By Jessica Stern, J. M. Berger
The Islamic country, often called ISIS, exploded into the general public eye in 2014 with startling pace and surprising brutality. It has captured the mind's eye of the worldwide jihadist flow, attracting recruits in remarkable numbers and wreaking bloody destruction with a sadistic glee that has alienated even the hardcore terrorists of its father or mother association, al Qaeda.
Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, of America’s prime specialists on terrorism, dissect the hot version for violent extremism that ISIS has leveraged into an empire of dying in Iraq and Syria, and a world community that's swiftly increasing within the heart East, North Africa and round the world.
ISIS: The country of Terror traces the ideological options that the crowd deploys to recruit remarkable numbers of Westerners, the composition of its notorious snuff movies, and the technological instruments it exploits on social media to broadcast its atrocities, and its recruiting pitch to the realm, together with its luck at attracting hundreds of thousands of Western adherents. The authors study ISIS’s predatory abuse of girls and youngsters and its use of horror to govern global leaders and its personal adherents because it builds its twisted society. The authors provide a much-needed standpoint on how international leaders may still prioritize and reply to ISIS’s planned and insidious provocations.