ISIS: An Introduction and Guide to the Islamic State

Editor/Author Steed, Brian L.
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 978-1-4408-4986-2
Category: Religion & Theology - Islam
Image Count: 2
Book Status: Pending
Predicted Release Month: March 2019
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This book provides an introduction that documents the origins of ISIS within the larger Al Qaeda organization during the Iraq War.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Significance of ISIS
  • What's in a Name?: IS, ISIS, ISIL, Da'ash
  • What Is ISIS?
  • Leaders of ISIS
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
  • Abu Ayyub al-Masri
  • Abu Abdullah al-Rashid al-Baghdadi
  • Abu Bakr al-Quraishi al-Baghdadi
  • The History and Operations of ISIS: Iraq to Syria to Iraq Again
  • Phase One: Operating in al-Qaeda's Shadow
  • Phase Two: A State Is Declared
  • Phase Three: Arab Spring
  • Phase Four: Building the State
  • Phase Five: Declaring the State
  • Phase Six: Defending the State
  • Ideas behind ISIS
  • Management of Savagery: Violence as a Tool
  • Salafist Ideology
  • Religious End-of-Days Interpretations
  • Caliphate
  • Slavery
  • Idolatry
  • Enemies of ISIS
  • U.S.-Led Coalition (Part of Operation Inherent Resolve)
  • Syrian Regime
  • Syrian Opposition
  • Iraqi Regime
  • Popular Mobilization Forces
  • Tribes
  • Kurdish Resistance
  • Iran
  • The Attraction of ISIS
  • Recruiting
  • Women in ISIS
  • Financing ISIS
  • Allegiance to ISIS: The Loyal Following
  • Conservative Sunni Muslims
  • Former Ba'athists and Former Iraqi Regime Members
  • Sunni Nationalists
  • Salafi-Jihadis
  • Foreign Fighters
  • Foreign Supporters
  • Allies and Franchises
  • ISIS and the Media
  • Twitter
  • Web Sites
  • Video
  • Magazine—Dabiq
  • Taking Credit
  • Violence for Media's Sake
  • Life in the Islamic State
  • Is ISIS a State?
  • Reference Entries
  • Abbasid Caliphate
  • al-Amiri, Hadi
  • al-Assad, Bashar Hafez
  • al-Baghdadi, Abu Abdullah al-Rashid
  • al-Baghdadi, Abu Bakr
  • al-Maqdisi, Abu Muhammad
  • al-Masri, Abu Ayyub
  • al-Qaeda
  • al-Sham (Levant)
  • al-Zarqawi, Abu Musab
  • al-Zawahiri, Ayman
  • Alawi (Alawite[s])
  • Amir al-Mu'minin (Prince of the Faithful)
  • Arab
  • Arab Spring
  • Baghdad, Iraq
  • Bay'ah (Oath of Allegiance)
  • Bayji, Battle of
  • bin Laden, Osama
  • Boko Haram
  • Caliph
  • Caliph, Rashidun
  • Caliphate
  • CENTCOM
  • Crusades
  • Dabiq, Battle of
  • Dabiq Magazine
  • Dajjal
  • Deir al-Zour, Battle of
  • Fallujah, Iraq
  • Hadith
  • Hijrah
  • Hezbollah
  • Islam
  • Islam, Five Pillars
  • Islamic Conquests (Seventh Century)
  • Israel
  • Jabhat al-Nusra
  • Jihad
  • Kharajites or Khawarij
  • Kobane, Battle of
  • Mahdi
  • Mosul, Iraq
  • Nasheed
  • Omar, Mohammed
  • Operation Desert Storm
  • Operation Inherent Resolve
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Ottoman Empire
  • Palmyra, Syria
  • Quran
  • Quraysh
  • Ramadi, Battle of
  • Raqqa, Syria
  • Safavid Empire
  • Sahwa (Sunni Uprising)
  • Salafist
  • Sharia
  • Shia
  • Soleimani, Qasem
  • Sunni or ahl al-sunna
  • The Surge
  • Sykes-Picot Agreement
  • Tikrit, Battle of
  • Umayyad Caliphate
  • Ummah
  • Wahhabi
  • Wilayah
  • Yazidi
  • Appendix: Obama Administration Strategy Report, March 24, 2016
  • Chronology
  • Bibliography