I feel that ISIL is a group that clearly threatens both Muslims and non Muslims. One can note the terror that ISIL inflicts on people, if your a Muslim and you disagree with ISIL, your liable to get executed. ISIL posts videos of mass executions of Muslims on the internet while claiming itself to be a Muslim group. ISIL has converted at least one Christian Church into a Mosque, which is a violation of Islam. Yet as God wills, there are those who are willing to stand up to ISIS. This includes the Christians and Muslims of Iraq and Syria, and in addition, a # of Arab majority nations and western Christian majority nations, have joined together, in the fight against ISIS.
Blitz on Isis: The son of Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prince Khaled bin Salman, has been pictured in the cockpit of his Tornado IDS jet after piloting it in strikes against the terrorist group in Syria
Strike aircraft from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, France and the U.S have all flown bombing runs over Syria, with Britain set to add its firepower to the alliance in the coming days. Pictured is a Saudi F-15E that took part in a mission against Isis
*The prince was joined in the skies by the United Arab Emirate’s first female air force pilot, Major Mariam Al Mansouri (pictured), 35, whose F-16 fighter was one of several from a group of Arab nations that are blitzing Isis
Firepower: Saudi Arabian air force pilots pose for a photo at an undisclosed location after attacking Isis fanatics. They’re pictured here in front of a Tornado jet
*Ready for combat: Saudi Arabian air force pilots sit in the cockpit of a fighter jet
Saudi newspaper Al-Riyadh revealed that Prince Khaled bin Salman had taken part in the Syria air strikes*
Air Force Lt General David L Goldfein had some thoughts on the coaltion.
*WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 –
Speaking at an Air Force Association breakfast Sept. 23, Air Force Lt. Gen. David L. Goldfein said it is “very significant” that five Arab countries joined the coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. He noted that this wasn’t the first time Arab nations came forward. Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Jordan helped in air operations over Libya. Goldfein previously served as commander of U.S. Central Command’s Air Force component.
***The Arab nations fit right in with operations against ISIL, he said. “I actually got to fly with each of the countries in the Gulf,” the general said. “What I came away with is there may be no better example in how an investment in building partner capacity has paid off.***”
The Arab pilots were all graduates of the Gulf Air Warfare Center sponsored by the United Arab Emirates.
The USA and its partner nations play a big role in protecting the travel routes that are located around the GCC states. ISIS poses a threat to the GCC states, but I’m glad that the USA and its partner nations have well trained, professional armed forces, to take on ISIL.
Part of this reason I created this thread was because of guys like this,
I think its important to remember the Muslim and Christians of Iraq and Syria who do live in peace with each other. There are issues of persecution of minorities around the world, but one way to defeat ISIL, is to show ISIL that they are not the true followers of Islam, no peaceful, just religion condones heinous acts against innocents.
Finally, I am reminded of the views of Pope Francis, who teaches to respect Muslims and Jews.