The Islamic State, or the State of Terror

The "Islamic State" and the strategists of terror

Original Title: Die schwarze Macht

Hardcover with jacket, 352 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-421-04694-9
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: DVA Sachbuch

Date of publication: April 21, 2015
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Rights sold to: Arabic (Forum for Arab & International Relations), Hungary (Müvelt Nép)

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Christoph  Reuter - The Islamic State, or the State of Terror


Terror and tactics: the triumph of the "Islamic State"

IS, the "Islamic State", is far more than just the most dangerous terror group in the world. It is a power displaying a hitherto unknown degree of perfection in a wide range of fields. The IS has little more in common with forerunners like Al Qaida than its jihadi label. In its actions, its strategic planning, its precisely staged propaganda and the way it ruthlessly swaps alliances there is basically nothing religious. As far as the IS is concerned, faith – even in its most extreme form – is only one of many means to an aim. The only constant axiom of the terror organisation remains the expansion of power no matter what the cost.

Spiegel correspondent Christoph Reuter is one of the few journalists in the world to have followed the rise of the "Islamic State" from close up. Using exclusive documents and conversations with key figures from the terror group as well as his own research in the war zone, he has traced the triumphal course of the jihadists and revealed backgrounds and secret helpers.

Reuter's gripping book will fundamentally change our view of the "Islamic State".

"This book is supported by an immense amount of material … Reuter has clearly and penetratingly succeeded in condensing this evidence into a gripping book."

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


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