As ISIS expands its threat in Iraq, controlling expansive territory there in addition to half of Syria, the terrorists have also established domain in more distant locations like Libya and Tunisia in Africa. And while all this happens, the world is loudly silent and criminally complacent. We are either doing nothing or doing next to nothing. As hundreds of thousands fall victim to ISIS and their divisions and franchises which include their recently acquired Boko Haram branch in Nigeria that rapes women on purpose to “procreate the next generation of terrorists” as is their active policy, what do we say of ourselves as a people?
ISIS will get to us in one way or the other sooner or later. Even if we pretend not to care because we think that ISIS destroying Iraq, Syria, Libya, Tunisia and Nigeria’s north is not in our immediate domain, are we ridiculously myopic for not realizing that this satanic evolving monster will soon be unstoppable – at least without consuming millions of innocent lives in the stoppage process, if ever stopped?
The larger the territory ISIS occupies the greater the casualty rate whenever we do decide to finally act. It will take a nuclear bomb to stop them by the time we realize we are ready and that’s if they don’t stop us with one before then. What flag bearers of humanity are we that we watch this monster and do nothing? That we watch this genocide and digging in of sheer future chaos and calamity for earth and go about our daily business? Why does the world watch as these cannibals sell oil and buy weapons? Is someone happy to see the entire Middle East and Africa go up in flames? Is this why this mess is being permitted with only wet towels being tossed on a forest fire?
Millions of humans are already affected and at risk; tens of millions of us are going to be affected; billions of dollars in property and livelihood damage has been lost; irreparable damage to the environment in bombs and the destruction of war is unraveling. In January of this year, ISIS, the Boko Haram Nigerian branch, destroyed several adjoining communities in and around Baga, killing over 2500 defenseless citizens while burning up towns in the single most deadly atrocity in human history, and we as a people hardly responded. It was the moment three or so were killed in the Hebdo attack. We were all Charlie, the provocateur, but none of us is late Sidhra, bombed to smithereens after she was raped by ISIS. None of us is the Kurdish mom who Mr. Abdulla narrated was unbeknownst to her, purposely fed her own son to eat by the barbarians from hell.
Where is the United Nations in all this? The United Nations has recently passed some cheeky resolutions: sanctions against financiers of ISIS; sanctions against ISIS for Genocide of the Yazidis; resolutions for beheadings, this and that, but where is the UN Declaration of WAR?
Where are the Sauds? Where Is Qatar? Where is France? Where are the allied forces that stormed and destroyed our dear Libya, allowing what we have today with ISIS embedded in the resulting post-Gaddafi, NATO-destroyed Libya? We saw these hawks amass around Libya, where they were not supposed to invade and we all watched through the six horrible months as they dropped over 50,000 sorties over Libya, destroying a nation that stabilized not just Africa but the entire Arab world, and now that there is a real and present danger that threatens the entire human race and that calls for a true coalition of good people, where is the coalition?
Are we going to leave it only up to Iran and the brave soldiers and civilian volunteers of Iraq to clear up that mess we allowed fester when we created this ISIS mess by encouraging the anti-al-Assad forces to master terror skills and gave them weapons? Where are now that they have come for them? Who will help us when they come for us?
Where are the Jihadists? Where are the fatwas? Now that there is a true necessity for Jihad, a true need for Muslims and all good people to gather and defend the peace that Islam should represent and the truth of the message the Prophet of Islam propagated. Where are the Muslim sheikhs in Egypt, In Nigeria and across the Muslim world to declare this called-for true Jihad against ISIS, the scum of the earth and stain to the religions of God. Where are the people, fast to declare war when a harmless cartoon is drawn or a beauty pageant is organized, or an accusation is made that the pages of a Holy book has been ripped, but now that millions are being terrorized, raped and killed by mischievous lunatics, Mosques are being bombed and Qurans being burned in dozens by careless gunfire, where are these Mujahids? Where are our donations? Where is the sound of our outcry?
Does the Hadith not say, as I quote from this rare declaration of Jihad against ISIS by the Muslims Against Terror organization, that: “A people will come out at the ‘End of Time,’ Immature, Foolish and Corrupt. They will hold the discourse of the best of creation and recite the Quran, but it will not go past their throats. They will pass through religion, the way an arrow passes through its quarry. If you find them, kill them, for verily whoever kills them will have his reward from Allah in The Day of Judgment?”
Will we wait for ISIS to kill us all or shall we kill them as Allah upon whom be all praise charges?
Dr. Peregrino Brimah; http://ENDS.ng [Every Nigerian Do Something] Email: [email protected] Twitter: @EveryNigerian