Sharing a common security and a common set of values

Religious and non-religious people should know that those living in the civilised and educated countries share a common security and a common set of values. However is born on this earth normally gets some instinct and some ethic feeling inborn in his heart and mind. Those who believe in Allah, the Elohim Hashem God Whose Name is Jehovah, should know that all people are created in the image of God and as such also have received the knowledge of good and bad in them.

English: Allah in stone in Rohtas Fort, Distri...

Allah in stone in Rohtas Fort, District Jhelum, Punjab, Pakistan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this world there are many people living who claim to be believers in Allah or God, but do not really are people belonging to this Allah/God. They are those who prefer to live according to the world or to set rules given by man of the world, often who misuse the title and the name of Allah/God. They may claim not to be following the tradition of man, because they are so hardened by what is in their own selfish heart. Having hardened their heart they even got blinded not seeing what they are doing to their own people and against their own faith, giving it a bad name.

Symbol of Islam, the name of Allah, complete v...

Symbol of Islam, the name of Allah, complete version, white and golden version. Note: most islamic people consider this symbol more correct to represent them. It is strongly advised to be used instead of the crescent moon with the star that is rather a political symbol. (Photo credit: Wikipedia

In history we have already got many people who misused the name of God to have a precept to go to war. these days we can find several groups calling up their gods and getting followers to fight for their god and/or their faith.

The entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or ISIL, mostly formed by Sunni Arab terrorist insurgent groups.

The president of the United States of America on August the 20th send a message in the world about the American journalist Jim Foley who reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away.  This man who was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there.

The president said:

Jim was taken from us in an act of violence that shocks the conscience of the entire world.  He was 40 years old — one of five siblings, the son of a mom and dad who worked tirelessly for his release.  Earlier today, I spoke to the Foleys and told them that we are all heartbroken at their loss, and join them in honoring Jim and all that he did.

Jim Foley’s life stands in stark contrast to his killers.  Let’s be clear about ISIL.  They have rampaged across cities and villages — killing innocent, unarmed civilians in cowardly acts of violence.  They abduct women and children, and subject them to torture and rape and slavery.  They have murdered Muslims — both Sunni and Shia — by the thousands.  They target Christians and religious minorities, driving them from their homes, murdering them when they can for no other reason than they practice a different religion.  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 for 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.

And people like this ultimately fail.  They fail, because the future is won by those who build and not destroy and the world is shaped by people like Jim Foley, and the overwhelming majority of humanity who are appalled by those who killed him.

The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people.  We will be vigilant and we will be relentless.  When people harm Americans, anywhere, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done.  And we act against ISIL, standing alongside others.

The people of Iraq, who with our support are taking the fight to ISIL, must continue coming together to expel these terrorists from their communities.  The people of Syria, whose story Jim Foley told, do not deserve to live under the shadow of a tyrant or terrorists.  They have our support in their pursuit of a future rooted in dignity.

From governments and peoples across the Middle East there has to be a common effort to extract this cancer, so that it does not spread.  There has to be a clear rejection of these kind of nihilistic ideologies.  One thing we can all agree on is that a group like ISIL has no place in the 21st century.

Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security and a common set of values that are rooted in the opposite of what we saw yesterday.  And we will continue to confront this hateful terrorism, and replace it with a sense of hope and civility.  And that’s what Jim Foley stood for, a man who lived his work; who courageously told the stories of his fellow human beings; who was liked and loved by friends and family.

Today, the American people will all say a prayer for those who loved Jim.  All of us feel the ache of his absence.  All of us mourn his loss.  We keep in our prayers those other Americans who are separated from their families.  We will do everything that we can to protect our people and the timeless values that we stand for.

May God bless and keep Jim’s memory, and may God bless the United States of America.

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Find also to read:

  1. Stronger than anything that wants to destroy
  2. 2014 International Neighbourhood Symposium – Turkey
  3. Islamic State forcing the West to provide means for Kurdistan
  4. Not following the tradition of man

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  • Narcissist Obama Lectures ISIS Jihadists on True Meaning of Islam (Video) (thegatewaypundit.com)
    Narcissist President Barack Obama lectured ISIS today on how to practice their religion of Islam. Obama says ISIS speaks for no religion. He obviously doesn’t follow their tweets.
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    You just got to love how Western leftists lecture Islamic terrorists on true meaning of Islam.
  • The President and John Kerry on Foley’s Murder (themoderatevoice.com)
    “The United States attempted a rescue operation recently to free a number of American hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This operation involved air and ground components and was focused on a particular captor network within ISIL. Unfortunately, the mission was not successful because the hostages were not present at the targeted location.“As we have said repeatedly, the United States government is committed to the safety and well-being of its citizens, particularly those suffering in captivity. In this case, we put the best of the United States military in harms’ way to try and bring our citizens home.

