ISIS

ISIS
Inside the Army of Terror

by Michael Weiss,Hassan Hassan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-01-29
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1941393713
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A revelatory look inside the world's most dangerous terrorist group. Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, along with other fledgling terrorist groups, as a “jayvee squad” compared to al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In 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 behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS’s first incarnation as “al-Qaeda in Iraq,” Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are—from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks—where they come from, how the movement has attracted both local and global support, and where their financing comes from. Political and military maneuvering by the United States, Iraq, Iran, and Syria have all fueled ISIS’s astonishing and explosive expansion. Drawing on original interviews with former US military officials and current ISIS fighters, the authors also reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself, as well as ISIS’s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, which is generating another sectarian war in the region. Just like the one the US thought it had stopped in 2011 in Iraq. Past is prologue and America’s legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror.

Imprisoned with ISIS

Imprisoned with ISIS
Faith in the Face of Evil

by Petr Jasek

  • Publisher : Salem Books
  • Release : 2020-06-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1684510090
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It Was Supposed to be a Four-Day Visit It turned into a 445-day imprisonment. And if God had not intervened, he would have been there for the rest of his life. In December 2015, Petr Jasek traveled to Khartoum, Sudan, to evaluate how The Voice of the Martyrs—a ministry he had served with since 2002—could help and encourage persecuted Sudanese Christians. Pleased with his meetings with local pastors and other Christians, Petr checked in for his flight home to the Czech Republic. But before he could board the plane, he was summoned for questioning by Sudanese security agents. They wanted to know more about his activities in the country—activities that, if disclosed, could endanger the Christians with whom he had met. Petr soon realized he was facing much more than a routine security screening. The guards took his computer, phone, and camera before quickly discovering his second passport. Later, his interrogators showed him photos of each meeting he had arranged during his four days in Sudan; he had been under surveillance from the moment he arrived. Taken into custody, Petr knew he would not be returning to his family anytime soon. Charged with espionage, waging war against the state, and undermining the constitution, he was locked up with ISIS fighters, convicted after a lengthy trial, and sentenced to life in prison. Now Petr shares the harrowing but inspiring story of how God sustained his strength and courage while giving him a new purpose during his ordeal—and then opened the prison doors and set him free.

ISIS

ISIS
A History

by Fawaz A. Gerges

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2016-04-19
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0691170002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS, and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions. Moving beyond journalistic accounts, Fawaz Gerges provides a clear and compelling explanation of the deeper conditions that fuel ISIS. This unique history shows how decades of dictatorship, poverty, and rising sectarianism in the Middle East, exacerbated by foreign intervention, led to the rise and growth of ISIS—and why addressing those problems is the only way to ensure its end. An authoritative introduction to arguably the most important conflict in the world today, this is an essential book for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the social turmoil and political violence ravaging the Arab-Islamic world.

Isis, Iran, Israel: And the End of Days

Isis, Iran, Israel: And the End of Days
A Book

by Mark Hitchcock

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0736968717
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ISIS, Iran, Israel is an updated edition of Iran and Israel by Mark Hitchcock, with all-new information on ISIS, Russian involvement in Syria and Iran, and the state of relations between Israel and Iran. Hitchcock brings a strong biblical perspective to the latest in Middle Eastern conflicts.

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS
This Is My Story

by Farida Khalaf,Andrea C. Hoffmann

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2017-07-04
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1501152335
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The Girl Who Escaped ISIS is her incredible account of captivity and describes how she defied the odds and escaped a life of torture, in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, this is an astonishing, intimate account of courage and hope in the face of appalling violence"--

