The rise of ISIS, explained in 6 minutes

The rise of ISIS, explained in 6 minutes

Its history goes back way before the group ever existed.

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In the few short years since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria formed, it has done the seemingly impossible, seizing vast areas of the Middle East to form a mini-state it calls a reincarnation of the ancient Caliphate. It is at war with all its neighbors and virtually the entire world, yet someone remains, and is launching increasingly deadly terror attacks abroad.

To understand how this terrible group came about and how it has grown so powerful, you need to understand the story behind its rise. And that is a story that goes back decades, to long before ISIS existed is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what’s really driving the events in the headlines. Check out to get up to speed on everything from Kurdistan to the Kim Kardashian app.

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20 Responses

  1. NoA NumbCorns says:

    if god is real why can’t he prevent this. My muslim friends always tell me
    everything happened because of Allah. so.. he really wants this to happen?

  2. Looie88 says:

    this is bullshit he is leaving so mutch out and never talks abbaouut where
    the isis fundings come from and nott even who trained binladen ?

  3. Wrath OTR says:

    war, war never changes

  4. Yousif Hatab says:

    Fuck isis
    and may God bless All the Shia

  5. Rosman Agius says:

    Basically guys its the Americans and English fault believe or not it is,
    and yes there was corruption in Russia not by Putin by other politic people
    who gave weapons to the extremists.
    And how did it start well the Americans love money so they wanted more by
    stealing oil from Syria and getting rid of the government for example so
    they funded the rebels around Syria and created what we know today ISIS.
    Syria is just one of the Countries they ruined by the Americans.

  6. 1zombie4v says:

    Fucking goat hearders

  7. Olsun says:

    this is some code geass shit

  8. Joshua Cachero says:

    too long

  9. Luis Salcedo says:

    No outside funders? How about the Gulf States?

  10. Wiotima says:

    You need to do better search, that is not even close to the truth or facts.
    But cool video effects & presentation anyway.

  11. Shahrom Safi says:

    Maybe tell more facts how US and EU are involved in to that war, instead
    only talking about russia and assad, US need stop spreading theyr bullshit
    democratie, as they self have Americans Next Top Model uhmmm President

  12. mr john says:

    no allies? what about turkey and saudi arabia?
    it’s a shame future generation won’t be taught the truth in school.

  13. viennahighflyer says:

    you need to ask yourself a question what will happen when the isis is
    destroyed. they will unleash revenge attacks on the nations who toppled
    them. now they have money to get themselves to smuggle across international
    borders if it is necessary. they have enough foreign fighters to provide an
    intelligent about a country and they have enough local fighters to seek a
    asylum in disguise. i think they are already planning this.

  14. GLOT says:

    А где про то, что американское правительство финансирует боевиков?

  15. fenkinfe - says:

    There have been terror attacks in Saudi Arabia as well, not sure why you
    didn’t mention them after mentioning the ones in Kuwait.

  16. Sergio Montemayor says:

    Hey whats the name of the song?

  17. Aniyah Josephine says:

    In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
    so be happy with *(I G R O C K E T D O T C O M)* get followers and likes on

  18. Anestis Xatzimoisiadis says:

    You said in the end ´ No outside founders´. Are you shitting me mate? What
    about Turkey? What about the Salafist Saudia Arabi? All of them support
    this piece of shit called Isis. Just because Turkey gets cheap oil and
    Saudi arabia simply cant find someone else besides Isis, who is so retarded
    enough to support this salafist movement.

  19. Sidahmed Amrouche says:

    But but but all muslims are terrorists :(

  20. Miguel Ramirez says:

    Why did Bush invade Iraq?