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"It's Like the Mafia": How ISIS Funds Terror

ISIS has made "hundreds of millions of dollars" through ransom payments, extortion, robbery, donations, carjacking and oil smuggling to help fund its goal of forming a caliphate in the Middle East, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. But their goals aren't cheap. Militants are burning through the money quickly fighting a two-front war in Iraq and Syria. ISIS is even requiring drivers to pay "road taxes" in territories it controls to help pay the bills. "It's like the Mafia. When it sees an opportunity to make money, it jumps in with both feet," Austin Long, a Columbia University assistant professor, told NBC News. Read »
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Friday, Aug 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM

He was a journalist and he was a symbol of what is right in the United States.  

— Attorney General Eric Holder speaking about the open investigation into American journalist James Foley's execution in the hands of Islamic militant group ISIS.
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James Foley's Dad: We Hoped to Negotiate With ISIS

The parents of slain journalist James Foley said they had hoped to negotiate with ISIS terrorists before their son was executed and his killing broadcast in a YouTube video. “I didn’t realize how brutal they were and I actually hoped we would engage in negotiations with them if they were willing to send us any sort of communication because we had none prior,” John Foley said on NBC’s “Today” show Friday. The group sent John and Diane Foley an email on Aug. 12, stating that their son would be “executed.” It was the first communication the Foleys received from the captors since December 2013. On Aug. 19, ISIS posted a video claiming responsibility for Foley's beheading. Read »
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