For those who know that God is real, an oath is a scary thing. Still, people make oaths and the reasons why vary greatly. For some, it is a burst of anger as in “I swear to God if you do this I will FILL IN THE BLANK.” For others, it is when terribly bereft and as they are willing to say anything to get relief. When one is afraid or in pain, the same principle applies.
Then, there are religious fanatics. Those who worship a terrible envisioning of a god make oaths, too. Satanists are notorious for it and ISIS, the most detestable of the lot, pledged to “fight or die,” according to the New York Times. If Allah chooses not to overlook the violations of those who break pledges, Daesh is going to see a bit of wrath because they’re not fighting nor dying….but surrendering as their desire to survival causes them to all but forget their pledge.
It is reported that over “a thousand prisoners determined to be Islamic State fighters passed through” a room where the terrorists were cuffed and told to stand with their noses all but touching a wall as they were processed after throwing in the towel.
Hawija, Iraq is the site where this particular white flag waving occurred, but thankfully, it is happening all over their stronghold as the caliphate crumbles like a stale cookie under a steel-toed boot.
The Times observes how important this is by mentioning that ISIS has, until recently, been proving to be good on their word about becoming a martyr for Islam. They have even used their children as fodder, as the Conservative Daily Post has reported.
Also, their losses in Iraq and Syria have both been called, “humiliating.” The fact that over one thousand of them have broken their oath just since Sunday is a sign that they are breaking.
These fighters are starting to see that Allah is not showing up to help them win and if anything, he seems to be quite unhappy with them. They are coming in so unwashed, dirty, starved, and even foul-smelling that rooms of people are shocked by what they see.
Stories are told of forcing people to watch live beheadings, death to family members being all but non-stop for the fighters, and even of people being forced into being suicide bombers.
The horror of what actually went on within ISIS will be nothing short of mortifying as the details come out. Like NAZI Germany when it fell, the evils that are yet to be fully known will sicken the world.
The only good news is, the fifteen minutes of fame for this maliceful cult are coming to an end and those who survived will soon be able to tell their tale in their quest for closure.