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I. IntroductionThe Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, popularly known as ISIS is a militantorganization founded in 2014, It is a large group made up of Sunni militants not onlyfrom Iraq and Syria but has also drawn thousands of fighters from across the Muslimworld and Europe. This organization sometime referred to as ISIL, the Islamic State ofIraq and the Levant. Some define it as group with a particularly violent ideology that callsitself a caliphate and claims religious authority over all Muslims.It was founded by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, an Iragi leader of the Al Qeada networkin Iraq, a known organization founded by Osama Bin laden during the invasion ofAghanistan. ISIS started as a small group until the recruitment of people, more likelyrebels, who were against the Shia government. Sometime in April of 2013, when thegroup has become effective and organized fighting force, they change its name to ISISwhich aims to create an Islamic state called a caliphate across Iraq, Syria and beyond.They generate funds through oil production and smuggling, taxes, ransoms fromkidnappings, selling stolen artifacts, extortion and controlling crops. It quickly tookcontrol of large parts of Iraq and Syria, There were bombings, kidnappings, stealing,killings, and such brutal executions which made them powerful enough and raise its blackflag in victory.Because of the worldwide threats, Frontline produced a documentary moviecalled: The rise of ISIS. This movie shows how they become a global threat.II. Brief SummaryIt is a documentary movie about how ISIS was formed and transformed into apowerful and organized fighting force. Martin Smith, the correspondent interviewedseveral person to gather information about the organization.

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