Attack on Canadians by the ISIS
On September 21st, 2014 Stephen Harper – Canada’s Prime Minister released an audio tape that states that ISIS will be attacking Canadians that do not “believe.” Canadians are being targeted because of there alliance with the United States of America. The article states “Unlike other terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda, ISIS has established a widespread presence on social networks, using highly produced videos and audio recordings in an effort to recruit new fighters from abroad and intimidate those opposed to their murderous agenda” (CBC News). Technology these days make it extremely easy for terrorist organizations to threaten citizens, implant beliefs, and recruit believers; the main reason how Abu Mohammad al-Adnani created the audio tape and uploaded onto Twitter. He has also created multiple beheading videos that have been posted onto Youtube of James Foley, Stephen Sotloff, and David Haines.
There is five pillars of Islam which Muslims practice. The five pillars are: Shahada (testifying to one god), Salat (Prayer), Zakat (giving charity), Sawm (fasting), Hajj (pilgrimage to Mecca). If you are an extremist you practice all of these plus a sixth pillar which is known as “Jihad.” Jihad is where an individual needs to struggle within, and spread the message of Allah (God) to the world around them, often involving violence to spread this message.
Americans and Canadians have been fighting the Islamic state for almost a decade now, which has cost hundreds of soldier there lives in 2003 when America invaded Iraq. According to the audio tape Adnani states “If you fight it [Islamic State], it becomes stronger and tougher. If you leave it alone, it grows and expands” (CBC News). The Islamic State – Jihad is growing rapidly and spreading like wild fire, and American and Canadian officials are in a rut of what needs to be done to stop it. ISIS is threatening to attack and Canada isn’t ready to just stand there.