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Name and name changes The group has used several different names since its formation in early 2004 as Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, "The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad" (JTJ). In October 2004, the group's then leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi swore loyalty to Osama bin Laden. Al-Zarqawi then changed the name of the group to Tanzim Qaidat al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn, "The Organization of Jihad's Base in the Country of the Two Rivers" (TQJBR), more commonly translated as "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" (AQI). Although the organization has never used the name "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" to refer to itself, this has frequently been used to describe the group through its various incarnations. In January 2006, the group merged with several smaller Iraqi insurgent groups under an umbrella organization called the Mujahideen Shura Council. On 12 October 2006, the Mujahideen Shura Council joined with four other insurgent factions and representatives of a number of Iraqi tribes and participated in a traditional Arab oath of allegiance known as Hilf al-Mutayibeen ("Oath of the Scented Ones").[a] During the ceremony the participants declared: "We swear by Allah … that we will strive to free the prisoners of their shackles, to end the oppression to which the Sunnis are being subjected by the malicious Shi'ites and by the occupying Crusaders, to assist the oppressed and restore their rights even at the price of our own lives … to make Allah's word supreme in the world, and to restore the glory of Islam". The following day, 13 October 2006, the establishment of the Dawlat al-'Iraq al-Islamiyya, "Islamic State of Iraq (ISI)", was announced. On 9 April 2013, after the group expanded into Syria, it adopted the name "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant", also known as "Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham". It is abbreviated as ISIS or alternately ISIL. The final "S" in the acronym ISIS stems from the Arabic word Sham, which in the context of global jihad refers to the Levant or Greater Syria. ISIS is also known as al-Dawla, the State, or Dawla al Islamiya, the Islamic State. Its detractors refer to it using the Arabic acronym Daesh, a term that the group considers derogatory
Definitely ALWAYS the West's fault.
Because..you know..before the West came to power the middle east never fought over anything.