The New Threat

The New Threat

The Past, Present, And Future Of Islamic Militancy

eBook - 2017
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From Syria to Somalia, from Libya to Indonesia, from Yemen to the capitals of Europe, Islamic militancy appears stronger, more widespread, and more threatening than ever. In The New Threat prizewinning frontline reporter Jason Burke cuts through the mass of opinion and misinformation to explain the nature of the threat we now face. Shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, The New Threat offers insight into the rise of ISIS and other groups, such as Boko Haram, which together command significant military power, rule millions, and control extensive territories. Elsewhere, Al Qaeda remains potent and is rapidly evolving. As a new generation of Western extremists emerges-as seen by the horrifying attacks in Paris and Brussels as well as the "lone wolf" operatives in the United States-Burke argues it is imperative that we understand who these groups are and what they actually want.
Publisher: [United States] : The New Press : Made available through hoopla, 2017
ISBN: 9781620973608
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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This is an exhaustive (and a little exhausting) catalogue of political Islamist (or Islamic in general) terror campaigns, mainly in the West. The author knows all the groups, and has interviewed many of the members. This is a must-read resource for anyone interested in what has happened and what is probably going to happen (both bad) in this sphere of a certain kind of Muslim who wants other Muslims to join in the jihad in the name of Islam, however this is (mis)conceived. This was written by a courageous British journalist. He is far from optimistic about any future decline in Islamic, let alone Islamist militancy, inside (Dar al Islam) or outside (Dar al Harb) the Muslim world.


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