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.
The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State William McCants. This page intentionally left blank. conTenTs Acknowledgments Transliteration Introduction 1 1 Raising the Black Flag.
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 ...
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The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State William McCants. This page intentionally left blank. One rAising The BlAck flAg O n a mild August.
n a mild August morning in 2014, a passerby noticed a black flag hanging outside a rundown duplex in suburban New Jersey. He could not make out the flag's black-and-white Arabic, but he recognized the design from the news.
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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