A group of suspected Shebab Islamist militants have beheaded a Kenyan driver after kidnapping a group of traders on Kenyan soil near the resort island of Lamu, police said Saturday.
The militants kidnapped the traders on Wednesday and took them to the dense Boni forest area in Lamu county. The militants released three of them who were Muslims and beheaded a Christian.
Local police said the body of the victim was found in the forest on Friday. According to police, the survivors said the attackers were well armed and had identified themselves as Shebab members on a mission to fight security forces inside Kenya.
Keep in mind the following:
They declared their ambition to commit genocide against an ancient people. So ISIL speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.
[RIGHT]Barrack Hussein Obama, 8/21/2014[/RIGHT]
I would submit that the President is dead wrong (and, sadly, the “dead” part of “dead wrong” may ultimately be countless number of innocents who don’t have the opportunity to compartmentalize and immediately return to the golf course after making a “tough statement”).
I would submit that ISIL/ISIS/IS, Boko Haram, and al Shabab are very clearly speaking for a religion. We can debate whether that religion is Islam or some perversion of or sect within Islam, but it is a religion. It has a common dogma, regardless of whether that is “authentic” dogma or “heretical” dogma.
Until Mr. Obama and the rest of the Western World is willing to recognize the situation for what it is, these people will be a threat. This beheading of a Christian by al Shabab is but a infinitesimal example.