The Jihadi Discourse of the Terrorist Propaganda on the Internet

  • Filip Fuxa
Keywords: discourse, discourse analysis, jihad, internet, Islam, media, propaganda, terrorism

Abstract

This article uses the method of thematic discourse analysis to study jihadi discussion forums in cyberspace. Firstly, this paper deals with propaganda as a form of communication, shows the Internet as a medium that has absorbed all other media, and analyses the terrorist ideas spread through  the  Internet. The  main  part  of  this  study  focuses  on  the  jihadi  discourse,  through  which jihadists present the Islamic world as suffering under the oppression of the West to persuade a passive Muslim audience to join the jihad. Through an analysis of text extracts from three popular jihadi forums (Alqimmah, Al Fallujah and Ansar Al Mujahideen) the paper deals not only with different types of propaganda, but also with the intentions of the propagandists and the means they use to achieve their goals.

Author Biography

Filip Fuxa

 

 

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Research Articles