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Isis: The Origins of Violence

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.

Isis: The Origins of Violence

 

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