ISIS Fact Sheet
– The Islamic State – a Sunni Muslim jihadist group which controls part of Iraq and Syria.
– AKA: Islamic State in Iraq & the Levant (ISIL), Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State (IS), Islamic Caliphate, Daesh (this is a derogatory nickname).
– IS claims authority over all Muslims and all countries and regions with Muslim majority populations.
– Originated from Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn, or al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
– Led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known by his followers as Amir al-Mu’minin, Caliph Ibrahim. He was released from a US detention camp in 2009, when he said to the American soldiers, “I’ll see you guys in New York.”
– Designated as a terror organization by the UN, EU, US, UK, Australia, Canada, Israel, Turkey, Indonesia, Egypt, United Arab Emerates, India, Ireland, and Saudi Arabia.
– ISIS is a Sunni group that practices a strict form of Sharia law.
– Ideology is a derivative of Wahabbism, Al-Qaeda, and the Muslim Brotherhood. Completely condemns secular law. Use of violence to ‘purify’ unbelievers is consistent with Wahabbi theology.
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