The way of the strangers : encounters with the Islamic State
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xxix, 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wood, G. (2017). The way of the strangers: encounters with the Islamic State (First edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wood, Graeme. 2017. The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State. Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wood, Graeme. The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State Random House, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wood, Graeme. The Way of the Strangers: Encounters With the Islamic State First edition., Random House, 2017.

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