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
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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