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The Resource ISIS : inside the army of terror, Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan

ISIS : inside the army of terror, Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan

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ISIS : inside the army of terror
Title
ISIS
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inside the army of terror
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Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan
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eng
Summary
A revelatory look inside the world's most dangerous terrorist group.Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, along with other fledgling terrorist groups, as a jayvee squad+ compared to al-Qaeda, 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 behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS0́9s first incarnation as −al-Qaeda in Iraq, Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks where they come from, how the movement has attracted both local and global support, and where their financing comes from. Political and military maneuvering by the United States, Iraq, Iran, and Syria have all fueled ISIS0́9s astonishing and explosive expansion. 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 bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, which is generating another sectarian war in the region. Just like the one the US thought it had stopped in 2011 in Iraq. Past is prologue and Americas legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror
Summary
"How did a group of religious fanatics, clad in black pajamas and armed to the teeth, manage to carve out a violent, fundamentalist "Islamic state" in wide swaths of Syria and Iraq? How did the widely celebrated revolution against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad descend into a movement led by a psychopathically violent band of jihadists dedicated to the destruction of America? And just who are these brutal Islamic militants--many speaking unaccented English and holding European passports--beheading Western hostages in slickly produced videos? In Isis: Inside the Army of Terror, Syrian journalist Hassan Hassan and American analyst Michael Weiss explain how the terrorists of ISIS evolved from a nearly defeated insurgent group into a jihadi army--armed with American military hardware and the capability to administer a functioning state. Weiss and Hassan, who have both been on the frontlines of the Syrian revolution, have interviewed dozens of experts, American military and intelligence officials, and ISIS fighters to paint the first comprehensive picture of the rise and expansion of America's most formidable terrorist enemy. ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror is destined to become the standard text on a terror group that, unfortunately, shows no signs of going away" --
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956.05/4
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non fiction
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inside the army of terror
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ISIS : inside the army of terror, Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan
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ISIS : inside the army of terror, Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan
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http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C2BBB2D7-52F8-4565-897D-A1BCE9F261D4
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1 online resource.
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9781941393710
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rdamedia.
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C2BBB2D7-52F8-4565-897D-A1BCE9F261D4
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(OCoLC)902806239

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