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Online anti-Semitism. A comparison between neo-Nazi and Islamist websites

Telinius, Martin (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
I have chosen to compare and analyse anti-Semitism on two Islamist and two neo-Nazi websites. The websites belong to Radio Islam, The Muslim Brotherhood, The National Socialist Movement and The National Socialist Front. I have used the theories of William Brustein and Walter Laqueur, which claim that the perception of the Jew and Judaism has remained more or less the same for two thousands years. However, certain new forms of anti-Semitism have emerged in modern time such as Holocaust denial, some forms of anti-Zionism and the opinion that Israel is a racist and apartheid state. In my thesis I have found that the neo-Nazis and the Islamists generally have a very negative perspective of Jews. Holocaust denial, the perception of Jews as... (More)
I have chosen to compare and analyse anti-Semitism on two Islamist and two neo-Nazi websites. The websites belong to Radio Islam, The Muslim Brotherhood, The National Socialist Movement and The National Socialist Front. I have used the theories of William Brustein and Walter Laqueur, which claim that the perception of the Jew and Judaism has remained more or less the same for two thousands years. However, certain new forms of anti-Semitism have emerged in modern time such as Holocaust denial, some forms of anti-Zionism and the opinion that Israel is a racist and apartheid state. In my thesis I have found that the neo-Nazis and the Islamists generally have a very negative perspective of Jews. Holocaust denial, the perception of Jews as conspiring in nature to gain power and or wealth as well as a negative view on Israel are things that unite the four groups in their online anti-Semitism. (Less)
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author
Telinius, Martin
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial, neo-Nazis, Islamists, the Internet, Social sciences, Samhällsvetenskaper, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1323880
date added to LUP
2007-01-26
date last changed
2007-01-30
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  abstract     = {I have chosen to compare and analyse anti-Semitism on two Islamist and two neo-Nazi websites. The websites belong to Radio Islam, The Muslim Brotherhood, The National Socialist Movement and The National Socialist Front. I have used the theories of William Brustein and Walter Laqueur, which claim that the perception of the Jew and Judaism has remained more or less the same for two thousands years. However, certain new forms of anti-Semitism have emerged in modern time such as Holocaust denial, some forms of anti-Zionism and the opinion that Israel is a racist and apartheid state. In my thesis I have found that the neo-Nazis and the Islamists generally have a very negative perspective of Jews. Holocaust denial, the perception of Jews as conspiring in nature to gain power and or wealth as well as a negative view on Israel are things that unite the four groups in their online anti-Semitism.},
  author       = {Telinius, Martin},
  keyword      = {anti-Semitism,Holocaust denial,neo-Nazis,Islamists,the Internet,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Online anti-Semitism. A comparison between neo-Nazi and Islamist websites},
  year         = {2006},
}