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The manipulation of social, cultural and religious values in socially mediated terrorism

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posted on 01.05.2018, 00:00 authored by C Smith, R von der Borch, Benjamin IsakhanBenjamin Isakhan, S Sukendar, P Sulistiyanto, I Ravenscroft, Ida Widianingsih, C de Leiuen
This paper presents an analysis of how the Islamic State/Da’esh and Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia manipulate conflicting social, cultural and religious values as part of their socially mediated terrorism. It focusses on three case studies: (1) the attacks in Paris, France on 13 November 2015;
(2) the destruction of cultural heritage sites in Iraq and Syria; and (3) the struggle between nationalist values and extreme Islamic values in Indonesia. The case studies were chosen as a basis for identifying
global commonalities as well as regional differences in socially mediated terrorism. They are located in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. The integrated analysis of these case studies identifies significant trends and suggests actions that could lessen the impact of strategies deployed by extremist groups such as Da’esh, al-Qaeda and Hizb ut-Tahrir. We discuss the broader implications for understanding various aspects of socially mediated terrorism.

History

Journal

Religions

Volume

9

Issue

5

Pagination

1 - 19

Publisher

MDPI

Location

Basel, Switzerland

ISSN

2077-1444

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, the authors