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First US Soldier To Be Killed Fighting ISIS In Syria Died On Thanksgiving

ByJohn Haltiwanger
A US service member was killed by an improvised explosive device in Syria on Thursday, which happened to be Thanksgiving day. The soldier, who remains unnamed, is the first US service member to be killed in Syria since US special forces were…

Why Anonymous And ISIS Are Fighting Each Other, Ignoring Government

ByDashell Fittry
While international coalition members increase their bombings of ISIS, President Obama has asked Congress to approve further military force against the terrorist organization. But, as the formal international community steps up its attacks, an…

How ISIS Is Trying To Become The New Ottoman Empire

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is one of the most formidable and unique terrorist organizations the world has ever seen. At the moment, it controls a large portion of territory across Iraq and Syria and is estimated to have around…

Trump Doesn’t Regret Saying Obama Founded ISIS: He’s ‘Literally’ Its 'MVP'

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Wednesday, Donald Trump said President Obama was the "founder of ISIS." This is an incredibly unfounded and offensive remark. But it's also not the first comment like this from Trump, and a lot of people don't seem to think this is even close to…

The BBC Made A 'Real Housewives Of ISIS' Show And People Are Really Pissed

ByAlexandra Svokos
BBC Two comedy show "Revolting" aired a new sketch on Tuesday that many say makes the show live up to its name. The sketch is called "The Real Housewives Of ISIS." It's a parody of the "Real Housewives" series, but about, well, the women of ISIS,…

How ISIS Is Using Ferguson To Recruit People

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is a murderous, intolerant and ruthless terrorist organization. It adheres to a medieval code of conduct, and beheadings appear to be the benchmark of its public policy. Simply put, ISIS is hardly a…

ISIS Says It's Responsible For The Deadly Suicide Bombings In Beirut

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Thursday, dual suicide bombings in southern Beirut killed dozens of people and injured around 200 others, The New York Times reports. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack. #ISIS says it detonated motorbike bomb in Beirut, killing >40,…

US Official Says ISIS Bombed Russian Plane That Crashed In Egypt

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Saturday, a Russian plane crashed in Egypt, killing 224 people. ISIS claimed responsibility for the crash, which Russian and Egyptian officials promptly denied. BREAKING: ISIS claims it downed Russian plane that crashed in Egypt. 224 people were…

Hillary Began Fighting ISIS 34 Years Before It Existed, According To Trump

ByHope Schreiber
While Hillary Clinton has a plan to fight the terrorist group ISIS well documented on her own website, Donald Trump believes it is better to keep his cards to his chest regarding his plan. Critics, however, believe that Trump does not actually have…

The Ugly Truth: Why The United States Will Never Destroy ISIS

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has come to the forefront of the world's attention in recent months. It has captured a great deal of territory across Syria and Iraq, and has shocked the world with its brutal tactics. At present, ISIS…

ISIS Makes $3 Million A Day, Bringing In More Than Most Businesses

ByJohn Haltiwanger
When ISIS first began, it relied on the assistance of other states in the region for funding: Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Qatar. Now, however, US intelligence officials and other experts contend that ISIS makes $3 million a day from oil revenue, human…

How Therapy Could Actually Be The Biggest Weapon Against ISIS

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) will never be defeated if the US and its partners cannot undermine its message, which is central to its capacity to recruit. At present, they are failing miserably in this regard. ISIS' influence extends…

ISIS Is Getting Most Of Its Western Fighters From This Caribbean Island

ByJohn Haltiwanger
When people think of the Caribbean, they likely envision picturesque beaches and tropical drinks with tiny umbrellas. Terrorism is probably the last thing that comes to mind. But a small country in the Caribbean — Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) — has…

Drug Lord El Chapo Guzman Reportedly Ready To Fight ISIS Himself

ByStacey Leasca
UPDATE 8:37 pm: As we thought, this story is pure BS, but still, it makes a wonderful work of fiction. There may be no better representation of the saying, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend," than the story I am about to tell you. According to a…

This Newspaper Clipping Perfectly Explains How Complicated The ISIS Situation Is

ByJohn Haltiwanger
This Daily Mail reader offered a very interesting and concise perspective on what's currently going on in the Middle East. Obviously, everything is a bit jumbled at the moment. The Islamic State (ISIS) has provided a common enemy for a number of…

People Are Actually Dressing Up As ISIS Jihadis For Halloween (Photos)

ByEmily Arata
When Halloween rolls around, we dredge up the year's most influential pop culture moments and often poke fun at politicians and controversy. But often, Halloween enthusiasts take their costumes a step too far. This year, people have taken it upon…

These American Veterans Joined Forces With The Kurds To Fight ISIS

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) controls a significant amount of territory across Iraq and Syria. ISIS is well-trained and equipped, and is the wealthiest terrorist organization in history. It adheres to a distorted and…

