Exploring the ISIS phenomenon

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ISIS  or ISIL, the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has impacted politics and tensions in the region of the Middle East for some years. This video explores some of the key background to understanding how this movement reformed out of different factions into its present day form and what it effect it has had on the security and stability of states in the region.

Supplementary Resources

Life in the Islamic State

What ISIS really wants

Could ISIS Exist Without Islam?

ISIS Islamic Extremism – Military and War Channel (vid)

ISIS on the Frontline – BBC Documentary (vid)

Homegrown Islamic Extremism in 2014: The Rise of ISIS & Sustained Online Recruitment

Counter Extremism Project: ISIS

Why ISIS fights