Isis: The Origins of Violence

When it came to terrorism, the headlines were once dominated by Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Then suddenly it was all about Isis

When it came to terrorism, the headlines were once dominated by Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden. Then suddenly it was all about Isis.

Travelling through Europe and the Middle East, historian Tom Holland sets out to answer big questions about a group often also known, confusingly, as Isil, or Daesh.

Who are Isis, where did they come from and are their actions justified at all by Islam’s holy writ?

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