Anti-Islam activist Pam Geller has put out a series of ads in New York City implying that all Muslims are terrorists. Muslims around the world have been denouncing ISIS, saying the group doesn’t represent their religion, like with #notinmyname. But others are sick of being expected to apologize for the actions of others just because they share the same religion. We asked a group of you what you think about this debate.
An American, Douglas McAuthur McCain was killed fighting for the Islamic State group (formerly known as ISIS or ISIL) in Syria. He’s not the only American to have been killed fighting for foreign armies and groups recently. But is any of this legal under US law? The answer might surprise you.
President Obama has authorized airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Northern Iraq to protect U.S. personnel there and to save Yazidis, an ethnic and religious minority who are threatened with genocide. The majority of the American public supports the airstrikes, but many are asking: why does the U.S. intervene militarily in some conflicts but not others? And why Iraq specifically?
The U.S. has launched airstrikes in Iraq in part because of a humanitarian crisis involving Yazidis, an ethnic and religious minority group in the country. ISIS — the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham- has targeted Yazidis, so who are they? AJ+ gives you a quick primer.