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ISIS stands for the islamic state of iraq and syria, also called the islamic state of iraq and the levant simple ways to make money or ISIL, or just IS or islamic state. The group is popularly known as da’-ish in arabic. Abu musab al-zarqawi, former al-qaeda member in iraq, is credited with laying out ISIS’ original ideology. Though killed by a U.S. Airstrike in 2006, zarqawi was the first to move the insurgency in iraq simple ways to make money from a struggle against U.S. Troops to a shia-sunni war. The demographics of ISIS are diverse; it has members of different ages, ethnicities, and agendas. Former followers of saddam hussein’s baathist regime in iraq make up a substantial portion simple ways to make money of the organization. Following U.S. Intervention, baathist supporters who were not put in military prisons went simple ways to make money into hiding. When US troops withdrew, the weakness of the interim government left a power vacuum. This was an ideal setting for the creation of ISIS, which at the time of its inception was known as simple ways to make money al qaeda in iraq (AQI). Teaming up with former members of al-qaeda’s iraq branch, the former baathists created what became ISIS. Led by abu ayyub al-masri, a former al-qaeda member, and omar al-baghdadi, a former baathist, a handful of small insurgent groups joined together to form simple ways to make money the islamic state in iraq. There is much speculation over who the original leader was, but omar al-baghdadi was identified as the organization’s public face. [1] when both of these leaders were killed in an U.S.-iraqi air strike in 2010, abu bakr-al-baghdadi assumed control of a weakened AQI. In june 2014, abu bakr al-baghdadi proclaimed himself caliph. Rumored to have several college degrees in islamic studies, he is known as the invisible sheikh, commonly covering his face in order to create an aura simple ways to make money of mystery. [2] in february 2014 al-qaeda cut all ties with the group, reportedly because of its brutality, and after a falling out between ISIS and another al-qaeda-related syrian opposition group, al-nusra front . [3] however, the baathist roots within the islamic state are very strong; many former saddam hussein followers have been known to hold simple ways to make money high positions in ISIS’ regime, and ISIS makes use of baathist intelligence tactics. [4] today, ISIS has occupied large areas in iraq and syria, creating chaos and murdering and terrorizing thousands and driving many simple ways to make money more from their homes. How many foreigners have joined ISIS?

It is estimated that between 27,000 and 31,000 foreign recruits, mainly from the middle east and north africa, have traveled to iraq and syria since fighting broke out simple ways to make money in 2011. The largest numbers come from the following countries: 6,500 from tunisia; 2,500 from saudi arabia; 2,300 from russia; 2,200 from jordan; 2,100 from turkey; and 1,700 from france. Of these recruits, experts estimate that 20-30% have returned home! Since 2015, foreign recruits have also fallen off globally due to enhanced simple ways to make money security measures and the general weakening of ISIS, among other reasons. While considerably fewer ISIS recruits come from the U.S. Than from europe or elsewhere, the number of americans going to join ISIS has, according to the FBI, dropped to no more than one per month. [5] why do people join ISIS?

People join ISIS for a variety of reasons. Through its propaganda and recruitment process, ISIS targets those who are outcasts in their community or simple ways to make money minorities in their country or people who have been discriminated simple ways to make money against in a western context. These individuals are usually either men in their mid-twenties who have a history of criminal, radical, or violent behavior or association, or orthodox, traditional muslims who often have personal radical views. Younger recruits find ISIS’ violent actions combined with the accessible propaganda glorifying ISIS’ victories alluring and exciting. Orthodox muslims, however, often confuse the islamic state’s narrative with legitimate traditional islam and see joining it simple ways to make money as a pledge of loyalty to their faith. Others are inspired to fight to defend civilians in the simple ways to make money conflict in syria. Additionally, refugees from the conflict in syria, often feeling that they have no other choice, swear allegiance to ISIS in exchange for food, shelter, and a promise of safety. [6] what role does ISIS presently play in syria?

