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Terrorism: ISIS Imminent Threat to America
The ISIS ("Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham") is an Islamic State of Iraq, simply known as Islamic state. Since 2010, the Islamic group has seized Mosul and is controlling a territory larger than the United Kingdom. The Islamic state is an extremist's militant group proclaimed calipahate led by the Sunni Arabs in Iraq. By March 2015, the ISIS has occupied a territory of more than 10 million people. Apart from controlling some part of Iraq, the ISIS is also controlling Syria and limited territory in Libya and Nigeria. Moreover, the group has affiliates in some other part of the world in the Southeast Asia. Over the years, the United Nations and the United States have held the ISIS responsible for various war crimes, and act of terrorisms. Typically, the United States and more than 60 countries have waged war against the extremist Islamist group.….
Elliott, P.(2014). U.S. lawmakers warn of ISIS attack on American soil, urge strong response to Islamic terrorists in Iraq. The Associated Press.
Gottlieb, S. (2014).Four Reasons ISIS is a Threat to the American Homeland. The National Interest.
Jeffrey, J.F. (2015). Assessing the Strategic Threat from ISIS. House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Maloof, F.M. (2015). Congressman: U.S. unprepared for 'imminent' ISIS Threat. WND.
Friedman arguing in this piece?
Friedman discusses the Putin decision to set up an air base in Syria's center to fight against the Islamic State, bolstering President Bashar al-Assad and how it completely backfired costing the lives of hundreds of Russians. While force may be what people outside of ISIS controlled areas desire in order to defeat ISIS, using force does more harm than good. This is because the violence or threat of violence generated through these acts makes those that would otherwise be resistant to ISIS more incline to adopt ISIS mentality. For example, the war in Iraq fueled the creation of ISIS versus ceasing the terrorist activity in the country and surrounding territories.
Friedman argues that in order to be effective in curbing terrorist activity and terrorist threats, the EU, America, and Russia must work together to strengthen moderate Sunnis combat abilities and provide support to those in Muslim….
ISIS Destroying Syria and Syrians Suffering at Their Hands
The Islamic State of Syria (ISIS) is a militia group that has its roots in Iraq and later on expanded its reach out to Syria and is now active much further in different expanses of the Middle East too. The ongoing war between the two Muslim communities, Sunnis and Shiites has largely destroyed the nation of Syria with Syrians being the most affected parties. Sunnis, who constitute the majority of the Muslim communities in the region, insist that their national leader ought to recognized and chosen from the religious leader of Syria. On the other hand, the Shiites who represent the minority contend such assertion and fight to have a leader who belongs to the direct lineage of Prophet Muhammad. At present, Syria has become a multifractured state split between the government administration of President Assad, Kurdish forces who are a minority….
Beauchamp, Z. (2015). Why people are fleeing Syria: a brief, simple explanation. Vox. Retrieved 28 September, 2015 from: http://www.vox.com/2015/9/4/9261971/syria-refugee-war
Cullinane, S., Alkhshali, H., Tawfeeq, M. (2015).Tracking a trail of historical obliteration: ISIS trumpets destruction of Nimrud. CNN. Retrieved 28 September, 2015 from: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/09/world/iraq-isis-heritage/
Semple, K. (2014). Fleeing the Bombs in Aleppo, Syria, and Ending Up in New Jersey. New York Times. Retrieved online from: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/nyregion/fleeing-syria-and-ending-up-in-new-jersey.html?_r=0
'Osiris gardens' - wood-framed barley seedbeds in the shape of the god, were sometimes placed in tombs - and the plants which sprouted from these beds symbolized the resurrection of life after death. (Osiris: Usire)
There is also an interesting parallel between Osiris, as fertility and agriculture god, and the Greek Persephone, an agriculture goddess. (Osiris) This refers to the fact that Both Osiris and Persephone end up in the underworld through treachery and both are kept there by "legal loopholes" in the laws of the gods. Persephone remains in the underworld for half a year because she tasted the food of the dead. Osiris remains in the underworld because Ma'at dictates that the dead, even dead gods may not return to the land of the living. (Osiris)
This could mean that the essential significance of Osiris as a fertility god was carried on in various other cultures and times. Another….
