The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of the I by William McCants

The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi…

byWilliam McCants

Kobo ebook | September 1, 2015

Pricing and Purchase Info

$0.00

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

In The Believer, Will McCants tells the story of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS), a group so brutal and hardline that even al-Qaida deemed them too extreme. Baghdadi, an introverted religious scholar, with a passion for soccer, now controls large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria. McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found his path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq War, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest.

Title:The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Brookings Institution PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081572845X

ISBN - 13:9780815728450

Reviews