Islamic State Terrorists Destroyed Iraq

1570 Words Feb 1st, 2016 7 Pages
On January 20th, 2016, Islamic State terrorists destroyed Iraq’s oldest Christian monastery, St. Elijah’s Monastery of Mosul, which had stood in Mosul for 1,400 years. According to ABC news, one of the gunmen in a dual terror attack in Paris, January 2015, claimed he was part of ISIS. American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, were killed on camera by the terror group, ISIS, which included a militant telling President Obama that Sotloff’s life was in the President’s hands. The last known American hostage, Kayla Mueller, died in the hands of the terror group, the White House said, in February 2015 (Ferran & Momtaz, 2015). These crimes are only a few of the several committed by ISIS. The Isis ideology consists of the restoration of the caliphate of early Islam, and pledging allegiance to it. Robert Spencer, a journalist, defines the caliphate in his article “The Caliphate Restored,” in which he says the caliphate was the center of the Muslim community, which consisted of a caliph, a chosen person from the most pious and capable men of the community, who was considered to be the political, military and religious leader. He ruled according to the dictates of the Sharia (Islamic law), implementing Allah’s decrees of justice on earth. The caliphate was later abolished by the Turkish government, causing The Muslim Brotherhood to form (2014). ISIS regards to maintain the purification of Islamic society, they must fight non-Muslim countries, and in some cases,…

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