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Religious Ideology - Fallible or Not, Is not Easily Defeated

The crimes terrorists committed upon the French people and upon other innocent people, must never be allowed to go unpunished. Justice must be served for every innocent person killed by extremists. Violent extremism must be weeded out from every hamlet, oasis, town and city.

The Islamic State(IS) has claimed responsibility for many of these killings of innocent people, including the attacks on Paris, November 13, 2015. Therefore, it is fitting that France has stepped up air strikes upon the IS in Syria and for Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, to declare that the IS must be destroyed at all costs, according to an Associated Press(AP) report.

Defense Minister Le Drian affirmed: "We must annihilate Islamic State worldwide...and we must destroy Islamic State on its own territory...That's the only possible direction," the AP cited. To assist in the French quest for justice, the aircraft carrier, Charles de Gaulle, dispatched to the Middle East since the attacks on Paris, will be "operational" tomorrow(Monday) and will be "ready to act".

While France is acting justly and appropriately in response to crimes committed by the IS upon the French people, the country must continue to act in defense of life and of liberty but with the stark comprehension that religious ideology - fallible or nor, which drives extremist groups like the IS, is not easily defeated. 

Though victories are ascertained on the battlefields against the dangerous and violent IS; historical wrongs and events, current affairs, along with global social, economic and political conditions -  all contribute to making it difficult to defeat a religious ideology that has attracted many young marginalized individuals. 

Therefore, a fallible religious ideology could be disproved over time through systematic revelations and remembrances of the savagery and violence perpetuated by extremists in their rancid crusades and by a never-ending campaign to bring to justice those guilty of crimes against the innocents.