What every presidential candidate & policymaker needs to know about Apocalyptic Islam. What is it? Who believes it? Why does it matter? [National Review column + 2 fact sheets on beliefs driving leaders of Iran & ISIS.]

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

What is Apocalyptic Islam, and why does it matter? What is Apocalyptic Islam, and why does it matter?

Today, we remember the horrific attacks by al-Qaeda on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania and all the effort that has been made to defeat — or at least contain — the forces of Radical Islam.

But fourteen years after 9/11, the nature of the threats we face in and from the Middle East have significantly changed. The forces of Radical Islam still pose a serious danger, to be sure. But an even more serious threat is emerging from a movement I call “Apocalyptic Islam,” led by Iran and ISIS.

While I have raised such issues in a range of novels over the years — from The Twelfth Imam to The Third Target (and its forthcoming sequel, The First Hostage) — it is vital at this moment for the public and our leaders to understand the facts. Indeed, much of the confusion in Washington over just…

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