Rescued from ISIS

Rescued from ISIS
The Gripping True Story of How a Father Saved His Son

by Dimitri Bontinck

  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 2017-08-08
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 125014759X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rescued from ISIS is the inspiring and terrifying tale of one man's journey to the Middle East to save his child from radical Islam, and its surprising worldwide repercussions. Dimitri Bontinck lived every parent's worst nightmare. His teenage son, introduced to Islam by his girlfriend, fell into the clutches of a radical mosque. Dimitri watched helplessly as his son, Jay, transformed from a gentle boy to a soldier in training, wearing traditional robes and following a strict diet. Completely brainwashed, Jay snuck out of the house and traveled to Syria, all but vanishing. Too late, Dimitri learned that their country, Belgium, was the leading hotbed of Islamic radicalization. Large numbers of teenagers were being lured into this world and expertly indoctrinated into radical Islam. One by one, they disappeared into the Middle East, most never to be seen again. With no one to help him, Dimitri--a white, Christian-raised atheist--set off on his own to save his son. Using only his military training, a lot of courage, and a little luck, he gradually embedded himself deeper and deeper into the Middle East. After months of searching and several close calls—including being thrown in a jail cell and beaten—he was able to find his son and bring him home. The world was shocked at his unprecedented success, and he started receiving pleas from families around the world, asking that he rescue their children, as well. Increasingly fearful for his own life but unable to ignore these cries for help, Dimitri accepted his newfound role as The Jihadi Hunter.

Isis Mary Sophia

Isis Mary Sophia
Her Mission and Ours : Selected Lectures and Writings

by Rudolf Steiner

  • Publisher : SteinerBooks
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9780880104944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The rebirth of the feminine surrounds us in many forms--from the global movement for women's rights to a renewed interest in feminine spirituality, the Goddess, and the Divine Mother. What is the spiritual meaning of this rebirth? What is the feminine divine? Who is she? The feminine divine has had many names in many cultures: Ishtar in Babylon, Inanna in Sumeria, Athena, Hera, Demeter, and Persephone in Greece, Isis in Egypt, Durga, Kali, and Lakshmi in India. She is the Shekinah of the Cabalists, and the Sophia of the Gnostics. To Steiner, she is Anthroposophia (or Divine Wisdom), who descended from the spiritual world and passed through humanity to become now the goal and archetype of human wisdom in the cosmos. This book contains most of Steiner's statements on Sophia. We see him "midwifing" the birth of the Sophia, the new Isis, and divine feminine wisdom, in human hearts on earth. Each chapter explores the mystery of the various relationships of Sophia: Sophia and Isis, Sophia and the Holy Spirit, Sophia and Mary, the mother of Jesus (and Mary Magdalene), Sophia and the Gnostic Achamod, and Sophia and the New Isis. Above all, in a remarkable way, Steiner makes clear the relationship of Christ and Sophia. Contents: Introduction by Christopher Bamford Prologue: Living Thinking Thinking Is an Organ of Percpetion Thinking Unites Us with the Cosmos The Holy Spirit and the Christ in Us Sophia, the Holy Spirit, Mary, and Mary Magdalene The Virgin Sophia and the Holy Spirit Mary and Mary Magdalene Sophia Is the Gospel Itself Wisdom and Health The Nature of the Virgin Sophia and of the Holy Spirit Isis and Madonna Wisdom and Love in Cosmic and Human Evolution The Being Anthroposophia The Gifts of Isis From the Fifth Gospel Sophia and Achamoth The Legend of the New Isis The Search for the New Isis Sophia and Pistis Michael, Sophia, and Marduk A Christmas Study: The Mystery of the Logos

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS
Farida's Story

by Farida Khalaf,Andrea C. Hoffmann

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2016-07-07
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1473524164
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Our world as it once was In August 2014, Farida was, like any ordinary teenager, enjoying the last days of summer before her final year at school. However, her peaceful mountain village in northern Iraq was an ISIS target as their genocide against the Yazidi people began. The catastrophe ISIS murdered the men and boys in the village, including Farida's father and brother, and took the women hostage. Farida was one of them. She was held in a slave camp, in the homes of ISIS members and finally in a desert training camp. Continually she struggled, resisted and fought against her captors, showing unimaginable strength and bravery. This is my story Eventually, Farida managed to plot her escape and fled into the desert with five young girls in her care, but defeating ISIS was just the first step in her journey. In this book she tells her remarkable and inspiring story.

