ISIS

The wicked terrorist group that has the world on edge

What is ISIS?

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant aka as ISIS is an Islamist militant group that has captured land from northern Syria to the center of Iraq. They have been known for ruthless and merciless mass killings, murders and beheading.

What does ISIS want?

ISIS wants to create an Islamic state. "...they want the Earth to be Muslim in a very, very narrowly defined manner", says William Beeman, chair of the anthropology department at the University of Minnesota. They want the US to declare war on them. They think if they win, it will lead to world domination.

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Fast Facts

Founder: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Founded: 1999

In 2014, ISIS controlled 34,000 square miles of Iraq and Syria

Known for mass murder and public executions, crucifixions etc.