Sean Hannity, host of Hannity on Fox News and The Sean Hannity Show on Premiere Radio and Cumulus and author of the New York Times bestsellers Deliver Us from Evil, Conservative Victory, and Let Freedom Ring
Don’t miss this very timely book. As Erick Stakelbeck shows, the Islamic State has opened a newly effective front in a worldwide terror war against the West, with tactics that appeal strongly to potential recruits right here in the U.S. ISIS Exposed will give you the facts you need to understand the ISIS threat and hold our elected officials responsible for countering it.”
Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of Representatives and New York Times bestselling author of Winning the Future, Real Change, and Breakout
In ISIS Exposed, intrepid reporter Erick Stakelbeck excavates deep into the ISIS threat, shining a hard light on who they are, their horrific extremes in pursuit of a nightmare scenario, and why they’re so successful at recruiting young people from the West to join them in Syriaor worse, stay home and attack America from within. To understand this grave, deadly threat to world peace, read this riveting book, and quickly.”
Edwin Black, New York Times bestselling author of IBM and the Holocaust and Financing the Flames
Sooner or later, America is going to have to face the facts about ISIS. Minimizing the threat and applying half measures against it, as President Obama has done, will only ensure that the terrorism continues to metastasize. In ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam, Erick Stakelbeck reports the facts about the Islamic State: how it grew out of al Qaeda, spread mayhem across the Middle East, and is inspiring hundreds of young peoplefrom London and Minneapolis to Syriato commit acts of violence, conquest, and brutality.”
Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, host of Huckabee on Fox News, and presidential candidate
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The terror masters of the Islamic State are determined to get our attention. They’ve humiliated the Iraqi Army we trained and seized territory in Iraq that we had secured at the cost of so much American blood and treasure. They've beheaded American journalists on camera in a direct challenge to the power and resolve of the United States. And now ISIS is calling for "city wolves" across the United States to act on their dedication to the Islamic State's blood-drenched ideology and murder random Americans going about our daily business.
Who is ISIS? Where did it come from, and what is driving its successful campaign of murder and conquest? Our government and our media alike seemed to be blindsided by the Islamic State’s blitzkrieg-like advance, which forced American troops back into Iraq. ISIS has conquered a territory roughly the size of the state of Indiana, rules over eight million terrorized souls, and has even revived the practice of legal slavery. And yet the true motivations, inner workings, and future plans of this terror state and its mysterious caliph seem almost as obscure as when ISIS first burst onto the world scene. Now veteran investigative reporter Erick Stakelbeck gets inside the story of the new caliphate and reveals just how clear and present a threat it is. In ISIS Exposed: Beheadings, Slavery, and the Hellish Reality of Radical Islam, you'll learn about:
Why the Islamic State appeals to Western youth in ways that Osama bin Laden never did
The differences between al Qaeda and its offshoot ISISand why ISIS is much more dangerous
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: how the U.S. actually held the future caliph of the Islamic State in a military prison in Iraqbut let him go
How ISIS-inspired terrorists have already attacked policemen in New York City and beheaded a grandmother in Oklahoma
The secrets to ISIS's success: a lethal mixture of brutal violence, battlefield prowess, fanatical ideology, and social-media savvy
Stakelbeck also lays out what's to come for the caliphate, outlining the next moves we can expect from ISIS in Syria, in Iraq's Anbar province, in Afghanistanand in Europe and the United States. And he puts forward a strategy for defeating the Islamic State, including the steps we must take to protect America and defeat the newly resurgent global jihad.