Middle Eastern News in America

After the worst night in France since the Charlie Hebdo Shooting in January that killed twelve people, the world reacted by lighting national monuments, skyscrapers, and bridges in the colors of the French flag in mourning of all the lives lost and affected.  Not only did France lose people, but the world lost peace.  It was very clear after France was attacked that Paris was not the only target; the representation of Paris is all about love, freedom, and happiness.  This is what ISIS is trying to take away from mankind: the values that we cherish most in our lives.  Therefore, this was a warning attack on the entire world; the US has already been targeted as we all know.  Former Navy Seal Rob O’Neill told FOX News that a threat ISIS made months ago, was indeed credible.  ISIS warned our nation saying that they, “have 71 trained soldiers in 15 different states ready at [their] word to attack any target [they] desire. Out of the 71 trained soldiers, 23 have signed up for missions like Sunday (referring to the Texas shooting), [They] are increasing in number bithnillah [if God wills]. Of the 15 states, 5 [they] will name… Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, California, and Michigan…The next six months will be interesting.” This was announced to the US in May.  After the recent California massacre, connections to the shooter and radical Jihadist activities were made.  If the shooting was an attempt on our nation by an ISIS affiliate, it’s simply another sign that our country is more vulnerable than we want to admit.  Beside these horrid events, we still have more going on with our ally, Syria than the daily assaults by ISIS that Syrians and their bordering countries are living with.

Right now, our country’s in a split projection over what to do with 10,000 Syrian refugees.  America has aided Syria time after time; their country is not able to fend for itself like we are and we have given them more than $160,000,000 in aid this year.  While being generous is what our country has done for decades, many stand with an argument that we shouldn’t help those that can’t help us in return.  We are a nation in debt, but despite sounding opinions, it’s merely impossible for our nation to consolidate our debts and pay off our own fortune of misgivings in larger masses to speeden our forgiveness over the existential amount of overwhelming arrears or compounding debts.

Moving along, the media portrays ISIS as if they’re only killing certain religiously affiliated people; this is not only unthinkably biased, but discounting many people of countless religions.  In fact, some people don’t even have one.  Think about it like this; a baby can’t choose a religion when they can’t even speak yet.  To ISIS, babies that they find are killed because they come from a non-faithful radical Jihadist.  There have also been stories about kids being raised by the radical Jihadists: the ISIS followers in a plot to later recruit the kids into the radical Jihadist militia. ISIS kills everyone who doesn’t agree with them; that’s been made very clear in the videos they’ve published, and why we need to do all we can to stop them.

Human rights are being violated.  Lives are being taken away.  Freedom of religion is being walked over by people who think they can get away with anything.  We the people — young and old — have stood and announced the pledge to our flag and at the end of it we say, “one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”  If we sit and watch any further, we’ll be as much as agreeing with their pursuit of irrational torture towards our allies, ourselves, and our neighbors.  As money is an issue with any war, it’s never not an issue with our country.  We have real issues when our lives and other people’s lives aren’t being valued or protected repetitively.   Lives at stake mean more than the American dollar; it’s time we accept that.  After all, if it was your loved one who was killed because they didn’t want to believe in something, it might actually mean something to you to know that they could have lived had we fought back.  While war is a cold and shuddering thought, at times like this it is absolutely necessary.