More and more of us are becoming increasingly aware of the depth of our knowledge of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), an armed group that rules over a vast swath of Syria and Iraq.
The rise of ISIS has exposed a lack of basic understanding of the scientific, medical, social, economic, and political realities of the group.
This lack of understanding has led many to conclude that the Islamic state is, at least in theory, the work of a conspiracy.
There is, of course, a great deal of debate about whether the Islamic group is really a “terrorist” organization or not, but this is an issue that will likely be debated in the coming months and years.
In this article, we’ll examine why this lack of scientific understanding about the Islamic militant group may actually be good for the cause of global peace.
Understanding the Islamic terror group, a.k.a.
ISIS, will help you understand the science behind the Islamic extremist group, but also the world of global jihad.
This article is part of a series called “The Big Picture.”
It’s an effort to understand the Islamic terrorist group, the world we live in, and the world beyond.
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