    “The United States government uses the full breadth of our military, intelligence and diplomatic capabilities to bring people home whenever we can. The United States will not tolerate the abduction of our people, and will work tirelessly to secure the safety of our citizens and to hold their captors accountable.”

  • James Foley’s murder lays bare the nihilistic world of ISIL (jsonline.com)
    We know with certainty that the video shows his killers for what they are — genocidal nihilists who understand only the sword. This act should strengthen American resolve to help friendly governments in the region extract the cancer that is the Islamic State.
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    Unfortunately, conditions in Iraq and Syria are desperate, and there are fewer journalists left in either country to report what’s happening. Syria is considered the most dangerous place in the world for reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists says; the humanitarian crisis there has left more than 170,000 people dead and 9 million displaced. Foley was on a freelance assignment for the website GlobalPost, when he was abducted in northern Syria on Nov. 22, 2012.
  • Barack Obama denounces Islamic State as ‘cancer’ that must be ‘extracted’ from Middle East (telegraph.co.uk)
    Barack Obama denounced Islamic State as a “cancer” that must be “extracted” from the Middle East during a powerful tribute to James Foley.
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    John McCain, the former Republican presidential candidate and outspoken critic of Mr Obama’s record on Iraq and Syria, launched a fresh attack on the president’s handling of the Islamic State threat.“This is the most vicious terrorist organisation that we’ve ever encountered,” he told The Arizona Republic. “This president has ignored the threat for a long period of time, and now we’re paying the price.“The more he delays and the more he acts incrementally, the more Isil adjusts and the more difficult they will become. And one of the decisions that he has to make is to attack in Syria.”
  • The origin of Allah Part 1 (aghostdancer.wordpress.com)
    For those thinking I have not studied the bible, the Quran and other religious texts. Let’s delve into the Origins of Allah. Weather or not it’s a biblical name or not. If you’d like to debate my “facts” feel free to comment and we can have some fun but what is fun for me will probably just annoy you since facts aren’t on your side. I happen to read hebrew. Why because it was offered as a language in school.
  • Chapter 7 of Quran (33) Allah does not enjoin nakedness (safaafromcaeg.wordpress.com)
    Having denounced their claims that Allah has ordered them to follow such indecent practices, Allah tells them that His commandments run in the opposite direction. Allah has enjoined justice and moderation in all matters, not indecency.
  • Malaysian Court: “Allah is not Bible’s God’ (rehmat1.com)
    If the word Allah is to be employed in the Malay versions of The Herald to refer to God, there will be a risk of misrepresentation of God within Christianity. This is because the Christian concept of God as symbolised by the Trinity is absolutely and completely dissimilar to the concept of Allah in Islam. The potential for confusion is not confined only to Muslims but also to Christians,” said Zawari.
  • Obama: ISIS ‘Has no place in 21st Century’ (iraqinews.com)
    Obama proceeded to condemn the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the militants responsible for American journalist James Foley’s death, in the harshest possible terms.
  • Obama On ISIL: ‘Their Ideology Is Bankrupt’ (crooksandliars.com)
  • Obama condemns killing of reporter, U.S. hits ISIL in Iraq (worldbulletin.net)
    U.S. officials said on Wednesday that intelligence analysts had concluded that the ISIL video, titled “A Message to America,” was authentic. It also showed images of another U.S. journalist, Steven Sotloff, whose fate the group said depends on how the United States acts in Iraq.The gruesome video presented Obama with bleak options that could define American involvement in Iraq and the public reaction to it, potentially dragging him further into a conflict he built much of his presidency on ending.

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    U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned “the horrific murder of journalist James Foley, an abominable crime that underscores the campaign of terror the ISIL continues to wage against the people of Iraq and Syria,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

    Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari urged the world to back his country against ISIL, which he described as a threat to the world, not just to the minority ethnic groups whose members it has killed in Iraq.

    Germany and Italy said they were ready to send arms to bolster the military capabilities of Iraqi Kurds fighting ISIL in northern Iraq.

    Sending arms into conflict zones is a major departure for Germany, which has often shied away from direct involvement in military conflicts since World War Two due to its Nazi past.

    The video’s message was unambiguous, warning of greater retaliation to come against Americans following nearly two weeks of U.S. air strikes that have pounded militant positions and halted the advance of ISIL, which until this month had captured a third of Iraq with little resistance.

 

About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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