Hello again folks! When I read these kind of stories about genuine atrocities committed by the most abhorrent of people in the name of their moon god allah; I wonder why folks at large cannot see the internal wrath and anger and fatalism of islam:
Much is said of the horror and intense; soulless and merciless excesses of so-called 'religious violence. We have seen all kinds of things done under the banner of religious crusades and campaigns. Not only by muslims but by folks under the direction of the Vatican and those who vehemently oppose the papal see. We have seen wickedness done in the name of all manner of man-made religions. Islam is the driver for many of the international terrorist attacks of the last two  decades including 9/11; 7/7; Bali; Madrid et al. And we are all aware of the threat of real; true and fundamental islam to the West [Geert Wilders; film: "Fitna" - despite the negative media hype - does display this]. The demographic time-bomb that countries such as Germany may be majority muslim by 2040 should not be ignored.
But what most folks in this present darkness ignore or are ignorant of is this fact: that islam is as cruel and oppressive to its own adherents as it is to us 'dhimmis'. The above report is the latest in a long of reports that detail the abject violence that is visited between the two main branches of islam - that of the Shi'ites and Sunnis - as they continue their 1300-plus year 'family' feud between the followers of Mohammed's family line and those of his caliphate or chain of command.
This is where True Christianity [not churchianity or tradition or religious christianity] should come to the fore. Jesus teaches [in the present continuous tense] that we are to love our enemies [Matthew 5:43-44] AND our brethren. In fact; the Apostle John further emphasizes it thus:
"He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes."
[I John 2:9-11]
Islam is always claiming to be the [so-called] 'religion of peace'. But when it comes down to it; that REAL 'shalom' peace is exhibited in God-drenched True Christians to follow the Word of the Lord and the Lord of the Word in that fathomless 'agape' love that only God can impart to us when we approach Him to become the Captain of our souls. Remember; the Lord Jesus Christ commands True followers to love their enemies AND their brethren. Since this is something truly impossible to do in our own strength; it can therefore only be accomplished by the Lord THROUGH us - but not BY us. It's all about Him and not about anything we can or ever could do in and of ourselves. And that first step is to simply ASK Him to take charge! Didn't the Lord Himself once famously say: "Ask and it shall be given ..."? And; by the way: the One Triune God loves muslims as much as any Jew or other Gentile. He DOES have a Son but His Name is NOT allah.
Real Bereans [Acts 17:11] are truly needed; watchmen must warn; evangelists must compel; DO NOT BE DECEIVED and watch that periphery!
God bless you and God bless Israel ... Keith JS ... 08-July-2010