Friday, August 21, 2015

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

There is an ongoing pattern of anti-Christian (and anti-Yazidi) genocide by Islamic State. Is there anything skillful for us in this?

One suggestion is "Americans are renowned for personal generosity toward the afflicted. Private charities, churches and individual citizens should challenge the government to provide visas for Christian refugees whose funding and care private Americans would guarantee."

Here is the full opinion article titled "Exterminating Christians in the Middle East":

Here is another report about these areas.

From the following excellent review:

"I have often been tempted to argue that we simply need more and better information. But that is to underestimate the alien and bewildering nature of this phenomenon. To take only one example, five years ago not even the most austere Salafi theorists advocated the reintroduction of slavery; but ISIS has in fact imposed it. Nothing since the triumph of the Vandals in Roman North Africa has seemed so sudden, incomprehensible, and difficult to reverse as the rise of ISIS. None of our analysts, soldiers, diplomats, intelligence officers, politicians, or journalists has yet produced an explanation rich enough—even in hindsight—to have predicted the movement’s rise."

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