Islam - the New World Order?

(I feel this is quite topical, News24.  I might consider a rewrite or change of topic then)

I’m totally appalled by the recent range of savage attacks carried out by ISIS across Syria and Iraq.  Is such reproachful brutality perhaps inherent in the religion of Islam?

Despite the peaceful majority of Muslims around the world who take their life-instruction from the Quran, claiming that Islam is a religion of peace, history teaches us that heinous crimes have consistently been committed in the name of that religion.

Even the prophet himself, atop a rabid camel, rode with his marauding hordes into Mecca, where butchery of the masses was the order of the day.

Now that’s not to say those pesky ‘Meccanese’ didn’t have it coming, if I understand the spat correctly, but the gratuitous flailing of thousands of Persian sabres as heads rolled, doesn’t exactly speak of a peaceful entry into the Holy City.

Perhaps it was a case of horses for courses, given Mo’s task at hand, but from then till now, history is speckled with acts of violence and brutality by these so-called extremists.

And this brings me to a developing story playing out in Iraq's Sinjar Mountains where tens of thousands of non-Muslim Yazidis have taken refuge, hiding for their lives from surrounding Islamic ISIS rebel fighters hell-bent on separating heads from torsos.

We know that US special forces have been deployed to ‘assess’ the situation and as per usual, not a single world nation is taking the situation seriously, a situation that might very well escalate into a full blown genocide in the coming days.

I’ve perused maps of the area and it seems that this ‘Islamic State’, as claimed by ISIS, is growing daily - spreading actually, faster than its infectious counterpart across West Africa.

What’s concerning is not the spread of Islam, but rather the spread of militant extremist Islam, now in the form of ISIS who already control a large majority of the region between Iraq and Syria.

Is this the New World Order?

James Andrew Holeson 2014-08-15 12:55:23 PM
Hooray! Thanks News24 for allowing freedom of speech on this most wonderful platform.
Wim Vincken 2014-08-15 01:01:14 PM
Change the title. Islam is definitely not a new order. They are not the fastest growing religion (whatever they claim). And now, especially now with all the death and violence and other crimes, Islam is losing many people to other religions and none at all (what is still the best). With all the wars going on, more then 70% is Islam related. With all the terror in the world, 90% if Islam related. Telling that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam, is also false. It's a flavor of Islam; they have more then 100 flavors of Islam.
Henno 2014-08-15 01:05:19 PM
No, the New World Order has it's head firmly rested in Jerusalem under the watchful eyes of the Zionists there, who are every ready to defend "their" country from the "evil" Palestinian kids with rocket launchers ...
Bruwer 2014-08-15 01:14:18 PM
Was Isis not the whore of Babylon
Carol Jacobsohn 2014-08-15 01:19:16 PM
Henno then maybe the islam people should not fire rockets from schools and hospital. The men are always putting the women and children in the line of fire as they are such cowards that they hid behid the women and children
Carol Jacobsohn 2014-08-15 01:23:36 PM
Can be but we all know it is the truth
Sabeer Mahomed 2014-08-15 01:31:25 PM
Shame but u seem to forget the recent massacre carried out by the jews in Palestine or the crusades by christians or massacre of iraqis by the Christian led Americans and the list can go on and on, selective memory huh
Riz Asper 2014-08-15 01:42:06 PM
what a distortion of facts and slander on the character of the Prophet Mohammed; when he conquered mecca he forgave everyone and this story repeats in the conquest of Saladin the Magnificant (who was a kurd) - he also forgave everyone when he took over Jerusalem unlike the crusaders who had massacred all the the facts.
Michael Wingnut Campbell 2014-08-15 01:51:14 PM
I've heard the "most Muslims are peaceful" line before and I believed it for a long time. Tell you what, go find a "peaceful" Muslim and tell them that you think it's disgusting that they follow the teachings of a pedophile who, at 50 years old, raped a young girl (around 10-12 years old). I think you will find they are not as peaceful as you thought. My advice is to make sure you are in a public place when you do it. Secondly the problem is not just Islam, it is also the fundamentalist Jews and xtians on the other side of these conflicts who perpetuate the anger and hatred based on each other's imaginary sky daddies.
Abu Aadilaa Abdur Razzaq 2014-08-15 03:10:07 PM
:-), @James, how old are you really James? and are you the really the grandson on 'Hole', have you come out of that hole just today? or are you familiar with the millions killed before ISIS and other Muslim have started paying back in the same coin? Before you went to the hole, did you ever tried to understand Islam, or this knowledge of Islam was given from the school or Hole? Why i am trying to use the word 'Hole', so that i can ask you come out of it and do a proper and comprehensive research (as you just came out of it) and then write news24 articles. Please...