It seems not even Saudi Arabia and Turkey have been spared suicide bombers in public places. ISIS claims credit, of course.
What does it mean?
I have a few thoughts.
I think people don’t really understand what ISIS is. It is not a rogue nation. It is, in fact, a restoration of an old system that the Muslims used to rule the world. ISIS is a caliphate, an are of the world ruled by a caliph. A caliph is a person who claims to be a successor of the prophet Mohammed. The caliph combines these roles as heads of both church and state for the Muslim people.
The caliphate is the ultimate government, and all people under the jurisdiction of the caliphate must be subject to them. That means that they must be abolished, or become subject to the new caliph.
What the newspapers and media aren’t talking about when they talk about ISIS is this fundamental fact. The entire nation of ISIS isn’t something we’re familiar with nor do we remember how to deal with. It’s time we remembered.
The other thought is that Muslim extremists are more likely to kill other Muslims than Christians or Buddhists or Jews. That is, the greatest danger to Islam is not Christianity or Hindus or anything like that — it is Islam. If we are, in any way, compassionate towards the Muslim people or Islam, then it demands we identify and eliminate the radical portions of their community. It is because of people like George W. Bush who waged war on Iraq and Afghanistan and terrorism worldwide that so many Muslim lives have been spared. The greatest liberator of the Muslims and the greatest protector of Muslims has been him.
Keep in mind that our if the radical Islams waged war only on themselves, we would have no moral justification to wage war on them. It is only when they pour out of their borders and wage war on us that we are morally obligated to fight.