Islamic extremism and the war for hearts and minds

  title={Islamic extremism and the war for hearts and minds},
  author={Greg Simons},
  journal={Global Affairs},
  pages={91 - 99}
  • G. Simons
  • Published 1 January 2016
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This article seeks to explore the extremist publications Inspire (Al Qaeda) and Dabiq (Islamic State) English-language editions, to deconstruct the information in order to see how they attempt to appeal to publics in the Western world. Four issues of each are examined and reveal a number of similarities in approach. The emphasis of the communication is via a negative political campaign against the West and its allies, rather than a comprehensive positive campaign on what the organisations offer… 
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