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.
Terrorism—Middle East. 4. Jihad. 5. Strategy. 6. Islamic Empire. 7. End of the world—Political aspects—Middle East. 8. Political messianism—Middle East. 9. Middle East—Politics and government—21st century. I. Title. HV6433.
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The group threatened to topple American allies in the Middle East, destabilize world energy markets, foment revolution abroad, and launch attacks against Europe and the United States. Questions flew. How had the Islamic State conquered ...
Dunaway, like many Muslims and even Middle East experts, did not know the flag was designed by an al-Qaeda offshoot, the Islamic State, after it proclaimed its statehood in 2006.
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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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