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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The group threatened to topple American allies in the Middle East, destabilize world energy markets, foment revolution abroad, and launch attacks against ...
Both men would oversee the 9/11 attacks, which were premised on their belief that the American infidel should be killed wantonly.
Zarqawi's group had not pulled off the attack alone. It had help from former security officers in Saddam ...
Their strategy was to attack the Americans and stir Muslim resentment against them. Building popular Muslim support for their cause was vital; the caliphate ...
28 Zawahiri even went so far as to question Zarqawi's attacks on Shi'i civilians, the cornerstone of Zarqawi's strategy to provoke a sectarian civil war.
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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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