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ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant), EI (Etat Islamique), or just The Caliphate is a jihadi uprising funded by the Republican Party to punish Obama for withdrawing the troops from Iraq, and Bashar-al-Assad for being friends with Putin and not allowing the speedy construction of a pipeline.
What happens when American interests co-opt Al-Qaeda, the caliphate styles itself as a sunni traditionalist society ruled by Shari'a law and with the common purpose of fighting Atheist Obama and his puppet states in the same way their mother organization used to fight Atheist Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Their methods are often portrayed as barbaric by the media of larger industrial nations more accustomed to heavy firepower and good old fashioned carpet bombing than throat-slitting or scorpion bombs.
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