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Peter Adamis 16 June 2014. When the acronym ISIS first flashed across my screen I immediately thought of that ancient Egyptian Goddess and could not fathom why the name could be synonymous with Islam. However upon further investigation the modern acronym of ISIS was tied in with terror and destruction. A destruction that is current causing great alarm in all of the Islamic nations. A copy of the complete article may be downloaded by clicking on: ISIS is not the true path of the prophet
This article touches briefly on the subject of ISIS but its main content may be found in the subsequent articles that follow describing the recent carnage and mass slaughter of a people by those who follow the teachings of the Prophet. Yet those responsible for the slaughter are not doing it for the Prophet and their actions will certainly bring about a retribution that will go down in the annals of history. The Prophet did not advocate killing of innocents on such a scale but it is my understanding as a layman and ordinary bloke that the Prophet teachings are far different version than that being demonstrated by the ISIS organisation. I am not expert on the teachings of the Prophet and nor do I make out that I have an understanding other than to believe that there are many paths to God. A God that three mono faiths share.
Some of the images bring back memories of Srebrenica and the killings perpetrated on innocent civilians by those dedicated to bring about terror to incite further violence and cower a people who are sick of death and destruction. Many of us will wake this morning wondering what other destruction have these Islamic fringe organisations have committed and how far will they go to achieve their goals and ambitions. This latest act by ISIS cannot be condoned and nor can the world remain transfixed to their television sets doing nothing not voicing an opinion on what action needs to be taken.
Apart from their militant leaders who seek the unwarranted glory as a means of increasing their recruitment base, what is of interest is the measures taken by ISIS takes to conceal their identity from the world. They know full well that once their identity has been revealed that they are targets for the remainder of their lives.
Take for example the young lads that took part in the murder and execution of Muammar Gaddafi during the Libyan uprising. Despite all of the covering up of the gruesome murder, those same young lads who committed these acts in a passionate mood of revenge now lie beneath the ground, killed by the families and supporters of Muammar Gaddafi . Fear of retribution is but one of numerous reason why ISIS hides behind masks.
The outcome of those who oppose ISIS
The world is waiting for the USA as the world’s policeman to act in a time honoured manner similar to past acts as the world’s policeman and yet other countries almost as equally powerful stand by and doing nothing as if to wait for the USA to deplete its manpower and resources by being involved. Methinks it’s about time that India, China, Russia and yes Iran take an active interest in the region and bring about a lasting peace. It matters little whose region of influence it is supposed to be as world peace is a shared responsibility.
ISIS handiwork in Syria.
In Syria for example, one can be forgiven for believing that the USA has miscalculated its support to the Islamic rebels fighting against the Syrian Government at a time when history has indicated the USA support to the Taliban during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.
As an observer of the global geopolitical situation, hopes of a lasting peace amongst nations is fast disappearing and I can foresee an isolationist attitude being taken by the worlds powerful nations, especially that of the USA. the reason being is that its people are sick and tired of war and yet history again has demonstrated that sit by and see havoc and destruction occur on our doorstep will not immune us from not being affected in one or another.
It is time for all nations to take a responsible attitude towards such conflicts and remove the recalcitrant elements within their midst and region of influence. Lasting peace can occur if al powerful nations use whatever means they have at their disposal to bring about that long sought after lasting dream of peace amongst mankind. If not then we are setting a precedent that will long after our generation and I fear for our children of the future wherever they may reside in this world we call the Earth.
The Voice from the Pavement – Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Contact via Email: [email protected] or via Mobile: 0409965538