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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They believed Muslim support was crucial for driving the Americans out of the Middle East and establishing Islamic states. It wouldn't do to make enemies on ...
“This is our historical opportunity . . . to establish the state of Islam, which would play the greatest role in lifting injustice and bringing truth to ...
Building popular Muslim support for their cause was vital; the caliphate could not be established without it. In contrast, Zarqawi wanted to first overthrow ...
“Perhaps,” wrote Zarqawi, the group would establish the “caliphate according to the prophetic method.”25 As we will see later, Zarqawi was alluding to an ...
“Then we will establish the State of Islam. ... jihadist groups including al-Qaeda, he described it as the “nucleus for establishing an Islamic state.
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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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