With so much going on these days between politics, social issues and armed conflicts flaring up with the regularity that I can set my VCR record timer to it, is our future still bright? It is happy hour at my local watering hole, 2 dollar PBR drafts are never ending. I was thinking about creating a running article for my incoherent, and sometimes enlightening, literary rants.

I am not going to subject our readers to any more first shooter accounts about the bombings in Boston and the verbal media throw-up that followed. To be honest, I was quite surprised to see how many low-tech bomb experts the mainstream media outlets had waiting in the wings to educate the country.

The fact is that these types of independently-executed guerrilla warfare tactics are here to stay. Much like the rest of the world, internet-based communications have made physical location irrelevant when conducting these types of attacks. Information at your fingertips and motivational encouragement is just a YouTube video or Skype chat away.

Take a moment to read through this compiled and indisputable data for the past 12 years of the Global War on Terrorism.

I am no Islamic scholar, but it is pretty obvious to me that there are quite a few verses in the Qur’an that are very extreme in nature, if adhered to word for word, or which could be manipulated to justify violent acts in the name of God. Here are just a few to think about, and please keep in mind, if you are not a Muslim, than you ARE an “unbelievers.” That’s just the way it is, I don’t make the rules here.

3:151-”We will throw terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve (unbelievers).”

4:89-”Seize them and slay them wherever ye find them (unbelievers); and in any case take no friends or helpers from their ranks.”

4:101-”For the unbelievers are to you open enemies.”

8:12, 14-”I shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. Strike them above the necks, smite their finger tips…. the punishment of the fire is for the unbelievers.”

Read the Qur’an for yourself

Here is a thread comment I found in a chat-room that was discussing this very subject. Violent Qur’an passages that are taken literally are a serious threat and should not be taken lightly.

Ryan Asurlekar (Islamic internet troll) “You are a fucking Infidel. This earth belongs to Allah and his followers and thus all Muslims have to wage a religious war against unbelievers. Understand that all they are trying to do is reclaim Gods kingdom, and you are just an impostor. Anyone who has read the Qur’an objectively cannot deny the call for war against the rest.

“Religion is for people who don’t know how to be good and for those with truly evil intent, an outlet to validate their actions.” –the internet

When in debut use thermite grenades, more to follow –Ski

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