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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... Sam Helfont helped me better understand Ba'athist religious politics in Iraq, and Jomana Qaddour kept me up to date on the Syrian civil war.
Articles about al-Qaeda and the civil war in Syria, my usual beat, could wait. No one cared. They cared a few days later when the so-called Islamic State ...
All summer, American televisions and computer screens had been filled with reports of horrific acts committed by a renegade al-Qaeda group in Syria and Iraq ...
Over time, Syrians, Jordanians, Palestinians, Lebanese, and Iraqis arrived. ... the ruthless medieval ruler of a dominion stretching from Aleppo in Syria to ...
In one account, Nur al-Din had besieged a crusader citadel in Syria. The crusaders finally capitulated and approached Nur al-Din to discuss terms.
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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
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