Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is one of the biggest threats the Middle East is facing right now. ISIS started in Iraq in 2004 where a person called Abu Musab Al-Zarkawy established Al Qaeda in Iraq. During his time as Al Qaeda leader in Iraq Al-Zarkawy tries to make genocide against the Shiaa (another Islamic belief) population living in Iraq, eventually Al-Zarkawy gets killed by a US airstrike and Abu Ayub Al-Masri takes over and announces the formation of Islamic State in Iraq at that time. Al-Masri also gets killed by in a joint American-Iraqi operation and then Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (the current leader) takes over. In April 2013 ISI declares that it will join with Al Nusra front in Syria (Another terrorist organization and Syria) forming the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Later that month Al-Nusra leader rejects that merge, and then AL-Qaeda broke ties with ISIS for being too extreme. ISIS aims to make an Islamic Sunni state across Iraq and Syria. ISIS is known for doing a lot of atrocities to its victims including public executions and group murder. ISIS has many victims including the Shiaa population, the Christian population, and any Sunni who dares to oppose their views or ideologies. The group has beheaded three American journalists until now and will do it again if it finds another foreign journalist. The so called Islamic state controls hundreds of square miles and still till this moment trying to capture more lands by attacking villages and cities. The groups at first tried to make money by extortion and robbery but now he gains money by capturing cities. ISIS till now has about ten thousand followers. ISIS is not only a human rights and political issue it is also a huge economical issue in the Middle East. The ambassador of Italy in Saudi Arabia, Mario Boffo said “I hope this phenomenon will disappear as soon as possible, because it can affect the region’s economy if the situation lasts for another year, Investors will be scared to come...
...ISIL. This is the people of that region versus ISIL. It's the world versus ISIL." (Anne, G. 9)
The ISIS vs. ISIL debate over what to call the terrorists wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria continues to confuse. Take CNN, where the network uses ISIS exclusively, while Obama Administration officials use ISIL, and often in the same conversations between anchors and officials about the same topic. Apparently, the terrorists wanted to be called neitherISIS nor ISIL, claiming several months back that they were now just the Islamic State, period, since they said they have broken down national borders, according to The Washington Post. The Associated Press explained back in June why it had adopted ISIL rather than ISIS to describe the al-Qaida spinoff now leading Sunni militants. "The term ISIL also avoids the common misunderstanding, stemming from the initials ISIS, that the group's name is the 'Islamic State of Iraq and Syria,'" AP said. “Then why does CNN use ISIS rather than ISIL, given that the AP, the U.N. and POTUS have all opted for the latter?” The group originally identified itself as ISIS, so that is the name we are continuing with at this time," a CNN spokesperson said. (Eggerton, J. 2014). Frankly, The Wire doesn't care whether the group is called ISIS or ISIL, as long as it is called to account for the murder of two journalists and countless other...
By: Minali Prasad
Due Date: December 7, 2011
Class Color: Sapphire
Table Number: 5
There are four different types of environments in the ArabianPeninsula.
Three-fourths of the ArabianPeninsula is desert. The desert has plains and plateaus. Temperatures can reach up to 120°F or drop down to below zero. There is 3 to 4 inches of rain per year with many droughts. Flash floods are caused by the annual rainfall.
The desert has many oases. Oases result in plants, shade, and water. An oasis begins when water deep underground travels to the surface. The soil around and oasis is very fertile, so it produces plant life like grass and shrubs. Oases range from a few acres to expansive areas. The water is beneficial for farmers as they can grow their crops there as well as trade them.
The coastal plain is surrounded by the Red Sea, the Arabian Sea, and the Persian Gulf. The coastal plain varies from 5- 40 miles from the heart of Arabia. There are many cliffs along the shore. The damp, moist air is the result of regular rain. Sometimes, water fills the riverbeds that intercept the coastal plains. Farmers grow crops on the coastal plains. Traders also benefit from the coastal plains because there are seaports.
The mountain ranges line the western edge of the ArabianPeninsula. Their altitude is from 1,000 feet...
...States has made it their agenda to combat with jihadist extremists around the Middle East and potentially rid them out. First it was Al-Queda and the Taliban along with Hezbollah, now we have the notorious group called ISIS. Everyday there is something new being talked about ISIS on the news, and in the end comes down to the question of whether or not we should start a war with ISIS. There are many different opinions to why we should and why we should not, some believe the terrorist group is a big threat and needs to be taken out and the United States should be the ones to do it, others don’t want to start another war with the Middle East. I don't believe starting a war with ISIS is the right thing to do, I believe many problems would arise.
With any war, there are many issues you need to review and weigh out. One main concern with war and military operations is, how much will this cost? We have seen in the past that wars cost a lot of money. According to global research the Afghanistan and Iraq war, over the course of 10 years, has cost the United states an estimated $6 trillion dollars, and about 2 trillion of those dollars was borrowed by the United States from other foreign countries. We are currently still in large amounts of debt, and starting this war with ISIS will just pile onto to it. According to the Boston Globe, the Pentagon has admitted to spending $1 billion dollars so far in the Middle...
