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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Terrorism—Religious aspects—Islam. 3. Terrorism—Middle East. 4. Jihad. 5. Strategy. 6. Islamic Empire. 7. End of the world—Political aspects—Middle East. 8.
... Sam Helfont helped me better understand Ba'athist religious politics in Iraq, and Jomana Qaddour kept me up to date on the Syrian civil war.
At its head was the self-styled caliph Ibrahim al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi religious scholar who took up arms after the United States invaded Iraq in 2003.
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?
... political and religious leaders of the early Muslim community. He also believed the modern Shi'i state of Iran colluded with the West to oppress Sunnis.
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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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