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Why ISIS is a bigger threat to us than “climate change”

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I’ve been talking about this a lot recently and even wrote my final Philosophy paper on the refugee program. Both come hand in hand, but I’ll be talking more in depth about ISIS and briefly about the refugee program in hopes of getting you to understand the security risks our nation faces.

I believe that the people who continue to support this program do so because they are ignorant of the facts. It’s time to put an end to that now. At a time like this we all have to remember, the government has a responsibility to the people of this country, not other countries.

You would think that everyone would be aware of what/who ISIS is considering how often they have been talked about on news channels. Maybe I give too many people the benefit of the doubt. I just recently watched a video released by Fox that showed Jesse Watters interviewing New Yorkers about ISIS. Feel free to watch the video here. 

Just so you know, it made me feel ashamed of being from New York.

One of the girls interviewed said she believes taking out ISIS before they take us out would be “just the wrong thing to do”. Say what? Does she or any of the other people involved in this interview understand how serious of a threat ISIS is? She’s probably too busy fighting to free the nipple but come on!! If ISIS takes us out you definitely can’t free the nipple then!!


First and foremost, ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The girl who stated in her interview with Mr. Watters that taking out ISIS wouldn’t be the best idea also said that the jihadist group could be affiliated with any religion. Wrong. ISIS is Islamic. I will repeat, Islamic. They follow the law of Islam called Sharia Law. 

According to the Sharia law:

•  Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
•  Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
•  Criticizing or denying Muhammad is a prophet is punishable by death.
•  Criticizing or denying Allah, the moon god of Islam is punishable by death.
•  A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death.
•  A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
•  A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
•  A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
•  Girls’ clitoris should be cut (per Muhammad’s words in Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
•  A woman can have 1 husband, but a man can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
•  A man can unilaterally divorce his wife but a woman needs her husband’s consent to divorce.
•  A man can beat his wife for insubordination.
•  Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
•  A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
•  A woman’s testimony in court, allowed only in property cases, carries half the weight of a man’s.
•  A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits.
•  A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
•  A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
•  Meat to be eaten must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah – i.e., be Halal.
•  Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
•  The list goes on.


Sharia Law does not coincide with our Constitution. And this is something that I would hope each and everyone one of us can agree on right now. Sharia Law has no place on American soil. 

ISIS has been developing for years now and it’s unfortunate it has taken us citizens and portions of the government this long to even pay even the slightest attention to this foreign threat.

I will provide with you a link to a Wikipedia page that provides a list of just a few of the known murders ISIS has been responsible for since 2014. This doesn’t include the bombing in Paris, the San Bernardino shooting, and a number of other recent attacks. Feel free to do more research (you can also click some links I have provided for you below) so you can get an even further understanding of how evil and immoral this group is.


Beheading of kurdish fighters 

ISIS extremist kills his own mother in public

Killing of children with down syndrome

ISIS throws gay men off of buildings

‘Jihadi John’ beheads 5 British ‘spies’

Missing Vienna teen beaten to death 

And no, Bernie Sanders, climate change does [NOT] cause terrorism.

As a side note, for Wikipedia to say “incidents”they make it sound like all these murders were some sort of accident. They weren’t “incidents” in that case then. They were purposeful actions.

This radical Islamic group uses extremely aggressive tactics in hopes of converting others to the Islamic religion. To get an idea, those who identify themselves as a Christian have been forced to either convert to Islam, pay a protection tax, flee their homes or be killed. Many have said that we are starting to see the end of Christianity in the Middle East.

Andrew White, the vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq, told BBC Radio 4 that Christianity is coming to an end in the Middle Eastern country. The Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, is forcing Christians out of towns and into isolation.

“Things are so desperate, our people are disappearing,” he said. “We have had people massacred, their heads chopped off. The Christians are in grave danger. There are literally Christians living in the desert and on the street. They have nowhere to go.”

“Are we seeing the end of Christianity?” he continued. “We are committed come what may, we will keep going to the end, but it looks as though the end could be very near.”

A couple of weeks ago I actually came across an article that covered a mass beheading of Christians that ISIS was responsible for.

“In front of the team leader and relatives in the crowd, the Islamic extremists cut off the fingertips of the boy and severely beat him, telling his father they would stop the torture only if he, the father, returned to Islam,” revealed Christian Aid Mission. “When the team leader refused, relatives said, the ISIS militants also tortured and beat him and the two other ministry workers. The three men and the boy then met their deaths in crucifixion.”


It makes me sick. It makes me even more sick that the President we currently have can continue to put an emphasis on how Muslim refugees have to flee the Middle East because they aren’t safe… what about the Christians? What about what they have been experiencing? Do their lives not matter at all? Barack why in the world have you been completely silent on these tragedies? Why have you been quiet MSNBC?


