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Kirtland Community College Library HV 6432.5 .I85 S74 2015 30775305484488 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062395542
  • ISBN: 0062395548
  • Physical Description: print
    xxii, 385 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Ecco Press, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-370) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The rise and fall of Al Queda in Iraq -- The rise of ISIS -- From vanguard to smart mob -- The foreign fighters -- The message -- Jihad goes social -- The electronic brigades -- The AQ-ISIS war -- ISIS's psychological warfare -- The coming final battle? -- The state of terror.
Summary, etc.: "Two of America's leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution, and implications of today's most barbaric jihadist army, Islamic State--and how we can fight it"--
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Terrorism Middle East
Terrorism Religious aspects Islam

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Isis : The State of Terror
Isis : The State of Terror
by Stern, Jessica; Berger, J. M.
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Isis : The State of Terror

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The so-called Islamic State, better known in the West as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), catapulted itself to Western attention in the summer of 2014 by posting gruesome videos of beheadings on social media and capturing cities in Iraq and Syria. As the authors of this highly informative and timely tome demonstrate, however, the story of ISIS did not begin in 2014. Stern (public policy, Harvard Univ.; Terror in the Name of God) and Berger (nonresident fellow, Brookings Institution; Jihad Joe) are among the foremost experts on violent extremism, and in this book they do an excellent job of examining the ideological and sociopolitical roots of a terrorist movement that is still shrouded in mystery to much of the Western world. Relying on a variety of references, including information derived from jihadist online sources and social media, they provide an in-depth account of the genesis and development of ISIS and analyze its rise and metamorphosis in the context of the post-Iraq War era in the region. -VERDICT Essential reading for American policymakers, journalists, and the public at large. [See Prepub Alert, 9/22/14.]-Nader Entessar, Univ. of South Alabama, Mobile © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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