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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In contrast, the Islamic State's members fight and govern by their own version of Machiavelli's dictum, “It is far safer to be feared than loved.
From Morocco to Mindanao, jihadists were fighting under the banner to realize their dark vision of God's rule on earth. Alarmed, the passerby sent a picture ...
Zarqawi had been to Afghanistan before, just after the defeat of the Soviets in 1989.3 Too late to fight in the war, he soon returned to Jordan, ...
They were servants of the Antichrist, who will appear at the end of time to fight against the Muslims. The Americans served the same master.19 Zarqawi's ...
20 (Mujahidin, or “those who fight in a jihad,” is how jihadists refer to themselves.) Zarqawi knew he would be criticized as “hasty and rash,” “leading the ...
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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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