ISIS

ISIS
Author: Jessica Stern,J. M. Berger
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN 10: 0062395564
ISBN 13: 9780062395566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ISIS Book Review:

The Islamic State, known as ISIS, exploded into the public eye in 2014 with startling speed and shocking brutality. It has captured the imagination of the global jihadist movement, attracting recruits in unprecedented numbers and wreaking bloody destruction with a sadistic glee that has alienated even the hardcore terrorists of its parent organization, al Qaeda. Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger, two of America’s leading experts on terrorism, dissect the new model for violent extremism that ISIS has leveraged into an empire of death in Iraq and Syria, and an international network that is rapidly expanding in the Middle East, North Africa and around the world. ISIS: The State of Terror traces the ideological innovations that the group deploys to recruit unprecedented numbers of Westerners, the composition of its infamous snuff videos, and the technological tools it exploits on social media to broadcast its atrocities, and its recruiting pitch to the world, including its success at attracting thousands of Western adherents. The authors examine ISIS’s predatory abuse of women and children and its use of horror to manipulate world leaders and its own adherents as it builds its twisted society. The authors offer a much-needed perspective on how world leaders should prioritize and respond to ISIS’s deliberate and insidious provocations.

The Isis Trilogy

The Isis Trilogy
Author: Mónica Hughes
Publsiher: Tundra Books (NY)
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 9780735262713
ISBN 13: 0735262713
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Isis Trilogy Book Review:

The Keeper of the Isis Light is the first book in Monica Hughes’ acclaimed trilogy, and it is the story of Olwen Pendennis, the Keeper of the Isis Light. She and her companion, Guardian, have lived alone on the remote planet Isis since the death of her parents. Now, colonists from an overcrowded and polluted Earth have landed and are settling in the valleys. Olwen fears these new inhabitants may ruin her world forever, and it seems she may be right. Years later, in Hughes’ sequel, The Guardian of Isis, the planet remains pristine and remote, even after the arrival of settlers from Earth. Over time, the settlers have abandoned the technological knowledge of their ancestors and replaced it with myth. But one young man seeks the truth, and he soon gets the chance to find it. The final chapter in the Trilogy, The Isis Pedlar, brings the devious Michael Joseph Flynn and his daughter, Moira, to Isis. Michael’s magic firestone, his strangely delicious ambrosia, and his mysterious Forever Machine are beguiling to the humble members of the Isis community. Only Moira can expose this smooth-talking pedlar for the charlatan that he is. But will she be able to do it in time to save the simple agricultural community?

Isis S p a

Isis S p a
Author: Daniel Estulin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9788820060930
ISBN 13: 8820060930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isis S p a Book Review:

Refuting ISIS

Refuting ISIS
Author: Muḥammad Yaʻqūbī (Shaykh.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 9781908224194
ISBN 13: 1908224193
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refuting ISIS Book Review:

This second edition of the book comes after the heinous attacks that ISIS perpetrated in Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, France, the USA and Indonesia. These attacks, which must be condemned by Muslim scholars and preachers around the world, are another testimony that, by killing women, children, and civilians, ISIS betrayed Islam, betrayed the Holy Quran, and betrayed the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). After the overwhelming response to the first edition, the author felt the need for a second edition that quenches the thirst of the readers with more details. He penned this second edition to further elaborate on many important topics, such as the prohibition of burning human beings, the abolition of slavery, and Islam’s position towards minorities. New subjects are also tackled, such as the invalidity of excommunicating Muslim rulers for not applying certain aspects of Shari’ah, Islam’s position towards democracy, and the prohibition of destroying pre-Islamic monuments and sacred sites. Several other topics benefitted from more rigorous proofs, especially the section confirming that ISIS criminals have left the fold of Islam and are no longer Muslims. --

Guest House for Young Widows

Guest House for Young Widows
Author: Azadeh Moaveni
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0399179755
ISBN 13: 9780399179754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guest House for Young Widows Book Review:

