ISIS Wants Your Head
It’s the world’s most spectacularly successful terrorist group—and the most mysterious. ISIS rocketed onto the world stage seemingly out of nowhere, beheading American hostages, bulldozing international borders, routing the American-trained Iraqi Army, carving out a new state that rules eight million people and a territory larger than the United Kingdom, perpetrating genocide, reviving slavery, pulverizing ancient monuments, and persuading its followers to carry out terror attacks in New York and Texas. But who are they? Where did ISIS come from, and how did they rise to power in so little time? What is driving them—and how can they be stopped?
Now New York Times bestselling author Robert Spencer reveals the blood-drenched history and inner workings of the Islamic State—its military conquests, how it is financing its expansion, the significance of the newly declared caliphate and its long roots in Muslim history, and the ideology that is driving its success. As Spencer reveals, the Islamic State has taken the first steps on the path to becoming a world power—steps that Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda dreamed of but were afraid to take. The Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS is your one-stop easy reference for all you need to know about ISIS—and how to stop its reign of terror.
ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch, a program of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, and the author of fourteen books on Islam and jihad. Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, United States Central Command, and other intelligence and military groups.
“As always, Robert Spencer is scholarly, thorough, fearless, and insistent in making sure we know the Islamic State. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.”
—ANDREW C. McCARTHY, contributing editor of National Review and New York Times bestselling author of The Grand Jihad, Willful Blindness, and Islam and Free Speech