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Comparing ISIS and the NRA

Authored By Meira Svirsky Monday, February 26, 2018

ISIS released a video Feb. 26, 2018 about the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria in which they beheaded hostages
ISIS released a video Feb. 26, 2018 about the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria in which they beheaded hostages (Photo: Video screenshot)

A media storm ensued last weekend after filmmaker Michael Moore called the National Rifle Association (NRA) a terrorist organization worse than ISIS.

Moore tweeted, “The NRA is a terrorist organization. The media should speak of the NRA in the same way they do ISIS.” Moore was reacting to the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that left 17 dead.

While Clarion Project does not profess to have expertise (or even an opinion) on the issue of gun control, what we can tell you is what ISIS has been up to just in the last few days:

  • After claiming responsibility for an attack on a church last week in Dagestan that killed five women, ISIS published a letter urging its followers to kidnap and murder Christians in “Russian-occupied” areas. The letter was titled: “Strike Their Necks and Strike Each One of Their Sons.”

  • Before beheading hostages in the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, one of the ISIS executioners declared, “From the land of Yarmouk, we have told you, don’t get involved in our war. But you have refused and been proud of yourself (for this) and this is the punishment. We are telling you in the name of Allah, we shall pave the road to Rome with the skulls of these [prisoners].” The statement was made in a gruesome video released today, February 26, 2018.

  • An “army” of close to 1,000 jihadi brides is expected to return to Europe as ISIS suffers more and more defeats in their self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq. European authorities fear these women, along with their children, were trained as terror assets as per ISIS’ philosophy of women taking “more active roles” in jihad. In addition, an estimated 30 percent of the 5,000 ISIS foreign fighters from Europe are believed to have returned to their countries of origin.

  • A prominent British couple is believed to have been kidnapped and murdered by an ISIS cell in South Africa.

  • A former police officer from Fairfax, Virginia, Nicholas Young, 38, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for providing material support to ISIS. Virginia has been a hotbed of ISIS activity in the U.S.

To find out where ISIS is still active in 2018, click here.

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