Isis Essay

Topics: Caliphate, Islam, Al-Qaeda Pages: 3 (1291 words) Published: June 1, 2015
ISIS Crisis

The militant group named ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) has had an increase in their strive for power in the Middle East. As chaos and civil unrest in Syria and Iraq continues, various rebel groups are able to appear through the metaphorical smoke. Isis is not necessarily a rebel group, but they lead with an iron fist and harsh Sharia Law that largely affects women and the rest of the Islamic State. Isis is perhaps the most organised and well-funded terrorist group the world has ever seen. ISIS’ extreme actions affect all the people who live in an ISIS controlled area, and also those who have fled from these controlled areas. Countries around the world are debating on how to respond to this new development in the Middle East.

The Islamic State is one of the most brutal terrorist groups in recent memory. The group has displaced millions of people in the Middle East, helped organize killings in North Africa and recruited members from all over the world. But what do they actually want? The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is an al-Qaeda offshoot that seeks to overthrow the governments of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, and establish an Islamic state governed by a harsh and brutal interpretation of Islamic law. Its long-term goals are to launch a jihad to drive Western influence out of the Middle East, destroy Israel and become the nucleus of a global Islamic empire. It is composed of Sunni Muslims drawn to radical Islamist ideology. Most of its members are Iraqi and Syrian Arabs, although it has attracted a wide range of foreign militants, especially Arabs from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Libya, Yemen, and Egypt. (Jihad means a struggle in the way of Allah. Militant groups believe this means attacking the West, but most Muslims believe it means an internal struggle to make you a better Muslim. ) Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS wants to take over most of Iraq and Syria and turn it into an Islamic State that is run by harsh Sharia Law,...
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