The Takeover Of Ramadi Shows We Have No Clue How To Defeat ISIS

ByJill Pohl
With each passing month, ISIS appears to seize more and more territory in Yemen, Syria and Iraq. Meanwhile, the US hasn't done much to stop it. The depth of the US's failure to fully assess and respond to the threat crystallized earlier this week,…

Walmart Apologizes For Creating ISIS Cake, Denying Confederate Flag Cake

BySean Levinson
Walmart rejected a man's request for a cake with the Confederate flag on it, but apparently, it had no problem crafting a dessert decorated with the ISIS emblem. In a YouTube video posted June 26, Chuck Netzhammer explains how he went to a Walmart…

Jailed Terrorist Reveals How ISIS Uses America's Gun Laws To Its Advantage

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The terror organization ISIS has built an intricate intelligence apparatus to orchestrate attacks across the world, according to an in-depth piece from Rukmini Callimachi for The New York Times. Harry Sarfo, a German man who joined ISIS and is now…

Defense Secretary Says US Troops Will Begin Fighting ISIS On The Ground

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The United States has been pummeling ISIS with airstrikes for over a year now, with little to show for it. Consequently, it now seems US ground troops will begin playing an active combat role against the terrorist organization. On Tuesday, Defense…

WTF: Groom Organizes Fake ISIS Invasion For Terrible Wedding Surprise

ByGillian Fuller
Ahmed Shehata wanted his wedding to wife Shymaa Daif to be unique, an event the couple -- and all of the guests -- would remember forever. So he organized a surprise to ensure the night would be as special as he'd dreamed. Unfortunately, Shehata's…

ISIS Allegedly Followed Through On Its Threat To Behead American Journalist Steven Sotloff

ByJohn Haltiwanger
According to reports, ISIS has released a video of the beheading of American journalist Steve Sotloff. When ISIS beheaded freelance journalist James Foley in August, the militants warned that Sotloff would be next if America did not stop its…

Devastating Nightclub Pics Surface After Istanbul Terror Attack That Killed 39

ByDanielle Valente
We are ringing in 2017 with heavy hearts after a terror attack on an Istanbul nightclub left 39 people dead. ISIS has just claimed responsibility for the horrific incident. In the wake of this tragedy, pictures are surfacing of the suspected Reina…

The US Government Just Officially Called What ISIS Is Doing 'Genocide'

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced the US government is officially designating the atrocities committed by ISIS as "genocide." Speaking from the State Department briefing room, Kerry said, My purpose in appearing before you today…

This Quick Video Explains Why ISIS Isn't As Scary As It Wants You To Think

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Following recent terror attacks in Paris, San Bernardino, California and Brussels, Belgium, among other places, it's easy to feel as though ISIS is rapidly expanding across the globe. But, that's exactly what ISIS wants people to think, and it's far…

Fear And Faith: ISIS Maintains Power Through A System Of Reward And Punishment

ByJill Pohl
Why would anyone set fire to food? You may ask. The answer: to make a bold statement. To say, in no uncertain terms: We can give, and we can take away. In a starving country such as Syria, where 9.8 million people need aid to prevent what the UN…

Anonymous Is Trolling ISIS By Making The Terrorists Tweet Porn

ByAlec MacDonald
Anonymous is the closest real life will ever come to having a justice league. And, yes, I just compared an amorphous group of hackers to superheroes because I really don't ever want to be targeted by Anonymous. Long live Anonymous. Anyway, if you…

ISIS Is Apparently In Its Last Days In Iraq, If You Need Some Good News

ByJohn Haltiwanger
ISIS is reportedly in its final days in Iraq, so we finally have some good news for a change. On Thursday, Iraqi government troops seized the 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, which is the mosque where the terrorist group declared a…

Why Jordan's Badass King Plans To Destroy ISIS

ByChris Riotta
Jordan’s King Abdullah II is not taking the grisly video of a Jordanian pilot being burned alive by ISIS militants lightly. The king vowed a relentless war and an "earth-shaking response" against the Islamic State in the wake of a video released by…

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Attack, Says It's 'The First Of The Storm'

ByStacey Leasca
The Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS, has publicly taken responsibility for the attacks in Paris which killed an estimated 128 people and injured at least 180 more. ISIS made its public remarks in a communiqué published in Arabic, English and…

ISIS Threatens Washington, Says US Is Next In Its String Of Attacks

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Monday, ISIS released a video where it warned it will attack the United States in Washington DC, Reuters reports. In the video, the terrorist organization contended all nations involved in airstrikes against it will suffer the same fate as…

Stoners Could Help Defeat ISIS…Seriously

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Stoners campaigning for marijuana legalization are actually promoting a cause that could help defeat ISIS, according to Franco Roberti, Italy's top prosecutor. Roberti, who spearheads Italy's anti-terrorism and anti-mafia efforts, argues…

The Economics Of ISIS: How A Terrorist Group Gets Enough Funding To Act Like A State

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), a terrorist organization that has now established a de facto state in the Middle East, has taken over a large territory across Syria and Iraq. A large part of the reason it has been so successful is…

