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I just hope this doesn't lead to people misunderstanding Islam. Or Islamophobia - the REAL serious problem in the world...

I imagine this latest incident will have Muslims all over the world demonstrating in rage.

No, perhaps not. They're probably tired after getting exhausted expressing their anger over the comic books.

It's all about priorities.

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I just hope this doesn't lead to people misunderstanding Islam.

IS is killing or enslaving everybody. Including other muslims. And including their own members who try to get out while the going is good.

Or Islamophobia - the REAL serious problem in the world...

Try telling that to non-muslim Africans, who are lucky to get a mention in the news, let alone any real help from outside in staying not exploited/raped/killed/all of the above. Might want to look up South Sudan and Boko Haram beforehand though.

Are muslims bad? No. Are terrorists bad? Yes.

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"A number of Islamist militant groups have been active since the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011 left Libya without a strong central government."

This is a direct result of the meddling by NATO. Though Gadhafi was a monster, only a monster can manage to keep barbaric extremists at bay. A debacle worse even than Iraq.

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Egypt and other prominent Islamic countries must work together to deal with this problem because it will have a negative effect on the view on Islam in the rest of the world.

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To be politically correct so I don't have my post removed I will rephrase my post. Terrorists are bad and it is unfortunate that so much bad press is falling on the Muslim faith and it's followers. It is also unfortunate that the vast majority of acts of terrorism involve people who distort their religious faith and believe that they are doing good by these heinous acts when in fact they are bringing down a lot of good people with them.

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Saw the 5-minute video via the Net. Horrible. Can't believe that any sane group would want to advertise their way of doing such unbelievable things in the name of anything ...

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Imagine just how benighted this region would be if it didn't have oil......... I can't see that this violence will ever stop.

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Try telling that to non-muslim Africans, who are lucky to get a mention in the news, let alone any real help from outside in staying not exploited/raped/killed/all of the above. Might want to look up South Sudan and Boko Haram beforehand though.

Failing that, they could just read about it here on JT.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/nigerian-military-repels-boko-haram-attack-on-northeast-town http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/boko-haram-abducts-30-people-in-cameroon-nigeria

The world should have left well alone in Libya. I hope Egypt and Syria will not be next.

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That's it. We need to go back in and end this. Make sure it's lead mostly by Muslim nations so it's not seen as a crusade. But we have to go back in.

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Peter Payne:

" That's it. We need to go back in and end this. "

But you started it! It was Obamas and Camerons brilliant plan to support the Bengazi jihadis against the stable on non-threatening Gaddafi regime. Now we are enjoying the results of that policy. (Same in Tunisia and Syria...)

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To be politically correct so I don't have my post removed I will rephrase my post.

Yes, Islam needs to experience it's own Reformation before people start to get the wrong idea. Obama is still whining about the Crusades while the Islamic State comes up with ever more despicable methods for offing infidels and apostates for their ever more successful recruiting PR campaigns. The JV team indeed.

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Right from Muhammad and Omar Islam has been on a perpetual crusade world wide and in the last 30 years they are getting as ferocious as they were during the early days and the days of Ottoman conquests. Meanwhile all we in the west worry about is antisemitism, whatever that means and our quest for money and luxuries. If we don't force the end of this Islamist atrocities by ordering Islamic countries to eliminate their own extremists we will create the collapse of our own civilization.

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But you started it! It was Obamas and Camerons brilliant plan to support the Bengazi jihadis against the stable on non-threatening Gaddafi regime.

Egypt, too.

Now we are enjoying the results of that policy. (Same in Tunisia and Syria...)

Actually, Tunisia is doing better than I expected. But, Syria, as much as I can't stand Assad, was better off before this rebellion got started.

Libya, without a doubt, was better off before Gaddafi was ousted. I found it sad and ironic that the same Obama that was shaking Gaddafi's hand was later demanding he leave office. The same kind of thing happened with Egypt. Why would any leader fully trust that kind of US foreign policy?

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So the west is responsible for this you say, rubbish, is the west responsible for whats happening in Nigeria with boko haram too, ? These Sh1t heads would be rampaging in spite of the west not because of it.

Go back and do your knitting, you have no clue

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I just hope this doesn't lead to people misunderstanding Islam. Or Islamophobia - the REAL serious problem in the world...

Too late for that, ask the guy in North Carolina.

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slumdog:

" Egypt, too. "

Well, Egypt has since rebounded and rid itself of the Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship. Incredibly, the Obama governent STILL supports the Muslim Brotherhood. It is like reality never intrudes into their thinking.

