Inside ISIS: The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army

Inside ISIS: The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army

by Benjamin Hall

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Inside ISIS: The Brutal Rise of a Terrorist Army by Benjamin Hall

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455590582
Publisher: Center Street
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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

Introduction 1

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

Epilogue 263

Appendix 267

Acknowledgments 275

Author's Note 277

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.