But who are they?
Where did ISIS come from, and how did they rise to power in so little time?
What is driving them—and how can they be stopped?
New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the blood-drenched history and inner workings of the Islamic State—its military conquests, how it is financing its expansion, and the ideology that is driving its success.
As Spencer reveals, the Islamic State has taken the first steps on the path to becoming a serious world power—steps that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda dreamed of but were afraid to take.
The Complete Infidel's Guide to ISIS is your one-stop easy reference for all you need to know about ISIS—and how "infidels" can stop its reign of terror.
About the Author
His articles on Islam and other topics have appeared in the New York Post, the Washington Times, the Dallas Morning News, FrontPageMagazine.com, WorldNetDaily, Insight in the News, Human Events, National Review Online, and many other publications.
He has appeared on FOX News, CNN, PBS, and C-SPAN and numerous nationally syndicated radio shows, including Michael Savage’s Savage Nation, Laura Ingraham Show, The Michael Medved Show, The Jim Bohannon Show, the BBC, and Vatican Radio discussing jihad, Islam, and terrorism.
Spencer has studied Islamic theology, law, and history for more than 25 years and has trained the FBI and other government officials on the threats of Jihad in America.
Table of Contents
An ISIS Timeline xiii
Author's Note xvii
Chapter 1 Born of Blood and Slaughter 1
Chapter 2 ISIS Comesto America 37
Chapter 3 Irresistible ISIS 67
Chapter 4 How They Did It-and Who's Trying to Stop Them 103
Chapter 5 Inside the Islamic State 129
Chapter 6 The Caliphate: What It Means and Why It Matters 167
Chapter 7 The Caliphate's Bloody History 195
Chapter 8 Is the Islamic State Islamic? (Is the Pope Catholic?) 221
Chapter 9 On the Islamic State's To-Do List (Rome, Non-Muslims, and the Final Showdown) 251
Chapter 10 How to Defeat ISIS-and Why We Must 283
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great place to start to learn about ISIS (The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), now known as the Islamic State, which that genius John Kerry prefers to call "Daesh." This insightful book by Robert Spencer covers where ISIS came from, what its goals are, and how it plans to achieve them. This radical group of Muslims most certainly has Islamic texts and teachings on its side (ISIS is very Islamic) and whose actions are arguably faithful to the Qur'an and the Sunnah (the words and deeds of Muhammad). ISIS plans a full-on holy war against the West in order to bring the infidels under the governance of Sharia law, so that Allah's religion will reign supreme, just as Allah commanded the Muslims to do. Before ISIS can reach this goal, it must infiltrate Western countries posing as "Syrian refugees" and then begin to sow murder and mayhem in the streets of Europe and America. This will so overwhelm the police forces that they'll break down entirely and chaos will rule the day. In the meantime, other Muslims are working as stealth jihadists-that is, they're secretly working around the clock to Islamize Western governments, Western educational systems, and Western military units. Add to this the immigration jihad that we see happening in Europe as well as the mass reproduction rates among Muslims (reproduction jihad), and it won't be long until Allah's religion will reign supreme over all the earth, and all non-Muslims will be subdued under the oppressive regime of dhimmitude. Only then, when everybody on earth is either a Muslim, is a second class citizen or "dhimmi," or has been killed or enslaved--only then will "peace" come to the world. Readers would also enjoy "Jenna's Flaw," a novel about the death of God, the crumbling of Western civilization, and what the West can do to save it.
ISIS 101 written in an exceptional way.