Rise of ISIS : a threat we can't ignore /

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by Sekulow, Jay,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Authors: Sekulow, Jordan,--author. | Ash, Robert W.--author. | French, David,--author. Physical details: xi, 128 pages ; 22 cm Subject(s): Terrorists | Terrorists | Terrorism | Terrorism | Terrorists | Islam and politics. | Islamic fundamentalism. | Jihad. 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Adapted in part from a series of papers presented by Jay Sekulow in July 2014 at Oxford University's History, Politics, and Society program on Religion and Politics in the Middle East.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [101]-128).

The horror of jihad -- The rise of Isis and the new caliphate -- ISIS: the world's most ruthless and powerful jihadist army -- Hamas: architects of eternal jihad -- Hamas: Israel's most restless enemy -- Hamas creates a unity government with Fatah, then launches war -- Waging lawfare: the U.N. tries to transform our soldiers into war criminals -- The 2014 Gaza War: who are the real war criminals? -- Hamas systematically and intentionally violated the law of war -- The stakes could not be higher -- Oppose, don't appease: the way forward against jihad.

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. This book 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.