ISIS by creedofhubris

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Questions about Islamic State, Daesh, ISIS, etc., etc.

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Questions:

This cotton-growing CITY 100 miles east of Aleppo, a former Abbasid capital under Haroun Al-Rashid, is the group's capital city.

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Raqqa

Speaking of the Abbasids -- Islamic State has declared itself to be this TYPE OF STATE, led by a direct successor to the rule of Muhammad, and entitled to the obeisance of Muslims worldwide.

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caliphate

Speaking of obeisance -- the highest-profile entity to swear allegiance to Islamic State is THIS GROUP, which has been responsible this year for suicide bombings in the Chadian capital of N'Djamena, the seizure of Baga, attacks on Kolofata and Tourou in Cameroon, and raids on villages in Niger.

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Boko Haram

Speaking of suicide bombings -- shifting to terrorism as its battlefield fortunes have dwindled, Islamic State targeted three of its opponents with large-scale terrorist actions killing 40 or more. WHICH THREE NATIONS were targeted by an October 31 bomb in a vehicle, November 12 suicide bombings, and November 13 shootings and bombings?

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Russia, Lebanon, France

One of Islamic State's larger strategic blunders was attacking the Kurdish city of Kobane, bringing them into conflict with these well-equipped, well-organized KURDISH MILITIAS, meaning "one who confronts death". pesh merga

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pesh merga

Taking a page from the cultural wreckingball that was the Taliban, Islamic State took over THIS ANCIENT CITY and former seat of Queen Zenobia and promptly started blowing up landmarks like the temple of Bel and a Roman Arch of Triumph.

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Palmyra

Although it only briefly controlled Derna, Islamic State still controls the city of Sirte. Both coastal cities are part of WHAT NATION?

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Libya

In Arabic, the name of the group is ad-Dawlah al-Islāmiyah fī 'l-ʿIrāq wa-sh-Shām. As-Shām has been translated two different ways, leading to two different acronyms for Islamic State, ISIS and ISIL. What TWO THINGS do the "S" and the "L" stand for in these acronyms?

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Syria, the Levant

Islamic State has issued coins bearing the image of this THIRD-HOLIEST SITE IN ISLAM, which is located on the Temple Mount near the Dome of the Rock, and which gave its name to the military wing of the Palestinian group Fatah.

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Al-Aqsa Mosque

Born Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri, this CURRENT LEADER OF THE ISLAMIC STATE has a PhD in Islamic Studies from his hometown university.

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Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi

Islamic State dragged the United States into its wars after taking the city of Sinjar and attempting the genocide of followers of THIS RELIGION, worshippers of the Peacock Angel Melek Taus.

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Yezidis

What TV SHOW featured this logo until its sixth season?

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Archer