The Effects Of ISIS

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Terrorism, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “the unlawful use or threat of violence especially against the state or the public as a politically motivated means of attack or coercion”. In simpler words, it’s a group of people using violence in order to gain power, and it’s been a huge global crisis for years. Although there are many terrorist organizations worldwide, we can all agree that the most known today is the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, better known as ISIS, and they’ve made it their mission to make their mark on the world. According to CNN, in the past two years ISIS has conducted 143 attacks in 29 countries, killing a total amount of 2,043 people. Eight of those attacks took place inside the US, and one specifically made …show more content…
Although it is hard for me to find a specific number of attacks ISIS has performed in the U.S. and globally, as I stated earlier, in the past two years, they’ve contributed to 143 attacks in 29 countries, ranging from Australia to Lebanon to Malaysia. Eight of those attacks took place in the U.S, although according to the NY Times, the U.S. attacks were only inspired by ISIS and not directed by them. Even so, they still made huge impacts in this country and changed the lives of many. Below I will explain a few stories of attacks made globally in the past year *all info was extracted from a NY Times …show more content…
This sparked a fire into the 2016 presidential election, with each candidate expressing their views on how they plan to rid this country of terrorism. Our two lead candidates for presidency, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump expressed their opinions vigorously throughout their campaigns, addressing and giving their own ideas on how this global issue can possibly be erased from America. The social media platform known as Twitter played a huge role in spreading news over the candidates, and the candidates themselves using it to express many of their viewpoints. After members of ISIS killed at least 129 people and wounded more than 350 during a terrorist attack in Paris on November 13, 2015, both candidates took to twitter to release statements of support for France. Once statements of support and condolences were issued, the candidates shifted to speak on policy and politics, each explaining how they would handle ISIS as commander, and thus began the discussion of terrorism for the rest of the debate. Both candidates expressed very different opinions on how they felt they should handle ISIS if they were to be elected. Hillary framed her debate around using our technology advances to stop ISIS from expanding, and Trump framed his debate around using force in order to defeat ISIS as well as cutting off their use of the Internet. Below I will

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