America and ISIS/ISIL

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As the United States engages ISIS/ISIL there must be caution and care. This is a dangerous time in the world as we seek to help those who cannot help themselves. I pray for wisdom for our leaders, especially President Obama and safety for those who will be going there to serve in uniform. There must be a plan to take on this force for evil in the world. Many people have lost their lives to this heinous group of people who want to instil fear and to perform genocide. None of those things are condoned by any religion. Friends as we remember September 11, 2001 we remember what we have been through and lets hope we will not go through the same thing again.

A comment on ISIS

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I am a believer there are good Muslim people who find what ISIS Is doing to be morally and fundamentally wrong. Believers of all faiths are needed to foster peace, love, grace and understanding. Religious persecution of any type is not right. What ISIS is about goes against humanity.

As a believer and a blogger my heart goes out to the family of James Foley. James is the journalist who was brutally killed for showing the world what is happening in a very dangerous place in the world. He was doing his job and making a difference in the world. God is very sad today.

Faithful Muslims

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I went to a United Methodist college with some great people who just happen to be Muslims. They were friendly and full of life. I will never forget what I learned about them and their colourful culture.

Lately Muslims have gotten a bad reputation because their more extremist and fundamentalist brothers and sisters have done some very evil things. The people I went to college with were graceful and kind.

What you see happening in Iraq is a result of religion gone amok. This group called ISIS does not represent the grass roots Muslims you see who want to live in peace, raise their kids and perhaps want to fulfil their dreams just like an American family would.

I call on people of all faiths to denounce a radical belief system that seeks to do more harm than good. God is good, believe it or not. Don’t let your hearts be hardened to those who live their faith in good will with their communities.

What you see between Israel and Palestine is a tragedy too. Both sides of this conflict are children of God and believe me friends war is not holy. There is a better way.

Peace to all those of faith who are doing their best to make it in the world. God bless us all.