A gripping account of thirteen women who joined, endured, and, in some cases, escaped life in the Islamic State—based on years of immersive reporting by a Pulitzer Prize finalist. FINALIST FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Toronto Star • The Guardian Among the many books trying to understand the terrifying rise of ISIS, none has given voice to the women in the organization; but women were essential to the establishment of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s caliphate. Responding to promises of female empowerment and social justice, and calls to aid the plight of fellow Muslims in Syria, thousands of women emigrated from the United States and Europe, Russia and Central Asia, from across North Africa and the rest of the Middle East to join the Islamic State. These were the educated daughters of diplomats, trainee doctors, teenagers with straight-A averages, as well as working-class drifters and desolate housewives, and they joined forces to set up makeshift clinics and schools for the Islamic homeland they’d envisioned. Guest House for Young Widows charts the different ways women were recruited, inspired, or compelled to join the militants. Emma from Hamburg, Sharmeena and three high school friends from London, and Nour, a religious dropout from Tunis: All found rebellion or community in political Islam and fell prey to sophisticated propaganda that promised them a cosmopolitan adventure and a chance to forge an ideal Islamic community in which they could live devoutly without fear of stigma or repression. It wasn’t long before the militants exposed themselves as little more than violent criminals,more obsessed with power than the tenets of Islam, and the women of ISIS were stripped of any agency, perpetually widowed and remarried, and ultimately trapped in a brutal, lawless society. The fall of the caliphate only brought new challenges to women no state wanted to reclaim. Azadeh Moaveni’s exquisite sensitivity and rigorous reporting make these forgotten women indelible and illuminate the turbulent politics that set them on their paths.

The Isis Pedlar

The Isis Pedlar
Author: Monica Hughes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 121
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780749702151
ISBN 13: 074970215X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Isis Pedlar Book Review:

The community of the planet of Isis, misled by power-hungry space captain Michael Joseph Flynn, moves down the path of destruction until Moira, the captain's daughter, exposes his self-serving designs.

Isis

Isis
Author: Adil Rasheed
Publsiher: Vij Books India
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2015-08-01
ISBN 10: 9789384464776
ISBN 13: 9384464775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isis Book Review:

The sudden emergence of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in territories of Iraq and Syria in 2014, shocked the world with its gruesome acts of extreme violence and brutality, its blow to the Westphalian system of the nation state and its messianic drive to instigate a global war of apocalyptic proportions. This book seeks to investigate and explore most of the questions about ISIS and also recommends ways in countering the ISIS threat both ideologically and militarily.

The Isis Trilogy

The Isis Trilogy
Author: Monica Hughes
Publsiher: Tundra Books
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780887767920
ISBN 13: 0887767923
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Isis Trilogy Book Review:

The Keeper of the Isis Light is the first book in Monica Hughes’ acclaimed trilogy, and it is the story of Olwen Pendennis, the Keeper of the Isis Light. She and her companion, Guardian, have lived alone on the remote planet Isis since the death of her parents. Now, colonists from an overcrowded and polluted Earth have landed and are settling in the valleys. Olwen fears these new inhabitants may ruin her world forever, and it seems she may be right. Years later, in Hughes’ sequel, The Guardian of Isis, the planet remains pristine and remote, even after the arrival of settlers from Earth. Over time, the settlers have abandoned the technological knowledge of their ancestors and replaced it with myth. But one young man seeks the truth, and he soon gets the chance to find it. The final chapter in the Trilogy, The Isis Pedlar, brings the devious Michael Joseph Flynn and his daughter, Moira, to Isis. Michael’s magic firestone, his strangely delicious ambrosia, and his mysterious Forever Machine are beguiling to the humble members of the Isis community. Only Moira can expose this smooth-talking pedlar for the charlatan that he is. But will she be able to do it in time to save the simple agricultural community?

Daughter of Isis

Daughter of Isis
Author: Kelsey Ketch
Publsiher: Kelsey Ketch
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2013-10-26
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughter of Isis Book Review:

“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.” Their worlds collide in California’s high desert. The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction. Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death. The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls. *Note: Content for Upper YA*

Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery

Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Publsiher: SteinerBooks
Total Pages: 88
Release: 1994-07-01
ISBN 10: 0880109556
ISBN 13: 9780880109550
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancient Myths and the New Isis Mystery Book Review:

