It's a question raised by many Americans disturbed by daily reports of unimaginable atrocities by the self-declared Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, as it has stormed its way across huge swaths of Syria and Iraq and repeatedly threatened the American homeland.
Videos of the beheadings of American journalists and reports of brutal massacres, crucifixions, rapes and torture have caused many to wonder what motivates ISIS, where did it come from and what are its ultimate intentions? Is ISIS really establishing a genuine and lasting Islamic caliphate that will not only serve as a powerful magnet for disaffected Muslims worldwide, but metastasize over large parts of the world?
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