Feb 10, 2015
ISIS is intent on dredging up the most horrific manifestations of Islamic terror imaginable. Their latest outrage is to burn a Jordanian Muslim pilot, Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, alive in a cage. Even within the Muslim world, there are limits to barbarism. Jordan has responded by stepping up their aerial attacks against ISIS. The UAE has dispatched a squadron of F-16’s (12-24 aircraft) to Jordan for coordinated bombing of ISIS targets. (Thanks to NBC News for these screenshots.)
Here a female pilot inscribes her personal message to ISIS from the Quran on her plane’s bomb load:
The inscription seems to answer the question in the Quran, Surah 37:176, “Are they trying to hasten Our punishment?” Writes the pilot: “It is Our army which will be victorious.” (Surah 37:173)
Another pilot wrote an inscription specifically addressed to the self-proclaimed caliph Abu Bakr al-Bagdhadi:
It says, “From the hand of the noble Jordanian to Baghdadi: ‘Soon shall this legion be routed and shall turn their backs and flee.’ (Surah 54:45)”
ISIS’s response has been to try to put Jordan at odds with the United States. On Feb. 6 they claimed that bombing of the ISIS stronghold in Raqqa by Jordanian planes had killed the hostage American aid worker, Kayla Mueller. However, Jordan insisted there were no military engagements within 150 miles of Raqqa at the time she was reported to have been killed. The truth will ultimately come out.
The irony of all of this is that both ISIS and Jordan are quoting violent passages from the Quran to justify their actions. What ever happened to the mantra that Islam is the religion of peace?
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