We are all undoubtedly horrified by the sheer brutality of the extremist religious group known as the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as ISIS.
But the question must be asked: how popular are the views and actions of this extremist group in the Islamic world?
You need to have some popularity to have somewhere between 30,000 and 50,000 fighters from numerous countries fighting for your organization.
As far as I know there have not been any surveys regarding the popularity of IS in the Islamic world. Its something that should be looked into. This is a trend which needs attention and investigation.
Here are 15 shocking numbers about this organization.
Lets start with the first one.
“13,000 – The number of square miles thought to be under Islamic State control, a stretch between Syria and Iraq that is roughly the size of Belgium. Other estimates suggest the Islamic State controls an area closer to 35,000 square miles, or roughly the size of Jordan”.
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