While the supposed focus of ISIS in syria was to simple ways to make money overthrow the dictator assad, it is widely reported that there has not been direct simple ways to make money fighting between ISIS and assad forces. There have in fact been widely known reports and other simple ways to make money evidence of trade agreements between the two parties. [7] by fighting alongside groups like the free syrian army and simple ways to make money al-nusra front, ISIS hopes to gain access to more recruits for its simple ways to make money own agenda. When the free syrian army sent a worldwide message requesting simple ways to make money aid for their cause, the united states decided to send weapons. However, many of these weapons ended up in the hands of simple ways to make money ISIS, becoming a major contributing factor to their current power. [8] additionally, some of the western journalists whom ISIS murdered were reported simple ways to make money to have been captured initially by assad forces, another evidence of collaboration between the two forces, raising the question of who is really behind ISIS (according to many syrians, the assad regime among others). ISIS is more focused on reaping the benefits of the simple ways to make money situation for its own agenda than on overthrowing the assad simple ways to make money government or assisting the free syrian army, unlike the other opposition groups; additionally, again unlike other syrian opposition groups, it is mainly made up of foreign fighters, not syrians. Where does ISIS get its resources and funding?

ISIS taps various sources to finance itself, including methods of self-financing, oil profits derived from refineries and wells ISIS controls in simple ways to make money northern iraq and northern syria, looting and selling artifacts, taxation of people in areas it controls, and ransoms from kidnapping. [9] though the saudi government has publicly condemned the islamic state, private funding has also been known to come from wealthy simple ways to make money saudi businessmen. Often it is sent through kuwait, a country allegedly known for being permissive in regard to simple ways to make money funding terrorist organizations. [10] additionally, many of the weapons currently held by ISIS were unintentionally simple ways to make money supplied by the united states, which had originally sent them to the free syrian army simple ways to make money to overthrow the assad regime. These resources supplied by the united states were a key simple ways to make money component in launching ISIS from a small jihadist group to simple ways to make money the biggest growing threat in the middle east. What do muslims think of ISIS?

Muslims worldwide have universally condemned ISIS for its brutality, extremism, and what they consider as “unislamic” behavior. Those issuing such condemnations have included a coalition of over simple ways to make money 100 scholars worldwide, the government of saudi arabia as well as the country’s clerics, 70,000 muslim clerics in south asia, and the authors and organizers of numerous articles, rallies, and press conferences condemning ISIS’ actions. The most grievous actions condemned by muslims include beheadings and simple ways to make money other brutal killings; kidnappings; enslavement; oppression of women; [11] aggression against christians, yazidis, and muslims who disagree with ISIS; and other atrocities.

ISIS focuses on the idea of “jihad,” defined by them as “holy war.” however, in the qur’an, jihad (meaning simply “struggle” or “striving” in arabic) is not used to justify killing innocents or to condone simple ways to make money violent behavior; even when used specifically in relation to war. Jihad, according to the qur’an, is permissible only as defensive action when the muslim community simple ways to make money is directly attacked. Additionally, prophetic sayings and injunctions by the first islamic caliphs forbid simple ways to make money targeting civilians, specifically women and children. Yet ISIS frequently cites qur’anic verses as justification and glorifies death from jihad among simple ways to make money its members as martyrdom, to motivate male (and sometimes even the female) members to fight to the death, putting before them the prospect of immediate entry into paradise. In their online magazine dabiq, the islamic state regularly quotes cherry-picked islamic scripture to support their propaganda. [13] verses are often taken out of context to justify mass simple ways to make money killings as ridding the earth of the kuffar, which they define as anyone who is not a muslim, or even muslims who disagree with them the magazine is simple ways to make money translated into multiple languages to cater to a worldwide audience simple ways to make money and regularly reports on the geographical, political, and religious aspects and progress of the islamic state. Its main purpose is to recruit more militants. According to ISIS, failure to believe in islam is a crime deserving of simple ways to make money death, mutilation, or slavery, in contrast to the qur’anic injunction that “there is no compulsion in religion” (2:256) and islam’s long history of tolerance of other faiths. Do the actions of ISIS reflect islamic teachings?