The Columbia Encyclopedia. 6th ed. 2004. Questia. 28 May 2006 http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=101262697 .
Osiris, Asar. May 24, 2006. http://touregypt.net/osiris.htm
Osiris: King of the dead. May 24, 2006. http://members.aol.com/egyptart/aftrlfe.htm
Osiris: Usire. May 24, 2006. http://socsci.colorado.edu/LAB/GODS/osiris.html www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5868528
Syria efugee Crisis Analysis
In view of these latest occurrences, the U.S. has been pressured by political entities and the general public to accept more Syrian refugees under its initiative for refugee resettlement. On 10th September, 2015, the U.S. government's executive department announced its plans to accept no less than 10,000 refugees from Syria in the Oct 2015-Sept 2016 financial year. The nation is, at present, reviewing the applications of thousands of refugees from Syria, but as of the 1st of October, 2015, the U.S. had admitted a mere 1,494 individuals since the start of the Syrian Civil War in the year 2011, and has been criticized for its sluggish response. Though neighboring nations granting asylum, wealthy, distant nations like the UK and the U.S., and the WHO (World Health Organization) and other such international agencies/organizations have contributed funds and resources to tackle this refugee issue; the very magnitude of it….
Cragin, K., & Connable, B. (2015). To Undermine ISIS, We Should Welcome Syrian Refugees. Retrieved May 04, 2016, from http://www.rand.org/blog/2015/12/to-undermine-isis-we-should-welcome-syrian-refugees.html
Cultural Orientation Resource Center (2014). Refugees from SYRIA. Retrieved 5 May 2016 from http://www.teslontario.net/uploads/news/RefugeesfromSyriabackgrounderCulturalOrientationReso.pdf
Davies, D. (2015). How to move from theory to practice on Syria's refugee crisis. Retrieved May 07, 2016, from https://www.devex.com/news/how-to-move-from-theory-to-practice-on-syria-s-refugee-crisis-86603
Joint Declaration on the current state of refugee policy -- Heinrich Boll Stiftung European Union. (2015). Retrieved May 04, 2016, from https://eu.boell.org/en/2015/09/02/joint-declaration-current-state-refugee-policy
Pastoral Theology: Context And Crisis
According to Bevans (2002:4), theology has three sources -- "scripture, tradition and context." What this means is that there are the sacred writings (in Christianity, scripture refers to the Old and New Testaments), the traditions that the religious communities have hallowed over time, and then there is the cultural or regional or social significance -- that which makes the religious community and its theology unique.
In today's crisis-driven world, one can look at the Middle East crisis, and Syria in particular, as an example of contextual theology can tell us much about the situation there as well as about our own situation here many miles away. What is their response, for example, to several nations dropping bombs upon their world? What is our response to their plight and the plight of their neighbors, whether they be Christian, Muslim or Jew? As Boyle (2014:56) states, "the free choice….
Bernabe, N 2015 Mainstream media finally admits Syrian conflict is U.S.-Russia proxy war, Anti-Media, Accessed on 7 Nov 2015 at http://theantimedia.org/mainstream-media-finally-admits-syrian-conflict-is-us-russia-proxy-war/
Bevans, S 2002, Models of Contextual Theology, Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.
Boyle, N 2010, 2014: How to Survive the Next World Crisis, London: Continuum.
Durden, T 2015 Pentagon: Ready to launch 'boots on the ground' in Syria and Iraq, Zero
Dear President Trump,
The current war(s) that the U.S. is presently engaged in (sanctions should be included as economic warfare, which means we are at war with more countries than I can count on my two hands), are a severe drain on the moral energy and financial capital of this great country (Shambaugh, 2016). Why are we wasting so much? And for what?
