A year ago, few people had heard of ISIS today, they are a major terrorist threat.
Despite numerous warnings from intelligence services, ISIS's rise to power has left countries around the world floundering for solutions. Today, we face a threat that is more violent, powerful and financially stronger than ever before. In this book, Journalist Benjamin Hall will provide insights by answering the basic questions we still don't have the answers to; Who are they've Where did they come from? How are they so successful, so quickly? How can they be stopped?
By embedding himself behind enemy lines, Hall provides a riveting narrative based on firsthand experience and personal interviews. He goes beyond the vicious jihadis, to reveal a generation of chaos, and uncover a volatile region engulfed in turmoil. Hall reveals why ISIS is a problem that will define the Middle East - and the West - for decades to come.
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About the Author
BENJAMIN HALL is a freelance journalist who has covered Middle Eastern conflicts since 2006. He has written for the New York Times, The Sunday Times of London, Fox News, the BBC, The Independent and many others, often embedding with forces on the frontlines.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 ISIS Homecoming 11
Chapter 2 The Caliph 23
Chapter 3 Syria's Collapse 31
Chapter 4 Iraq Implodes 53
Chapter 5 Twisted Ideology 67
Chapter 6 Military Prowess The Greatest Weapon is Fear 71
Chapter 7 Kidnapped and Murdered 93
Chapter 8 Sex 101
Chapter 9 Steven Sotloff 121
Chapter 10 A Cold War: Saudia Arabia vs Iran 125
Chapter 11 Alan Henning and David Haines 139
Chapter 12 Qatar, Libya, Kuwait 143
Chapter 13 Executions 151
Chapter 14 Centralized Funding 155
Chapter 15 Khorason 165
Chapter 16 Children of the Caliphate 169
Chapter 17 Abdul Rahman Peter Kassig 173
Chapter 18 Christians Slaughtered 181
Chapter 19 Inner Working of ISIS 185
Chapter 20 Sharia Life 193
Chapter 21 Foreign Fighters 197
Chapter 22 Turkish Border 207
Chapter 23 Syria's Kurds and Kobane 217
Chapter 24 Iraqi Kurds 221
Chapter 25 Kurdish Arms Bazaar 227
Chapter 26 Social Media 235
Chapter 27 Other Support For ISIS 247
Chapter 28 What Lies Ahead 253
Chapter 29 Conclusion 257
Author's Note 277
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
An excellent read, unlike any other book I have read on ISIS, this story is told from the front lines by a journalist who has witnessed the events first hand. A fascinating window into the true nature of ISIS. The author is incredibly knowledgeable and enables you to really understand the origins of the organization, and the immense threat that it poses today. A thrilling read from begining to end.
This is the real story of wha is going on inside syria and why. Hall goes through all of th key players that create the mess and who contines to be key players. This book tells the real story of who isis is and why they continue to thrive. He also gives great picture of how brutal they really are. Sad,terrifying book but one that everyone should read.