Justifying jihad

Review of Graeme Wood, The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State. Times Literary Supplement, April 14, 2017.

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Lydia Wilson: Understanding the Appeal of ISIS

The Islamic State, or ISIS, has proven to be persistently successful in attracting people from all over the globe to join in its state-building and state-defending enterprise. This article explores the messages it has crafted, from the utopian to the militarily defensive, and the techniques it uses.

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