The ISIS Apocalypse

The ISIS Apocalypse
Author: William McCants
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN: 1466892706
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The ISIS Apocalypse Book Excerpt:

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 Islamic State group on their apocalyptic vision

The Islamic State group on their apocalyptic vision
Author: J.D. Rockefeller
Publsiher: J.D. Rockefeller
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN: 1523962720
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Islamic State group on their apocalyptic vision Book Excerpt:

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.

ISIS Apocalypse

ISIS Apocalypse
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Jihadist Preachers of the End Times

Jihadist Preachers of the End Times
Author: Bronislav Ostransky
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 147443925X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihadist Preachers of the End Times Book Excerpt:

Focusing on apocalyptic manifestations found in ISIS propaganda, this book situates the group's agenda in the broader framework of contemporary Muslim thought and explains key topics in millennial thinking within the spiritual context of modern Islamic apocalypticism.Based on the group's primary sources as well as medieval Muslim apocalyptic literature and its modern interpretations, the book analyses the ways ISIS presents its message concerning the Last Days as a meaningful, inventive and frightening expression of collectively shared expectations relating to the supposedly approaching the End Times.

Jihadist Preachers of the End Times

Jihadist Preachers of the End Times
Author: Ostransky Bronislav Ostransky
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-08-28
ISBN: 1474439268
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jihadist Preachers of the End Times Book Excerpt:

Focusing on apocalyptic manifestations found in ISIS propaganda, this book situates the group's agenda in the broader framework of contemporary Muslim thought and explains key topics in millennial thinking within the spiritual context of modern Islamic apocalypticism.Based on the group's primary sources as well as medieval Muslim apocalyptic literature and its modern interpretations, the book analyses the ways ISIS presents its message concerning the Last Days as a meaningful, inventive and frightening expression of collectively shared expectations relating to the supposedly approaching the End Times.

The Apocalypse and the End of History

The Apocalypse and the End of History
Author: Suzanne Schneider
Publsiher: Verso Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-09-07
ISBN: 1839762411
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Apocalypse and the End of History Book Excerpt:

How the political violence of modern jihad echoes the crises of western liberalism In this authoritative, accessible study, historian Suzanne Schneider examines the politics and ideology of the Islamic State (better known as ISIS). Schneider argues that today’s jihad is not the residue from a less enlightened time, nor does it have much in common with its classical or medieval form, but it does bear a striking resemblance to the reactionary political formations and acts of spectacular violence that are upending life in Western democracies. From authoritarian populism to mass shootings, xenophobic nationalism, and the allure of conspiratorial thinking, Schneider argues that modern jihad is not the antithesis to western neoliberalism, but rather a dark reflection of its inner logic. Written with the sensibility of a political theorist and based on extensive research into a wide range of sources, from Islamic jurisprudence to popular recruitment videos, contemporary apocalyptic literature and the Islamic State's Arabic-language publications, the book explores modern jihad as an image of a potential dark future already heralded by neoliberal modes of life. Surveying ideas of the state, violence, identity, and political community, Schneider argues that modern jihad and neoliberalism are two versions of a politics of failure: the inability to imagine a better life here on earth.

The Rise of ISIS

The Rise of ISIS
Author: Caroline Kennon
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1534560564
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of ISIS Book Excerpt:

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.

The Media World of ISIS

The Media World of ISIS
Author: Michael Krona,Rosemary Pennington
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-11-01
ISBN: 0253045932
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Media World of ISIS Book Excerpt:

From efficient instructions on how to kill civilians to horrifying videos of beheadings, no terrorist organization has more comprehensively weaponized social media than ISIS. Its strategic, multiplatformed campaign is so effective that it has ensured global news coverage and inspired hundreds of young people around the world to abandon their lives and their countries to join a foreign war. The Media World of ISIS explores the characteristics, mission, and tactics of the organization's use of media and propaganda. Contributors consider how ISIS's media strategies imitate activist tactics, legitimize its self-declared caliphate, and exploit narratives of suffering and imprisonment as propaganda to inspire followers. Using a variety of methods, contributors explore the appeal of ISIS to Westerners, the worldview made apparent in its doctrine, and suggestions for counteracting the organization's approaches. Its highly developed, targeted, and effective media campaign has helped make ISIS one of the most recognized terrorism networks in the world. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of its strategies—what worked and why—will help combat the new realities of terrorism in the 21st century.

