Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August Monday 10 August Tuesday 11 August Wednesday 12 August Thursday 13 August Friday 14 August Saturday 15 August Sunday 16 August There are literally millions of valid reasons for wanting to help Syrians who are being killed, raped, and sold into slavery under ISIS and Assad.
Syria and Iraq are in a deeply tragic state, and tens of millions are suffering. But targeted bombings are not going to solve the problem. Boots on the ground are not going to solve the problem. Yet, it would be equally foolish to dismiss the ramifications of the Iraq war.
Seldom the ghosts come back bearing their tales Of hitting the earth, the incompressible sea, But stayed up there in the relative wind, Shades fading in the mind, Who had no graves but only epitaphs Where never so many spoke for never so few: Per ardua, said the partisans of Mars, Per aspera, to the stars. With the help of the losers we left out there In the air, in the empty air. An excellent book about the origins of isis.
It provides context to the movement and never negates the brutality of the group. For me the scary thing of the group is that it is merely the latest manifestation of ideas that have been around since the very foundation of Islam.
With the defeat of isis it is unlikely that we will see the end of its ideas and I am sure it will not be the last we see of such groups. First I want to thank Netgalley, I. Tauris the publisher , and Sami Moubayed the author for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book to read because being that ISIS is all over the place, I wanted to learn more about it, then what is being portrayed on U.
I in particular chose this book because the author Sami Moubayed is a native of Syria and is specialized in Syrian History. I chose this book because I wanted to read this subject coming from the middle east region and specifically not from the U. I guess I assumed that I wouldn't get straightforward honest information if it came from elsewhere. I appreciated the risks that this author took in writing this book.
Overall I would rate this book 4 stars out of 5. If you are interested in buying this book click HERE. I think it is important and essential for people to be informed about ISIS in its true form, not just what you hear on the news. It is important to understand the nature of ISIS.
Without being informed, it is too easy to make false assumptions, judgements and jump to the wrong conclusions. This book did an excellent job on educating its readers. It told a full straight forward story of ISIS. The book was well organized, it was clear, concise and to the point.
The author told the story how it was. And some parts of the book were quite chilling to read. It allowed me to put ISIS in perspective in a way that it was not like the sensationalized, fear-mongering media sources you hear everyday on the news.
It surprised me that ISIS is not just a group of bad guys, it is a fully functioning government and society that is run by bad guys. I can understand the lure of ISIS of what draws people to it, how some join willingly and others are forced to submit to it. The fear and panic that ISIS creates in getting people to do what they want. The only thing I can say was a downside to this book, was that it did not really have any personalization to it, that I was wishing for.
I wanted to hear the author's voice more, just wanted little touches here and there throughout the book. By this I mean this book was a more straightforward chronology and history of ISIS, I would have liked to hear a little about the author's personal thoughts, experiences and opinions on what he is writing.
I can understand why he chose not to. It didn't take anything away from this book it just would have been an added perk. The most powerful statement of this book was right at the end. It summed everything up with a perfect well said statement.
Basically the author states that the problem is not with the Islamic State but with its leaders. That if ISIS was lead with a fair, just, non-violent leaders, then this book would have been a totally different story than it is being played out today. I am glad I read this book, I gained a lot of information and helpful knowledge out of this book and I hope that you will too. Sami Moubayed is an accomplished Phd historian and journalist as well, with 6 books to his credit and numerous journalistic accomplishments.
His area of expertise is in pre-Baathist Syrian history, though his set of skills translate well to analyzing the current situation in Syria. Reading this book gave me an understanding of the roots of the schism between Shi'a and Sunni sects o This book on ISIS is different in that it is written by a Syrian who actually lives in Syria, and is a Sunni Muslim. We may have an idea, probably shaped by the media, yet this is invariably a superficial level of coverage at best. This book aims to change that.
The author has put a lot of effort into this book, billed as the first inside account of the organisation, mixing historical background and current day events to great aplomb. It is so comprehensive and information-packed it is hard to know where to start. Digging In. Drop Dead. Living Next Door To Malice. Fatal Search. Between The Walls. Can De Lach. Black Visions scarecrows Ii. Cut To Fit. Blind World.
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