In the event, ISIS puts Egypt in a very delicate position here, by murdering Copts. If Al Sisi goes to war on behalf of Christians, he can be sure that he will lambasted for that from salafi mosques all across Egypt. Say what you want about ISIS, but stupid they are not.

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Well, Egypt has since rebounded and rid itself of the Muslim Brotherhood dictatorship. Incredibly, the Obama governent STILL supports the Muslim Brotherhood. It is like reality never intrudes into their thinking.

True. It is incredible that Obama somehow cannot bring himself to fully support al-Sisi.Al-Sisi deserves all the support he can get.

Say what you want about ISIS, but stupid they are not.

Correct. That is precisely what makes them so dangerous.

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Can you imagine what would happen across the planet today if a video was shown of 21 Muslims being not even killed but hit over the head with some pork or a Koran?

There'd be murder and mayhem and bombings and shootings.

Given that the ones being killed were Christians, Obama will probably make an apology speech. Remember, some of you who are outraged need to get off your high horses.

I think it's time for us to get off our high horses alright and pronounce a jihad against Isis and any other terrorist group. There people need to be removed from the planet.

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Bunch of cowards killing defenseless men while keeping their faces covered.

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Yep, cowards. Evil disgusting cowards. They need to be exterminated. Very simple.

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It is time for President of Egypt to act against these terrorists. Muslim nations have responsibility to eradicate these criminal extremists if it is true that these radicals have nothing to do with Islam. ISIL, Al Qaeda, Boko Harom, Taliban all have their own versions of Islam, and that is the fact. "Islamophobia" has been used to as a tool to intimidate any scholarly critics of Islamic doctrine, by playing the victim game. Instead, Muslims should encourage the open conversations from within with broader context of modern era. The lack of openness and honesty are recipes for all forms of radicalism. Christianity has outgrown their monsters experiences to co-exist with modernity. Islam seems to move backward against modernity by enforcing and demanding submission again reasoning, as expressed by these radicals. Ignorant and political correctness with spoiled democratic values in the West will only em-bold these killing of innocents.

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The coalition needs to step up their attacks on Islamic State. I hear China is going to join the fight any day now...

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Peacetrain:

" Can you imagine what would happen across the planet today if a video was shown of 21 Muslims being not even killed but hit over the head with some pork or a Koran? There'd be murder and mayhem and bombings and shootings. "

That would be there immediately, all over the same islamic world that now says nothing. Plus, our Western media would be huffing and puffing about "islamophobia".... the same media that can not even bring itself to use the term islamic terrorist, instead endlessly talking about "militants" or "fighter" or some such. Crazy world.

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Can you imagine what would happen across the planet today if a video was shown of 21 Muslims being not even killed but hit over the head with some pork or a Koran? There'd be murder and mayhem and bombings and shootings.

Sadly, there is no need to imagine.

http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/koran-burning-incites-deadly-riots-in-afghanistan

http://www.japantoday.com/category/world/view/afghans-riot-as-anti-foreign-resentment-grows-over-quran-burning-in-florida

http://www.japantoday.com/smartphone/view/world/rioters-torch-buddhist-temples-homes-in-bangladesh

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Sick of this.

Comparing the Crusades to ISIS & somehow using that as a way to downplay what ISIS is doing is just a really bizarre point of view too.

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Is there any way to stop this violence?

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Well, setting aside the horror of this act, you have to question the wisdom of this. Hopefully the Egyptian Air Force have killed hundreds of IS in return for the 21 they murdered. Same as the Jordanians have done, pay them back with interest.

They're not really that smart, WilliB - if they keep doing this, they will be wiped out all the faster.

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Great move taking our Qadafi NATO. You guys are brilliant.

Good thing for Syria and the World that Assad withstood your attempt to oust him otherwise ISIS would be running Damascus by now.

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Burning Bush:

" Good thing for Syria and the World that Assad withstood your attempt to oust him otherwise ISIS would be running Damascus by now. "

Exactly. However, Obama is STILL trying overthrow Assad and turning Syria into Libya as we speak. And there are two more years of this misguided policy left. And even after 2 years, we can not be sure that the next Potus will enact better foreign policy... sadly, we hear wildly misguided statements from both political parties of the superpower.

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Now for the truth of the Iraq war and the Afghanistan.

By now you know I am 100% the Iraq war strategist and Afghanistan main strategist until I stopped around late 2009 / early 2010. You must be wondering why they would betray someone that did so much? That's because of the way I walk and that was it.

