The Rise Of The Islamic State

1707 WordsAug 30, 20157 Pages
ISIS Essay: The Rise of ISIS The rise of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or also sometimes known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is an extremist Islamic militant group that has based themselves from around North Syria to the Central part of Iraq. ISIS is has been run by Abu Bakr al Baghdadi since May 2010 and has terrified people from all around the world with their extreme use of violence to get what they want. The group originally began in 2004 with the name Al Qaeda in Iraq, and then two years later they re-establishing themselves as ISIS. ISIS and Al Qaeda now compete against each other as extremist groups around the world trying to dominate one another. Both groups Al Qaeda and ISIS had similar traits, they were majorly aggressive anti-western militant groups who were dedicated to establishing an independently run Islamic state group. ISIS disconnected from the Al Qaeda group in February 2014, because ISIS was proven to be too radical and brutal for the Al Qaeda group and was told by the HQ commands “to stop killing innocent civilians” but ISIS didn’t listen to Al Qaeda and disobeyed their orders and went through with the killings anyway. After this Al Qaeda got mad at ISIS and ISIS decided to make their own extremist group and compete against them. ISIS is all about seizing land and controlling what happens inside that land. Currently ISIS holds a third of the territory in Iraq/Syria, which is roughly the size of the UK and
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