Rise of ISIS 2
Private Funding 3
Lack of Motivation 4
Indifference of Population 4
Current State of Mosul 5
Looking to the future 5
Works Cited 6
How could a city of 2 million, with almost 25,000 US-trained deployed troops, fall overnight by 2,500 militia members with little to no formal combat training? No one knows. That answer pretty much sums the whole “ISIS, ISIL, IS” situation. No one really knows how they rose to power and how they were able to “defeat” a large faction of the Iraqi army.
In this article, I will attempt to answer or at least try to answer all these “trending” questions and will try to decipher the secrets of the rise of IS in Syria and in northern Iraq, the current situation, and the potential aftermath of all these events. It is noteworthy to mention that this article will focus on the fall of Mosul as a generalization to northwestern Iraq. This article will not mention Tikrit nor Fallujah for Mosul’s significance is much greater.
Two Years into the Syrian conflict, the name ISIS started making headlines mainly because of its brutal and gruesome actions. We all remember watching beheadings on national TV by ISIS members and even fearing for our own lives because of such horrific actions. ISIS saw rocketed coverage and plummeted into being the most notorious and...
...Isis, the Egyptian goddess of many things (Isis meaning ‘throne’)
Who is she?
Isis is very important and is believed to be:
* the protector of the dead
* the goddess of children
* the king’s power
* the ideal mother
* friend of slaves, sinners, artisans, and the lowly
* the answer to prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats, and rulers.
Isis wears a long dress and crowned with the hieroglyphic sign for a throne. She holds a lotus, the sacred sistrum rattle, the fertility-bearing menat necklace or Sycamore tree. Her headdress is later replaced by Hathor’s horns of a cow with the solar disk between them. Like most Egyptian gods, she at most times holds an ankh and a simple staff.
What are her powers?
She has the powers of Ra and knows powerful magic, most of them being protection or healing magic. She may also have Horus’s powers. She lives forever but is not immortal and can suffer wounds. Her day was called the Night of the Teardrop / Cradle. That day was when the Nile flooded.
The original form of the myth states that Osiris was killed by a wooden sarcophagus secretly being made to his measurements by Set, who was jealous of Osiris's position as king, and so plotted to kill him and take his place. A party had been held where the coffin was offered to whoever could fit inside. A few people tried to fit in, but to no avail. Osiris was encouraged to try, but as soon as he lay...
The Islamic State, previously calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and also known by the Arabic acronym Daʿesh''', is an unrecognized state and a Sunni jihadist group active in Iraq and Syria in the Middle East. In its self-proclaimed status as a caliphate, it claims religious authority over all Muslims across the world and aspires to bring most of the Muslim-inhabited regions of the world under its political control beginning with territory in the Levant region which includes Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus and part of southern Turkey.
The group has been described by the United Nations and Western and Middle Eastern media as a terrorist group and has been designated a foreign terrorist organization by the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The United Nations and Amnesty International have accused the group of grave human rights abuses.
The Islamic State, also widely known as ISIS, ISIL and Daʿesh, originated as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999. This group was the forerunner of Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn—commonly known as al-Qaeda in Iraq —a group
formed by Abu Musab Al Zarqawi in 2004 which took part in the Iraqi insurgency against American-led forces and their Iraqi allies following the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the 2003–2011 Iraq War, it joined other Sunni insurgent groups to form the...
The War on ISIS and How We Can Solve It
Writing for Managers
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Matthew R. King
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September 24, 2014
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September 24, 2014
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Dear Professor Garcia
Enclosed in the report you requested due on 24 September by 11:59 on a problem and three solutions I came up on a current event which I been reading a lot about and that would be the problem with ISIS or aka ISIL, the three solutions are:
We could not do anything about the organization
Rectify the situation or their needs civilly
This problem is something that our country and many other countries are dealing with right now, and is causing so much commotion. This report will give you an insight of what can happen or what will happen if and when we tried any of these three solutions to this problem.
The information in this report came from online sources, and a little bit of personal experience with my two tours of duty to Iraq. As well as some interviews and personal opinions of others.
Thank you for the opportunity to conduct this research, and thank you again for taking the time to read this report.
If you have any questions about the report, please ask!
...Revolution and Reform of Developed Nations:
ISIS in Iraq
Throughout the year of 2014, we have heard a lot over the extremist group the Islamist State of Iraq and Iraq who is also known as ISIS or IS. This group has brought many challenges, and most importantly numerous casualties of innocent people to the state of Iraq and other countries’. Since the start of ISIS the United States has been working with Iraq to dismantle the terrorist group.
Just a rough history Iraq, it is located in the Middle East, bordering the Persian Gulf, and in between Iran and Kuwait (The World FactBook, 2014). The state inhabits roughly thirty-three million people, who are mainly Arab and speak Arabic with a religious background of Muslim (The WorldFactbook, 2014). We also need to keep in mind with the previous regime under Hussein and now ISIS, there has been many Christian families fleeing out of Iraq and into nearby states such as Syria, Jordan, and Lebanon, due not wanting to convert into Muslim religion.
Who is ISIS?
ISIS which also stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the group is predominantly Sunni jihadist, a jihadist is a person who believes the entire community of Muslims be governed under sharia law (Amy Zalman, 2014), and if any one objects to the believes they will be dealt with in violence. The jihadi term can be found in the Quran. Their aim is to establish a caliphate which is...