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Worst Idea yet: American Evangelical Ex-Military Mercenaries Heading To Iraq to Fight ISIS "For

• Frank Schaeffer

Can you think of a worse idea than evangelicals, who believe they are serving God by killing Muslims, fighting Muslims who think they are serving God by killing Christians?

The US government should crack down as hard on both the evangelical free-lance American mercenaries going to Iraq to fight ISIS and on American Muslims heading overseas to fight for ISIS. These people who want to fight in the name of Jesus or Allah are all a threat to us.

On BBC Radio 4 (Newshour, October 20, 2014) a journalist on the news program interviewed an American evangelical ex-US soldier who was in Iraq fighting for the Kurds against ISIS. He said "my country said this wasn't my fight, I had to do something about it."

He'd prayed about this the former soldier said, and God "led" him to do battle "for freedom." He said "There are hundreds more of us on the way over… I found this site on Facebook… I can't tell more details for security reasons…"

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