Essay on Islamic State Of Iraq And Al Sham

2757 Words Apr 14th, 2016 12 Pages
History
ISIS- Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, once called the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham, is a group of men, women, and children whom believe they are trying to change the world to a better place and change the political geography. They have been compared to Al-Qaeda, but in reality they are much worse and much more destructive than Al-Qaeda ever was. ISIS has taken Al-Qaeda’s beliefs and amplified them to a radicalism. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is the man responsible for starting Isis. In 1999 he met with Osama Bin Laden but decided he did not want to become part of the Al Qaeda group. Instead he decided to start his own group by making a training camp in Afghanistan after coming from Jordan. In Jordan he was a violent jihadist and a street thug all of his life growing up. When the U.S. finally put an end to the Taliban in 2001, he was forced to move to Iraq. There he set up what was the beginning of ISIS called: Jama’at al-Tawhid w’al-Jihad. This group was based on the ideas of monotheism and jihadism. He recruited mostly foreigner of Iraq to join this group. The people that mostly joined this group were the people that were part of the Al Qaeda and the Taliban after both groups were destroyed, so these were not just a mix of soldiers. These were fighters that had been trained before for this type of cause. This group targeted Shiites and other Muslims. Unlike Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein who didn’t like the groups as well but almost never attack them (Simms,…

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