Turn ISIS into losers

Turn the Quran around on them.

The evidence is piling up.  Certain Muslims join ISIS or identify with it from afar because it stands for something, for pure Islam, for the Islam preached by Muhammad.  The teen from Afghanistan who hit people with an ax in a German train is the latest example.  ISIS appears to be winning, and the only hope to ignite the great conflagration against the “Romans” in northern Iraq, so Allah will grant the jihadists the final victory.

A theme that threads its way through the Quran is winners and losers.  This verse is relevant to the regional conflict that may spill over into Israel.

5.21. “O my people! Enter the holy land (Palestine) which Allah has assigned to you, and turn not back (in flight) for then you will be returned as losers.”

This verse was written around the Treaty of Hudaybiyah in 628 and the Conquest of Mecca in early 630. “Holy land” most likely refers to Mecca, but the parenthetical insertion by translators Hilali and Khan shows the modern spin.

Please believe that ISIS leaders know that verse in just the way that Hilali and Khan see it too (see it in four orthodox Sunni translations at quranbrowswer.com).  Israel is their intermediate goal, while the fall of the West is their bigger one.

It is now clear that we must take the fight to ISIS even more forcefully than the current commander-in-chief is doing.  When we turn ISIS into losers by crushing them with a coalition – the French are sure to join – then the false caliphate will appear weak, and it will lose its appeal.  In the simple minds of jihadists, winners attract; losers repel.

If elected, Hillary would keep the status quo, which accomplishes nothing.  Maybe Trump will follow a more aggressive strategy.  After all, he likes to call people “losers.”

Related

Understanding why jihadists fight

Understanding and defeating ISIS

Qital (Warfare) Verses in the Quran

All the Jihad Verses in the Quran

 Islamic Martyrdom: The Economy of Death in the Quran

A Brief History of War in Earliest Islam

The Truth about Islamic Jihad and Imperialism: A Timeline

Jihad and Qital in the Quran, Traditions and Classical Law.

The West’s Civilizational Struggle with Islam

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