|The goddess Isis, with broken horn|
Reading between the lines in this article, however, one wonders whether the latest enemy of civilisation and freedom is pleading for a solution to the horror of the crisis in the Middle East.
The Telegraph reports...
'Speaking as the first Caliph, or commander of the Islamic faithful since the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, he called on Muslims to rally to his pan-Islamic state.
"Those who can immigrate to the Islamic State should immigrate, as immigration to the house of Islam is a duty," he said in an audio recording released on a website used by the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. Rush O Muslims to your state. It is your state. Syria is not for Syrians and Iraq is not for Iraqis. The land is for the Muslims, all Muslims."'
Which ironically is what the World Zionist Congress said to Jews around the world in the aftermath of the Second World War. One could be forgiven for wondering whether ISIS is a CIA/MI5/Mossad operation after all.
ISIS are so barbaric that most Islamic terrorists must surely think they are insane. There is a depravity to their conduct which is so evil that it seems almost artificially evil. What Muslims would seriously want to live under that regime? In general, though, I've given up trying to understand what is taking place before our eyes. I believe we are seeing something of the 'mystery of iniquity' of which St Paul speaks. The silence of the US government, the UK Government and Europe implies a tacit consent to what is happening in Iraq and Syria. That is absurd. All we know is that the battle between good and evil is becoming very, visibly intense and human beings are paying for it with their lives.
Let us lift up our eyes to Heaven, from whence our help comes.