Rise of ISIS

Rise of ISIS

A Threat We Can't Ignore

Book - 2014
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This book argues that the extremist Sunni jihadist group ISIS presents a great danger to the United States and the world, looking at the origin of the group, its objectives, and its unlawful terrorist strategies. This book gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US military and the Israeli Defense Forces are often limited in their defensive measures. The authors' firsthand experience, including multiple appearances before the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court at The Hague, along with direct contact battling jihadists during operation Iraqi Freedom lends insight into this important geopolitical issue. A must-have for anyone who wants to better understand the conflict that exists in the middle east, this well-researched and fully annotated volume is invaluable in revealing how this new brand of terrorism poses a very real threat to Americans and the world at large. It also serves as a guide to what we as individuals can do to stop this escalating violence, prevent jihad, and protect Israel and America from this imminent threat.
Publisher: New York L 2014. Howard Books,
ISBN: 9781501105135
Branch Call Number: ANF 303.6250956 SEKU
Characteristics: xi, 128 pages ; 22 cm


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Nov 21, 2017

This book: We will talk about how ISIS emerged and became a threat
Also this book: *proceeds to have more chapters about Hamas and Israel rather than ISIS itself*

Nov 07, 2015

The book starts out promising, but is disorganized and never shows how Hammas and other terrorist organizations may have fed into ISIS. In the end, it appears to be different short papers tied together in order to take advantage of a trending topic. Read it for the information about terrorism, but don't expect that it tells you how ISIS "rises". The "laws of war" could be a topic onto itself, and, I have seen other descriptions of it in books written by soldiers themselves. The book does cover some of them successfully.

Mar 02, 2015

This book is more about Hamas than Isis.

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