Rise of ISIS

  • by Jay Sekulow
  • Narrated by Jay Sekulow
  • 2 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jay Sekulow, one of America’s most influential attorneys, closely examines the rise of the terrorist groups ISIS and Hamas, explains their objectives and capabilities and how, if left undefeated, their existence could unleash a genocide of historic proportions.
Recently, the world has been shaken by gruesome photos and videos that have introduced us to the now infamous terrorist group known as ISIS. The world’s wealthiest and most powerful jihadists, ISIS originated within Al Qaeda with the goal of creating an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria and unrelenting jihad on Christians. Separate from ISIS, the terrorist group Hamas has waged an equally brutal war against Israel. Both groups, if left undefeated, have the potential to unleash a catastrophic genocide.
Rise of ISIS gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US military and the Israeli Defense Forces are often limited in their defensive measures.
The authors’ firsthand experience, including multiple appearances before the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court at The Hague, along with direct contact battling jihadists during operation Iraqi Freedom lends insight into this important geopolitical issue.
A must-have for anyone who wants to better understand the conflict that exists in the middle east, this well-researched and fully annotated volume is invaluable in revealing how this new brand of terrorism poses a very real threat to Americans and the world at large. It also serves as a guide to what we as individuals - and as a nation - can do to stop this escalating violence, prevent jihad, and protect Israel and America from this imminent threat.
Includes an exclusive track from the Jay Sekulow Band, "Where I Stand," a moving tribute to the persecuted Christians in Iraq.


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Good view on ISIS and Hamas

This book is highly.educational on areas terrorism and Islam: the rise of ISIS and the terrorist activities of Hamas. Good book to listen to on the road.
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This is a Polemic, not scholarship and not journalsm

What would have made Rise of ISIS better?

If the material related to the title.

What could Jay Sekulow have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Be up-front that he is writing a pro-Isreal, anti-UN, right-of-center polemic about the evils of militant fundamentalist Islam in Iraq and the Levant. I'm sure there are people who would buy. Don't sucker me in with a title like "The Rise of Isis," steal my money with such false-advertising, and then subject me to a 3 hour rant of which 2 hours deals EXCLUSIVELY with the evils of HAMAS and the injustice inflicted on Isreal by the leftist global conspiracy.

What didn’t you like about Jay Sekulow’s performance?

The fact is, my political inclinations are not fundamentally divergent from Jay and his institute. I don't NEED him screaming in my ear that our withdrawl from Iraq and Afghanistan was premature. I don't NEED him telling me that HAMAS is a ruthless terrorist organization. I certainly don't need him to spend time listing off, like some macabre series of power point bullets, summaries of the atrocities committed by ISIS. They're bad guys. I know. That's why I'm looking for more information.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Rise of ISIS?

I would have kept the 5 minutes dedicated to the rise of Al-Baghdadi.

Any additional comments?

Save your money. This book bears no relation to its title. Move along.

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- dumn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-30-2014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio