ISBN 9780008133610,Isis - The State Of Terror

Isis - The State Of Terror


Jessica Stern


Harper Collins



Harper Collins

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780008133610

ISBN-10 0008133611

Paper Back

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)


ISIS - The State of Terror delves into the Ghoulish Pornography of pro-jihadi videos, the seductive appeal of Jihadi Chic and the startling effectiveness of the Islamic State's use of social media as a means of luring and recruiting citizens from countries such as the United States, Great Britain and France using recent examples such as Douglas McCain, the American citizen from Minnesota who joined ISIS and died in combat fighting on the side of the Islamic State. Although the picture Stern and Berger paint is bleak,State of Terror also offers well-informed thoughts on potential government responses to ISIS - most importantly, emphasizing that we must alter our present conceptions of terrorism and react to the rapidly changing jihadi landscape, both online and off, as quickly as the terrorists do. ISIS - The State of Terror is not only a compelling account of the evolution of a terrorist organization, but also a necessary book that attempts to answer the question of what our next move as a country, as a government, as the world should be.

About the Author

Jessica Stern is a Lecturer on Terrorism at Harvard University and serves on the Hoover Institution Task Force on National Security and Law. She was a member of the National Security Council Staff in 1994 - 95 and worked as an analyst at Livermore Lab. J. M. Berger is the author of Jihad Joe - Americans Who Go to War in the Name of Islam, a critically acclaimed history of the American jihadist movement and editor of Beatings and Bureaucracy - The Founding Memos of all Qaeda. He is a regular contributor to Foreign Policy magazine, where he wrote in 2013 about his lengthy online interactions with American jihadist Omar Hammami.