To make it all add up.......Read this.

In 2008/9 I was "very angry" at what they did to me. I had gotten very drunk and snapped 1 night. I said if use hates me that much and I am that much of an embarrassment......... Sabotage my strategies and lose the Iraq war. I sent them some letters for the Iraq war at the same time., and they countered the last Iraq war small attacks.

I regret what I said and I was just a drunk and angry at doing so much for a country and being betrayed in the dirtiest way.

When i was angry i said sabotage then strategies. I said with the Satellite strategy to follow them...Tell them to brake up into small "lots" of groups. Can only follow 1 small groups. Sabotage so they stargeys don't work..Setting up traps and drones over the troops heads.

Not long after that i couldn't believe it. The News said how the taliban had been using laptops that would show the drowns why there over the troops heads.

Sadly they handed the Taliban and pakistan's the drone codes.

Do you the media and MP remember what the news say? They had they had know idea how this could happen, and that there way no way the taliban or any government could of got the gode. They said it had to of been the CIA or Army.

Sadly it was clearly the CIA and the media said they new it had 2 be 1 of them but.....what what what what what. They didn't know what 2 say of say why they would do or or that they 100% did it.

So that''s right. We know they didn't pay me money to save mass lives and keep wining every war with my endless supply of strategies....WTF? So we all now understand why now. They hate me and would rather lose the wars and let there own troops die. They even sabotage the drones 100%$ to shut me up.

The first thing i said after seeing the nes was...WTF? I was angry and never really meant it.

As for Iraq the last attacks were Truck bombings. I sent them strategies to counter that.

The Iraq checkpoint cops would got bribed or put on the spot...Lets them past for $ or that or you dead. I said we have 2 put up 1.6M high checkpoints. This way the checkpoint cops cant let them past even if they wanted 2...Wouldn't fit under it.

Cement walls around Gov building and a 1.6M high checkpoint to counter it.....End to truck bombing 100%.

The last one was checkpoint cops getting blown up..Or letting cars past.

To counter that it was cement blast walls on each side, then pop uo poles in the ground. They pull into it and the front poles are already up. The back poles now pop up once there just pulled past them. Now a sniffer dogs comes and and rounds around the car first..No troops near it. If the dog clears the car, the front poles come down. They drive up to the troops as the next car pulls in. Can many many next to each other.

Now all checkpoint bomb attacks are a thing of the past. Now the checkpoint cops won't die and car bombs cant get to people because they cant put them on the spot.

We put cameras everywhere to9 show how cleared the cards, and carmes near known targets. If a car gets cleared someone how...We look at both cameras and all check point cameras and see how let them past. Car bombs a thing of the past/

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I bet the Islamists had massacred hundreds of Christians in Libya during Gaddhafi's regime.

In a Free Libya they killed only 21.

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@ulysses Nooo. The CIA killed them as they bugged them with chips to do it.

The CIA leaked / control them and released helicopter and jet fighter codes ans spaceship codes 3.

Also in Iraq the murdered there own troops with drones and killed themselves for fun:).

Just kidding but that was so odd how the Taliban got that codes.

The CIA sucl D anyway. I don't think there that bad.

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I see the Egyptians are pissed off enough to have launched air raids on the Islamic State wackos.

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"That's it. We need to go back in and end this. Make sure it's lead mostly by Muslim nations so it's not seen as a crusade. But we have to go back in."

What's this "we, we" nonsense? Feel free to sign up for military service, if you think so.

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" That's it. We need to go back in and end this. Make sure it's lead mostly by Muslim nations so it's not seen as a crusade. But we have to go back in. "

What bugs me about emotional quick fix demands like this that they are not thought out. So "we", whoever that is, go in and militarily defeat ISIS. That will be pretty easy and quick, because the moment they are faced with a Western military machine, they will fade away and blend with the population.

And then what? "We" are going to babysit Western Iraq and Eastern Syria indefinitely? And live with constant low-level terrorism infinitely? Haven`t "we" been down this disastrous road before?

Or do people now think that Western troops (or Iraqi Shiite troops) will be welcomed with flowers and chocolate in the ISIS Sunni triangle? SERIOUSLY???

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Anyone who still thinks you can reason with these barbarians?

Wipe them out.

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One question is, what are other Islamic groups doing to fight theses evil people? The Shia are enemies with this IS. Islamic State is trying desperately to form a Caliphate.

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