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

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

作者 : William McCants


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揭開伊斯蘭國(ISIS)神秘面紗的研究之作 深入探討伊斯蘭國的歷史、戰略及末日預言的想像



William McCants是美國布魯金斯學會(Brookings Institution)美國與伊斯蘭世界關係專案研究的主任。曾任職於約翰.霍普金斯大學(Johns Hopkins University)。他也是美國政府關於反恐計畫的前資深顧問,擁有普林斯頓大學博士學位,現居美國華盛頓。

The Islamic State is one of the most lethal and successful jihadist groups in modern history, surpassing even al-Qaeda. Thousands of its followers have marched across Syria and Iraq, subjugating millions, enslaving women, beheading captives, and daring anyone to stop them. 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 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. 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.

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.
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