Reaction Paper On Isis

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Isis Isis, also called Daesh and Isil, is a Militant/terrorist organization that primarily operates in areas of Western Iraq and Syria. Many members are found throughout all countries and even in our very own backyard. They attempt to target many young people for recruiting through various mediums such as social media. Isis came to power after forcing themselves into western Iraq, they overtook many major cities and declared themselves a caliphate ("Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)." n.p.) With their growing reach, power and size, their threat becomes greater to the american public. Before the cold war, the US had little to no military inside the middle east and quickly in 1990 the US had over 700,00 troops sent over to stop Saddam. Before …show more content…
After the death of AQIs leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, they quickly conjoined with several other extremist groups and then called themselves ISI which stands for Islamic State of Iraq. This modification to the group was in effort to please the people and allow them to have a better hold on the communities they control and to create a bond with whole Islamic community ("Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)." n.p.). In a sense they were attempting to get all of Islam to trust and follow them. This of course proved way too ambitious for an extremist and in turn backfired. The Sunni groups that had once joined ISI, were now revolting against them. The reason that they began to revolt was because of the harsh treatment by the ISI fighters in their controlled populations. Also ISI began to lose large amounts of power due in large part to the U.S and Iraqi forces eliminating many of the top leaders of ISI in the years 2007-2009 ("Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)." n.p.). The next man to step into the ISI leadership was a man who at the time very recently left a U.S. controlled prison in southern Iraq, named Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai. The

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