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    ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Futurei
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    June 27, 2014 3:00 AM
    The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

    ON THE LINE: ISIL: Past, Present & Future

    Published June 26, 2014

    The militant group ISIL is so brutal that even Al-Qaeda renounced it. ISIL shocked the world with its blitzkrieg in Iraq this month, taking over the second largest Iraqi city Mosul, with minimum effort. What is ISIL? What does it want? How did it become so powerful? And, what does it mean for the future of global Jihadi organisations? Find out next, On the Line.

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    #SyrianRefugees
    The #ParisAttacks have created an uncertain future for #SyrianRefugees who want to resettle in the United States. The House of Representatives has voted to suspend the acceptance of Syrians until the vetting process is reviewed and strengthened. The Senate is considering similar legislation. Meantime, polls, taken after the Paris attacks, show a sharp spike in Americans' concerns about terrorism in general and the Islamic State in particular. On this week’s HashtagVOA,  we take a closer look at the growing role of terror, refugees and national security
    in the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

    GUESTS
    Jim Malone:
    VOA National Correspondent
    Suzanne Meriden: Director of Operations, Syrian American Council
    Jennifer Merolla: Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University
    Jenny Yang: Vice President of Advocacy and Policy, World Relief