What is ISIS?
Isis is a a group of people that practice the Islamic religion. They would die for their beliefs and even kill other people for not believing in the same beliefs they do. They were founded in 1999 and have been growing ever since. They try to scare the united states with terrorist attacks such as; 9/11. Even though they have killed over 3,000 people in the United States they are not a major threat to us.
- Leader- Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
- When it started- 2002
- ISIS controls about 30,000 square miles.
- They control: Iraqi governorates of Baghdad, Al Anbar, Diyala, Kirkuk, Salah al-Din, Nineveh, and parts of Babil; the syrian territories of Al Barakah.
- In 2006 the were worth $70 billion from criminal activities.
ISIS is present at this time and are continuing to grow. They have combined with many other terrorist groups and are recruiting other citizens so their size is growing. They hold a small threat to us because of terrorist attacks but right now it is nothing major. They could affect us in the future.