Throughout this essay koerner makes use of enthymeme

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Throughout this essay Koerner makes use of enthymeme that aids in giving ISIS a morid presence. He
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stated that the leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “assures his fellow Albanian Muslims that if they come to the caliphate, they will never again have to worry about police “finding your wives uncovered” during midnight raids”, and while this may seem like a good sense of protection, one must remember that joining this organization means giving up everything and representing a force of terror. So while members may think they have gotten out of a bad situation in reality they have just gotten a quick fix most likely digging themselves in a bigger hole. This is especially evident seeing as a college student by the name of Ahmad Abousamra went from a studying computer-science major, to being a top white collared operative, who's now rumored to have been killed and is currently being pursued by the federal bureau of investigations (Koerner). Koerner seems to be able to subtly call out these false sense of peace that ISIS is portraying and show how twisted their ideal turn out to be. The article does an excellent job letting the general public know of ISIS’s presence on social media through their digital propaganda. They have influenced over 30,000 people to join this organization to execute their reign of terror into the world. Koerner cited many resources, from the terrorist group’s magazine, Dabiq , to expertise “Charles Kurzman, a sociology professor at the University of North Carolina who studies Islamic terrorism,” which made the article’s appeal to ethos the strongest from the three modes of persuasion. Even though the use of all three was equally effective, the appeal to ethos stood out the best as it stayed consistent throughout the piece. Regardless of the modes, Koerner point was made perfectly clear that ISIS is winning the social media war. The Islamic State already poses as a dangerous threat to the world, and their online presence only heightens the peril of the group. Works Cited Koerner, Brenden I. "Why ISIS Is Winning the Social Media War." Wired.com . Conde Nast Digital, Apr. 2016. Web. 26 Sept. 2016. < - heres-beat>.
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