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Title New approaches to the analysis of Jihadism : online and offline / Rüdiger Lohlker (ed.)
Published Göttingen : V & R Unipress, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (224 pages) : 34 illustrations
Series Studying Jihadism ; v. 1
Studying Jihadism ; v. 1
Contents Title Page -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- Body -- Rüdiger Lohlker: Introduction -- Philipp Holtmann: Virtual Jihad: A Real Danger -- Al-Qaeda on the Net -- "Media Production Companies", Fora -- From the Chat Room to the Front -- Media Campaigns: Copycats Wanted! -- Real Threat Potential? -- Conclusion -- Orhan Elmaz: Jihadi-Salafist Creed: Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi's Imperatives of Faith -- The six articles of faith -- God's unity -- Angels -- Books -- Prophets and Messengers -- The Last Day -- Predestination -- Belief and unbelief -- Belief -- Unbelief -- Mobilization -- Dar al-kufr, dar al-islam and their dwellers -- Prayer. -- Jihad and Rebellion -- Al-Taifa al-mansura -- Conclusion -- Index of Quranic quotations -- Thomas K. Gugler: From Kalashnikov to Keyboard: Pakistan's Jihadiscapes and the Transformation of Lashkar-e Tayba -- Sectarian jihadist agenda -- The Ahmadiyya, or: the first martial law in 1953 -- The Shias, or: Iranian vs. Pakistani models of the Islamic Revolution -- Makatib-e Fikr: Deobandi vs. Barelwi -- Regional jihads: Militants bolstering Pakistan's geopolitical weight -- Going global: Transnational Islamist Militancy -- The case of Jama'at ud-Da'wa Lashkar-e Tayba -- Flood Jihad: The Islamist-humanitarian response. -- Involvement -- E-Jihad: Online Adventurism & Cyber Recruitment -- Conclusion -- Philipp Holtmann: Virtual leadership: How Jihadists guide each other in cyberspace -- Analytical Framework -- Infrastructure and work mode of the jihadist web -- Agenda setters of jihad -- Jihadist media-companies -- "Collective organizers" of online jihad -- Jihadist discussion forums -- Factors that facilitate virtual leadership in Sunni Muslim culture -- The lack of central authority and plurality of power centers in Sunni Islam -- The ideological and theological cohesion of jihadists. -- The breakup of traditional organizational structures -- Virtual leadership models -- Hierarchical virtual leadership -- Mutual virtual leadership -- Discursive virtual leadership -- Virtual terrorist milieus -- Conclusion -- Rüdiger Lohlker: The Forgotten Swamp Revisited -- Religion and globalization -- Islamism, jihadism & al. conceptualized -- Islam as a category -- Fundamentalism as a concept -- Neofundamentalism as a concept -- Salafism and Wahhabism -- Islamism and political Islam as concepts -- Sufism -- Jihadism as a concept -- Bouchra Oualla: YouTube Jihad: A Rhetorical Analysis of an Islamist Propaganda Video. -- What does the author intend to demonstrate?Who is the rhetor? -- The addressed audience; Description of the Video -- The message -- How are the rhetors doing that? -- Logos: The arguments -- i. In the spoken words of the jihadi -- ii. In the Anashid -- Pathos: The emotional appeal -- i. On the rhetor1 level -- ii. On the rhetor2 level: Audiovisual effects -- Ethos: the Image of the rhetor -- Conclusion -- Nico Prucha: Worldwide Online Jihad versus the Gaming Industry Reloaded -- Ventures of the Web -- All level access: The Internet as the medium for armchair jihadists -- A note regarding organization via the Internet
Summary Jihadism has been an important issue of public discussions since 9/11. Internet media have been used by Jihadis as means of communication, propaganda, recruitment, and even training purposes. In this volume, the processes of interaction on Jihadi internet sites are analysed. Particular attention lays on the mechanisms of spread of propaganda via the internet by diverse technical means. The process of transformation of Islamic knowledge into Jihadi knowledge, the rhetorics of videos, the development of South Asian Jihadi organisations and some conceptual issues are discussed
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Subject Jihad.
Form Electronic book
Author Lohlker, Rüdiger, editor
ISBN 9783862349005 (electronic bk.)
3862349004 (electronic bk.)