The OFloinn's random thoughts on science fiction, philosophy, statistical analysis, sundry miscellany, and the Untergang des Abendlandes
non sequitur, but....yest. I heard a homily on the Transfiguration by a deacon that started with synole & then resurrection of the body & True Presence in Eucharist, and then touched on some current issues than all spring from a misunderstanding of human not being a meat suit. Went back to resurrection of the body after suffering. Field-spotting Aquinas!
The reason why they are treated differently is because Israel is seen as one of us. ISIS, in contrast, is a force of nature. It is a pack of animals, it cannot be reasoned with, only maybe contained. The may not even be human. It's fascinating, really.