Jihad and the west : black flag over Babylon by Mark Silinsky

By Mark Silinsky

U.S. division of protection analyst Mark Silinsky finds the origins of the Islamic State's sinister obsession with the Western international. as soon as thought of a minor irritant within the overseas method, the Caliphate is now a dynamic and critical actor at the world’s level, boasting greater than 30,000 overseas warring parties from 86 international locations. Recruits consist not just of Middle-Eastern-born electorate, but additionally a magnificent variety of "Blue-Eyed Jihadists," Westerners who go away their nation to hitch the novel sect. Silinsky offers a close and chilling rationalization of the allure of the Islamic nation and the way these in a foreign country turn into radicalized, whereas additionally reading the old origins, internal workings, and terrible toll of the Caliphate. by means of documenting the real tales of fellows, girls, and kids whose lives were destroyed by means of the unconventional workforce, Jihad and the West provides the human face of the hundreds of thousands who've been abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered through the Islamic country, together with Kayla Mueller, who was once abducted, given to the Caliphate’s chief as a intercourse slave, and eventually killed.

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Muhammad is the messenger of God. 14. Petaling Jaya, “Malaysia: Nearly 30,000 ‘Foreign Terrorists’ in Syria, Iraq: UN,” Sundaily Online, July 5, 2016. 15. “ISIS Cuts Off Ears of Citizens of Mosul for Cursing Islamic State,” Clarion Project, October 11, 2015. 16. “About 3,500 Isis Slaves Held in Iraq, Says UN,” The Irish Times, January 19, 2016. 17. Robert Spencer, “Islamic Texts Justify Sex Slavery,” Jihad Watch, August 14, 2015. 18. ” 19. Delivering the death penalty for apostasy is supported by large segments of the Islamic world.

95 He was partially correct. But today Palmyra is more than sand and ruin. Omar Al-Farra’s warm poems and elegiac verse will likely be recited for years, albeit in hushed tones. They will remind Palmyra’s future generations of a sweeter, if bygone, life in Syria. The books of Palmyra’s bard, Khaled al-Asaad, will be read by lovers of history and art and Syria. True, the proud Lion of Palmyra has been turned to dust. But it is not entirely lost. Its bold visage endures in photographs, and it will live in memory.

87 The Caliphate knew about him, and they beat and tortured the old man. 88 The vandals demanded gold, but there was no bullion he could offer. ”89 The scholar could have escaped earlier, even after the Caliphate had conquered Palmyra. With his celebrity and prestige, he could have taken refuge in the West and lived near a prestigious university. ”90 And they did. Trundled into a van, he was tossed into the town’s main square. He was not dressed in an orange jumpsuit; he wore his ordinary clothes.

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