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The Influence Of ISIS

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Surely by now you have heard of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This Islamist militant group is causing a major problem for the entire world. This terrorist organization first started off as a branch of Al Qaeda in 2004 but later decided to break away from the organization two years later. Unlike Al Qaeda, ISIS has proven that they are more brutal then Al Qaeda and better at taking over territory. What has the whole world going crazy is the fact that this terrorist organization has been able to capture more than half of Syria oil. ISIS has also captured Mosul, this is the second largest city in Iraq. So far ISIS has been able to stay in the eye of the media and gain attention for their radical methods. One of their most popular…show more content…
Their leader Baghdadi has aided ISIS in gaining prominence, with their control of parts of Iraq and Syria. The goal of this extremist group is that “ Muslims across the world swear allegiance to its leader - Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri al-Samarrai, better known as Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi - and migrate to territory under its control” (BBC). They also believe in Sharia Law and they also emphasize an apoplectic stage and literalist translations of the Quran. ISIS also attempts to eradicate infidel’s public execution, crucifixion, apostates, and anyone against their rulings, they believe in religious and ethnic cleansing. Wood from the The Atlantic said “The Islamic State has its share of worldly concerns (including, in the places it controls, collecting garbage and keeping the water running), but the End of Days is a leitmotif of its propaganda” (Wood). ISIS is also using modern tool like social media to recite members. According to the New York Post, “ Facebook, Google and Twitter are stepping up efforts to combat online propaganda and recruiting by Islamic militants, but the Internet companies are doing it quietly”…show more content…
ISIS sent a message that mocked France and claimed responsibility for the attacks. ISIS started “mocking France as a “capital of prostitution and obscenity,” according to statements released in multiple languages on one of the terror group’s encrypted messaging accounts” (Callimachi). This attack was even worse because recently the Russians plane had crashed and killed over 200 people and Russia is still not hundred percent what happened because ISIS said it was their doing. It is said in the New York Times that “Analysts said the nature of the attacks was more in keeping with actions of the Islamic State than with those of Al Qaeda, and the timing and extent of the celebration expressed online by the group’s supporters added weight to the claim” (Callimachi). The United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights has repudiated ISIS as an threat and rejected notable Human Rights, “systematically targeting men, women and children based on their ethnic, religious or sectarian affiliation and is ruthlessly carrying out widespread ethnic and religious cleansing in the areas under its control” (United Nations). He also called for the international community to ensure that ISIS pays for their remorseless crimes against the different groups and peoples of the world. ISIS is clearly a major threat to the entire
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