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1 ISIS ISIS Jennifer Barajas University of Omaha December 9, 2018
2 ISIS Introduction Out of any terrorist organization out there today and perhaps in the history of terrorism, no other group has earned such a notorious reputation and struck fear in the people who faced them. ISIS was not known until much later the groups history can be traced back to 2004 to Al- Qaeda under Abu Musab al-Zarqawi who was a branch off from a Osama Bin Laden’s group. After Osama bin Laden’s death in 2006, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi took power thus renaming the group Islamic State of Iraq (ISL). However, some political figures, including the president of the United States, Barack Obama, use the acronym ISIL, which stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant 1 . It wasn’t until 2010-2013 that the group truly began to make a name for themselves as a powerful in the region. In this paper we will dive deeper into what ISIS is and who they got to such a place of power. Goals and beliefs Just like any of their counterparts ISIS had religions and politically driven goals as their name would apply they wanted to be one united Islamic state. Brining all followers of Islam under one rule and expand outward from there, they also believed in Shariah law and believed any other sections such as Sunni and Kurds were wrong. Along with any other religion Shariah is a very strict and conservative section of Islam, which they used and enforced with an iron fist. Their principal goal in meeting me was to explain what the Islamic State stands for, and how its policies reflect God’s law 2 . Financing ISIS 1 Hogeback, J. (n.d.). Is It ISIS or ISIL? Retrieved from 2 Wood, G. (2018, June 22). What ISIS Really Wants. Retrieved from

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