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Was ISIS created by the USA?

Some interpretations of this question are highly opinion-based and can't be answered on this website (try Quora), but others can be factually answered. Are the leaders of ISIS Americans? No, it's run ...
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Was ISIS created by the USA?

It depends on what aspect of the question you are focusing on. Did the USA create ISIS? Largely, yes, they did. Did the USA create ISIS for the purpose of creating chaos? No, not at all. They created ...
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Did Snowden reveal that ISIS is a USA-Israel tactic?

The report you cite makes reference to an operation called "The Hornet's Nest". However I was not able to find any reference to an operation by that name. No mention of a “hornet’s nest” plot can ...
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Were the Paris attackers youths from Syria?

No-one connected to the attacks has yet turned out to be from Syria - they were almost all (around 12 so far) EU citizens from France and/or Belgium. There appears to have been at least one Algerian ...
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Was ISIS created by the USA?

It is true that the US invasion of Iraq favored the creation of ISIL (great explanation) but to trace it's real origin we have to look back further in time, we have to take a look at the Afghanistan ...
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Did Obama admit training IS?

The video is real, but when brought to his attention he said it was a slip of the tongue, and that in context it obvious that he misspoke: http://www.snopes.com/obama-isil-training/ The President'...
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Is ISIS beheading children in Mosul, Iraq?

There are multiple news outlets reporting ISIS has beheaded children quoting the same source, Mark Arabo, and there is one source (catholic.org) that shows disturbing 'evidence' that seems to be ...
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Did Snowden reveal that ISIS is a USA-Israel tactic?

Wikileaks, which is closely associated with Snowden, states that the story is false: Ground zero for false "Snowden docs show ISIS leader trained by Mossad" story goes back to last month in ...
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Did 16% of French citizens support ISIS in 2014?

The French news magazine L'Express reported on this poll. They give information about the poll that complements the Newsweek article. In particular, the poll question was (my translation): ”According ...
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Did US troops drop aid without parachutes?

The article in The Telegraph is dated August 10. This article from the US Air Force dated August 8 shows pictures of the pallets to be dropped over Sinjar, including this high-res photograph. ...
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Did Senator McCain ever meet ISIS leader al-Baghdadi?

This is completely untrue. Several news sources debunk the claims. The New York Times lays out the relevant facts: The rumors are based partly on images of a Syrian fighter who resembles Mr. ...
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Is this graphic comparing punishments between ISIS and Saudi Arabia accurate?

The graphic was made by the Middle East Eye, which explains the "MEE" in the lower corner. The entire article seems pretty sound, but I've worked hard to find other sources to verify its ...
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Is ISIS committing genocide against the Yazidis?

At least 5,000 Yazidi civilians have been murdered. Quoting from the Wikipedia article: Classification as Genocide The persecution of the Yazidi people has been viewed as qualifying as ...
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Did Obama admit training IS?

Some supporting context to Peckish's answer, with primary sources. CNN has the full transcript of the speech. Here is the context around the relevant section in full, I've added bold highlighting to ...
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Did US troops drop aid without parachutes?

From FM 4-20.147: Airdrop of Supplies and Equipment: Humanitarian Airdrop EXTENDED TRI-WALL AERIAL DELIVERY SYSTEM (TRIADS). The TRIADS system is a corrugated tri-wall box rigged for static line ...
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Have one million Christians been persecuted to death or exile in Iraq by jihadis?

The claim which is the subject of the OP justifies/calculates its own numbers by saying, When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, there were at least 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. Over the last ten ...
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Does this video show the US arming Islamic State?

Regardless of what the video shows, the U.S. admitted this happened at least once and called it a mistake: The Pentagon admitted on Wednesday that one of the airdrops of weapons intended for ...
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Did Hillary Clinton admit in her memoirs to creating ISIS?

Speech on Khamenei Website: Hillary Clinton ‘Confessed’ That US Created ISIS A year ago, claims began circulating in Egypt and elsewhere in a region notorious for conspiracy theories that Hillary ...
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Have more British Muslims joined Islamist groups than serve in British armed forces?

The figures vary. There may or may not be more British Muslims serving Britain than Islamist groups, but figures indicate that Muslims are under-represented in the armed forces. From The Guardian, ...
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Did ISIS bury women and children alive?

The twitter account which supports Islamic state news has released a document which states that this and many other news reports spread by Iraqi officials were false, and implies that the Iraqi ...
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Does ISIS claim that every Muslim who doesn't give bayah to Baghdadi is an apostate/infidel?

As explained in the article "What ISIS Really Wants" by Graeme Wood, ISIS supporters see Baghdadi as a legitimate caliph. This is a defining feature of ISIS. Muslims in general recognize that bay'ah ...
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Did 16% of French citizens support ISIS in 2014?

Support? No. Had a somewhat (13%) (or very, 3%) favorable opinion, according to that poll. The most detailed article about the poll I found is in French (big surprise), in l'Express. The poll was ...
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Is Russia currently deploying troops to Syria?

It looks like Russia is in fact supplying more material and men to Syria at this point. the BBC is running an article that supports the article run on the Daily Beast(here). The information is ...
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Did ISIS bury women and children alive?

The Huffington Post article is based on this 'exclusive' Reuters report dated "BAGHDAD Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:00am EDT", which contains the sentence you quoted, i.e.: "We have striking ...
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Is ISIS beheading children in Mosul, Iraq?

The claim quoted in the question is most likely untrue. There is strong circumstantial evidence that indicates it is not true. According to thegospelcoalition.org: The source of the claim comes ...
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Have one million Christians been persecuted to death or exile in Iraq by jihadis?

After the American crusade on Iraq, thousands of pro-Saddam employees were fired. The instability created by the occupation empowered fanatic groups that took over many cities and villages soon after ...
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Did Hillary Clinton admit in her memoirs to creating ISIS?

This is not a complete answer. This video is probably the most relevant information regarding the claim. In this video, Clinton claims that the US has indeed acted in the 1980s/1990s in the Pakistan ...
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WhatsApp group "Interschools" linked to Daesh?

Snopes has addressed this. They claim it to be false. Snopes published an article on June 5th, 2017 debunking the claim. Some pertinent snippets from the article: No evidence exists (outside of ...
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Are jihadists returning to Örebro, Sweden given psychological help?

There was an interview on Sveriges Radio on October 18, 2016, which described a government program (administered by the municipal coordinator against violent extremism in Lund) to rehabilitate former ...
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