Because it doesn’t push your liberal agendas. The emphasis Barack and maybe even some of the democrats in office have been putting on bringing in these refugees is all just a tactic to gain more votes for the Democratic party. If the Democrats are the ones fighting to bring refugees to the United States, and additionally the “right” for illegal immigrants to vote, who do you think these people will vote for? THE GIANT LIB WHO HAS BEEN FIGHTING FOR THEM!! If you don’t see this then I really suggest you pull your head out of whatever hole it’s in.

Let me just give a shout out to Dinesh D’Souza who pretty much predicted everything Obama was going to do when he was elected into office. This is a great movie and book, if anyone ever wants to take the time to watch/read it.


Anyway, there have been a number of even more attacks that I would hope you, my lovely reader, are aware of.

ISIS executed a bombing in Paris which resulted in the death of 153 people.


Lets move on to the shooting in San Bernardino. The female shooter Tashfeen Malik pledged her allegiance to ISIS before going out with her husband and killing 14 and injuring 21 people. Tashfeen actually came in on a K-1 “fiancé” visa, she had given a false address believe it or not. According to an anonymous official, they could have done a more thorough background check on this woman.  Additionally, a neighbor even noticed this suspicious behavior but did not want to report it because he did not want to be seen as a racist.


Not only is political correctness killing people, but we are suppose to trust that the vetting system works. The vetting system that Obama and all the democrats have been saying will work, don’t work and won’t work as they should. And this shooting made that very clear. So now we’re suppose to trust that this Syrian refugee program won’t have repercussions? FBI Director James Comey made the following statement during a House Committee meeting:

“We can only query against that which we have collected,” Comey said in response to a line of questioning from Mississippi Rep. Bennie Thompson .

“And so if someone has never made a ripple in the pond in Syria in a way that would get their identity or their interest reflected in our database, we can query our database until the cows come home, but there will be nothing show up because we have no record of them.”


NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 18: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey speaks at a global cyber security symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on November 18, 2015 in New York City. During the event Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr. called for a better way for government agencies to access private data in an effort to fight crime. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

I think when the FBI Director says we are unable to properly vet the 10,000+ Syrian refugees Obama is trying to bring into our country, we should probably listen to him. Additionally Comey said we are only capable of vetting using the information we receive. So that also means we are suppose to trust the “Syrian government” to provide us proper information on each of these refugees?

I will leave it here: What even?

I think this statement by Representative Steve King (He endorsed Ted Cruz!!! #tedcruz2016) sums of the situation with the refugee program perfectly.

“Who we are? We should not be a suicidal nation,” King said. “My wife said this morning, ‘If you had 100 grapes and you knew that two of them were fatally poisonous, would you sit there and eat the grapes until one of them killed you? Or would you decide, I’m not going to take that bunch of grapes at all?’ That’s what we’re dealing with here with the Syrian refugees.”

Let’s talk about the two refugees were arrested just recently based on terrorism charges. Turns out, the Iraqi refugee arrested in Texas was planning on bombing two separate Houston malls.  The Syrian refugee was charged with providing assistance to ISIS.  These two refugees came in through the vetting process that Obama has continued to say works…

Does anyone notice a trend here yet?

I could go on for pages about the damage ISIS has caused. This is sadly only a small portion of what they have done. This is a serious issue and it can’t be ignored. We have a Commander in Chief who has completely and utterly failed us all. He continues to ignore this threat. And you know what they are doing in the mean time? Not only are they laughing at us, but they are getting stronger. If our Nation doesn’t step up, if the next Commander in Chief doesn’t handle this situation, I’m genuinely terrified for what will happen to our country. And while there is this lingering threat of the bad guys stepping foot on our soil, Obama has passed a completely illegal and unconstitutional executive order in order to push his gun control agenda.

He said the following sentence in his announcement about the executive order.

“We understand that there are some constraints on the freedom in order to protect innocent people…”

Sorry Sir, the Constitution doesn’t work that way. You don’t limit the freedom of the people ever. No where in the Constitution does it say that you can do that. So no. Just no.

“The specific proposal the president has put forth may be more narrowly tailored than, say, his illegal executive amnesty — which, by the way, is still on hold through a court order — but it isn’t any less unconstitutional,” Black told TheBlaze. “For a president who bragged in his speech about having taught constitutional law, he ought to at least understand that Congress makes the laws, not the president — that’s elementary civics.”

Oh man all this stuff makes my head spin.

One last thing… just two days ago Iranian forces detained 10 US Navy guards. They even released photos of this. Also a video of a sailor apologizing for entering Iranian waters. What..?

It is so very important at a time like this for everyone to pay very close attention to what is happening overseas. Personally, I don’t care if you’re a Republican or Democrat. But we all need to realize the facts. We need to wake up.

I will quote Senator Ted Cruz… we need to utterly and completely destroy ISIS. Before they destroy us.



Author: Alissa López

Junior at Gettysburg College studying Political Science.

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