Captain Moroni’s message to Jihadists
If Captain Moroni was the leader of the US, UK, or Israel, what message would he send to Jihadists, e.g., Hezbollah, Hamas, insurgents in Iraq, al-Qaida, etc?
Alma 44 Moroni refuse to accept the enemies arms which they hand over unless they covenant to stop fighting; i.e., he rejects temporary peace, slays those who refuse to disarm, and one of his soldiers scalps the enemies leader instilling fear in the enemy.
Alma 46 Moroni slays those who refuse to enter the covenant of freedom. Gee, you are either with us or against us, or better yet, dead! Where have I heard that before?
Alma 51 Moroni compels the pacifistic “dissenters to defend their country or put them to death” and in fact slays many of them.
Alma 51 Moroni casts remaining dissenters “into prison, for there was no time for their trails at this period”. Nephite Gitmo?
Alma 54 Moroni demands enemies stop their “murderous attacks”, calls them “a child of hell” and is not open to prisoners exchanged except on his own terms, which are highly waited in favor of the Nephites.
Alma 55 Moroni refuse to exchange prisoners, because he is angry for he knew their enemies did not have a just cause and he did not want to grant them greater strength.
Alma 60 Moroni uses executive power to “use all their power and means to deliver themselves from their enemies” and even threatens the government to supply his armies or he will turn attack and slay them! Bush hasn’t gone that far yet, but Bush has everything in common with how Moroni managed the affairs of the Nephite war.
Alma 62 Moroni kills the king-men because they refuse to defend their county. He has zero tolerance for dissension and pacifisms and dividers and non-supporters so much so he kills them!
Imagine if the US, UK, and Israel actually used the Book of Mormon as the standard of moral and immoral management of a The War on Terror, how much they would be hated by the UN and the World in general. God’s way has never been very popular in the World.