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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... Shi'i state of Iran colluded with the West to oppress Sunnis. When Sayf finally met Zarqawi, he found him a man of few words rAising The BlAck flAg 7.
... to establish the state of Islam, which would play the greatest role in lifting injustice and bringing truth to this rAising The BlAck flAg 9.
... into being regardless of what its subjects might say. Despite their reservations, Bin Laden and Zawahiri accepted Zarqawi's oath rAising The BlAck flAg 11.
... deviance, and severity, coupled with a lack of kindness, sympathy, and friendliness.” It was not their enemy that rAising The BlAck flAg 13.
... encourage its followers to view it as the proto-caliphate, sometimes calling itself “the Islamic State in Iraq” rather than its rAising The BlAck flAg 15.
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