Ed Schultz called this past weekend’s decapitation of 21 Coptic Christians in Egypt by ISIS a “religious war.” The MSNBC host correctly identified the victims as Christians rather than the White House’s label of “Egyptian citizens.”
It was a weekend of terror around the globe. In Libya, ISIS released a new video showing more bloodshed. The video released on Sunday claims to show the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians. Now the brutal act of violence is clearly a gross display of what ISIS is capable of, what they’re motivated about, and what they are really all about. And I think this act of mass murder amounts to a religious war. Now we all have our own interpretations at this point. This continues to go on. At this point these people were targeted, as I see it, and murdered because of their faith.
Schultz questioned the White House’s strategy of assuring ISIS that the U.S. will not put ground troops in the Middle East.
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As I see it, the United States is going to have to have a continual reviewal [sic] of its strategy. We can’t sit back here and watch hordes of people get their heads cut off. And why would we tell ISIS that there’s no way we would ever put ground troops in combat situations? I think it has reached a point where we really have to have a very strong debate in this country. As I see it, it’s a religious war. What is going to turn back ISIS?
h/t: The Right Scoop