|dethalternate||Date: Thursday, 21-August-2014, 10:49 AM | Message # 1|
-- dragon lord--
With the filmed murder of American journalist James Foley, Islamic State has burst onto the international stage.
Established over ten years ago, at the time of the Iraq War, the movement has deep roots.
The United States-led invasion of Iraq toppled leader Saddam Hussein and his Ba'ath Party.
Under the leadership of Osama Bin Laden, the militant Islamist group Al Qaeda, became determined to set up a 'Caliphate' - a single, transnational Islamic state based on sharia law.