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ISIS: History, Evolution & Contemporary Challenges-Manmohan Sharma

Author: IPF      Date: 09 Jun 2017 14:17:01

The book on ISIS strives to find the reasons for the rise of this outfit and its attempt to rally every Muslim behind it. It traces its origin not in the contemporary history, which it thinks would be inadequate to explain the terror unleashed by this dangerous outfit, but points it out on the dawn and subsequent development of the Islamic Caliphate and the bloodshed associated with it after the death of the last Prophet of Islam. It calls the ISIS as a revivalist outfit which assumes the responsibility unto itself of establishing a new Caliphate with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its new Caliph. The book throws an interesting and an equally important light on the challenges such a vision poses for not only the indigenous non-Islamic population such as the Yazidis who have been at the receiving end of Islamic jihad, but also for the security of India.

The book raises an alarm for the political and intelligence establishment of the country which has not yet woken up to the potent threat that this outfit outfit poses.