymore.

    I’ve sat down, read islam’s sources, the quran, the hadith and the sira, along with other works of islamic jurisprudence, and came to the conclusion, “If someone takes this stuff seriously, they’re going to get violent.”

  11. joekstl says:

    To Fr. Z: it IS a Muslim ban. See Trump’s pre election call for a Muslim ban; [B as in B. S as in S.] add to that Rudy Giuliani’s confirmation that Trump asked him to write a Muslim ban in such a way as to be legal. Obama had a list but nobody was banned except some from Iraq. [Ultimately what counts is the way it is written, not dreamy speculation about its unspoken motives.]

    Regardless of how you characterize U.S Catholic the article on refugees is excellent food for thought.

  12. joekstl says:

    If anyone reads our Psalms or some other parts of the Old Testament and takes them seriously. ………..,,,…,,,

  13. AvantiBev says:

    As islam is a socio political ideology masquerading as a religion, spread by terror and murder per their founder and the documents describing his life “as the perfect man” and his conversation with an angel calling itself Gabriel, I would indeed ban its clerics and adherents as I would those loyal to the equally despicable ideologies of Communism and Nazism.

  14. AvantiBev says:

    Yes LatinMassGuy I have spent 15 years reading as u have.

  15. dallenl says:

    It matters little whether this is a religious war (though it is), what matters is that it is evil. The old maxim still applies; “The only thing necessary for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.” The West still insists on committing cultural suicide at the expense of the innocent.

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