Ideational Dimensions of the Boko Haram Phenomenon

  title={Ideational Dimensions of the Boko Haram Phenomenon},
  author={Temitope B. Oriola and Olabanji Akinola},
ABSTRACTThis article draws on frame theory to explore the ideational dimensions of the Boko Haram phenomenon. Speech acts by Boko Haram's leaders are analyzed to interrogate how the organization conducts its three core framing tasks. The article argues that Boko Haram deploys three major master frames. These are the return to true Islam frame, the injustice frame, and the war against the infidel frame. Boko Haram's framing strategies draw on the social conditions and cultural reservoir in its… CONTINUE READING