The rise of ISIS, explained in 6 minutes

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Its history goes back way before the group ever existed.

In the few short years since the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria formed, it has done the seemingly impossible, seizing vast areas of the Middle East to form a mini-state it calls a reincarnation of the ancient Caliphate. It is at war with all its neighbors and virtually the entire world, yet someone remains, and is launching increasingly deadly terror attacks abroad.

To understand how this terrible group came about and how it has grown so powerful, you need to understand the story behind its rise. And that is a story that goes back decades, to long before ISIS existed.

💬 Comments on the video

So surprising that an American channel failed to mentioned that it was the US that funded the Mujaheddin.

Author — AdamBeLike ?


"America creates it's own enemies"
~ quote from an ex-CIA agent

Author — Speechless


I love how they neglect the fact the US gave them the guns

Author — English Patriot


We Muslims r also disgusted by ISIS...and I hope some people would understand that

Author — Bully Maguire


I guess the weapons they have fell from the sky!!

Author — Nath Ali


As long as there is conflict and wars, money is being made somewhere.

Author — Sunny the Great


US is the one we should hold accountable for this.

Author — Rajarshi Roy


We in Syria do not want ISIS and we do not want any foreign or Arab groups to govern us we want to remove Bashar al-Assad from power only
We want our country to have freedom of expression and democracy.
We don't want anything else.

Author — خـالد القحطاني


"No outside funders."

The U.S: Are we a joke to you?

Author — Sami


Should we ignore that America is providing the weapons in almost every radical group?

Author — Nova Kings_


The US fed these countries with weapons and you've failed to say that in your video or maybe you didn't mention it on purpose.

Author — Rocket Raghib


We truly live in the darkest timeline of the Middle East

Author — Kevin Durant


Vox: "Iraq that looks "stable"


Author — Dheiyo Main


This doesn’t mention how many Muslims were against ISIS, Videos like these add gasoline to Muslim racism...
I’m American and always have been but I even know that 🙄

EDIT: I’m so thankful for the likes, I feel so bad for Islamic people in today’s modern climate ❤️
No matter what you believe they have it so hard right now...

Make sure you show your love of their culture and joy 🥰

Author — Samuel S _사무엘 에스


we just ignoring that the US funded, armed and backed the mujaheddin then? and then ignoring again that all those Iraqi soldiers joined forces with AQI after they were all holed up together in Camp Bucca, a US Military Prison? Funny that's not mentioned.

Author — Circus Curfew


The Lesson I Learned About This: *Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover*

Author — Yoriichi Tsugikuni


From a long time, the US has intervened in civil wars that they had no business with, and it had back fired all the time.

Author — Akshar Solanki


I absolutely love how they portray just one side of the story. Where is the rest now?

Author — Anna Kattampally


“isis believes a holy war will bring about the apocalypse as foretold in scripture”

evangelical christians: wait hold up

Author — Lucy


Even Isis kills the Iraqi soldiers. But the fact is that they dont even hasitate to attack Americans bases...😓

Author — King Fayaiz