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The Resource The way of the strangers : encounters with the Islamic state, Graeme Wood, (electronic resource)

The way of the strangers : encounters with the Islamic state, Graeme Wood, (electronic resource)

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The way of the strangers : encounters with the Islamic state
Title
The way of the strangers
Title remainder
encounters with the Islamic state
Statement of responsibility
Graeme Wood
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the explosive Atlantic cover story "What ISIS Really Wants" has written the definitive, electrifying account of the strategy, psychology, and theology driving the Islamic State. Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them, its violence is beautiful and holy, and the caliphate a fulfillment of prophecy and the only place on earth where they can live and die as Muslims. The Way of the Strangers is an intimate journey into the minds of the Islamic State's true believers. From the streets of Cairo to the mosques of London, Wood interviews supporters, recruiters, and sympathizers of the group. We meet an Egyptian tailor who once made bespoke suits for Paul Newman and now wants to live, finally, under Shariah; a Japanese convert who believes that the eradication of borders-one of the Islamic State's proudest achievements-is a religious imperative; and a charming, garrulous Australian preacher who translates the group's sermons and threats into English and is accused of recruiting for the organization. We also learn about a prodigy of Islamic rhetoric, now stripped of the citizenship of the nation of his birth and determined to see it drenched in blood. Wood speaks with non-Islamic State Muslim scholars and jihadists, and explores the group's idiosyncratic, coherent approach to Islam. The Islamic State is bent on murder and apocalypse, but its followers find meaning and fellowship in its utopian dream. Its first caliph, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, has declared that he is the sole legitimate authority for Muslims worldwide. The theology, law, and emotional appeal of the Islamic State are key to understanding it-and predicting what its followers will do next. Through character study and analysis, Wood provides a clear-eyed look at a movement that has inspired so many people to abandon or uproot their families. Many seek death-and they will be the terror threat of the next decade, as they strike back against the countries fighting their caliphate. Just as Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower informed our understanding of Al Qaida, Graeme Wood's The Way of the Strangers will shape how we see a new generation of terrorists
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Wood, Graeme
Dewey number
363.325/0956
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LC call number
HV6433.I722
LC item number
W66 2017ab
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other
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Narrated by Graeme Wood
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • IS (Organization)
  • Terrorists
  • Terrorists
  • Terrorism
  • Terrorism
  • Middle East
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Label
The way of the strangers : encounters with the Islamic state, Graeme Wood, (electronic resource)
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https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=2506676
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  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
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online resource
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spoken word
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (11 hr., 27 min.))
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online
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9780515159950
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digital
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Z100114100
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C4FE82E6-092C-4F70-A5AF-52828A6C3959
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  • 5438202
  • ocn968266729
  • (OCoLC)968266729
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Label
The way of the strangers : encounters with the Islamic state, Graeme Wood, (electronic resource)
Link
https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100087&titleID=2506676
Publication
Note
  • Available to Vancouver Residents only
  • Residents of other municipalities should check their local library
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (11 hr., 27 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780515159950
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z100114100
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
C4FE82E6-092C-4F70-A5AF-52828A6C3959
System control number
  • 5438202
  • ocn968266729
  • (OCoLC)968266729
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not applicable
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