The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State
St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2015 M09 22 - 256 pages
The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq, subjugating millions, enslaving women, beheading captives, and daring anyone to stop them. Thousands more have spread terror beyond the Middle East under the Islamic State's black flag.
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... and Mismanagement 3 Bannermen 4 Resurrection and Tribulation 5 Sectarian Apocalypse 6 Caliphate Reborn Conclusion Appendices: Sunni Islamic Prophecies ...
Zarqawi, a Sunni, disagreed with the Shi'i doctrine that Muhammad's son-in-law ... the modern Shi'i state of Iran colluded with the West to oppress Sunnis.
met Zarqawi, he found him a man of few words who sincerely wanted to bring Sunni Islam back to “the reality of human life.” But Zarqawi did not have a lot ...
... established in 1996 by the Taliban, conservative Sunnis who swept to power in the chaotic aftermath of the Soviet withdrawal from the country in 1989.
They, like other disenfranchised Arab Sunnis, feared the rise of the country's Shi'i population who had lived under the yoke of Saddam and minority Sunni ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pheditor - LibraryThing
Timely offering.The author is not a journalist, but a Brookings scholar. Good insights into Islamic history and culture. The author clearly rushed this into print and could have used a reasonable editor to help with organizing themes, chronology and word choice (fanboy?). Read full review
Mahdi and Mismanagement
Resurrection and Tribulation
Sunni Islamic Prophecies of the End Times
The Mahdi Is Preceded by an Islamic State