Flashcards in 5: Causes of ISIS Deck (14):
Desire to create an Islamic caliphate
The creation of an Islamic Caliphate free from Western influence
Current Islamic states:
Are too secular (Turkey - Apostasy)
Too influenced by the West (Saudi, Jordan)
"ISIS created a caliphate ... to restore Islamic conquest"
Globalisation has facilitated the spread of ISIS ideology and given rise to international terrorism
Sydney Hostage Crisis:
30,000 foreign fighters have joined ISIS since 2011
"The internet ... has played a crucial role in advancing Islamic State's cause"
Mismanagement in Iraq
Senior ISIS leader told the Guardian:
Without the Camp Bucca facility in Iraq where he and most senior leadership was detained "made it all, it built our ideology"
British PM Tony Blair:
"Without the Iraq war there would be no Islamic state"