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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Making sense of it all would require a guide proficient in Islamic theology and history, modern jihadism, clandestine bureaucracies, and Arabic.
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 ...
The Islamic State's cause proved so compelling among jihadists that in 2014 the ... its former master, al-Qaeda, to lead the global jihadist movement.
It also represents a revolution in how jihadists think about acquiring power and holding onto it. Although it took nearly a decade to play itself out, ...
... Afghanistan to attract jihadists from Jordan, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey. ... Zarqawi was no longer a jihadist neophyte in the eyes of Sayf.
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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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