Defeating ISIS

Defeating ISIS
Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe

by Malcolm Nance

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2016-03-08
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 1510711856
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A New York Times bestseller! This reference shows how to understand the history and tactics of the global terror group ISIS—and how to use that knowledge to defeat it. ISIS—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria—has taken on the mantle of being the single most dangerous terrorist threat to global security since al-Qaeda. In Defeating ISIS, internationally renowned intelligence veteran, author, and counterterrorism expert Malcolm Nance gives an insider’s view to explain the origins of this occult group, its violent propaganda, and how it spreads its ideology throughout the Middle East and to disaffected youth deep in the heart of the Western world. Most importantly, Defeating ISIS gives an amply illustrated, step-by-step analysis of the street-level tactics the group has employed in assaults against fortified targets, in urban combat, and during terrorist operations such as those in Paris during the November 13 attacks. As much as ISIS is a threat to Western targets and regional stability in the Middle East, Nance describes not only its true danger as a heretical death cult that seeks to wrest control of Islam through young ideologues and redefine Islam as a fight to the death against all comers, but also how to defeat it. Defeating ISIS is the first highly detailed and fully illustrated look into the organization by one of the world’s foremost authorities in counterterrorism. 100 color illustrations, 100 black-and-white illustrations, maps throughout

Rise of ISIS

Rise of ISIS
A Threat We Can't Ignore

by Jay Sekulow

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-06-16
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1501125478
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"New and expanded, includes 4 new chapters"--Cover.

ISIS: The Terror Nation

ISIS: The Terror Nation
A Book

by Loretta Napoleoni

  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 160980726X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From its birth in the late 1990s as the jihadist dream of terrorist leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Islamic State (known by a variety of names, including ISIS, ISIL, and al Qaeda in Iraq) has grown into a massive enterprise, redrawing national borders across the Middle East and subjecting an area larger than the United Kingdom to its own vicious brand of Sharia law. In ISIS: The Terror Nation, world-renowned terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni builds on her international best-selling The Islamic Phoenix, with new chapters on the Islamic State's recruitment of Western women, economic strategy, and recent terrorist attacks around the world. Napoleoni takes us beyond the headlines, demonstrating that while Western media portrays the Islamic State as little more than a gang of thugs on a winning streak, the organization is proposing a new model for nation building. Waging a traditional war of conquest to carve out the twenty-first-century version of the original Caliphate, ISIS uses modern technology to recruit and fundraise while engaging the local population in the day-to-day running of the new state. Rising from the ashes of failing jihadist enterprises, the Islamic State has shown a deep understanding of Middle Eastern politics, fully exploiting proxy war and shell-state tactics. This is not another terrorist network but a formidable enemy in tune with the new modernity of the current world disorder. As Napoleoni writes, "Ignoring these facts is more than misleading and superficial, it is dangerous. 'Know your enemy' remains the most important adage in the fight against terrorism."

Isis The Divine Female

Isis The Divine Female
A Book

by Moustafa Gadalla

  • Publisher : Moustafa Gadalla
  • Release : 2016-11-02
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 1931446261
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Expanded Edition explains the divine female principle as the source of creation-both metaphysically and physically; the feminine dual nature of Isis with Nephthys; the relationship (and one-ness) of the female and male principles; the numerology of Isis and Osiris; Isis’ role as the Virgin Mother; explanation of about twenty female deities as the manifestations of the feminine attributes; the role of Isis’ ideology throughout the world; the allegory of Isis, Osiris and Horus; and much more. This book will fill both the mind with comprehensive information as well as the heart—with the whole spectrum of emotions.

The Mysteries of Isis

The Mysteries of Isis
Her Worship and Magick

by DeTraci Regula

  • Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9781567185607
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This work provides information on the modern practice of Isis worship, portraying the goddess as a universal rather than specifically Egyptian deity. It contains rituals and exercises demonstrating how to divine the future using the Sacred Scarabs, cast love spells, and more."--Amazon.

Daughter of Isis

Daughter of Isis
A Book

by Kelsey Ketch

  • Publisher : Kelsey Ketch
  • Release : 2013-10-26
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.” Their worlds collide in California’s high desert. The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction. Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death. The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls. *Note: Content for Upper YA*

The Political Aesthetics of ISIS and Italian Futurism

The Political Aesthetics of ISIS and Italian Futurism
A Book

by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2018-12-17
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1498564372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Through empirical analysis and theoretical reflection, this book shows that the aesthetics and politics of the Islamic State is “futurist.” ISIS overcomes postmodern pessimism and joins the modern, techno-oriented, and optimistic attitude propagated by Italian Futurism in the early twentieth century.