The ethics of war and the current U.S. responses to terrorism are opposed to one another. I was happy to see that you ended the CIA program of funding rebels in the Middle East (aka terrorists). We need more of that. Yet, your administration now plans to send more troops to Afghanistan. We are still warmongering against Iran. ISIS is really on the ropes only because of Russian and Iranian intervention—and the neoconservatives in Congress still want Assad gone. This is not about terror. After all, our allies (and….
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III. Related Topics
VI. Essay Hook
VII. Thesis Statement
C. Sunni/Shia Split
D. Relationship between AL Qaeda and Isis
E. ISIS attacks on the United States
X. Works Cited
In this essay about ISIS attacks in America, we examine attacks by the terrorist organization ISIS, which have occurred on U.S. soil. Because of the structure of ISIS/ISIL, which operate in cells, it can be extremely difficult to determine whether a terrorist attack carried out by someone claiming to be working on behalf of ISIS was actually directed by ISIS. Therefore, for the purposes of this essay, we are working on the assumption that attacks by people who appear to be radicalized Muslims and claim a personal affiliation with ISIS are, indeed, ISIS attacks. This essay will give some background information on ISIS and explain how it is structured. It will discuss how ISIS is effectively using….
Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiIntroductionAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi, born as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali Muhammad al-Badri al-Samarrai, was the leader of the extremist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as Daesh, from 2010 until his death in 2019. His leadership over this terrorist group led to the declaration of a caliphate in 2014, which lasted until 2017 when the caliphate\\\'s territory had been mostly recaptured.Background and TrainingAl-Baghdadi was born in 1971 in Samarra, Iraq. He earned a doctoral degree in Islamic studies and history from Saddam University in Baghdad in the late 1990s. His education would significantly shape his fundamentalist view of Islam and his interpretation of jihad, which played into his ideology and the radical worldview he would propagate as leader of ISIS (Cockburn, 2015).In the early 2000s, during the American invasion of Iraq, al-Baghdadi became radicalized. He was captured by US Forces-Iraq in 2004 and detained….
ReferencesBBC. (2014). Retrieved from Isis leader calls on Muslims to \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'build Islamic state\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' - BBC NewsCallimachi, R. (2014). Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror. Retrieved from Paying Ransoms, Europe Bankrolls Qaeda Terror - The New York Times (nytimes.com)Chulov, M. (2014). How an arrest in Iraq revealed Isis\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s $2bn jihadist network. Retrieved from How an arrest in Iraq revealed Isis\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s $2bn jihadist network | Islamic State | The GuardianCockburn, P. (2015). The Rise of Islamic State: ISIS and the New Sunni Revolution. Verso Books.Samuel-Azran, T., Yarchi, M., Galily, Y., & Tamir, I. (2016). Promoting terror or sport? The case of Qatar’s international image. American Behavioral Scientist, 60(9), 1101-1115.
Hitting ISIS where it hurts
As horrific as the current situation in Iraq may be, according to political scientist Patrick B. Johnston's essay "Hitting ISIS where it hurts: Disrupt ISIS cash flow in Iraq" there is little appetite in the U.S. For a wide-scale ground war. Yet a more conservative combination of limited airstrikes and aid is also unlikely to prevent ISIS from thriving. Johnston believes that the defeat of ISIS can only come from within Iraq. Helping the Iraqi government and the ISIS resistance movement plan military options, specifically by targeting ISIS' financial sources of support is critical. ather than targeting the outside flow of financial revenue to ISIS, Johnston advocates active military operations against the oil business, cash, and bookkeeping of ISIS. Traditional methods of stemming the flow of cash will not work, give ISIS' lack of reliance on foreign patrons.
Johnston believes that Iraq squeezing ISIS economically is critical….
