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Questions tagged [isis]

ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) is a caliphate Islamic state declared over large swathes of Iraq and Syria and lead by its caliph Abu Bakr Baghdadi.

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Did 16% of French citizens support ISIS in 2014?

According to Newsweek1: One in six French citizens sympathises with the Islamist militant group ISIS, also known as Islamic State, a poll released this week found. Is this true? 116% of French ...
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WhatsApp group “Interschools” linked to Daesh?

I recently received this message, apparently a mass text message, from a WhatsApp group: There is a watsup group called' Interschools, if invited, don't join the group, it belongs to Daesh(...
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Does ISIS claim that every Muslim who doesn't give bayah to Baghdadi is an apostate/infidel?

PragerU is a Conservative/Libertarian web-site. In one of their videos, What Isis Wants, Tom Joscelyn says: ISIS claims that any Muslim who does not swear bay'ah (an oath of allegiance) to Baghdadi ...
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Is this graphic comparing punishments between ISIS and Saudi Arabia accurate?

I found the following image on a reddit thread. How accurate is this comparison?
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Were ISIS soldiers ordered to rape women 'to make them Muslim'?

CNN: Headline: ISIS soldiers told to rape women 'to make them Muslim' The 22-year-old says the militant who picked her out raped her -- but not before trying to justify himself. "He ...
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Did Daesh execute 5000 Yazidi men in August 2014?

DailyMail: Full horror of the Yazidis who didn’t escape Mount Sinjar: UN confirms 5,000 men were executed and 7,000 women are now kept as sex slaves ... Researchers, piecing together reports ...
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Were 10 ISIS fighters/members crossing from Mexico to US caught by US security forces in 2014?

In October 2014, Donald Trump tweeted: The fight against ISIS starts at our border. "At least" 10 ISIS have been caught crossing the Mexico border. Build a wall! What, if any, evidence is there ...
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Is the “Mosul Sniper” a real individual or a propaganda stunt by US and its allies? [closed]

I'm reading various news reports such as this and this about a mysterious sniper that kill ISIS militia and executioners. These reports seem to me a bit out of the blue. For example the last article ...
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Are jihadists returning to Örebro, Sweden given psychological help?

Speisa makes this claim: Jihadists returning to Örebro Municipality will get psychological help. And not only that: Tvärsnytt now reveals that the municipality council are discussing giving ...
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Has the Swedish government determined flying the ISIS flag is not hate speech?

Speisa.com reports that an IS sympathiser in Sweden who flew the ISIS flag will not be prosecuted for incitement to racial hatred The question of the ISIS flag, whether it's a hate symbol in the ...
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Does this video show the US arming Islamic State?

This video, published by Iran's Press TV 16 Feb 2015, claims to show a US Chinook dropping weapons for ISIL militants. According to Iraqi media, the video, released by the Iraq-based Hezbollah ...
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Have ISIS publicly expressed a desire to bring on the End of Days?

Over on Politics, on What is ISIS fighting for it's claimed that ISIS wants to end the world. I can find many 2nd and 3rd hand claims that they have stated this as a goal in their communications and ...
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Is ISIS committing genocide against the Yazidis?

From Fact Checks of the Eighth Republican Debate, on the New York Times website: Senator Marco Rubio said President Obama had played down the threat of the Islamic State, which practices genocide....
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Did Hillary Clinton admit in her memoirs to creating ISIS?

The Iranian religious leader Ayatollah Khamenei claimed in a speech posted on his official website that: Some Americans have confessed in their own memoirs [including Hillary Clinton's memoirs] ...
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Was ISIS created by the USA?

I hear many folks talking about the founders of ISIS and they say that USA created it to make chaos in the Arabic countries. Mark Danner in an episode of Talking Heads by Vice News "In effect the ...
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Did Obama admit training IS?

In a video, Obama appears to be saying that "We're speeding up training of ISIL forces, including volunteers from Sunni tribes". Is this video genuine or fake?
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Were the Paris attackers youths from Syria?

Recently, Bill Nye was interviewed by Huff Post Live. In one excerpt of the interview he draws a line of causation from a water shortage in Syria to the November 2015 Paris attacks. He was ...
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Does this video show an ISIS car bomb sent flying by an explosion?

The Daily Mail and Independent have reported on this video, which claims to show an ISIS car bomb being sent flying by an explosion. The original YouTube video can be found here: A screencapture of ...
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Did Senator McCain ever meet ISIS leader al-Baghdadi?

Since last year I often see an image in both Twitter and Facebook claiming that Senator McCain once meet ISIS leader al-Baghdadi. The image is used as propaganda regarding the belief of some people ...
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Is an anti-Muslim backlash an explicit policy goal of ISIS? [closed]

Several commentators have claimed that ISIS (aka IS, ISIL or Daesh) has an explicit goal of triggering an anti-Muslim backlash from the West, thus encouraging moderate Muslims to become more extremist....
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Is Russia currently deploying troops to Syria?

A recent (31 August, 2015) article from Zero Hedge claims that Russia is currently deploying troops to Syria. as Ynet reports, not only has Putin not turned his back on Assad, or Syria, but the ...
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Have more British Muslims joined Islamist groups than serve in British armed forces?

From the New York Times: Her Majesty’s Jihadists Her Majesty’s Jihadists More British Muslims have joined Islamist militant groups than serve in the country’s armed forces. How to understand ...
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Is “Dabiq” an ISIS-produced magazine?

The magazine Dabiq is generally thought to be a propaganda magazine produced by the proponents on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (a.k.a. ISIS, ISIL or IS). The Islamic State (ISIS) regularly ...
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Turkish soldier with ISIS? [closed]

Oliver North posted this image on twitter and wrote A Turkish soldier "visiting" an ISIS anti-aircraft unit at Kobani. They look way too friendly. Is the description of the image correct?
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Did Bin Laden warned his people from ISIS? [closed]

This article, originally posted on the daily mail, basically says that bin laden warned his people from ISIS, saying that they are brutal, you can read the article for more info. Is there any truth to ...
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Has ISIS forced 1500 Yezidis and Christians into sexual slavery? [closed]

In this United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (UNAMI) press release it is claimed that 1500 Yazidi and Christian persons may have been forced into sexual slavery by ISIS. The source for these ...
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Did US troops drop aid without parachutes?

http://www.jewsnews.co.il/2014/08/12/much-of-the-us-aid-to-yazidis-useless-because-it-was-dropped-from-15000ft-without-parachutes-and-exploded-on-impact/ The site claimed that water and food are ...
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Did ISIS bury women and children alive? [closed]

On the Huffington Post, it is claimed "We have striking evidence obtained from Yazidis fleeing Sinjar and some who escaped death, and also crime scene images that show indisputably that the gangs ...
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Is ISIS beheading children in Mosul, Iraq?

On the Gateway Pundit, this claim by Chaldean-American businessman Mark Arabo is posted: “There is a park in Mosul, where [ISIS] they actually beheaded children and put their heads on a stick and ...
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Have one million Christians been persecuted to death or exile in Iraq by jihadis?

On the Breitbart News Network is the claim In a region where Christians predate Muslims by centuries, over one million Christians have been killed or have had to flee because of jihadi persecution, ...
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Did Snowden reveal that ISIS is a USA-Israel tactic?

This reports claims regarding ISIS which evolved since 2003 assuming erstwhile names like ISI,ISIS and now IS: The former employee at US National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden, has revealed ...