Description: ISIS rocketed onto the world stage seemingly out of nowhere, beheading American hostages, bulldozing international borders, routing the American-trained Iraqi Army, carving out a new state that rules eight million people and a territory larger than the United Kingdom. But who are they? Where did ISIS come from, and how did they rise to power in so little time? What is driving them—and how can they be stopped? Robert Spencer answers all these questions and many more.
Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch. He’s the author of 14 books including two New York Times bestsellers, and his newest book is the Complete Infidel’s Guide to ISIS. He’s the Vice President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and a wekly columnist for PJ Media and Frontpage Magazine.