Essay On Daesh
Many people around the world may not disagree that Daesh poses …show more content…
It is one of the most complicated, dangerous and puzzling armed groups of the contemporary history. The group has killed thousands of people, destroyed cities and controls territories in several countries and spread fear around the world. Fighting this group costs the global community billions of dollars and thousands of lives, but after more than a decade, we still don’t know who they are. Various institutions, states, and individuals have tried to identify and introduce Daesh, but yet there is not a consent about their common name.
This group is known by several names including Al-Dawla al-Islamiya fil Iraq wa al-Sham (Daesh) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in English is considered to be the original name of the group. But it is also known as, Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State (IS), The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) and even Islamic State Group. Name matters for everything and everyone. The world community has difficulty to find a common name for this common …show more content…
However, after the collapse of Sadam 's regime, Iraqi Shia Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki placed policies to shift political power from dominating Sunni to Shias. Sunni has felt marginalized and suppressed. Meanwhile, the majority Sunni country of Syria was led by President Bashar al-Assad, who represents only an absolute minority of Alawite from a sect of Shia Islam. These changes have given severe reasons and legitimacy to Daesh in Iraq and Syria to introduce itself as an alternative. The early exit strategy of the US from Iraq has further strengthened the group.
Daesh claims that they are fighting a moral war and follows the teaching of Quran. Using and misusing Quran and Islamic teachings, they commit horrific crimes, and they proudly post these dreadful actions on social media without any fear. There is some strict translation of few verses of Quran that Daesh and western scholars relay on, such as:
And slay them wherever ye catch them, and turn them out from where they have turned you out; for tumult and oppression are worse than slaughter; but fight them not at the Sacred Mosque, unless they (first) fight you there; but if they fight you, slay them. Such is the reward of those who suppress faith. — Quran