ISIS: The State of Terror

Ecco #ad - The authors offer a much-needed perspective on how world leaders should prioritize and respond to ISIS’s deliberate and insidious provocations.  . Berger, dissect the new model for violent extremism that isis has leveraged into an empire of death in Iraq and Syria, and an international network that is rapidly expanding in the Middle East, two of America’s leading experts on terrorism, North Africa and around the world.

Isis: the state of terror traces the ideological innovations that the group deploys to recruit unprecedented numbers of Westerners, and its recruiting pitch to the world, and the technological tools it exploits on social media to broadcast its atrocities, the composition of its infamous snuff videos, including its success at attracting thousands of Western adherents.

ISIS: The State of Terror #ad - The authors examine isis’s predatory abuse of women and children and its use of horror to manipulate world leaders and its own adherents as it builds its twisted society. It has captured the imagination of the global jihadist movement, attracting recruits in unprecedented numbers and wreaking bloody destruction with a sadistic glee that has alienated even the hardcore terrorists of its parent organization, al Qaeda.

Jessica Stern and J. M. The islamic state, known as isiS, exploded into the public eye in 2014 with startling speed and shocking brutality.


Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill

HarperCollins e-books #ad - For four years, jews, jessica Stern interviewed extremist members of three religions around the world: Christians, and Muslims. She depicts how moral fervor is transformed into sophisticated organizations that strive for money, power, and attention. Jessica stern's extensive interaction with the faces behind the terror provide unprecedented insight into acts of inexplicable horror, and enable her to suggest how terrorism can most effectively be countered.

A crucial book on terrorism, Terror in the Name of God is a brilliant and thought-provoking work. Traveling extensively—to refugee camps in lebanon, to religious schools in Pakistan, to prisons in Amman, Asqelon, and Pensacola—she discovered that the Islamic jihadi in the mountains of Pakistan and the Christian fundamentalist bomber in Oklahoma have much in common.

Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill #ad - Based on her vast research, stern lucidly explains how terrorist organizations are formed by opportunistic leaders who—using religion as both motivation and justification—recruit the disenfranchised.


The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State

St. Martin's Press #ad - Based almost entirely on primary sources in arabic-including ancient religious texts and secret al-Qaeda and Islamic State letters that few have seen - William McCants' The ISIS Apocalypse explores how religious fervor, strategic calculation, and doomsday prophecy shaped the Islamic State's past and foreshadow its dark future.

They have defied conventional thinking about how to wage wars and win recruits. Even if the islamic State is defeated, jihadist terrorism will never be the same. Thousands more have spread terror beyond the Middle East under the Islamic State's black flag. How did the islamic state attract so many followers and conquer so much land? By being more ruthless, more apocalyptic, and more devoted to state-building than its competitors.

The ISIS Apocalypse: The History, Strategy, and Doomsday Vision of the Islamic State #ad - Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq, beheading captives, enslaving women, subjugating millions, and daring anyone to stop them. The shrewd leaders of the islamic state combined two of the most powerful yet contradictory ideas in Islam-the return of the Islamic Empire and the end of the world-into a mission and a message that shapes its strategy and inspires its army of zealous fighters.

The islamic state is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda.


ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror Updated Edition

Regan Arts. #ad - Fully revised & updated edition of the new york times bestselling and highly praised book on isis with newly added material and breaking news including: —interview with a former ISIS spymaster —Why ISIS is targeting Europe and the US —What Russia wants in Syria —Revelations on the brutal ideology of ISISWith brutal attacks in last year across the globe—Brussels,  Egypt,  Paris, Beirut, Turkey—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ISIS has proved itself the greatest terrorist threat in the world today.

They have conquered massive territories in Syria and Iraq in a bid to create a new Muslim caliphate under the strict dictates of Sharia law. In this fully revised and updated edition of 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,  with slickly produced murder videos, are spreading violence and mayhem across the globe.

With invaluable and exclusive insider information, the authors explore the Islamic State’s enigmatic recruitment and training methods, the impact of their military successes and failures, and how they structure and empower home-grown cells worldwide to carry out their terror. As money and matériel continue to flow into the region to combat the isis’s spreading terror, Iranian Quds Forces, Russian planes,  other forces—Assad’s regime, and other Shiite militias—are gaining power and using the fight against ISIS as a means to leverage their agenda in the region.