The Creation of ISIS

The Creation of ISIS
Author: Joseph Stanley
Publsiher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN: 150266075X
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Creation of ISIS Book Excerpt:

The radical Islamist group ISIS has caused the deaths of thousands and contributed to the rise of anti-Muslim sentiment around the world, despite the fact that prominent Muslim leaders have denounced the group’s actions. Fears have been heightened by the spread of misinformation. Readers learn the real facts about how this organization rose to power and its current status, empowering them and equipping them to fight Islamophobia. Full-color photographs, annotated quotes, critical-thinking questions, and a timeline of key events augment the engaging text, giving readers a comprehensive overview of this chapter in the history of terrorism.

Sexual Jihad

Sexual Jihad
Author: Christine Sixta Rinehart
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-06-03
ISBN: 149855752X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Jihad Book Excerpt:

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.

Isis Iran Israel And the End of Days

Isis  Iran  Israel  And the End of Days
Author: Mark Hitchcock
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0736968717
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isis Iran Israel And the End of Days Book Excerpt:

ISIS, Iran, Israel is an updated edition of Iran and Israel by 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 in Middle Eastern conflicts.

A Lasting Peace

A Lasting Peace
Author: Jonathan Bernis
Publsiher: Charisma House
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-01-08
ISBN: 162999586X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lasting Peace Book Excerpt:

The crisis in the Middle East is not a political issue. It's a spiritual issue. Rapidly unfolding events in the Middle East will shape the future, not just of Israel but of our entire world. This insightful commentary by Rabbi Jonathan Bernis combines historical, biblical, and prophetic teaching to help you understand what's happening and how Believers should respond to these events. Drawing from the perspective of a Jewish Believer in Jesus, this book provides a biblical understanding of the complex issues continuing to unfold in the Middle East today and how they relate to key prophecy in Scripture. Discover why there is constant upheaval in the Middle East, what to watch for in the days ahead, and whether peace is really possible. Other books by Rabbi Jonathan Bernis include: Unlocking the Prophetic Mysteries of Israel A Hope and A Future

Drones and Targeted Killing in the Middle East and Africa

Drones and Targeted Killing in the Middle East and Africa
Author: Christine Sixta Rinehart
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN: 1498526489
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drones and Targeted Killing in the Middle East and Africa Book Excerpt:

The use of drone warfare has become a controversial foreign policy weapon to keep the United States safe from further terrorist attacks. This book is an assessment of American targeted killing practices through drone warfare in the Middle East and Africa, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.

Another Kind of War

Another Kind of War
Author: John A. Lynn
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 0300189982
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Another Kind of War Book Excerpt:

An accessible and comprehensive history of terrorism from ancient times to the present In the years since 9/11, there has been a massive surge in interest surrounding the study of terrorism. This volume applies distinguished military historian John Lynn’s lifetime of research and teaching experience to this difficult topic. As a form of violence that implies the threat of future violence, terrorism breeds insecurity, vulnerability, and a desire for retribution that has far-reaching consequences. Lynn distinguishes between the paralyzing effect of fear and the potentially dangerous and chaotic effects of moral outrage and righteous retaliation guiding counterterrorism efforts. In this accessible and comprehensive text, Lynn traces the evolution of terrorism over time, exposing its constants and contrasts. In doing so, he contextualizes this violence and argues that a knowledge of the history and nature of terrorism can temper its psychological effects, and can help us more accurately and carefully assess threats as well as develop informed and measured responses.

The Delusions of Crowds

The Delusions of Crowds
Author: William L Bernstein
Publsiher: Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-05-06
ISBN: 1611858879
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Delusions of Crowds Book Excerpt:

Inspired by Charles Mackay's 19th-century classic Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds, William Bernstein engages with mass delusion with the same curiosity and passion, but armed with the latest scientific research that explains the biological, evolutionary and psychosocial roots of human irrationality. Bernstein tells the stories of dramatic religious and financial mania in western society over the last 500 years - from the Anabaptist Madness that afflicted the Low Countries in the 1530s to the dangerous end-times beliefs that animate ISIS and pervade today's polarised nations; and from the South Sea Bubble to the Enron scandal and dot com bubbles of recent years. Through Bernstein's supple prose, the participants are as colourful as their motivation, invariably 'the desire to improve one's well-being in this life or the next.' As revealing about human nature as they are historically significant, Bernstein's chronicles reveal the huge cost and alarming implications of mass mania as he observes that if we can absorb the history and biology of mass delusion, we can recognise it more readily in our own time and avoid its frequently dire impact.

