The graphic pictures of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by militants from the Islamic State (or ISIS) were chilling and raised doubts about the humanity of the Islamic terrorists capable of such barbarism. This, coupled with beheadings and crucifixions, gives us a better understanding of the evil we along with the rest of the world are facing.
These terrorists have stated their intention to annihilate Israel and to destroy the American way of life, which they consider corrupt and evil. Undoubtedly, we in America have our faults just as every other country inhabited by human beings does, but it requires the suspension of knowledge of accurate American history to believe, as some do, that we are the source of much of the trouble in the world. Conditions in the world have improved more dramatically since the advent of the United States than at any other time in human history. Our innovation and compassion have provided one of the highest standards of living in the world while lifting conditions in many other nations.
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