My main focus recently has been ISIS (Islamic State for Iraq and Syria), now simply known as IS (Islamic State). I haven’t been raising concerns for no reason. It will shock many to know that ISIS now controls a land area bigger than the whole of Great Britain. Yesterday, I posted pictures of the horrible brutality of the ISIS in Iraq and Syria. That post is now the most popular on my blog. Many people are interested in knowing about the mad lunatics that can comfortably behead women and children without batting an eyelid.
Today, however, I want to explain how insane, brutal and blood thirsty the ISIS is. In one of my recent posts, I explained that the ISIS is a former affiliate of Al Qaeda, then led by the late Osama Bin Laden. However, I pointed out that Al Qaeda frequently warned ISIS about excessive brutality and recklessness but the ISIS remained stubborn, even as far as violating ALL the Seven principles of Effective Terrorism as stated by Osama Bin Laden.
Recent reports I’ve been reading further shows the relationship between ISIS and Al Qaeda and how Al Qaeda denounced the ISIS for being too ‘brutal and wild’. A 21-page letter found at the hideout in Pakistan where Osama Bin Laden was killed reveals that Al Qaeda (which is regarded as the most feared terrorist organization in the world) was wary of ISIS radicalism and warned that the ISIS could damage its reputation. The letter documented acts of barbarism including bombing mosques.
After reading the report, I said to myself, “If the very feared Al Qaeda could denounce a terrorist organization for being too barbaric, then that organization must really be uncontrollably WILD!”
Now, let me explain how the ISIS (Islamic State) is a threat to the world, and not only Iraq and the Middle East.
You might be sitting in your house in the United States or somewhere in Europe and you’re wondering, ‘how is the Islamic State a threat to me and how does their activities affect my country?’
The ISIS has threatened the U.S with war and killing of its civilians. The U.S has now intensified their airstrikes on militant positions in Iraq and President Obama even announced that the U.S has started direct supplying of weapons to Kurdish fighters on ground in order to combat the Islamic State fighters. Of course, this shows that the U.S considers the terrorist organization a real threat. Why is this so? If the U.S or the world turns a blind eye, the radical and insane fighters of the Islamic nation will take over much more land and turn the entire area into an international terrorist breeding ground from where they can easily plan and launch attacks against the U.S, Europe and indeed any part of the world. More worryingly is the fact that foreign Islamic extremists, including about 500 Britons, have joined IS to fight in Syria and Iraq.
I was sickened by a picture I saw of an Australian child holding up a severed human head in Syria. The picture was posted by the boy’s father. Many Australian extremists are also fighting with the Islamic State.
Also, the ISIS is wealthy and is considered the richest terrorist organization in the world. The group controls valuable oil fields and, with the help of wealthy Sunni backers from the Gulf states, is estimated to have amassed a staggering £1.2billion. It has even sold 8,000-year-old antiquities it has seized. The group also has a huge stockpile of weaponry including those it seized from Iraqi soldiers who fled after the ISIS began its onslaught in Iraq.
So, for anyone thinking there’s no cause to worry or that ISIS is a local problem, sorry! The ISIS is real and possess a deadly threat to the world.