February Brings More ISIS Threats



With ISIS slowly spreading its boundaries, it is only a matter of time until they reach the U.S..

Robert DeDonatis, Staff Writer

Over the past few months, ISIS has been a looming issue for the world, with a large burst of activity happening in December and January. ISIS’s activity has slowed down a little bit, but unfortunately, it is back with new developments that pose a major threat to the world.

Yes, it is unfortunate to say, but I do feel that we are the next step for ISIS. With them killing more and more U.S. citizens, I feel that it is only a matter of time before we are targeted.

— freshman Sara Saliamonas

Some of the recent developments in the battle between the world and ISIS are the kidnapping and beheading of multiple U.S. citizens. Another major development that proves ISIS is becoming braver in their attacks is the execution by burning of Jordanian pilot Muadh al-Kasasbeh, which was released on video over social media.

However, some still might say that this does not directly affect the U.S., which is somewhat true, seeing as there have been no executions or confirmed ISIS kills on U.S. Turf; most of the group’s victims were either hostages from Europe or the Middle East.

“I feel like the U.S. is being threatened by ISIS, but at a the same time it is somewhat indirect, unlike, for example, what happened in France, which was was a direct attack on the nation,” freshman Dan Lieferman said.

No matter how much we wish it away, we need to face the fact that ISIS is not going to stay away forever, and that it is just a matter of time until they perform an act of terrorism in North America.  ISIS is a horrible terrorist organization that is killing innocent people around the world; luckily, countries across the globe have allied to help fight against it in hopes of preventing more casualties. In addition, the U.S. has taken up a defensive position against the terrorist organization by launching multiple airstrikes in ISIS territory.