What is Isis? Isis is an Islamist militant
group that has seized a chunk of land
stretching from northern Syria to central
Iraq and has struck fear into leaders
around the world. They have their own
country, military, and government.
Goals of Isis: Isis is making major land gains in
northern and western Iraq. They are also trying to
take over a far larger portion of the rebel-held
areas in Syria at the same time. They want to create
there own world
Elton Simpson: Early May, an
american gunmen opened fire at
an event in Garland, Texas. He
appears to have an allience with
Isis. They found this out by a
tweet that he tweeted.
In the span of a couple months, there were 62
individuals in the United States that New
America has found trying to join Isis.
Americans aren't the only ones being recruited. They are
white, African American, Somali American, Vietnamese
American, Bosnian American and Arab.
In 2014, A 19 year old named Mohammed Khan who
lived in a suburban of Chicago was ready to join Isis
along with his two siblings. He had met a Isis leader
who would pick them up in Turkey. He told his parent
he was obligated to migrate. He didn't make it becasue
the FBI arrested him. He has up to 15 years in prison.
Abu-Salha was an American turned Syrian from
Florida. He played football in high school. In a
video, he tore his passport up and set it on fire.
He was also holding an Ak-47. At the end of the
video it shows him in a truck that is exploded.
Douglas McCain was from Minneapolis. When his friend
joined the Air Force, he wanted to do something himself.
He joined Isis and his friend was bewildered. He figured
out he was fighting his friend the whole time. Isis got a
hold of him on facebook to recruit him. He died fighting