Unspeakable Evil from Libya
Following the release of yet another ISIS video titled “A Message Signed With Blood to the Nation of the Cross” showing the decapitation of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christian hostages, Egyptian warplanes took to the skies. Their mission was simple, destroy as much of ISIS’ capability as possible. The disturbing video was released from Libya, a nation embroiled in a power struggle between the government forces and ISIS fighters. Back in 2011 during the Arab Spring, Dictator Muammar Gaddaffi was overthrown and a Libyan parliament was instated. Since the rise of ISIS however, the radical Islamic group has been trying to remove the elected government and implement their own hierarchy and Sharia Law. The fact that ISIS has the ability to operate in so many of these countries is an indication of their growing strength, but how long can they anger so many of the world’s nations before the globe collectively puts its foot down together? Pope Francis condemned the executions and urges Christians of all denominations to unify. The message seems almost reminiscent of the Crusades in my mind, however it was extremely vague and unclear as to what that was meant to accomplish.
On the Doorstep
The war is slowly coming closer and closer to Europe. Calls for Jihad in European countries like are becoming more frequent. On Valentine’s Day, a shooting at a freedom of speech rally in Copenhagen Denmark left one dead and 3 police officers wounded. The Muslim extremist was reported to have sworn his allegiance to ISIS on a Facebook page before going on his shooting spree. Steadily the extremist group and their influence have grown, swallowing up large swaths of land. Cooperation from all nations will be required to contain the ISIS threat regardless of whether they are Christian, Jewish or Muslim.
Info Sourced from: CNN.com