Fine study of Middle East’s new bogeymen

War/Current affairs; Islamic State: The Digital Caliphate, By Abdel Bari Atwan, Saqi Books, €23

27th September, 2015
Islamic State has taken over large swathes of Syria and Iraq in a short space of time

Even for a fascist band of thugs, rapists and murderers, the Islamic State group – also known as Isis, Isil, Daesh and IS – work extremely hard to press their point home. Their delight in violence of the most macabre and sickening kind has meant that since IS erupted into the western conscience in the summer of 2014, ordinary people have struggled to comprehend the overarching organisation behind the attacks.

Their rationale has understandably played laggard...

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