ISIS:ISIL essay - Nha Thuong Le GOVT-2305-43406 ISIS also...

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Nha Thuong Le GOVT-2305-43406 April 30, 2016 ISIS, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a growing terrorist group in the Middle East. The organization known as ISIS started during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The group uses internet applications such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter to spread their message and show off their gruesome ways with videos of decapitating heads and blatant murders. The estimated number of members affiliated with ISIS is ten thousand, and three thousand members are estimated to be foreigners with Visa’s and are able to travel freely. They have become the most notorious terrorist group that occupies certain parts of Syria and Iraq, and they are continuing to spread their violence throughout the Middle East and now seem to be moving West. ISIS recently released a target list including names of U.S government officials they are planning on eliminating. The list mainly targets the U.S Defense Intelligence Agency, the FBI, the CIA, the National Counterterrorism Center, the National Guard, and certain military personnel who have served in the Middle East such as Iraq and Afghanistan. ISIS rose to power from the split with Al-Qaeda, and because the U.S government supported Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Terrorism is a real challenge; It is happening all around the world. Generally, groups are not funded well enough nor have the resources to expand their activities past their little part of the world. However, in today’s world, anybody with the internet can become a part of an organization like this through social media and message boards. While ISIS focuses their attacks in the Middle East, but have recently started to move western into Europe. Their recent attack in France proved as an example of their ability to reach out and affect different parts of the globe.
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