The world's stage is full of confusion and warfare as the unsettled circumstances in the Middle East resonate loud and strong across the Atlantic to Canada. The purpose of this essay deals with explaining the reasons why Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada should continue with the involvement with the conflict with ISIS as the Islamic terror group gains significant footholds in Iraq and other strategic locations in that region of the world. This essay will use three arguments to support this claim to demonstrate the need for involvement and Stephen Harper's decision on this matter will impact many events to come relating to this matter.
ISIS is a Global Threat
The doomed attacks on 9/11 in America demonstrated the global reach of Islamist terror groups. The world's political, economic and social structure was transformed in many ways as a result of this attack, and the Western world was forced….
Hall, John. "The growing influence of ISIS now reaches Pakistan as Taliban leaders pledge allegiance to brutal jihadist group." UK Mail, 15 October 2014. Retrieved from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2793622/the-growing-influence-isis-reaches - pakistan-taliban-leaders-pledge-allegiance-brutal-jihadist-group.html
Kirkpatrick, David, "Attacks in West Raise New Fears Over ISIS Influence." The New York Times, 24 Oct 2014. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/25/world/middleeast/string-of-attacks-in-west-raise - new-fears-over-isis-influence.html?_r=0
Marche, Stephen, " Canada, The Idea, Is In Pieces," Esquire, 22 Oct 2014. Retrieved from http://www.esquire.com/blogs/news/canada-in-pieces
Warmington, Joe, " Canada's ISIS fight extends beyond Fallujah." Toronto Sun 7 November 2014. Retrieved from http://www.torontosun.com/2014/11/07/canadas-isis-fight -extends-beyond-fallujah
Globlal Organized Crime, ISIS and Criminal Justice
The impact of globalization has not just been felt around the planet in economic, political and social terms: it has also been felt in the sector of criminology. The current crimes and criminal issues that impact the criminal justice system on a global basis are, in other words, not as isolated or unconnected as they were a century ago. Today's world is connected in complex ways, especially thanks to the ease of communication that the digital era has provided. In places where the digital divide exists, crimes and criminal issues are more unique and remote (examples include genocide, such as that conducted by Boko Haram for instance in Africa). But in countries where there is no digital divide, the crimes and criminal issues that impact the criminal justice system range from counterfeiting to human trafficking to various forms of cyber crime and terrorist-related crime.….
BBC. (2015). Facebook, Google, and Twitter agree German hate speech deal.
BBCNews. Retrieved from http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35105003
Baksi, C. (2015). China tackles problem of counterfeit goods head-on. Raconteur.
Retrieved from http://raconteur.net/business/china-tackles-problem-of-counterfeit-goods-head-on
Over the last two decades or so, the nastiest and most active terrorist groups really have to be ISIS/ISIL and Al Qaeda. Although the former is much "younger" than the latter, they have certainly made up for lost time given what they are currently doing in the Middle East. Even so, the top question becomes which of those two groups is the most active and deadliest right now. Indeed, a case could be made for both in their own rights. Al Qaeda has had more staying power but ISIS is running roughshod over the Middle East much more so as of late than Al Qaeda has been doing anywhere. While Al Qaeda is certainly still a threat, ISIS is clearly the more clear and present danger right now.
If this question were posed a mere ten to fifteen years ago, the answer would be Al Qaeda and it would not….
PBS. (2016). Bill Moyers Journal. Brief History of al Qaeda -- PBS. PBS.org. Retrieved 21 May
2016, from http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/07272007/alqaeda.html
Yuhas, A. (2016). NATO Commander: ISIS 'Spreading like cancer' among refugees. The Guardian. Retrieved 21 May 2016, from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016
The best way to stop ISIS is to cut off their funding. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Turkey are known to be doing business with ISIS's oil trade. Therefore, one economic solution to the problem of ISIS and their terror network throughout the world is to sanction countries that do business with the terrorist group. Even if these countries are our allies, the stopping of the bombings and mass killings that this group is responsible for is far more important than the geopolitical reasons that we have to be allies with these nations. Economic sanctions have, in fact, worked in the past. e have used them against Iran and Russia. It brought both to the negotiating table in recent years. e worked with Iran over a nuclear deal and essentially received everything we wanted in terms of assurance that nonproliferation would remain in place. Iran also received what….
