ISIS. How Did We Get Here?


Fragments from analysis „ISIS. How Did We Get Here?” by C. Filip:


With 32,133 km of area under control, ISIS, and terrorist organizations in general, must have had a starting point and some important elements that set up their fast rise; and, moreover, there are some factors that keep these organizations above water. What feeds them? Who identifies them? Who provides them with military supplies? What is the supporting medium and who is really in control? With all their capabilities, how come the modern Western states could not solve this issue? It resembles the drug and human trafficking problems – other major failures. All these organized crimes are nurtured under-the-table by governments themselves. How can I believe officials saying they are not part of it, when business on a large scale cannot be done without the permission of all actors involved?! And, yes, this is what I think it is: business.


A glimpse at history and you will see not a 100 years without any sort of conflict. Humans fight. Most of the times from irrational reasons. They need to feel alive; so they create conflicts, monitor them and profit of them. And, from time to time, things just get out of control. Unfortunately, innocents fall as victims. As it happened in the latest ISIS attacks in Tunis, Kuwait and France with more than 60 deaths and scores of people wounded. But there are victims in the heart of the Muslim world: more than 5500 civilians died in the Civil War in Iraq; ISIS killed Sunni tribesman from Yazidi faith and executed army troops. It is estimated that 1.2 million people abandoned their homes and sought refuge* – which is proof that ISIS is not talking on their behalf. And the numbers grow. And they include a large palette of crimes: torture, rape, child abuse, children selling, torture, executions, kidnapping and robbery. Moreover, training of young kids to become advocates of the Sunni Islam draws the future in dark brushes: it will not stop. And killing all of them not only it is impossible, but not useful. The possibility that someone sees a perfect opportunity to manipulate a closed minded individual is high. Lack of knowledge and education will always be factors that will determine the course of a nation.


With the administrative center at Ar RAqqar, Syria, ISIS vocally stated that Muslims’ rights are seized all over the world, from East to the West and that it is their destiny to unite the Muslims. With an increasing percentage of Muslims around the world, ISIS have a large human base resource to accomplish their objectives, which are far from looking after their people.

I am not claiming all Muslims are prone to become terrorists (this statement would be stupid from my behalf, as there are exponents of other religions that join ISIS cause as well), but the economic and emotional sides are accelerators in deviant and violent behavior. There are 49 countries with over 50% Muslim-majority and Nigeria is projected to become the 50th by 2030, according to And ISIS influence is directly exerted over eight million people who are living in the area controlled by the terrorist organization.


In 2013, Al-Qaeda detaches from ISIS. The next year, ISIS leads a violent guerilla war in order to gain more territory. Its religious fight is marked by kidnappings, atrocities, tortures, executions and rapes. The overthrown of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and the Shia-dominant National Alliance increases the terrorist’s power in the area. 2014 is also the year when al-Qaeda denies all ties with ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.


. 2014 is also the year of massive border crossing. Many people are trying to escape the horror of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known for his beheadings, slaughter, torture and executions. Therefore, the number of refugees got out of control; (…) 3.8 million Syrians have fled to the neighboring states of Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt and another 7.6 million are displaced inside the country, according to the UN.


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