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Online jihadi instructional content: the role of magazines
Conway, Maura; Parker, Jodie; Looney, Sean
This chapter focuses on the instructional content, both text and images, published in 26 issues of three jihadi magazines: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire, Inspire’s forerunner Jihad Recollections, and Somali Al-Shabab’s Gaidi M’taani. Instruction was found to be a core component of Inspire as distinct from the varying types and levels of instruction appearing in Jihad Recollections and Gaidi M’taani. Noticeable too was that the text and images composing bomb-making instructional guides were not only the commonest, but also the most detailed types of guides contained in Inspire, with both a high number of images and lengthy supporting text. A clear finding is thus that the purpose of AQAP’s Inspire was not just to inspire readers, in the sense of infusing them with some thought or feeling, but also to supply them with instructions on how these thoughts or feelings could be violently actuated.
Keyword(s): Terrorism; Communication; Mass media; Internet, ISIS, Magazines, Online, Terrorism
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Contributor(s): Conway, Maura; Jarvis, Lee; Lehane, Orla; Macdonald, Stuart; Nouri, Lella
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Conway, Maura, Parker, Jodie and Looney, Sean (2017) Online jihadi instructional content: the role of magazines. In: Conway, Maura ORCID: 0000-0003-4216-8592 <>, Jarvis, Lee, Lehane, Orla, Macdonald, Stuart and Nouri, Lella, (eds.) Terrorists’ Use of the Internet: Assessment and Response. NATO Science for Peace and Security - E: Human and Societal Dynamics, 136 . IOS Press, Amsterdam, pp. 182-193. ISBN 978-1-61499-764-1
Publisher(s): IOS Press
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First Indexed: 2017-07-09 05:23:33 Last Updated: 2019-02-09 06:15:17