From the International Business Times:
A spokesman for the Islamic State (IS) group, rampaging through northern Iraq, has warned that they will “humiliate the United States” and “raise the flag of Allah in the White House”.
“I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” said Abu Mosa, spokesman for the group formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis).
“Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq.”
"We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House," he added.
Airstrikes, in my opinion, are not going to be effective against these people. The reason is that they celebrate death.
There are things I could show you about this group that would both get me suspended and at the same time make you vomit. They brag about their war crimes.
Having said that, at some point, ISIS will be an existential threat to Europe, to Australia, and to the US.
My two questions for you are this:
*]What are the criteria that exist for you to believe that ISIS has become an existential threat to the place where you live?
*]If/when they meet those criteria, what actions should the civil leaders take in the place where you live?
For example, if you live in Europe, will you begin to consider ISIS to be an existential threat to your land if they overtake Turkey? Bulgaria? Kosovo? Will you consider it an existential threat if you start to see the ISIS flag fly in the Muslim suburbs of Paris? Berlin? Manchester?
If so, what actions should your country take?