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This 9-11, God Bless the Men and Women of the U.S Military and those within the Intelligence Community working far from home, doing what needs to be done to protect the homeland.

The current state of ISIS - 2015

A year ago, the Islamic State (IS or ISIS) was just starting out, but now we have seen an increase in activities related to the Islamic State. The group has grown to a point that it has caused mass migration and refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East. The fighting to kick off 2014 between Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s arm in Syria, and ISIS seemed, at first, to be undermining the greatest jihadi foreign fighter mobilization in history.  But in June 2014, ISIS swept into northern Iraq simultaneously seizing Mosul and the minds of jihadi supporters worldwide by doing what al-Qaeda always discussed but never delivered--an Islamic State.  Through audacity, violence against Assad, Shia, the West, and slick social media packaging, ISIS now dominates the global jihadi scene.  Foreign fighters have flocked to ISIS ranks and when unable to travel, have sworn allegiance to ISIS (bayat) in groups across North Africa to Southeast Asia. With the rise of ISIS, we see the gradual decline of Al Q