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Jihad and the West: Black Flag over Babylon

Narrated by: Gregor Hinckley
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
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US Department of Defense analyst Mark Silinsky reveals the origins of the Islamic State's sinister obsession with the Western world. Once considered a minor irritant in the international system, the Caliphate is now a dynamic and significant actor on the world’s stage, boasting more than 30,000 foreign fighters from 86 countries. 

Recruits consist not only of Middle Eastern-born citizens, but also a staggering number of "Blue-Eyed Jihadists", Westerners who leave their country to join the radical sect. Silinsky provides a detailed and chilling explanation of the appeal of the Islamic State and how those abroad become radicalized, while also analyzing the historical origins, inner workings, and horrific toll of the Caliphate. 

By documenting the true stories of men, women, and children whose lives have been destroyed by the radical group, Jihad and the West presents the human face of the thousands who have been kidnapped, raped, tortured, and murdered by the Islamic State, including Kayla Mueller, who was kidnapped, given to the Caliphate’s leader as a sex slave, and ultimately killed.

©2016 Mark Silinsky (P)2019 Mark Silinsky

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Jihad and the West: Black Flag over Babylon. I had great expectations of this book, but ended up slightly disappointed.
Rather than a multi viewed look at Jihad and the West it was turned into a list of headlines with a little extra background information. Questions were asked but answers or suggestions were not included.
Production quality was poor in places but overall OK.
Narration was poor and the narrator always seemed to be speaking to fast.
I was given a free copy of this audiobook at my own request, and voluntarily leave this review.