Despite calls from then presidential candidate Donald Trump to remove the revenue streams of ISIS by bombing oil facilities in territories held by the group, oil revenues amounted to less than one tenth of the group’s revenue in 2014. According to the major revenue sources of the Islamic State in 2014 , the vast majority of revenue was obtained through extortion and taxation in Iraq, alongside funds stolen from state-owned banks.
Obviously, disdain for the extremist group is widespread beyond the country the Islamic State see as the leader of a global movement to suppress Islam. Although the group has sought to wage an ideological war in the name of Islam, the extremist kidnapping of the faith the group has committed has lead to the majority of followers of Islam around the world being critical of the group and their chances of success. A survey of youth from 17 Muslim majority countries, including Iraq, showed that more than three quarters of respondents believed ISIS would be unsuccessful in their attempts to establish an Islamic state.
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