The ISIS Apocalypse

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.

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  • Author : William McCants
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • ISBN : 1466892706
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The ISIS Apocalypse

The ISIS Apocalypse
  • Author : William McCants
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 22 September 2015
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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

The ISIS Apocalypse

The ISIS Apocalypse
  • Author : William McCants
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 09 August 2016
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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

The ISIS Apocalypse

The ISIS Apocalypse
  • Author : William McCants
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 22 September 2015
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The Apocalypse and the End of History
  • Author : Suzanne Schneider
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 07 September 2021
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  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release : 12 May 2015
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  • Author : Graeme Wood
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 20 December 2016
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  • Author : Feisal al-Istrabadi,Sumit Ganguly
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 26 June 2018
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  • Author : Jean-Pierre Filiu
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 06 March 2012
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Explores the belief in Muslim countries that the end of the world is at hand, uncovers the role of apocalypse in Islam, and examines the widespread fear of Christian Zionist domination as an impetus to jihad.

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  • Author : Lawrence Wright
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 01 July 2017
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Several "pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS ... They include an ... impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police; the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war; [and]

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  • Author : William F. McCants
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 03 December 2021
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From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman, and Arab conquests of the Near East, William McCants looks at the ways the conquerors and those they conquered reshaped their myths of civilization's

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  • Author : William McCants
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • Release : 01 September 2015
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  • Author : Joby Warrick
  • Publisher : Anchor Books
  • Release : 03 December 2021
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  • Author : Bronislav Ostransky
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 28 August 2019
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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

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Islamic State
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  • Publisher : Saqi
  • Release : 04 May 2015
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