Jordan Executes Islamic State Militants

Revenge can become the strongest motivator


The term terrorism has turned into a word that instills fear in people, and for good reason. It is scary when a group of people intentionally and brutally harms a different group of people for no apparent reason.
It may be scary that revenge is the drive to stop the Islamic State group, but this brutal terror group has to be stopped.
Islamic State militants have left a trail of terror ever since being founded in 2004 as a part of resistance to American interference in Iraq. Their purpose is to create an Islamic state, targeting whoever may get in their way.
According to Time magazine, the Islamic State group works in areas throughout Iraq and Syria and is similar to a military force in the sense that it has the power to systematically take over land and is difficult to stop.
Islamic State militants recently murdered a Jordanian pilot, Muath al-Kaseasbeh, filming and releasing a video showing him burning alive, according to the Haaretz News.
Seeking revenge, Jordanians executed two Islamic State militants in response, Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouly.
While not exactly the purest of motives, the desire for revenge that guided Jordanian action was completely justified.
Gandhi said, “An eye for an eye and the whole world would be blind,” but the Islamic State group could single-handedly blind the world and should be stopped before the world goes helplessly into the dark.
The Islamic State group is an extreme terror group and has no other motive other than seizing land for an Islamic State. It disregards the harm it causes and fear it spreads.
When such a group is present in the world, it is only logical to attempt to stop them from continuing their terrorist regime.
According to Fox News, on Feb. 11, President Obama officially asked Congress to authorize military forces against the Islamic State group. Getting involved in the war against the Islamic State group is only a resumption of the United States’ war against terror.
The fact that Obama chose to get involved, though scary, is necessary because the Islamic State group must be stopped, and if not by the United States then by whom? And if not now, then when?