Who is ISIS? Where did it come from, and what is driving its successful campaign of murder and conquest? Our government and our media alike seemed to be blindsided by the Islamic State’s blitzkrieg-like advance, which forced American troops back into Iraq. ISIS has conquered a territory roughly the size of the state of Indiana, rules over eight million terrorized souls, and has even revived the practice of legal slavery. And yet the true motivations, inner workings, and future plans of this terror state and its mysterious caliph seem almost as obscure as when ISIS first burst onto the world scene. In ISIS Exposed, veteran investigative reporter Erick Stakelbeck gets inside the story of the new caliphate and reveals just how clear and present a threat it is.
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About the Author
Stakelbeck is a correspondent and terrorism analyst for CBN News. He covers the global war on terror, U.S. national security, the Middle East and the growth of radical Islam at home and abroad for the network’s Washington, D.C. bureau. He’s host of the weekly CBN program, Stakelbeck on Terrorthe only show on American television devoted solely to the Islamic terrorist threat and the Middle East. Stakelbeck is a frequent fill-in host and contributor on Glenn Beck’s GBTV network, and appears regularly on Michael Savage’s The Savage Nation.
Stakelbeck has worked as a senior writer and analyst at the Investigative Project on Terrorism, a counterterrorism think tank founded by terrorism expert Steven Emerson. His articles on Islamic extremism, global terrorism and national security have appeared in the Wall Street Journal Europe, Weekly Standard, Washington Times, New York Post, Jerusalem Post, and National Review Online, among other publications.
Stakelbeck has delivered addresses at events for Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the International Israel Allies Caucus Foundation, the Jewish Institute for National security Affairs (JINSA), the Values Voter Summit and the Faith and Freedom Coalition, among others, on terrorism and Middle East-related issues.
Stakelbeck is a graduate of Holy Family University in Philadelphia. His popular blog, “Stakelbeck on Terror,” can be found at CBN News.com
Table of Contents
Prologue: The Islamic State of Minnesota 1
Chapter 1 The Caliphate Returns 11
Chapter 2 Hell Awaits: Welcome to the Islamic State 37
Chapter 3 Target America: Why You Should Care about ISIS 63
Chapter 4 Heartland Horror: The American Recruits 85
Chapter 5 Jihadi Cool: Hip-Hoppin' and Head-Choppin' 109
Chapter 6 London Falling: The Battle for Britain 133
Chapter 7 Amsterdamned: ISIS over Europe 155
Chapter 8 America Fiddles and the World Burns 181
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