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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Articles about al-Qaeda and the civil war in Syria, my usual beat, could wait. ... group marched across Iraq and conquered its second-largest city, Mosul.
... reports of horrific acts committed by a renegade al-Qaeda group in Syria and Iraq, accompanied by foreboding images of masked jihadists waving the flag.
Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri wanted to build ... the land stretching from the eastern Mediterranean through Iraq.
Sayf relayed his impressions of Zarqawi to his bosses in al-Qaeda. ... the Kurdish Ansar al-Islam organization in northern Iraq.9 By the beginning of 2001, ...
Zarqawi undoubtedly admired Nur al-Din's ambition and remorseless efficiency. ... read about Nur al-Din and his launch from Mosul in Iraq played a big role ...
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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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