Publish or Not to Publish?
One of the recurring ethical dilemmas in journalism is whether or not to publish photographs that may be considered offensive to some portion of the public, may promote the goal of a person who committed an offense, or that are extremely violent or graphic. This dilemma has recently recurred in debate surrounding the printing or distribution of photographs or videotapes that show the death of Joshua Bernard and the beheading of James Foley by the terrorist organization, Isis. Many people feel that distributing these photos is disrespectful, not only to the victims, but also to their family members. They believe that the victims deserve to be remembered in life and not reduced to a victim status. Other people worry that distributing images of something like a soldier's death or a beheadings will actually promote hostile goals, by encouraging fear in the population. While those concerns….
Terrorism: ISIS Imminent Threat to America The ISIS ("Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham") is an Islamic State of Iraq, simply known as Islamic state. Since 2010, the Islamic group…Read Full Paper ❯
Friedman arguing in this piece? Friedman discusses the Putin decision to set up an air base in Syria's center to fight against the Islamic State, bolstering President Bashar al-Assad…Read Full Paper ❯
ISIS Destroying Syria and Syrians Suffering at Their Hands The Islamic State of Syria (ISIS) is a militia group that has its roots in Iraq and later on expanded its…Read Full Paper ❯
Mythology - Religion
'Osiris gardens' - wood-framed barley seedbeds in the shape of the god, were sometimes placed in tombs - and the plants which sprouted from these beds symbolized the…Read Full Paper ❯
Syria efugee Crisis Analysis Policy In view of these latest occurrences, the U.S. has been pressured by political entities and the general public to accept more Syrian refugees under its initiative…Read Full Paper ❯
Pastoral Theology: Context And Crisis According to Bevans (2002:4), theology has three sources -- "scripture, tradition and context." What this means is that there are the sacred writings (in Christianity,…Read Full Paper ❯
Dear President Trump, The current war(s) that the U.S. is presently engaged in (sanctions should be included as economic warfare, which means we are at war with more countries than…Read Full Paper ❯
Table of Contents I. Opening II. Titles III. Related Topics IV. Outline V. Introduction VI. Essay Hook VII. Thesis Statement VIII. Body A. Background B. Jihad C. Sunni/Shia Split D. Relationship between AL Qaeda and Isis E. ISIS attacks on the United…Read Full Paper ❯
Abu Bakr al-BaghdadiIntroductionAbu Bakr al-Baghdadi, born as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali Muhammad al-Badri al-Samarrai, was the leader of the extremist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),…Read Full Paper ❯
History - Israel
Hitting ISIS where it hurts As horrific as the current situation in Iraq may be, according to political scientist Patrick B. Johnston's essay "Hitting ISIS where it hurts: Disrupt ISIS…Read Full Paper ❯
Canada ISIS The world's stage is full of confusion and warfare as the unsettled circumstances in the Middle East resonate loud and strong across the Atlantic to Canada. The purpose…Read Full Paper ❯
Globlal Organized Crime, ISIS and Criminal Justice The impact of globalization has not just been felt around the planet in economic, political and social terms: it has also been felt…Read Full Paper ❯
Homeland Security Over the last two decades or so, the nastiest and most active terrorist groups really have to be ISIS/ISIL and Al Qaeda. Although the former is much "younger"…Read Full Paper ❯
Stop ISIS The best way to stop ISIS is to cut off their funding. Countries like Saudi Arabia and Turkey are known to be doing business with ISIS's oil…Read Full Paper ❯
Communication - Journalism
Publish or Not to Publish? One of the recurring ethical dilemmas in journalism is whether or not to publish photographs that may be considered offensive to some portion of…Read Full Paper ❯