The ISIS Jihadist are relentless. Defeat is not in their vocabulary. Be careful of declaring victory to quickly. They are the enemy of the West, Israel and America. We must see them as such and fight back. Our existence is at stake.
Like King David, we need to be tall and steady. We need to be fearless. They will come at us from all sides.
“I stretch myself out. I sleep. Then I’m up again—rested, tall and steady, Fearless before the enemy mobs coming at me from all sides.” ~King David Psalm 3:5-6
Are we fearless in dealing with the Jihad? Are we rested and ready to go?
At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 wounded on Monday in two blasts in eastern Iraq claimed by Islamic State in a province once considered mostly free of them.
In January Iraqi officials declared victory over the insurgents in Diyala province, which borders Iran, after security forces and Shi’ite paramilitaries drove them out of towns and villages there. But the militants have remained active.
An explosion at a market in Huwaidar, about 4 km (2.5 miles) north of the provincial capital of Baquba, killed 51 people and wounded at least 80, police and medical sources said.
“The attacker managed to pass a checkpoint by lining up with a wedding motorcade and then split off with his explosives-packed vehicle to blow it up in a crowded marketplace,” said Diyala police captain Mohammed al-Tamimi.