ISIS: Social Media Analysis

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Religious movements have motivated many followers to commit violent acts of terrorism throughout the last few decades. The most memorable incident that effected America was on September 11th, 2001, when a jihadist terrorist group attacked the twin tower. As of 2013, there has been another terrorist group that seeks to disband non-Islam believers in the middle east, also known as ISIS. In relation to the class discussion, religion has and will play a major part in states development. The terrorist group ISIS seeks to convert the “other”, into following the jihadist way of life Many Jihadist rebel groups are forcefully taking extreme measures to spread the Islamic religion throughout middle eastern countries. To me, Religion influences the idea …show more content…

The group is implementing Sharia Law, rooted in eighth century Islam, to establish a society that mirrors the region's ancient past” (CNN, 26 April, 2016). There have been numerous reports of public executions, as well as other lethal punishments. ISIS uses social media to recruit believers, as well as promote religious fundamentalism through the internet. Over the past few years, ISIS has gained control of over 34,000 square miles in the following middle eastern states: Syria, Iraq, along the Mediterranean coast.” ISIS is believed to be holding 3,500 people as slaves, according to a 2016 United Nations report. Most of the enslaved are women and children from the Yazidi community, but some are from other ethnic and religious minority communities” (CNN, 27 April, 2016). The leader of the Islamic terrorist group believe they are taking their religious values and utilizing the means of violence for the greater good. They are killing people, stealing land that was not theirs, and are forcing others into converting to Islam, so that they may all live the: right way”. The terrorist group receive their revenue from multiple outlets, such as oil production, taxes, extortion, ransoms from …show more content…

When considering the jihad and their beliefs, it is essential to also consider the Kantian rule; would it be okay if everyone went off enforcing a mass genocide against other cultures, would It be okay? Many people are dying, and will continue to die unless everyone comes together and makes the decision to eliminate the threat. The way people today perceive change in economic policies and in the process of shaping the future, will ultimately determine where we go from here. By acknowledging cultural and religious barriers, there may be hope for societal change in the masses. Forcing people into certain religions and to accommodate to religious rituals because one group believes their religion is superior is taboo; in many situations, people have rebelled and started a global uproar. By the use of monitoring terrorist activity through media, the government is able to find ways to counteract terrorism and put an end to unconstitutional killings. In middle eastern countries, they need to improve their basic human rights, if they plan to gain control of the situation, as well as diffuse the threat that is being placed on people in the middle east. Places such as Syria

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