The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State
St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2015 M09 22 - 256 pages
Based almost entirely on primary sources in Arabic--including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few have seen--William McCants's The ISIS Apocalypse explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future.
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Acknowledgments Transliteration Introduction 1 1 Raising the Black Flag 5 2 Mahdi and Mismanagement 3 Bannermen 4 Resurrection and Tribulation 5 Sectarian Apocalypse 6 Caliphate Reborn Conclusion Appendices: Sunni Islamic Prophecies of ...
Prophecy was fulfilled, they said, and Judgment Day approached. The new caliphate was expansive and flush with weapons and cash, reportedly in the billions. At its head was the self-styled caliph Ibrahim al-Baghdadi, ...
Why would such a murderous group claim to do God's bidding and fulfill prophecy? Did it really have anything to do with Islam, the world's second-largest religion? And what threat did it pose to the international community?
And read into them they did, with many taking up the flag and promoting the Islamic State as the fulfillment of prophecy long before it declared itself as such. The Islamic State's cause proved so compelling among jihadists that in 2014 ...
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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
Mahdi and Mismanagement
Resurrection and Tribulation
Sunni Islamic Prophecies of the End Times
The Mahdi Is Preceded by an Islamic State