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Terrorists' Propaganda and the Use of Media: Case Study of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria   [open pdf - 597KB]

From the Thesis Abstract: "Terrorist organizations have long realized the invaluable benefits of traditional media platforms in general and social media, in particular, in achieving their tactical, operational, and strategic goals. They have figured out how to make an impact through social media. ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria], in particular, produces the most technologically sophisticated propaganda compared to other terrorist groups. The present study examines terrorists' use of media by focusing on ISIS media as a case study. Case Study methodology has been used to analyze ISIS use of media. Research findings suggest that employing media as a weapon in combat is vital to ISIS strategy to establish an Islamic Caliphate. ISIS uses media for three central goals: promoting its propaganda, recruiting new fighters, and inciting violence."

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2019-06-14
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Ike Skelton Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library: https://cgsc.contentdm.oclc.org/
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