CNN Says ISIS Is Using Nutella, Emoji And Kittens To Get Women To Join

ByEmily Arata
Women of the Western world, be warned: When the terrorists of the Islamic State finally come for you, they'll be armed with mewling kittens and spoonfuls of creamy Nutella. That is, of course, according to a Wednesday morning on-air report by…

Drugs And War: The Nazis Used Meth, And ISIS Might Be Using Coke

ByJohn Haltiwanger
One year ago, most Americans viewed al-Qaeda as the most formidable terrorist organization in the world. Yet, the rapid ascent of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or IS) over the course of 2014 has challenged these assumptions. The…

Obama Wants Us To Chill The F*ck Out About ISIS And He's Right

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Sunday night, President Obama addressed the public from the Oval Office for just the third time in his presidency. The president was speaking on the subject of terrorism in the wake of the deadliest terror attack in America since 9/11. Needless…

Two Women Inspired By ISIS Arrested For 'Trying To Make Bomb' In NYC

BySean Levinson
Two women have been arrested for planning to construct an explosive device in New York City. According to ABC News, the two women, Noelle Velentzas and Asia Siddiqui, are in their 20s and 30s and had been radicalized by both ISIS propaganda and…

Laptops Taken From ISIS Fighters Are Literally Filled With Porn

BySheena Sharma
According to new reports, laptops taken from ISIS fighters are filled with as much as 80 percent porn. An ex-chief of the Defense Intelligence Agency named Lieutenant General Michael Flynn says the films, graphic in nature, made the Islamic…

Iraqi Woman Allegedly Kills ISIS Commander Who Forced Her To Be A Sex Slave

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On September 5, an Iraqi woman allegedly killed an ISIS commander who sold her into sexual slavery, Independent reports. The commander was known as Abu Anas. Speaking to al-Sumari TV, Kurdistan Democratic Party spokesperson Saeed Mamouzini…

ISIS Is Worth $2 Billion, And Makes More Money Than Most Of Your Favorite Companies

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is the richest terrorist network in history. It's making around $3 million a day from oil revenue, human trafficking, theft and extortion. In total, ISIS is worth around $2 billion. This is…

This 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' Actor Is Fighting ISIS In Syria

ByAdam Pliskin
Michael Enright is a British actor who was in projects such as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," "Knight and Day" and "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." He is currently fighting against the Islamic State in Syria. The 51-year-old actor joined the…

Soldier Killed In Iraq Is First US Troop To Die During Combat With ISIS

ByAlexandra Svokos
An American soldier was killed during a raid on an ISIS compound in northern Iraq on Thursday. The service member was the first American killed in combat in Iraq since the start of the operation against ISIS in 2014. Special operation troops, along…

Nutella Refuses To Personalize A Jar For A 5-Year-Old Girl Named Isis

BySean Levinson
A woman's request to give her niece a personalized jar of Nutella was denied because the young girl's name is associated with terrorism. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, 43-year-old Heather Taylor of Illawarra, Australia named her daughter…

Why The UK's Decision To Bomb ISIS In Syria Will Only Make Things Worse

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Wednesday, the UK parliament voted to authorize Prime Minister David Cameron's plan for airstrikes against ISIS in Syria. The decision followed a contentious debate and occurred amid public protests. Britain didn't take very long to act on this…

France Just Dropped 20 Bombs On ISIS With Help From The United States

ByNina Ruggiero
Just one day after ISIS took responsibility for the devastating attacks throughout Paris that claimed an estimated 130 lives, France dropped 20 bombs on Syria in its largest raid on the terrorist group to date. Ten fighter jets targeted an ISIS…

ISIS Member Says There Will Be A Terrorist Attack On NYC During Interview (Video)

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Abu Usamah Somali, also known as Farah Shirdon, is a Canadian citizen who traveled to Syria to join the Islamic State (ISIS). In a somewhat notorious video released by ISIS, he vowed to destroy the United States and Canada while ripping up and…

People Think This ISIS Member Looks Exactly Like Drake (Photo)

ByKatie Corvino
We live in such a great, big world, so I'm sure each of us has a doppelgänger out there... somewhere. Well, someone found Drake's, and he just happens to be an ISIS Member. Funny, or no? Twitter seems to be having some fun with it. Or maybe he…

Awesome Old Woman Confronts Two ISIS Fighters To Bravely Tell Them Off (Video)

ByGillian Fuller
Shout-out to this boss-ass bitch for telling ISIS what we've all been thinking: Namely, that they suck. A video uploaded to Youtube shows a brave old woman approach a pair of ISIS fighters in what's presumed to be Syria to tell them off for their…

ISIS Just Made Itself An Even Greater Threat To The US With Its Use Of Drones

ByJohn Haltiwanger
There seem to be mixed opinions over whether or not the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is capable of carrying out an attack on the United States. ISIS is well-funded, bloodthirsty and has very clear goals. Moreover, it's very well-trained…