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The West must face the evil that has
revealed itself in the Iraq genocide

Telegraph [UK], by Michael Nazir-Ali

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/10/2014 8:03:42 AM

A beautiful mosaic of ancient religions, cultures and languages in the Middle East is being systematically destroyed. Until now, the world has watched mutely. When Muslims were threatened with genocide in Bosnia, the international community acted in concert to prevent the campaign against them developing into a full-scale pogrom. I went there myself, as part of an effort to bring relief supplies to all those who were affected. I was also present when millions of Afghan refugees poured into Pakistan after the Soviet invasion of that country. Once again, Western countries, Christian, Islamic and secular organisations were at the

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Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali is President of the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue and a leading authority on relations between Christianity and Islam. Born in Pakistan, he was Bishop of Rochester from 1994 to 2009 and the first non-white diocesan bishop in the history of the Church of England.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: RancherJack, 8/10/2014 9:45:19 AM     (No. 9960272)

Fatally confused ´bishop´ ..

Islam is evil, sir. Any and every form of it. It worships death, and you are not a ´Christian´ ..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/10/2014 9:47:23 AM     (No. 9960275)

It seems like it´s too late. Airstrikes can do some damage, but they are temporary setbacks to ISIS. We´ll probably see something similar occur in Afghanistan too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 8/10/2014 10:20:48 AM     (No. 9960323)

Bring in the UN? To disrupt this latest round of Islamic missionary work? My dear Sir, you need to go there yourself, leaving Oxford behind, witness the pogrom, and demand of the offenders an end to their murder spree and forced conversions. Writing columns just isn´t enough.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/10/2014 10:44:56 AM     (No. 9960351)

From the NY Times ....

This is about America’s national security,” said Ryan Crocker, who was ambassador to Iraq under Mr. Bush and to Afghanistan under Mr. Obama. “We don’t understand real evil, organized evil, very well. This is evil incarnate. People like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,” the ISIS leader, “have been in a fight for a decade. They are messianic in their vision, and they are not going to stop.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/08/world/middleeast/a-return-to-action.html

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hazymac, 8/10/2014 10:56:04 AM     (No. 9960374)

Evil must be resisted lest it spread everywhere. Having a zero credibility character like Obama in the CIC role greatly increases the danger, not only to our allies overseas, but to us here at home. When ISIL warriors eagerly promise to attack us in our hometowns, we had better believe them. Wanton murderers with fresh blood on their hands don´t issue idle threats.

American citizens don´t want to see American troops back on the ground in Iraq, but that may be all that stands between ISIL and infiltration into the United States. Iraq was essentially under control when Obama first took the oath. Now it´s becoming a breeding ground for Stone Age barbarians who have designs on the rest of the world. If enough of these people are not killed, and soon, they´ll be over here killing us.

And Obama (with Thomas Friedman´s trembling, quasi-orgasmic approval) wants to negotiate with the head loppers! By itself, that´s enough reason to make a very strong push to remove him from office before January 2017. Either he doesn´t understand the most basic facts about dealing with existential enemies, or he is one himself.

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