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Old 08-11-2016, 08:20 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by WoodrowLI View Post
I will agree that is a probability for the top echelon, but the rank and file ground pounders seem to be idealistic non-Muslim kids that are seeking adventure and a chance to get a free sex-slave. Most of the identified ISIS fighters have been young American, British,Canadian. German recent converts to Islam who converted for the purpose of joining ISIS. Actually as there is no ceremony required to revert to Islam and no membership nor joining a person merely has to say they are Muslim to be considered a convert. Because a person says they are Muslim does not mean they know beans about Islam.

You've been more than fair in your posting up till now and I perfectly understand you wanting to defend your religion, but ...

Thousands have gone to Syria to fight for IS from all over the world. 3,000 from Tunisia for example. A brigade of Chechen fighters are fighting for them.
Virtually every Muslim country is represented out there.
Hundreds of young British Muslims have gone from Britain to fight for them.
Some recent converts, but mostly lifelong Muslims who have bought into the Jihadist message, as warped as it is.

As a Muslim you'll surely know that Muhammed employed the same tactics at Banu Qurayza - beheading prisoners, selling women and children as sex slaves. This is where IS get their 'original Islam' ideology from.

And a hundred years ago in the Armenian Genocide, which took place in the same area - northern Syria/northern Iraq - the same atrocities took place - mass murder, beheadings, immolation, crucifixion, mass rape, sexual slavery etc etc.

It's history repeating itself.
All this talk of religion, but it's how you live your life that is the all-important thing.
If you set out each day to do all the goodness and kindness that you can, and to do no harm to man or beast, then you are walking the highest path.
And when your time is up, if you can leave the earth a better place than you found it, then yours will have been a life well lived.
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