Iraq After ISIS

Iraq After ISIS
The Challenges of Post-War Recovery

by Jacob Eriksson,Ahmed Khaleel

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2018-11-28
  • Pages : 135
  • ISBN : 3030009556
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explores the challenges of creating a secure and stable Iraq in the wake of the military campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). Analyzing the impact of the fight against ISIS, the collection provides answers to questions relating to both political and humanitarian considerations in Iraqi post-war recovery. In their analysis, the editors and authors develop policy recommendations for the international and Iraqi political communities. It is essential reading for those interested in politics, international relations, post-war recovery, counter-terrorism, Middle Eastern studies and Iraqi studies scholars.

Black Banners of ISIS

Black Banners of ISIS
The Roots of the New Caliphate

by David J. Wasserstein

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2017-08-22
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 0300231431
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A medieval Islam historian’s incisive portrait of ISIS, revealing the group’s deep ideological and intellectual roots in the earliest days of Islam With tremendous speed, the Islamic State has moved from the margins to the center of life in the Middle East. Despite recent setbacks, its ability to conquer and retain huge swaths of territory has demonstrated its skillful tactical maneuvering, ambition, and staying power. Yet we still know too little about ISIS, particularly about its deeper ideology. In this eye-opening book, David J. Wasserstein offers a penetrating analysis of the movement, looking closely at the thousand-year-old form of Islamic apocalyptic messianism the group draws upon today. He shows how ISIS is not only a military and political movement but also, and primarily, a religious one with a coherent worldview, a patent strategy, and a clear goal: the re-creation of a medieval caliphate. Connecting the group’s day-to-day activities and the writings and sayings of its leaders with the medieval Islamic past, Wasserstein provides an insightful and unprecedented perspective on the origins and aspirations of the Islamic State.

The History of Jihad

The History of Jihad
From Muhammad to ISIS

by Robert Spencer

  • Publisher : Bombardier Books
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 738
  • ISBN : 1682616606
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century. But in The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer proves definitively that Islamic terror is as old as Islam itself, as old as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who said “I have been made victorious through terror.” Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion. Told in great part in the words of contemporary chroniclers themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim, The History of Jihad shows that jihad warfare has been a constant of Islam from its very beginnings, and present-day jihad terrorism proceeds along exactly the same ideological and theological foundations as did the great Islamic warrior states and jihad commanders of the past. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is the first one-volume history of jihad in the English language, and the first book to tell the whole truth about Islam’s bloody history in an age when Islamic jihadis are more assertive in Western countries than they have been for centuries. This book is indispensable to understanding the geopolitical situation of the twenty-first century, and ultimately to formulating strategies to reform Islam and defeat radical terror.

The Passion of Isis and Osiris

The Passion of Isis and Osiris
A Union of Two Souls

by Jean Houston

  • Publisher : Wellspring/Ballantine
  • Release : 1998-08-18
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 9780345424778
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a new interpretation of the Egyptian myth of the twins Isis and Osiris, showing how through exercises and role-playing, the myth can help readers increase their own spiritual understanding

Road to Raqqa

Road to Raqqa
A Book

by Macer Gifford

  • Publisher : Seven Dials
  • Release : 2020-05-28
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781409195702
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A visceral, riveting, no-holds-barred military memoir told from the front line of the war against ISIS with a foreword by Andy McNab. In the summer of 2014 the world watched in horror as the black flag of ISIS swept all before it. Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq fell, ISIS proclaimed the caliphate and the horror mounted: from the mass murder, rape and enslavement of the Yazidis to the public beheading of journalists by British jihadis. For Macer Gifford it wasn't enough to ask why more wasn't being done, he knew he had to act. So, he left his job in the city, split from his girlfriend and a few weeks later found himself illegally crossing the border into Syria to join the Kurdish YPG in their fight against the savagery of ISIS. Macer Gifford became one of longest serving British International Volunteers and one of the only few to be promoted to be a Commander in the YPG. He fought alongside the Kurds (and their Syrian Allies) for three long tours of duty from the dawn of the caliphate all the way to its military defeat in the ruins of Raqqa in 2017, sniping at the final deadly wave of suicide bombers as they burst from the rubble. Along the way, he made - and lost - many friends. This is the only complete account of the war against the Caliphate by the Kurds and the remarkable and often eccentric band of international volunteers who fought alongside them.