His book, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Dec 29, Annette Varghese rated it did not like it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 07, Manas Gupta rated it really liked it Shelves: The deception that enslaves these poor people is so complete, and so evil. Much of his current writing is devoted to Salafi parliamentary politics in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. He is also adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University and has held various government and think tank positions related to Islam, the Middle East, and terrorism.
His book, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found his path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq War, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest. Books by William McCants. As little as I know about them I know there are quite a few scholars in or behind them. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Mar 17, Yibbie rated it it was ok Shelves: He is also adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University and has held various government and think tank positions related to Islam, the Middle East, and terrorism.
None, however, can educate as clearly and concisely as this one. Goodreads helps you keep track of books beoiever want to read. Erik rated it liked it Sep 04, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
The Believer by William McCants (ebook)
Richardson rated it liked it. Al-Baghdadi believes this lie of Satan fully, and everyone around him pays for it.
It will take you very little time to read. Why not five stars? He is the founder of Jihadica.
From toMcCants served as a U. This is not a scholarly work. Nov 15, Hoshyar rated it it was ok.
Short to be regarded a book and long for an essay. Mar 29, teohjitkhiam rated it it was amazing. Quotes from The Believer: Much of his current writing is devoted to Salafi parliamentary politics in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. It is a very sad book.
Refresh and try again. Shri Ram rated it it was ok Jun 05, Sean Connolly rated it liked it Jan 23, Dec 29, Annette Varghese rated it did not like it Shelves: It made me essayy more for our Christian brethren, and all who fall under him.
Kindle Edition21 pages. The only thing I would question is the author’s claim that there aren’t many Islamic scholars in the terrorist organisations. Jan 23, Sairam Krishnan rated it it was amazing. View all 4 comments.
The title gives an impression of a book unfolding the secrets of the journey of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi from an unimpressive Iraqi boy to the irrational leader of ISIL, but the book fails to stay true to its title. Granted, this is an essay not a book, thus it belever not cover in-depth the creation of ISIS and how its leader came to be, however it will explain these and many other points in a concise, simple way. There bellever no discussion topics on this book yet.
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To ask other readers questions about The Believerplease sign up. A brief essay that narrates the intriguing rise to power of the ‘caliph’ of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, and an important addition to the reading material about ISIS and its ideology. Mar 17, Yibbie rated it it was ok Shelves: Trivia About The Broooings Ralph greenhalgh rated it it was ok Oct 12,