May 17, 2016 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLinenews.org – Though some continue to claim that the organization which brought Medieval torture into America’s living rooms over the last year is dying, over the last week alone, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s merry little band of jihadis has managed to kill over 150 people in various IED attacks in Baghdad, supposedly the most secure city in Iraq.
“Two car bombs and one suicide attack in Baghdad combined claimed more than 70 lives on Tuesday. A suicide bombing in a marketplace in the northern - mainly Shia - Baghdad district of Shaab reportedly killed 41 people and wounded more than 70, while a car bomb in nearby Sadr City left at least 30 dead and 17 wounded. To the south of the capital, a separate car bomb killed six, wounding around 20 more…This was the third time in several days that the Iraqi capital had been hit by deadly bombings. More than 150 people have died in the Iraqi capital in the past week.” [source, 'IS' attacks kill over 70 in Baghdad, Deutsche Welle]
As we noted in a recent report [William Mayer, In the Ongoing Muslim Religious War, the Health of ISIS is of Little Relative Concern, PipeLineNews.org]:
“[the] Islamic State advances in Homs Province against pro-regime forces. IS advanced into the Maher Gas Field in Eastern Homs Province on May 6 after seizing the nearby Sha’er Gas Field on May 5. IS also seized an abandoned artillery battalion and two checkpoints near the T4 (Tiyas) Airbase on May 10 following clashes with pro-regime forces. IS claimed to down a regime helicopter during the fighting [ Syria Sitrep May 6-13, Institute for the Study of War]
This is only one example but we conclude that ISIS is now concentrating its power in its more secure areas and is therefore hardly dead…”
Drawing from that posting we must come to the same unfortunately conclusions:
1. Normative Islam is entirely incompatible with the West.
2. Dr. Huntington was ENTIRELY correct regarding his “Clash of Civilizations” thesis.
3. Unless the civilized world, which can only enjoy freedom and liberty from the bosom of liberal democracies, takes some very bold action soon - even if ISIS simply disappeared tomorrow - our children’s future will remain bleak beyond all measure.
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