And ISIS says that about anyone who doesn't conform to their extremism, despite every Islamic leader and scholar on the planet saying they're nuts. Hell, Al-Qaeda is calling them out for twisting Islam.
Let's make a better comparison, since you think Christianity is exempt from having scary **** in its texts. Judaism. Why don't Jews turn to these kinds of acts as often as Muslims? Have you read the old testament? That God was a dick.
One of you will end up here next!
And while for all practical purposes I suspect that this latest "news" (the thing about them feeding some kid to his mother) is fabricated I'll concede that it certainly isn't out of character for Daesh and might very well be true.
That said, so what?
While brutal, it isn't terrorism.
Nothing Daesh has done really rises to the level of terrorism (and certainly not the kind of terrorism we should be worried about).
They're more focused on establishing the Caliphate than on exporting terrorism to the West.
Though they may be an offshoot of an offshoot of al Qa'ida they're not... (drum roll please)... al Qa'ida (and weren't really even al Qa'ida to begin with, though they did hitch their wagon to that organization temporarily when/while it was expedient to do so).
Probably the worst thing we could do is anything that would drive Daesh and al Q back together and having both the near and far jihads organized/financed/run out of the same shop - and I think acting like they're essentially the same thing (The Terrorism!!!) certainly works more to their advantage in this respect than to ours.
As long as al-Baghdadi, and al-Zawahri are fighting each other for money/thugs/street cred they're doing part of the job for us.
I say **** the Arab/Muslim people that Daesh is currently preying on as they seek to establish their brand of Islamic hegemony on the little corner of the world they presently control (and to think that they're actually going to grow far beyond what they currently control is foolhardy at best).
Let them build their little empire and then let them consolidate Islamic extremism within it, and then once they mature into their next phase of development and start looking outward then we hammer their capitol with JDAMs and TLAMs and cut the head off the snake.
But to waste time/money/lives now in a further attempt to play wack-a-mole with people living in caves and mudbrick huts is just stupid.
If the Iraq and Syrian people have to play canary in the coal mine for the time being why should we care?
“Now it is not good for the Christian’s health to hustle the Aryan brown,
For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”
Lynching of Jesse Washington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Members of the mob castrated Washington, cut off his fingers, and hung him over a bonfire. He was repeatedly lowered and raised over the fire for about two hours. After the fire was extinguished, his charred torso was dragged through the town and parts of his body were sold as souvenirs.
Additional lynchings occurred in Waco in the 1920s, partially owing to the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan"
The Klan justified its actions by saying they were protecting 'the American way of life'.