A blow by blow account of how Islamist militants outnumbered 20-to-1 by the army cut through huge swathes of Iraq

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) grew out of Al Qaeda In Iraq, a militant group that emerged in the chaos engulfing the country after the 2003 invasion.

They rebranded themselves after the Syrian uprising, attracting foreign fighters and controlling areas with extreme brutality, such as beheadings and crucifixions.

Now even Al Qaeda thinks they are too violent.

What do they want?

A calpihate – a single Islamic state spread across large chunks of Syria and Iraq, based on the harshest interpretation of Sharia law. It includes ordering women to stay at home, amputating the hands of thieves, destroying religious shrines, and outlawing music.

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2 thoughts on “A blow by blow account of how Islamist militants outnumbered 20-to-1 by the army cut through huge swathes of Iraq”

  1. This is the striking difference between Christianity and Islam: One justifies a person by grace through Jesus Christ, while the other attempts to justify itself by works through the law (Sharia).

    Galatians 5:1-6
    (1)Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. (2)Behold, I Paul say unto you, that if ye be circumcised, Christ shall profit you nothing. (3)For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law. (4)Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. (5)For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. (6)For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

  2. There are extreme passages in the Koran, which are filled with violence. In America we are told their religion is peaceful, but once they achieve a certain percentage of the population, you see these things happen.

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