The Isis Apocalypse

Author: William McCants
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1466892706
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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. How did the Islamic State attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more apocalyptic, and more devoted to state-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 have seen - William McCants' The ISIS Apocalypse explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future.

The Rise Of Isis

Author: Caroline Kennon
Editor: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1534560564
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ISIS is a significant threat to modern society—it has caused the deaths of thousands and the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment around the world, despite the fact that prominent Muslim leaders have denounced the group’s actions. Understanding ISIS is vital to defeating it. Readers learn about the creation of this terrorist group, its rise to power, and what is being done by nations around the world to stop its members from taking more lives. Full-color photographs and a timeline of key events contribute to a comprehensive overview of this chapter in the story of modern terrorism.

Sexual Jihad

Author: Christine Sixta Rinehart
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149855752X
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This book explains what the role of Islam in female terrorism is. Through the analysis of eight Jihadist terrorist group case studies, the book argues that the three roles of women can be defined as: the disposable, the domestic, and the secretary.

The Islamic State Group On Their Apocalyptic Vision

Author: J.D. Rockefeller
Editor: J.D. Rockefeller
ISBN: 1523962720
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The sudden emergence of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, or most commonly known as ISIS, is one of the most profound and alarming phenomenon in the Middle East awash in sheer violence. On this account, there is no doubt that ISIS is one of the most powerful jihadist groups in the modern world. This group brings a very tremendous level of fear not only in the Middle East but also on other parts of the world. Being one of the terrorist-insurgent groups in the world, the forces of ISIS have seized total control of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. The list of ISIS nightmarish deeds is indeed chilling. This includes the brutal persecution of native Christian people in Iraq and Syria, the nightmarish Genocide against the Yazidi people in Iraq, rape, beheadings, crucifixions, forced conversions and the massive execution of the Syrian tribe that failed to resist its conquest.

The Believer

Author: William McCants
Editor: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 081572845X
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In The Believer, Will McCants tells the story of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS), a group so brutal and hardline that even al-Qaida deemed them too extreme. Baghdadi, an introverted religious scholar, with a passion for soccer, now controls large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria. McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found his path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq War, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest.

The Apocalypse

Author: Thomas Lake Harris
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The Great Interregnum An Exposition Of Daniel And The Apocalypse

Author: Rev. James BONNAR
Size: 18,87 MB
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Rethinking Political Islam

Author: Shadi Hamid
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190649208
Size: 18,51 MB
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The "twin shocks" of the Egyptian coup and the rise of ISIS have challenged conventional wisdom on political Islam, forcing scholars and Muslim activists to reconsider some of the basic assumptions about Sunni Islamist movements. While ISIS and other jihadist groups garner the most media attention, the vast majority of Islamists are of the mainstream variety, seeking gradual change and participating in parliamentary politics when they're allowed to. It is these groups that are the focus of this book. They not only represent the future of what we call "political Islam," but they also - in their own struggles adapting to the changes of recent years - provide a fascinating window into a rapidly changing Middle East. The breadth of the book is expansive, covering the experience of Islamist groups in twelve countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, and Pakistan, as well as Malaysia and Indonesia. In each of these cases, contributors consider how Muslim Brotherhood and Brotherhood-inspired Islamist movements have grappled with fundamental questions, including gradual versus revolutionary approaches to change, the use of tactical or situational violence, attitudes toward the nation-state, and how ideology and political variables interact. The case studies include authoritarian and democratic states and are not solely focused on the Arab world, allowing readers to consider a greater diversity of Islamist experiences.

Isis Iran Israel

Author: Mark Hitchcock
Editor: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736969160
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What's Next for the Middle East...and How Will It Affect Us? Iran has repeatedly declared its intention to destroy Israel. ISIS continues to gain ground, leaving a trail of death and terror in its wake. And Russia is inserting itself into Middle Eastern affairs in a power play prophesied long ago. ISIS, Iran, Israel is an updated edition of the book Iran and Israel by prophecy scholar Mark Hitchcock, with all-new information on ISIS, Russian involvement in Syria and Iran, and the state of relations between Israel and Iran. Hitchcock brings a strong biblical perspective to the latest conflicts, while answering important questions such as... Where did ISIS come from—and why are its tactics so brutal? Are we on the road to the Apocalypse? Will there ever be peace in the Middle East? What can we expect in the days to come? How are events in the Middle East affecting America today? An eye-opening survey of where things stand and how it all ties in with Bible prophecy.

The Seven Cities Of The Apocalypse And Greco Asian Culture

Author: Roland H. Worth
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By piecing together data from hundreds of often obscure sources, the author surveys the history, population, local culture, economics and cults that formed the Asian cultural background of the seven cities in the book of Revelation. Companion volume to Worth's book on Roman culture.