Following the filmed beheading of New Hampshire journalist James Foley by Islamic extremists earlier this week, the public protests against the Islamic State – or ISIS – terror network have grown throughout the United States and beyond.
The Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis called Foley’s parents personally following the death of the 40-year-old who disappeared from Syria nearly two years ago.
Perhaps the most galvanizing statement on the tragic murder, however, is attributed to Marine veteran Nick Powers, who posted the following on Facebook.
To all you ignorant Islamic extremist f—ks. As I sit here watching you execute women, children and men in the Middle East I chuckle. Why do I chuckle you may ask? Well let me explain something to you idiots who think you are so tough. You are scaring a population that doesn’t know how to fight, you’re bullying the weak.
What did Saddam’s troops do when we came to town? Surrendered, twice… All your threats of coming to America and raising your flag over the White House amuse me more than you could ever understand. In 2012 there were 21.2 million veterans in the United States. Do you understand what that means? That means there are millions of pissed off veterans who have been dealing with years of abuse from their government stabbing them in the backs and having to watch friends die because you Islamic idiots can’t seem to act like human beings and stop terrorism and violence.
It’s one thing to take over an Islamic state, pretty sure we plowed through Fallujah in 4 days, do you really think you stand a chance on US soil? Do you really think it would be smart to poke that bear? Remember we are armed in the US and I can promise you that the Geneva Conventions will not apply to you. You attack us and there is no mercy. The ball is in your court Islam, we are more than ready to send you to your “prophet” Mohamed….
The letter has been shared countless times on Facebook, Twitter, and elsewhere across the Internet, prompting overwhelming support. Of course, some have taken an alternate stance on the gruesome beheading.
— Abu Shuhada Muhajir (@abu_shuhada) August 22, 2014
Photo Credit: Facebook/Heinrich Kordewiner
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom