The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, infamously known as ISIS is a jihadist terrorist organization. It is also known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). ISIS has been spreading terror in the minds of the whole world through their cruel beheading videos and destruction of cultural heritage sites. It is one name that has gained a lot of momentum in the past few years. One of the most important things to note about ISIS is that it uses internet and platforms like YouTube to spread terror and gain popularity. It uses the same medium to influence and connect with people who agree with its notions, thereby expanding their reach throughout various countries.
The United Nations and the United States of America have been expressing their strong views against ISIS along with many other countries in the world. However, if you want to dig into it a little deeper, here are a few books that will help you:
Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS by Joby Warrick
Black Flags by Joby Warrick bagged the Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction in 2016. This book is praised by critics and readers all alike and yes it is for a reason. Warrick narrates in a dramatic way about a story that started when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the mastermind behind ISIS started his journey after he was released from the prison of Jordan in 1999. He throws light into the zeal of Abu Musab and the mistakes of President Bush and President Obama that lead to the rise of ISIS.
Rise of ISIS: A Threat We Can’t Ignore by Jay Sekulow
Jay Sekulow is one of the most influential attorneys in America today. He is the top attorney of the current American President Donald Trump and he’s the Chief Spokesperson of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Sekulow explains how dire it is to realize the intensity of the war of ISIS on the world. He expresses in his book that if the ISIS is left undefeated, the repercussions can be truly terrifying in the future.
The ISIS Apocalypse by William McCants
William McCants through his absolutely brilliant narration tells us how ISIS gained so much of popularity in the world even surpassing even al-Qaeda. According to him, ISIS uses two important concepts to influence people which are the return of the Islamic Empire and the end of the world.
ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss, Hassan Hassan
Michael Weiss and Hassan narrate the story of ISIS which rose from an almost defeated Iraqi insurgent group. They also try to explore what actions by the rest of the world helped in fueling the ISIS fire, which is something that’s very important to understand before it’s too late.