In these lectures, Steiner looks at Egyptian, Greek, and Hebrew myths and illustrates how the myths expressed the consciousness of the people of that time. He sees in the Osiris-Isis story an expression of the Egyptian experience of the loss of a direct experience of the supersensible world. He shows the relationship between this loss of higher consciousness and the challenge we face today to bring new life to our abstract ways of knowing. Steiner then offers a remarkable story, a new Isis legend. In the Egyptian myth the veiled Isis states, "I am the All, I am the Past, the Present, and the Future; no mortal has yet lifted my veil". In the New Isis legend as told by Rudolf Steiner, the Isis figure states, "I am the Human Being, I am the Past, the Present, and the Future. Every mortal should lift my veil". This extraordinary story is a challenge to modern humanity to awaken to a new way of thinking, and a new consciousness of the spiritual forces at work in our lives and in society.

ISIS

ISIS
Author: Fawaz A. Gerges
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 0691175799
ISBN 13: 9780691175799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ISIS Book Review:

The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East? In this book, one of the world's leading authorities on political Islam and jihadism sheds new light on these questions as he provides a unique history of the rise and growth of ISIS. Moving beyond journalistic accounts, Fawaz Gerges provides a clear and compelling account of the deeper conditions that fuel ISIS. The book describes how ISIS emerged in the chaos of Iraq following the 2003 U.S. invasion, how the group was strengthened by the suppression of the Arab Spring and by the war in Syria, and how ISIS seized leadership of the jihadist movement from Al Qaeda. Part of a militant Sunni revival, ISIS claims its goals are to resurrect a caliphate and rid "Islamic lands" of all Shia and other minorities. In contrast to Al Qaeda, ISIS initially focused on the "near enemy"—Shia, the Iraqi and Syrian regimes, and secular, pro-Western states in the Middle East. But in a tactical shift ISIS has now taken responsibility for spectacular attacks in Europe and other places beyond the Middle East, making it clear that the group is increasingly interested in targeting the "far enemy" as well. Ultimately, the book shows how decades of dictatorship, poverty, and rising sectarianism in the Middle East, exacerbated by foreign intervention, led to the rise of ISIS—and why addressing those problems is the only way to ensure its end. An authoritative introduction to arguably the most important conflict in the world today, this is an essential book for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the social turmoil and political violence ravaging the Arab-Islamic world.

Daughters of Isis

Daughters of Isis
Author: Joyce Tyldesley
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 318
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 0140175962
ISBN 13: 9780140175967
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daughters of Isis Book Review:

During the dynastic period (3000 BC - 332 BC), as the Greek historian Herodotus was intrigued to observe, Egyptian women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, unrivalled, indeed, by women in Europe until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and even live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Furthermore, women fortunate enough to be members of the royal harem were vastly influential, as were those rare women who rose to rule Egypt as 'female kings'. Joyce Tyldesley draws upon archaeological, historical and ethnographical evidence to piece together a vivid picture of daily life in Egypt - marriage and the home, work and play, grooming, religion - all viewed from a female perspective. She has an engaging eye for incidental detail and draws fascinating parallels and contrasts between the ancient and our modern world.

ISIS

ISIS
Author: Michael Weiss,Hassan Hassan
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2015-01-29
ISBN 10: 1941393713
ISBN 13: 9781941393710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ISIS Book Review:

A revelatory look inside the world's most dangerous terrorist group. Initially dismissed by US President Barack Obama, along with other fledgling terrorist groups, as a “jayvee squad” compared to al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has shocked the world by conquering massive territories in both countries and promising to create a vast new Muslim caliphate that observes the strict dictates of Sharia law. In ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain. Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS’s first incarnation as “al-Qaeda in Iraq,” Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are—from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks—where they come from, how the movement has attracted both local and global support, and where their financing comes from. Political and military maneuvering by the United States, Iraq, Iran, and Syria have all fueled ISIS’s astonishing and explosive expansion. Drawing on original interviews with former US military officials and current ISIS fighters, the authors also reveal the internecine struggles within the movement itself, as well as ISIS’s bloody hatred of Shiite Muslims, which is generating another sectarian war in the region. Just like the one the US thought it had stopped in 2011 in Iraq. Past is prologue and America’s legacy in the Middle East is sowing a new generation of terror.

