To Fear or Not to Fear ISIS

To Fear or Not to Fear ISIS

I smell the fear of change……The United Nations all ganging up on ISIS….I am neutral. They are a new organization, following models of imperialism and colonialism similar to the birth of the USA.

I do not agree with their violent approaches….However, their culture is different, and I understand that my values are different from theirs….So beheading bodies and murdering victims are very much the same….Both result in death.

Curiously, the UN Security Council does not list the Ku Klux Klan or the NYPD or #Ferguson Police Department on its list of terrorist groups. The word “terrorist” employed unfairly begins to lose relevance as a disincentive to membership. The membership of outraged powerless citizens from Western nations….over 50% of recruits are foreigners. Why? And how?

Observe the rapidity of reaction by established nations and legislative emphasis on limiting the natural rights of citizens under the guise of FEAR—the use of FEAR as a weapon of censorship, control, and to demonize groups and individuals whose values differ from traditional anglo-values.

FEAR is now the most powerful weapon of mankind. Fear of change is the most threatening to the status quo.

Definitions:   Jihad means the struggle.   I believe ISIS is the struggle for Islamic Freedom

This post was inspired by  the following article :  Nations Trying to Stop Their Citizens From Going to Middle East to Fight for ISIS

Author: Angela Grant

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18 thoughts on “To Fear or Not to Fear ISIS”

  1. Same as it ever was, fear is a tool for compliance or consent. Islamic freedom already exists, it seems that IS wants Islamic freedom to the exclusion of all others, at least that is what I get from their brutal public statements. Nothing wrong with questioning the claims made by all sides.


  2. I like the questioning of a media promoted bogey man who is there to scare children (and everyone else). Discerning reporting, without the shadow of threat at every turn really should be key. We’ve had so many poster groups for fear, and wars as a result. Terrorizing populations of people, and distracting attention onto ‘the horrifying other’ perpetuates imbalances which do exist. Attention could be on how to increase children’s rights, better health care for the poor, or a reduction in trafficking or poverty. Instead, the bogey man takes up all of our attention, and we live under the shadow, petrified to question. Good post, Angela.


  3. I also know I would not want to live amongst their laws but neither am I particularly satisfied with life here…..because we created them. Zionist created by the USA and other Western influences. They are the consequences of our interference in Iraq and the restructuring of power in that area.


  4. “I believe ISIS is the struggle for Islamic Freedom”? Looks more like repression to me.

    Elsewhere on your blog you wrote about “knowledge”. So I ask you (again): What do you know about ISIS that you permit yourself to come up with the above statement?

    Um……did you know, for instance, that Saleh Ibn Fawzan Ibn Abdullah is convinced that ISIS was created by Zionists?


        1. ISIS is just Iraq expanding…I do not trust anything the media tells me…..and I have to admit with the lack of justice here in America I have problems believing the President and I was a big fan…


            1. “The First Black President of the USA that is a big deal, an incredible accomplishment. Considering the odds were against him.

              He pulled it off so I think if police violence was high on his list of priorities he would address the issues despite the backlash of labels and accusations of playing the race card.


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