"Peter" has some thoughts on Islam and extremists. The “prophet” Mohammad and his armies tried to conquer the world and rid it of all “infidels,” which are all Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus, atheists and everyone else in the world who is not a Muslim. Subsequent Islamic leaders down through the centuries have tried to mimic their prophet by launching military campaigns, invading other countries and slaughtering the “infidels” who lived there.
When the religious leader of Iran publicly pronounces “death to America” he sincerely means it, as do all who follow him. When the ISIS Emir publicly pronounces “death to America” he sincerely means it, as do all who follow him.
They are not being extreme about their religion; they are following the example of their prophet and what is written in their holy book, the Qur’an. The difference between Iran, the Shiites and ISIS, the Sunnis is a squabble about doctrine that is irrelevant to us. It’s like the difference between Catholics and Protestants.
Rather than extremists or radicals a better description for ISIS and Iran is Islamic fundamentalists. They view the rest of the world as a corrupting influence on Muslims everywhere. They appeal to their own, especially their youth, to resist corruption and sin and help to rebuild the Islamic Caliphate of their prophet. That is why so many Muslims living in the west are responding to the siren call of doing battle against evil and earning a place in paradise by killing infidels.
The Sunni sect and the Shiite sect each consider the other to be heretical and no better than infidels. They are each in the process of positioning themselves to stage a prolonged and bloody war against each other for control of an Islamic Caliphate comprising the entire Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. Once their war is settled, if ever, the winner will attempt to expand their territory by invading Europe.
Their hostilities have been going on for centuries, but for many decades it percolated in the background, held in check by the military power of the United States and Europe. But Barack Hussein Obama, as the Muslim raised democrat President of the United States, has withdrawn and reduced our military power, allowing the percolating hatred between Sunnis and Shiites to explode into open warfare. If their war ends in unification the west and the United States will be targeted for invasion and war.
In the meantime both Sunnis and Shiites will not overlook any opportunity to attack their common enemy – everyone who is not a Muslim!