Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Drawing on original interviews with former US military officials and current ISIS fighters, the authors also reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself, as well as ISIS’s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, which is generating another sectarian war in the region. Past is prologue and America’s legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror.
“Weiss and Hassan have written the most serious book-length study of the Islamic State so far.”
New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice
“A . . . detailed and nuanced story.”
Wall Street Journal
“Detailed and readable.”
“The first book to fully explain what ISIS is seeking and why they are such a threat to the world. An absolute must-read for anyone who wants to understand the risk we all face from radical Islam.”
Douglas E. Schoen, author of The Russia-China Axis: The New Cold War and America’s Crisis of Leadership
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Best summary of Syria Iraq situationFebruary 22, 2016This is the best summary of the Syria Iraq situation that I have read. I can't vouch for it all being true but it seemed well researched and balanced. The narrative flowed and the reading was excellent. Highly recommended.
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- Publisher: Dreamscape
- Genre: Nonfiction/Political Science
- ISBN-13: 9781681412795