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror Updated Edition #ad - A new generation of terror has dawned in the world and to understand how to stop it, we must understand who they are. Drawing on original interviews with former us military officials and current isis fighters—and brand-new interviews with a former ISIS spy, as well as ISIS’s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, as well as Kurdish and Yazidi survivors of the ISIS’s assault on northern Iraq—the authors reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself, which is generating another sectarian war in the region.


Extremism MIT Press Essential Knowledge series

The MIT Press #ad - Berger shows that although the ideological content of extremist movements varies widely, there are common structural elements. Berger, an expert on extremist movements and terrorism, explains that extremism arises from a perception of “us versus them, ” intensified by the conviction that the success of “us” is inseparable from hostile acts against “them.

Extremism differs from ordinary unpleasantness—run-of-the-mill hatred and racism—by its sweeping rationalization of an insistence on violence. What extremism is, how extremist ideologies are constructed, and why extremism can escalate into violence. A rising tide of extremist movements threaten to destabilize civil societies around the globe.

Extremism MIT Press Essential Knowledge series #ad - If we understand the causes of extremism, Berger says, and the common elements of extremist movements, we will be more effective in countering it. M. It has never been more important to understand extremism, yet the dictionary definition—a logical starting point in a search for understanding—tells us only that extremism is “the quality or state of being extreme.

In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, J. He describes the evolution of identity movements, individual and group radicalization, and more. Berger illustrates his argument with case studies and examples from around the world and throughout history, from the destruction of Carthage by the Romans—often called “the first genocide”—to the apocalyptic jihadism of Al Qaeda, America's new “alt-right, ” and the anti-Semitic conspiracy tract The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.


Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad

Skyhorse #ad - Malcolm nance is a 35 year practitioner in Middle East Special Operations and terrorism intelligence activities. Chris sampson is the terrorism media and cyber warfare expert for the Terror Asymmetric Project and has spent 15 years collecting and exploiting terrorism media. This book is written by two of the leading terrorist experts in the world - Malcolm Nance, NBC News/MSNBC terrorism analyst and Christopher Sampson, cyber-terrorist expert.

For two years, their terror asymmetrics Project has been attacking and exploiting intelligence found on ISIS Dark Web operations. Hacking isis will explain and illustrate in graphic detail how ISIS produces religious cultism, recruits vulnerable young people of all religions and nationalities and disseminates their brutal social media to the world.

Hacking ISIS: How to Destroy the Cyber Jihad #ad - More, the book will map out the cyberspace level tactics on how ISIS spreads its terrifying content, how it distributes tens of thousands of pieces of propaganda daily and is winning the battle in Cyberspace and how to stop it in its tracks. Hacking isis is uniquely positioned to give an insider’s view into how this group spreads its ideology and brainwashes tens of thousands of followers to join the cult that is the Islamic State and how average computer users can engage in the removal of ISIS from the internet.


Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Custom House #ad - He has done all of this despite a left that frequently disdained him as a sellout, and a hysterical right that did everything possible to destroy his agenda even when they agreed with what he was doing. Yet chait convincingly shows that president obama has accomplished what candidate Obama said he would, despite overwhelming opposition—and that the hopes of those who voted for him have not been dashed despite the smokescreen of extremist propaganda and the limits of short-term perspective.

. Audacity does not shy away from Obama’s failures, most notably in foreign policy. His administration saved the american economy from collapse, helped craft a groundbreaking international climate accord, negotiated an historic nuclear deal with Iran, expanded health insurance to millions who previously could not afford it, reined in Wall Street and crafted a new vision of racial progress.

Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail #ad - Now, foreign policy, race, digs deep into obama’s record on major policy fronts—economics, acclaimed as one of the most incisive and meticulous political commentators in America, health care, Jonathan Chait, domestic reform, as the page turns to our next Commander in Chief, the environment, and civil rights—to demonstrate why history will judge our forty-fourth president as among the greatest in history.

An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America’s best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements.


The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Book 11

University of California Press #ad - Drawing on historical documents, personal contacts in the region, unpublished United Nations reports, and Internet postings, articles from Serbian and Bosnian media, Sells reveals the central role played by religious mythology in the Bosnian tragedy. He shows how "christoslavic" religious nationalism became a central part of Croat and Serbian politics, pointing out that intellectuals and clergy were key instruments in assimilating extreme religious and political ideas.

