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Why did people join ISIS?

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by ronki23, Sep 28, 2021.

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  1. ronki23

    ronki23 Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't represent Islam (that's what most Muslims say) and it restricts freedoms. Not to mention they murder people.

    Why did so many people pledge allegiance 2014-2018?
     
  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Because they were promising an islamic caliphate across the middle east and i believe they were close
     
  3. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    The world has been in increasing turmoil for quite some time. People are going crazy and looking for something that promises stability. Fanaticism of every kind promises certainty and stability. And in the middle-east, the history of the injustices during colonial rule are still fresh in people's minds.
     
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    Because they felt the world did not accommodate them and they are angry and bitter. They want to belong and be part of a group with a mission.
     
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    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    It’s an interesting question,there are possibly 2 billion followers of Islam,there are many sects too so who truly represents Islam?,according to this Hadith Muhammad thought this:

    My ummah will divide into 73 sects, all of them will be in the Fire except for one, and that is the Jamā’ah.” It was said, “And who are they, O Allah’s Messenger?” He (salallāhu ‘alaihi wasallam) responded, “That which I and my Companions are upon today.”[1]

    So if ISIS are like Muhammad and his companions they are representative of islam,if not they aren’t.

    I have no idea why so many joined Isis or why anyone would choose to live in an Islamic state.
     
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    Like many extreme Islamic movements in recent history they believe that there is an invasion of Western interests, ideas, evangelism of Christian missionaries, and occupation in some cases by Western Christian armies. This tribal turf war over Palestine with Western countries supporting Zionism. This is in many ways true.

    Also the corrupt oil rich countries lead to rebellion and the accusation is they are Western influenced and partners with Western Christian interests, This is true.

    On the other Judaism, Christianity and Islam are ancient tribal religions with conflict and wars going back thousands of years, and yes the Torah, Bible, and Quran can be interpreted to justify the tribal turf wars for each tribal religion to justify their claims to the turf war.
     
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    They would probably disagree with you, that they do not represent true Islam :) The interpret the Quran to say these things and most likely in their eyes those Muslims that doesn't agree with them are not true Muslims, hence the fact that they also blow these up as well.

    Its not really easy to settle on what or who is right, when people can or will interpret the writings in whatever way they see fit.
     
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    I suppose the reasons may vary, I would consider the level of poverty, government oppression, and the fact that there already had been war and civil war for years prior. Those might be factors. If one joins a faction and they win, then one would be in a rather fortunate position.

    I sometimes wonder the same about people who join gangs, although they also seem to come about through poverty and oppression as well.
     
  9. Twilight Hue

    Twilight Hue Twilight, not bright nor dark, good nor bad.

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    Maybe resurrection of the crusades will rectify things perhaps?
     
  10. Subduction Zone

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    It was a slow weekend and seemed like a good idea at the time..
     
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