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Germany to Begin Supplying Kurds With Weapons to Fight Islamic State

Germany and other western countries have begun providing weapons to the Kurds who are fighting against the Islamic State terrorists.
Even Muslims -- including a number of groups one might consider to be quite radical -- are distancing themselves from ISIS and declaring the group to be apostate.

Even Muslims -- including a number of groups one might consider to be quite radical -- are distancing themselves from ISIS and declaring the group to be apostate.
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The German government voted on Sunday evening, Aug. 31, to send a wealth of military equipment to Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. The equipment is to be used to assist the Kurdish fighters, the Peshmerga, in the fight against the jihadist murderers of the Islamic State.

Germany approved the supply of 16,000 assault rifles, 10,000 hand grenades, 500 anti-tank missiles, 40 machine guns and 240 rocket-propelled grenades to the 4000 Peshmerga troops battling the threat from the IS.

The weapons to be delivered, in addition to those already supplied to the Kurdish fighters, plus humanitarian supplies, are worth approximately 70 million Euros.

The situation in Iraq is “extremely critical,” Germany’s Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said. The Islamic State exhibits “merciless brutality” and it is the “humanitarian responsibility and in our security policy interest to help the suffering and stop the IS,” von der Leyen declared.

The Germans have already supplied the Kurds with bullet-proof vests, helmets and night vision gogglesThe United States began supplying the Kurdish peshmerga militia more than a month ago, and France is also prepared to provide weapons to the Kurdish forces.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


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28 Responses to “Germany to Begin Supplying Kurds With Weapons to Fight Islamic State”

  1. Everyone of us needs to rise up, sounding the alarm, warning the nations to awake out of their sleep and slumber, against a people so brutal, so bloodthirsty, wanting to rule the world with their sharia law. Brutally murdering any who doesn’t submit to their law. Do you think this is a game? Do you think these people aren’t serious? Do you think it won’t happen to you and your country? Wake up and rise up and stop these people. Reject their way of life, for only you can. Shalom everyone.

  2. I agree Russell Gatlin. Time for the whole world to wake up. There is nothing good coming from Islam. Just murder and mayhem.

  3. At lest someone is! Obama wake up

  4. John Dyer says:

    kill the vile muslim filth

  5. Every country has to work together to rid the world of these terrorists

  6. Jose Medina says:

    ISIS up to know have not had a real fight. Now, they are in for one. Even the women are fighting ISIS! Kurds 10 ISIS 0.

  7. Maybe other EU countries will finally wake up!! Even the wussie Brits!!!

  8. Wil Moran says:

    The Kurds of Iraq are muslims and they are some of the best people I have ever known. Along with the Israelis, the Kurds are the two good guys of the Middle East

  9. Better late than never

  10. THEY GONNA KICK SUM ISLAMIST ASSES

  11. Pete Meza says:

    That seems like a good strategy!

  12. Unite and obliterate this terrorist like hamas , hezbollah, boko haram ,al qaeda , etc…. So we may leave in love!

  13. Unite and obliterate this terrorist like hamas , hezbollah, boko haram ,al qaeda , etc…. So we may leave in love!

  14. Ashton Pinto says:

    That’s right ! Finish all muslim jihadi groups !

  15. Ashton Pinto says:

    That’s right ! Finish all muslim jihadi groups !

  16. Go Kurds, go! And in the same time,Turkey should leave them alone.

  17. Carolin Knox says:

    So glad at least Germany has the good sense to do the right thing.The Kurds b3

  18. The Western powers should go in and demolish IS.

  19. Isis was created by Obama because he*s an islamist at heart!

  20. Ling Sun says:

    Thanks, Germany.

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