Sells also elucidates the ways that Western policy makers have rewarded the perpetrators of the genocide and punished the victims. Sells answers by demonstrating that the Bosnian conflict is not simply a civil war or a feud of age-old adversaries. The recent atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina have stunned people throughout the world.

The Bridge Betrayed: Religion and Genocide in Bosnia Comparative Studies in Religion and Society Book 11 #ad - With holocaust memories still painfully vivid, a question haunts us: how is this savagery possible? Michael A. In addition, he makes clear how much is at stake for the entire world in the struggle to preserve Bosnia's existence as a multireligious society. It is, he says, a systematic campaign of genocide and a Christian holy war spurred by religious mythologies.

This passionate yet reasoned book examines how religious stereotyping—in popular and official discourse—has fueled Serbian and Croatian ethnic hatreds. He concludes with a discussion of how the multireligious nature of Bosnian society has been a bridge between Christendom and Islam, symbolized by the now-destroyed bridge at Mostar.


Leonardo da Vinci

New Word City, Inc. #ad - Best known as one of the world's greatest painters, he sketched the foundations for inventions that would not come to fruition for centuries. Born a bastard in a hillside village in northern Italy, popes, Leonardo became the protégé of princes, and kings. Leonardo da vinci personified the Renaissance, the extraordinary age in which he lived.

. He mastered so many branches of science that scholars still debate whether he was greater as an anatomist, engineer, botanist, geographer, cartographer, or naturalist. Nevertheless, he died unhappy, believing he had failed to work the miracles of which he had dreamed. Here, from new york Times bestselling author Anna Abraham, is his extraordinary story.


Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Anchor #ad - Officials inadvertently spurred like-minded radicals to rally to his cause. When the syrian civil war broke out in 2011, and as the U. S. By falsely identifying him as the link between Saddam and bin Laden, U. S. In black flags, an unprecedented character-driven account of the rise of ISIS, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick shows how the zeal of this one man and the strategic mistakes of Presidents Bush and Obama led to the banner of ISIS being raised over huge swaths of Syria and Iraq.

Zarqawi began by directing terror attacks from a base in northern Iraq, but it was the American invasion in 2003 that catapulted him to the head of a vast insurgency. First calling themselves al-qaeda in iraq, then Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, his followers sought refuge in unstable, ungoverned pockets on the Iraq-Syria border.

Black flags is a brilliant and definitive history that reveals the long arc of today’s most dangerous extremist threat. Winner of the 2016 pulitzer prize for general nonfiction“a best book of 2015”—the new york times,  san francisco chronicle, kansas city star, the washington post, and kirkus ReviewsIn a thrilling dramatic narrative, awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction,  People Magazine, Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS #ad - When the government of jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Largely stood by, isis seized its chance to pursue Zarqawi’s dream of an ultra-conservative Islamic caliphate.

Drawing on unique high-level access to cia and jordanian sources, generals and heads of state, moment-by-moment operational details with the perspectives of diplomats and spies, Warrick weaves gripping, many of whom foresaw a menace worse than al Qaeda and tried desperately to stop it.


Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State

Crown #ad - And it poses a stark question: will the american justice system ever recover from the compromises it made for the war on terror?Riveting and deeply reported, one of this country’s top experts on Guantánamo, torture, Rogue Justice could only have been written by Karen Greenberg, and terrorism, with a deep knowledge of both the Bush and Obama administrations.

From that day forward, the bush administration turned to the Department of Justice to give its imprimatur to activities that had previously been unthinkable—from the NSA’s spying on US citizens to indefinite detention to torture. Obama ramped up targeted killings, held fast to aggressive surveillance policies, and fell short on bringing reform to detention and interrogation.

How did america veer so far from its founding principles of justice? Rogue Justice connects the dots for the first time—from the Patriot Act to today’s military commissions, from terrorism prosecutions to intelligence priorities, from the ACLU’s activism to Edward Snowden’s revelations. Many of these activities were secretly authorized, others done in the light of day.

Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State #ad - When president obama took office, but the new administration found the rogue policies to be deeply entrenched and, at times, many observers expected a reversal of these encroachments upon civil liberties and justice, worth preserving. Now she brings to life the full story of law and policy after 9/11, when liberty and security have clashed, introducing us to the key players and events, showing that time and again, justice has been the victim.

Kirkus, best books of 2016. The definitive account of how america’s War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security.