The sudden emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, most commonly known as ISIS, is one of the most profound and alarming phenomena in the Middle East, which is awash in sheer violence. On this account there is no doubt that ISIS is one of the most powerful jihadist groups in the modern world. This group brings a tremendous level of fear not only in the Middle East but also in other parts of the world.
Being a terrorist-insurgent group, the forces of ISIS have seized total control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. The list of ISIS nightmarish deeds is indeed chilling. This includes the brutal persecution of native Christian people in Iraq and Syria, the nightmarish genocide of the Yazidi people in Iraq, rape, beheadings, crucifixions, forced conversions, and the massive execution of the Syrian tribe that failed to resist its conquest.