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Islamic state

The Islamic State is a terrorist organization that strives to create a country ruled by extreme Islamic laws. They want to change the world to make it follow a strict set of rules that are against freedom and freedom of choice. The Islamic State uses fear and violence to get people to do what they say. They have killed many innocent people, including people of different religions. They also recruit people around the world, sometimes by force, to join their cause and fight for them. They have attacked many countries, including the United States.