Dreams of Isis

Dreams of Isis
Author: Normandi Ellis
Publsiher: Quest Books
Total Pages: 417
Release: 1995-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780835607124
ISBN 13: 0835607127
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dreams of Isis Book Review:

Drawing on her travels in modern-day Egypt and her lifelong study of Egyptian mythology and art, Normandi Ellis takes us on a moving autobiographical journey through the sacred sites and rituals of Egypt's past, revealing their restorative and transformative power for contemporary women like herself. Ellis's spell-binding prose weaves a tapestry of the personal past and the spiritual eternal in this exploration of the secret wisdom of ancient Egypt.

Isis in the Ancient World

Isis in the Ancient World
Author: R. E. Witt
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 1997-07-15
ISBN 10: 9780801856426
ISBN 13: 0801856426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Isis in the Ancient World Book Review:

The first study to document the extent and complexity of the cult's influence on Graeco-Roman and early Christian culture, R. E. Witt's acclaimed Isis in the Ancient World is now available in paperback Worship of the Egyptian goddess Isis dates as far back as 2500 B.C. and extended at least until the fifth century A.D. throughout the Roman world. The importance of her cult is attested to in Apuleius's Golden Ass, and evidence of its influence has been found in places as far apart as Afghanistan and Portugal, the Black Sea and northern England. The first study to document the extent and complexity of the cult's influence on Graeco-Roman and early Christian culture, R. E. Witt's acclaimed Isis in the Ancient World is now available in paperback.

The Cult of Isis Among Women in the Graeco Roman World

The Cult of Isis Among Women in the Graeco Roman World
Author: Sharon Kelly Heyob
Publsiher: Brill Archive
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1975
ISBN 10: 9789004043688
ISBN 13: 9004043683
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The History of Jihad

The History of Jihad
Author: Robert Spencer
Publsiher: Bombardier Books
Total Pages: 738
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1682616606
ISBN 13: 9781682616604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Jihad Book Review:

It is taken for granted, even among many Washington policymakers, that Islam is a fundamentally peaceful religion and that Islamic jihad terrorism is something relatively new, a product of the economic and political ferment of the twentieth century. But in The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS, Islamic scholar Robert Spencer proves definitively that Islamic terror is as old as Islam itself, as old as Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, who said “I have been made victorious through terror.” Spencer briskly traces the 1,400-year war of Islamic jihadis against the rest of the world, detailing the jihad against Europe, including the 700-year struggle to conquer Constantinople; the jihad in Spain, where non-Muslims fought for another 700 years to get the jihadi invaders out of the country; and the jihad against India, where Muslim warriors and conquerors wrought unparalleled and unfathomable devastation in the name of their religion. Told in great part in the words of contemporary chroniclers themselves, both Muslim and non-Muslim, The History of Jihad shows that jihad warfare has been a constant of Islam from its very beginnings, and present-day jihad terrorism proceeds along exactly the same ideological and theological foundations as did the great Islamic warrior states and jihad commanders of the past. The History of Jihad: From Muhammad to ISIS is the first one-volume history of jihad in the English language, and the first book to tell the whole truth about Islam’s bloody history in an age when Islamic jihadis are more assertive in Western countries than they have been for centuries. This book is indispensable to understanding the geopolitical situation of the twenty-first century, and ultimately to formulating strategies to reform Islam and defeat radical terror.

The Keeper of the Isis Light

The Keeper of the Isis Light
Author: Monica Hughes
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:49015002536531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Keeper of the Isis Light Book Review:

Since Olwen has spent her entire life on an uninhabited planet, adapting to its environment, when a spaceship from Earth appears, Olwen, although a human being, finds the new arrivals repelled by her appearance.

Rise of ISIS

Rise of ISIS
Author: Jay Sekulow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2015-06-16
ISBN 10: 1501125478
ISBN 13: 9781501125478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise of ISIS Book Review:

"New and expanded, includes 4 new chapters"--Cover.

The Passion of Isis and Osiris

The Passion of Isis and Osiris
Author: Jean Houston
Publsiher: Wellspring/Ballantine
Total Pages: 452
Release: 1998-08-18
ISBN 10: 9780345424778
ISBN 13: 0345424778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Passion of Isis and Osiris Book Review:

Offers a new interpretation of the Egyptian myth of the twins Isis and Osiris, showing how through exercises and role-playing, the myth can help readers increase their own spiritual understanding