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The ISIS reader: milestone texts of the Islamic State movement (2020)

in: Oxford scholarship online

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Abstract

In the wake of its 'Caliphate' declaration in 2014, the self-described Islamic State has been the focus of countless academic papers, government studies, media commentaries and documentaries. Despite all this attention, persistent myths continue to shape - and misdirect - public understanding and strategic policy decisions. A significant factor in this trend has been a strong disinclination to engage critically with Islamic State's speeches and writings - as if doing so reflects empathy with the movement's goals or, even more absurdly, may itself lead to radicalization. Going beyond the descriptive and the sensationalist, this volume presents and analyses a series of milestone Islamic State primary source materials.

Keywords

Terrorism, Islamic countries

Languages

English

Publisher

Hurst & Company

ISBN

9780197520789

DOI

10.1093/oso/9780197501436.001.0001

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