The Americans are not getting the message. The ISIS rebels are murderers, trying to tear the world apart, as jihadists to fulfill Mohammed’s call to fight infidels. There is a split message in the Islam religion, as there was in Christianity centuries ago – a fight against non-believers as a mission sanctioned by Allah.
We are all from the same ancestry of an Abrahamic religion. We recognize the same God in the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each has fought for the truth, and each, at times, has slaughtered non-believers. But we have overcome, with tolerance and an acceptance of diversity, the same source of moral law. We are not at war with Islam! Why then do we identify it as ‘Islamic terrorism’?
We allow ISIS to use the Internet, to post the cruelest pictures of execution, waving their flag on top of military vehicles and tanks, intimidating the rest of the world, while recruiting immature minds. Everybody knows by now that aerial bombing will not defeat ISIS, but training the local population to become fighting forces is worth nothing if there is not the will instilled into them to defend their people, including women and children.
And there is the most obviously missing part – to build a counteractive Internet program for Western women of all colours and religions, training and educating them specifically to use their acting talents and sweet voices, to become knowledgeable in broadcasting, like the incredibly dedicated CNN anchorwoman, Erin Burnett. The message of peace must be delivered in a concerted mission by women – teachers, theologians, politicians, broadcasters, mothers – in a mobilized, relentless Internet barrage of messages, propagating the rights and denouncing the wrongs of humanity.
It is within the power of womanhood to defeat the recruitment methods of ISIS and to stop their drive of the world towards an Apocalypse Now.