First Blog post - ISIS recruitment drive
After reading 2 stories over the weekend I felt compelled to start a Can We Talk About Islam (CWTAI) blog. Too many shocking stories are filling the pages of our papers to simply ignore and wish away. They must be tackled head on or else we will find ourselves on a multicultural slide of despair towards the destruction of all the rights and freedoms we hold so dear here in the UK and throughout the Western world.
Just last week we learned that a whole family from North West London had disappeared. Obviously there was great concern as a family of three generations had simply vanished from Luton, from a 75 year old grandfather right down to a child/baby just one year old. On Saturday the family released a statement to say they had arrived in Syria and joined ISIS, and urged other Muslims to come and join them.
What is it that would draw a whole family from little babies to the elderly to leave the safety and comforts and freedoms of the UK to join a barbaric organisation like ISIS. The reason is out of religious calling and duty. It is exactly the same reason that, just last month, another family of 12, in this case 3 sisters who would take their 9 children, from Bradford to Syria. The Father's seemed shocked and seemingly oblivious that their wives were planning on kidnapping their children for the sake of ISIS. Once again the rational behind it was religious. They had attended the most holy of Islamic pilgrimages in the Hajj in Saudi Arabia and, after fulfilling this requirement on all Muslims, proceeded to Syria where they could wage Jihad in the name of Allah. First the peaceful Hajj, then the violent Jihad. Seemingly not caring about the welfare of their children aged from 3 to 15, but only concerned with fighting in the cause of Allah.
In the next post we will try and explore what makes someone want to abandon the UK and risk the lives of their children. It is vital that we understand how this can happen or else we risk loosing families from all over the UK to this aggressive Political Islam that only destroys lives and spreads fear and terror far and wide.