The ISIS Apocalypse

The ISIS Apocalypse

The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State

Book - 2015
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The so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, has inspired young men and women around the world to commit heinous acts in its name. By the thousands, they have flooded into the Islamic State's vase stronghold in Syria and Iraq, and in nearly every continent they have carried out attacks under its black banner. The Islamic State has become one of the most popular and successful jihadist groups on the planet, surpassing even al-Qaeda. How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more messianic, and more devoted to empire-building than its competitors. The shrewd leaders of the Islamic State combined two of the most powerful yet contradictory ideas in Islam--the return of the Islamic Empire and the end of the world--into a mission and a message that shapes its strategy and inspires its army of zealous fighters. They have defied conventional thinking about how to wage wars and win recruits. Even if the Islamic State is defeated, jihadist terrorism will never be the same. Based almost entirely on primary sources in Arabic--including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few outsiders have seen--this book explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophesy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781250080905
1250080908
Characteristics: xi, 242 p. ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Mar 05, 2016

Islam was born in a tribal society that lacked formal laws or a state to enforce them.

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Mar 05, 2016

They want God's Kingdom now rather than later.

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StarGladiator
Nov 19, 2015

One incredibly important item you won't be getting from this Brookings Institution flake is why it is that many, many Americans are aware of the primary oil trader and financial link to ISIS, yet somehow the CIA, DIA and NSA are still completely ignorant of this?
Nobody at Brookings could possibly figure this out? Are they paid too much money to think? Is the work too easy to be able to analyze anything?
[Hint: Erdogan's son heads BMZ Group, an oil company with murky sources, and Erdogan's daughter belongs to ISIS? Now why with all the billions poured into the CIA, NSA and DIA, nobody can figure this out? Because they are embezzling all those billions, perhaps?]

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