ISIS Case Study

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ISIS is a term that all to many Americans have become familiar with over the last 3-4 years. The organization now refers to its self as the Islamic State, now strives to create a world based on shira law, which is the religious legal system in which islamist are suppose to follow. The Islamic State, has become a topic of discussion across the world due to their operations in Iraq and Syria. Most concerning yet, is the ability ISIS has to persuade and influence its followers through extensive media campaigns. Thus, their threat has spread to countries without strong centralized governments such as Libya, and to the inspiration of attackers in countries such as France and as far away as the United States. The history of the organization is relatively …show more content…
From here the group would change its name to the Islamic State in Syria and begin fighting in Syria in hopes of establishing a claphate. Here many differences between AQ and ISIS would arise, focusing on the disagreements in where they were operating and how they were operating and by 2014, their relationship was publixally denounced. ISIS would by this point begin isolating themselves to the point that other militant groups would denounce their agenda. In Syria the organization would grow siginifgnatly and begin making territorial gains. From 2014 to present days, ISIS has been able to take control of many key cities such as those of Fallujah and Monsul. Control of large cities such as these has provided a signifigant amount of income for the group, with their net worth estimated to be upwords of 2billion dollars. With operations still raging in Iraq and Syria, the group has become a inspiration for many extremist throughout the world. The group would also claim responsibility for many high profile attacks such as the shooting down of a Russian airliner, beheading of chrisitans in Libya, an attack in Tripoli, shootings in San Berdino, and many others. This string of attacks continues to serve as the inspiration which has turned ISIS into what it is …show more content…
Sharia law is a highly controversial law, as it is extremely stricked and what many would say sexist towards women as their rights are less than that of a mans, and punshiments are largely more severe for lesser crimes. The concept of Sharia Law stems from the muslim religion however a state the enforces a strict form of Sharia Law is non-exisitent at this time. This is why the group strives to create one and attempts to control terroritory in the area. In lines with this ideology is that becoming a jihadist is the avenue that muslims need to take. What seperates the two islamist and Jihadist, is that although both believe that a government needs to be established in accodernace with Sharia law, Johadist believe that violence is the only way that will succeed in accomplishing this mission. Another key reason that they believe that all islamist need to become jihadist, is that under Islamic law, if a the umma or muslim community, is under threat, that jihad must be fulfilled by every muslim as a responsibility, such as daily prayer and

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