youtube 21 August 2014
By VICE News
The Islamic State, a hardline Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swathes of Iraq and Syria. Previously known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the group has announced its intention to reestablish the caliphate and has declared its leader, the shadowy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the caliph.
ISIL’s Ottoman "Caliphate” Forbears Brutally Slaughtered 250,000 Assyrian-Chaldean, and Orthodox Christians A Century Ago
andrewbostom.org 21 August 2014
By Andrew Boston
Albeit belated, and ever grudgingly, the non-Muslim world has been compelled to acknowledge ISIL’s ghastly, murderous jihad rampages against both the Christian and Yazidi religious minorities of northern Iraq.
Gatestone Institute 21 August 2014
By David Draiman
Video: Mosque-Goers Pledge Allegiance to ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi following Al-Raqqah Sermon
UN Watch 19 August 2014