About Abu Salaam, author of ISIS: A Love Story

Abu Salaam was inspired to write ISIS: A Love Story after the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015. After the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, he realized a need to publish the story to bring it to the public sphere.

He has studied Islam and read the Qur’an, incorporating it into his extensive study of Middle East affairs. Additionally, he is multi-lingual, having studied several languages, including Arabic.


Abu Salaam invites you to read and discuss ISIS: A Love Story, and pursue further information about the Syrian Civil War. He looks forward to being able to use funds from the book to directly help those affected by the Conflict.