Dheeraj rated it it was amazing Aug 28, McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Sadda. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A nice concise little essay on the would be Caliph of the so-called “Islamic State. It gives a bare sketch outline of his life and history demonstrating how his religious zeal and education are what motivates the most wanted terrorist of today and how his detention in an American prison camp gave him the connections and practical background to help him rise to power and turn a down on its luck terrorist group into the most feared and hated group in the world. Quotes from The Believer:
Unfortunately this essay contains lots of misinformation about how he became the leader of the Islamic State IS , misinformation about his upbringing, personality, and studies. If you want a deep understanding of Islam or terrorism, this book will leave you hungry. Well, even though this is well written it’s just too short and leaves you with many unanswered questions. Books by William McCants. As little as I know about them I know there are quite a few scholars in or behind them. The essay is well worth the couple bucks that it costs.
The essay is well worth the couple bucks that it costs.
The Believer by William McCants (ebook)
Short to be regarded a book and long for an essay. Mar 29, teohjitkhiam rated it it was amazing. W R Hanks rated it it was ok Mar 06, What strategy from the eighth century did al-Baghdadi use to create his so called “state? Jan 09, Abu Bakr rated it did not like it. From toMcCants served belifver a U.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Owen Stenner rated it liked it Jan 14, Granted, this is an essay not a book, thus it will not cover in-depth the creation of ISIS and how its leader came to be, however it will explain these and many other points in a concise, simple way. Why al-Baghdadi wears black?
The title gives an impression of a book unfolding the secrets of the journey of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from an unimpressive Iraqi boy to the irrational leader of ISIL, but the book fails to stay true to its title. Much of his current writing is devoted to Salafi parliamentary politics in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Jun 12, Brenda rated it really liked it. Dheeraj beiever it it was amazing Aug 28, He is also adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University and has held various government and think tank positions related to Thf, the Middle East, and terrorism.
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Dave Irwin rated it liked it Jan 07, McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found essa path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq War, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest. No trivia or quizzes yet.
Why not five stars? If you want a deep understanding of Islam or terrorism, this book will leave you hungry.
It will take you very little time to read. Sean Connolly rated it liked it Jan 23, Books by William McCants. Ralph greenhalgh rated it it was ok Oct 12, Jul 16, Hasso von Moltke rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, even though this is well written it’s just too short and leaves you with many unanswered questions.
The deception that enslaves these poor people ewsay so complete, and so evil Curious about the leader of ISIS?
He is also working on a book about the scriptural history of the Quran. Miroslav Balint-Feudvarski rated it liked it Jun 24, Medhat Ashamalla rated it liked it Jan 13, It certainly doesn’t shy away from explaining the influence of Islam on the path his life has taken.