The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
What is ISIS?
As a growing threat to other countries and religious bodies, ISIS is arguably a large threat to American society and any other countries they deem as having different beliefs from their own.
How Does ISIS Affect Us?
In addition to being a threat to our country, ISIS is known for its destructive tendencies and beliefs. Not only is ISIS affecting and hurting us now, they are also destroying important bits and pieces of our history through demolishing and wreaking havoc on artifacts and infastructures.
ISIS could very well destroy some of our history and our present, but we as a country should make our bravest attempt to conquer this trial and pour water upon a raging fire that wants nothing more than to burn all else to ashes in its wake. This is, after all, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
Facts About ISIS
- Founded in 1999
- Their supreme leader (known as the Calif) is believed to be a successor to Muhammad
- Current leader is al-Baghdadi
- All Islamists supposedly owe allegiance to the Calif
- Follows extremist interpretations of Islam