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Salafi-jihadism and digital media, the Nordic and international context, edited by Magnus Ranstorp, Linda Ahlerup and Filip Ahlin

"Global Salafi-jihadism has been at the epicentre of international focus during the past decade. This book explores how the Swedish and other Nordic Salafi-jihadist sympathisers have used social digital media to radicalise, recruit, and propagate followers in relation to foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) and online communities. The chapters contained in this volume unpack different perspectives of Salafi-jihadi communications strategies, as well as how the international Salafi-jihadi community has constantly reconfigured and adapted to changing security conditions. The case studies of the Nordics constitute a microcosm of wider Salafi-jihadi narratives in relation to the rise and fall of the Islamic State's so-called 'digital caliphate'"--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Preface -- Introduction / Magnus Ranstorp, Linda Ahlerup & Filip Ahlin -- Swedish jihadists on social media / Linus Gustafsson -- Swedish 'media jihad': The active role of Swedish terrorists and supporters in Islamic State media / Michael Krona -- The attractions of Salafi-jihadism as a gendered counterculture: Propaganda narratives from the Swedish online "sisters in deen" / Henriette Frees Esholdt -- Puritan Salafis in a liberal democratic context / Susanne Olsson, Simon Sorgenfrei & Jonas Svensson -- Militants and media in Denmark: Addicted to Facebook? / Tore Hamming -- IS's global digital arenas: Strategy and platforms / Gunnar Weimann, Beatrice Berton & Antonios Samouris -- The propaganda and narratives of the Islamic State: A gender perspective / Anita Perešin -- Making sense of the Islamic State's post-territorial (d)evolution: From "remaining and expanding" to "erosion and struggle" / Charlie Winter --Conclusion / Magnus Ranstorp, Linda Ahlerup & Filip Ahlin -- Index
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non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (235 pages)
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