In 2012 Tom Holland wrote and presented Islam the Untold Story, a documentary for Channel 4. Now his second authored film, presented by Tom, Isis: The Origins of Violence will air on Channel 4 on 17th May at 9pm.
In this historical investigation, Isis: The Origins of Violence, Tom Holland traces the origins of Isis’ barbaric and sadistic violence which it claims is justified by the tenets and scriptures of Islam.
Travelling from Paris to Istanbul, and from Sinjar to Cairo, he examines the roots of Isis’ interpretation of notions such as jihad and caliphate; he investigates why different religious minorities have been persecuted in different ways by ISIS and he asks whether the group’s ideology is in part a reaction to a westernization of Islam that ultimately dates back to the time of Napoleon. Further here bit.ly/2pqNUS5