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THE RISE OF ISIS REACTION PAPER (FINAL REQUIREMENT) PREPARED BY SUBMITTED TO
THE RISE OF ISIS (REACTION PAPER) I. Introduction I often wonder why in every movie I ever watched about terrorism or political violence, accompanied by dramatization of atrocity, those attacks are played by non-Western individuals, especially Muslims. Not all films, per say, however almost all films, and I asked myself; why are Muslims the oppressors? Through the perspective of terrorism movies, usually Muslims are portrayed as the bad guys. And it oftentimes, makes me questioned the why and how; why and how did the perception of terrorism is stereotypical and ideologically biased through the lens of such films. Then I found out about the terrorism of 9/11 in America happened last September 2001, a unique act of terrorist attack by the Islamic terrorist group al-Queda against the United States, and it changed the face of terrorism. Maybe that’s why movies are repeatedly filming terrorist attacks done by Muslims because it was ingrained in people’s mind what happened that leads to such things. Presently, the group al-Queda are reigning terror on all Muslim countries, and this group is commonly known as the ISIS or ISIL. ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), or also known as ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), has been called the most dangerous terrorist group in history. It is the most brutal group known to man and as far as I know, the ISIS is heard throughout the globe for its horrifying and gruesome killings they did that will surely give you nightmares. In less than two years, it has created a dominion over hundreds of thousands of square kilometers and millions of people. And it possesses the largest and most diverse volunteer fighting force since the Second World War. This is the purposeful plan of violence that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State’s self-appointed Caliph, delineated in his declaration for ‘volcanoes of jihad’: to build a worldwide jihadi haven that will eventually unite to destroy the present world and create a new-old world of universal justice and peace under the Prophet’s banner. The pivotal ploy in this strategy is to
inspire sympathizers abroad to violence: do what you can, with whatever you have, wherever you are, whenever possible.

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