The Believer

The Believer
Author: William McCants
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 19
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN: 081572845X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Believer Book Excerpt:

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.

National International and Human Security

National  International  and Human Security
Author: Laura Neack
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN: 1442275278
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National International and Human Security Book Excerpt:

This clear and concise new edition offers a comprehensive comparison of national, international, and human security concepts and policies. Laura Neack skillfully argues that security remains elusive because of a centuries-old ethic insisting that states are the primary and most important international actors, that they can rely ultimately only on themselves for protection, and that they must keep all options on the table for national security. This is particularly apparent with the increase in “glocalized” terrorism and the forced migration of millions of people. Although security as a concept can be widened to encompass almost any aspect of existence, Neack focuses especially on security from physical violence. Case studies throughout bring life to the concepts. New cases in this revised edition include the Syrian refugee crisis and the responses from European states, the growth and reach of jihadist terrorist groups and the unilateral and multilateral military actions taken to confront them, drug trafficking organizations and the Mexican government’s failure to protect citizens, the overt use of preventive war by major and regional powers and the increasing American reliance on drone warfare, multilateral "train-and-assist" operations aimed at peacekeeping and counterterrorism in Africa, UN civilian protection mandates in Libya and Côte d’Ivoire and their absence in Syria, and how terrorism and refugee crises are intimately connected. The first edition of this book was published under the title Elusive Security: States First, People Last in 2007.

Understanding ISIS Strategic Caliphate Building or Fanatic Apocalypticism

Understanding ISIS  Strategic Caliphate Building or Fanatic Apocalypticism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2021-02-22
ISBN: 3346350401
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding ISIS Strategic Caliphate Building or Fanatic Apocalypticism Book Excerpt:

Master's Thesis from the year 2016 in the subject History - World History - Modern History, grade: 1.0, London School of Economics (International History), language: English, abstract: The dissertation examines the underlying motivation of the Islamic State (ISIS) by explaining how its history and ideology have led to seemingly contradictory activities, from rational infiltration and expansion strategies to seemingly irrational provocations such as terrorist attacks. These contradictions have raised the question: Is the group's ultimate goal of a worldly kind (the establishment and defense of a caliphate) or of a religious kind (fulfilling apocalyptic prophecies). The author has extensively analysed the group's publications, such as the monthly magazine Dabiq, as well as a broad range of primary and secondary sources to derive conclusions on its inspiration, underlying character and goals. The literature review gives a comprehensive summary of academic and journalistic assessments towards the motivations of ISIS. The dissertation is of particular use to any author seeking to understand the motivations of Islamist groups, contents and tactics of Islamist propaganda and the history of the Islamic State.

Countdown to the Apocalypse

Countdown to the Apocalypse
Author: Dr. Robert Jeffress
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN: 145556303X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Countdown to the Apocalypse Book Excerpt:

ISIS. Ebola. Social disorder. Religious persecution. Rampant immorality. Are these the harbingers of the biblical apocalypse, of the end of the world? If they are, what do they mean and when can we expect this to happen? In this eye-opening book, prophecy insider Robert Jeffress offers a reasoned look at these "signs" and what Jesus Christ himself meant when he talked about a future so horrendous that no human lives would be spared "unless those days were shortened" (Matthew 24.22). Did He have our time in mind? All over the world people are aware that something unprecedented in human history is about to happen. COUNTDOWN TO THE APOCALYPSE presents vital information that everyone, both inside and outside the church, needs to know to be prepared.

Black Banners of ISIS

Black Banners of ISIS
Author: David J. Wasserstein,David Wasserstein
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2017-01-01
ISBN: 030022835X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Banners of ISIS Book Excerpt:

Introduction: the Islamic State -- Caliphate -- Administration -- Revenue -- Religion -- Women, and children too -- Christians and Jews and ... -- Apocalypse now -- Conclusion