Isis was known in ancient Egyptian religion as the Mother Goddess. Isis was both the wife and sister of Osiris. Because she resurrected Osiris, who had been killed by his brother Set, Isis was considered “more powerful than a thousand soldiers” and “the clever-tongued one whose speech never fails.” Isis was revered for her role as the mother of Horus, one of Egypt’s most powerful gods. She was also the symbolic mother of every Pharoah of Egypt, and all of Egypt itself.
For further information on the story of Isis, Osiris and Horus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osiris_myth
On the other hand, the members of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have murdered and raped women and children with no compunction whatsoever. They have no respect for the divine feminine. One of my remote viewing teachers and the founder of the SchwartzReport, social commentator Stephan A. Schwartz sums the situation up neatly as follows:
“It appears, based on the evidence, that patriarchal fundamentalist religious societies are crippled, and always in the same way: the sexuality of women. It is a kind of existential issue that almost all societies suffer from to some degree, but in the Islamic world it has reached such a degree that it is like America’s gun psychosis. And it is becoming a major issue. Only a sexually dysfunctional man would condone rape as a tactic and weapon.
The compassionate and life-affirming move, which I think will also prove to be the most successful option, would be for the U.S. to champion women very proactively, not just polemically. To think creatively about how these women could be helped. Clearly the model we have been using isn’t working.
Islamic societies are as unproductive as they are in large measure because 50 per cent of the nation’s neurons can’t get on the board — all the women — and it takes about 7 per cent of the other half — all the men — to maintain that structure of suppression, as well as a cultural consensus. It doesn’t leave much to move the national ball down court. And you can see it in the granting of patents: The entire Islamic world does not generate as many patents in a decade as Japan does in a year — 54170 in 2013. Kuwait, from 1977 to 2013, 283 patents. Saudi Arabia, same time period, 855.”
I also strongly recommend that you read this article which was featured in the SchwartzReport: The Islamic State of Sexual Violence. I quote here from that article:
“IS claims to be a religious organization, dedicated to re-establishing the caliphate and enforcing codes of modesty and behavior from the time of Muhammad and his followers. But this is rape, not religious conservatism. IS may dress up its sexual violence in religious justifications, saying its victims violated Islamic law, or were infidels, but their leaders are not fools. This is just another form of warfare.”
Finally I recommend another article by Louise from the Glossiphilia site: Isis: from goddess to terrorist state. What’s in a name? This post details the many people, places and businesses named Isis and the damage that has been done to them by the callous media referring to the brigand group of murderers by the name of a hallowed Goddess.
So media wonks, get your collective acts together and use a different name for these sub-human thugs, you owe it to the women you love. Here in the northern hemisphere, we have just passed through the autumnal equinox, a time when we celebrate the gifts of the fecundity and bounty of Mother Earth culminating in the Thanksgiving rituals of many cultures. Let’s not insult the Goddess by using her name in such a shameful manner.
If you found this post interesting, you might also like my post, Read the Story of Nujood, about a brave little girl who was forced into an arranged marriage at the tender age of ten.
m43Fahrusha is a professional intuitive who was once a celebrated Middle Eastern Dancer. You can reach her at email@example.com. She also welcomes civil comments on this blog.