The NY Times compiled an interactive map of the areas along the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that the terrorist group ISIS has been taking over in recent months. “A Rogue State Along Two Rivers” was posted on the NY Times’ website on July 3, 2014, giving a detailed depiction of just how the militant group became as powerful as it is, and how it accumulated the land it controls.
As the reader scrolls down the page, he or she makes his or her way down the Euphrates, followed by the Tigris. Readers can learn how the Islamic State came to be, as well as the ideals and beliefs the group has. Seeing all of this information mapped out is both informative and terrifying, though it’s definitely worth a read since ISIS is in the news so often.