Lessons in hegemony: genocide, myopic sense of empire, nation, language, and faith

Lessons in hegemony: genocide, myopic sense of empire, nation, language, and faith. 
THE ARGUMENT of even the talented and intelligent ISIS/IS/ISIL fighters fighting for the IS caliphate is scary. 
Below is the exchange between a German journalist, J Todenhoefer, and an IS spokesperson: 
"So do you seriously think that beheadings and enslavement actually signal progress for humanity?" Todenhoefer asked.
"Slavery absolutely signals progress," the man said. "Only ignorant people believe that there is no slavery among the Christians and the Jews. Of course there are woman who are forced into prostitution under the worst circumstances.
"I would say that slavery is a great help to us and we will continue to have slavery and beheadings, it is part of our religion ... many slaves have converted to Islam and have then been freed."
The argument is reducible to this one: That enslavement of women and children is a sign of progress, that the enslaving of women who do not share the faith of the IS is reasonable as this advances their cause, and the pursuit of their faith. 
Put in another defense, as metaphysical as can be: That this is Allah's will.
Things are not pretty OK down there in Iraq and Syria. 
Mosul city, reports have it, is now a no-Christian place, and no diversity is ever tolerated as this is the bastion of the caliphate. 
Never mind the 130,000 Christians going on exile, and in the deserts of their wandering, never mind the cost of human lives. 
These are complicated issues. 
But the argument for humanity is never a question of nation, faith, caliphate or its derivatives. 
This should be a good lesson for national languages fascists of the da Filipins, their act of clamping down the right of other peoples of that country they justify by invoking the fascist national language. 
Here you go--and we never learn. Not at all.

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