ISIS reflects an extremist interpretation of islam that muslims worldwide simple ways to make money have declared illegitimate due to ISIS’ atrocious acts of violence toward others. Additionally, intellectuals and world leaders have universally agreed that ISIS should simple ways to make money be treated as a political movement rather than a religious simple ways to make money one. The political machinations involved in the conception of ISIS and simple ways to make money the ways in which it carries out its agenda lead simple ways to make money experts to conclude that ISIS may have religious affiliations but simple ways to make money is fundamentally a political organization which uses its own twisted simple ways to make money version of islam for its own agenda. [14]

Persecuting christians and yazidis: its destruction of churches and attacks against christians directly violate simple ways to make money qur’anic teachings about the status of “people of the book,” whose lives and houses of worship the qur’an and prophetic sayings command to safeguard (qur’an, 60:8). Yazidis are also one of the religious communities specifically mentioned simple ways to make money by the qur’an as “people of the book” (qur’an, 22:17). The fact that this ancient sect – along with iraqi christians – has survived in muslim lands is proof of the generally simple ways to make money prevalent tolerant attitude of muslims towards them and other minority simple ways to make money religious groups.

Forced conversions: converting people by force makes a mockery of religion, which according to widely accepted islamic teachings should be embraced simple ways to make money for god alone, not under duress. The qur’anic verse “there is no compulsion in religion” clearly states the view on that question embraced by most simple ways to make money muslims, as do other verses that state that god chose to simple ways to make money create diversity among people, including religious diversity, and that had god chosen to make every one of simple ways to make money the same faith he would have done so (qur’an, 10:99, 18:29, 13:31).

Oppression of women: ISIS’ insistence on women wearing black, all-encompassing garments, including a face veil, is an extreme application of the general commandment to wear simple ways to make money modest dress. Their misogynistic attitude towards women, including their insistence on confining them to their homes, at a time when muslim women across the world are simple ways to make money teachers, doctors, scientists, and even heads of state, is a perversion of widely accepted islamic teachings.

Slaves: one of the goals of islam, as evidenced in both qur’anic and prophetic practices about the merit of freeing slaves, was ultimately to end slavery at the time of revelation simple ways to make money 1,400 years ago. This view has been universally adopted by muslim societies and simple ways to make money leaders. To revert to a practice that islam sought to do simple ways to make money away with makes a mockery of the principles of justice, equality, and other values and is merely a reflection of the simple ways to make money gross misdeeds that are often perpetrated in war, including those against muslim women in bosnia and syria. To do to others what was done to oneself is simple ways to make money the antithesis of religion and morality.

Concubines: particularly noxious is ISIS’ revival of concubinage (taking female prisoners of war as sex slaves). This practice existed in many pre-modern societies, including ancient greece, rome, and china, as well as in the united states, where the use of female slaves for sex continued until simple ways to make money the end of slavery after the civil war. Concubines are mentioned in both the bible and the qur’an as an existing practice that reflected a particular time simple ways to make money and social order in the greater context of slavery, often as a result of warfare. This practice has long been rejected by muslims worldwide. ISIS’ attempt to revive it flies in the face of today’s normative muslim attitudes and practice. It appears that it is being used both as a simple ways to make money recruiting incentive and a perverse justification for the horrific reality simple ways to make money of wartime rape which has been widely used as a simple ways to make money tool of fear and repression in numerous wars in diverse simple ways to make money cultures and places, including recently against muslim women in bosnia and syria.

Declaring a caliphate: it is an islamic principle that one who seeks leadership simple ways to make money should not be given it. Additionally, one cannot merely declare oneself to be a caliph, which is a term adopted after the death of the simple ways to make money prophet muhammad for those who succeeded him as heads of simple ways to make money state in a pre-modern context. This term continued to be used in the various dynasties simple ways to make money which followed until the early 20th century, when the ottoman caliphate was abolished. A true caliph as it’s been understood would need to be chosen by consensus simple ways to make money of muslim communities worldwide based on merit and reputation, not by force. What can we do to counter ISIS?