Period 2 ISIS Essay - Francisco Fuentes 2nd Period ISIS...

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Francisco Fuentes December 14, 2015 2nd Period ISIS Crisis Terrorism, according to dictionary.reference.com is “The use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political reasons.” ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, is a terrorist group that has killed thousands of people around the world. They are a terrorist group that has taken over large portions of eastern Syria and hundreds of square miles across northern and western Iraq. “ISIS was formed in April 2013, growing out of al-Qaeda in Iraq. It has since been disavowed by al-Qaeda, but has become one of the main jihadist groups fighting government forces in Syria and Iraq” (“BBC”). ISIS believes in an extremist version of Islam. They believe that Muslims should interpret the Qur’an and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad in the most literal way possible. This terrorist group has used deadly brutal force such as beheadings, kidnappings and mass killings and on some occasions they record the killings and upload them to social media which cause outrage

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