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Jihadism och historiska fiendebilder - En analys av Islamiska Statens religiösa historiebruk i propagandatidskriften Dabiq med fokus på fiendebilder

Olsson, Jessica LU (2016) HISK01 20162
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This essay deals with the so-called Islamic State´s propaganda paper Dabiq and how the use of history in it helps create historically based depictions of the Islamic State´s enemies. I have analysed the first four issues of Dabiq from 2014 and used Jakob Dahlbacka´s definition of religious use of history and prophetic use of history as an analytical frame. I have analysed both text and images in Dabiq and been inspired by Lennart Hellspong´s method of propaganda analysis for the textual analysis and Lars Andersson´s (et al.) method of image analysis for the image analysis. The analysis has shown that a dualistic view of the world is described in Dabiq; either you are with the Islamic State or you are against it. Various individuals, states... (More)
This essay deals with the so-called Islamic State´s propaganda paper Dabiq and how the use of history in it helps create historically based depictions of the Islamic State´s enemies. I have analysed the first four issues of Dabiq from 2014 and used Jakob Dahlbacka´s definition of religious use of history and prophetic use of history as an analytical frame. I have analysed both text and images in Dabiq and been inspired by Lennart Hellspong´s method of propaganda analysis for the textual analysis and Lars Andersson´s (et al.) method of image analysis for the image analysis. The analysis has shown that a dualistic view of the world is described in Dabiq; either you are with the Islamic State or you are against it. Various individuals, states and ideologies are depicted as enemies of IS, among them Jews, Shia Muslims, USA, Western countries in general, Iran, Israel and several well-known political leaders. However, only two of the enemy depictions in Dabiq are anchored in history; the so-called Crusaders and Safawis. “Crusaders” is used as a term for Western people and countries. The historical event that this enemy depiction builds on is the memory of the Crusades in the 11th to 13th century when Christians made war on Muslims in order to conquer Jerusalem. The term “Safawis” is used to describe Shia Muslims in Iraq and Iran. This enemy depiction is based on the Shia Muslims of the Safawi empire existing from the 16th to the 18th century in the Middle East region. (Less)
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This essay deals with the so-called Islamic State´s propaganda paper Dabiq and how the use of history in it helps create historically based depictions of the Islamic State´s enemies. I have analysed the first four issues of Dabiq from 2014 and used Jakob Dahlbacka´s definition of religious use of history and prophetic use of history as an analytical frame. I have analysed both text and images in Dabiq and been inspired by Lennart Hellspong´s method of propaganda analysis for the textual analysis and Lars Andersson´s (et al.) method of image analysis for the image analysis. The analysis has shown that a dualistic view of the world is described in Dabiq; either you are with the Islamic State or you are against it. Various individuals, states... (More)
This essay deals with the so-called Islamic State´s propaganda paper Dabiq and how the use of history in it helps create historically based depictions of the Islamic State´s enemies. I have analysed the first four issues of Dabiq from 2014 and used Jakob Dahlbacka´s definition of religious use of history and prophetic use of history as an analytical frame. I have analysed both text and images in Dabiq and been inspired by Lennart Hellspong´s method of propaganda analysis for the textual analysis and Lars Andersson´s (et al.) method of image analysis for the image analysis. The analysis has shown that a dualistic view of the world is described in Dabiq; either you are with the Islamic State or you are against it. Various individuals, states and ideologies are depicted as enemies of IS, among them Jews, Shia Muslims, USA, Western countries in general, Iran, Israel and several well-known political leaders. However, only two of the enemy depictions in Dabiq are anchored in history; the so-called Crusaders and Safawis. “Crusaders” is used as a term for Western people and countries. The historical event that this enemy depiction builds on is the memory of the Crusades in the 11th to 13th century when Christians made war on Muslims in order to conquer Jerusalem. The term “Safawis” is used to describe Shia Muslims in Iraq and Iran. This enemy depiction is based on the Shia Muslims of the Safawi empire existing from the 16th to the 18th century in the Middle East region. (Less)
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Olsson, Jessica LU
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Jihadism and historical depictions of enemies - An analysis of the Islamic State´s religious use of history in the propaganda paper Dabiq focusing on depictions of enemies
course
HISK01 20162
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
islamistic terrorism, islamistisk terrorism, propaganda paper, Dabiq, propagandatidskrift, religiöst historiebruk, Islamic State, Islamiska Staten, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL, IS, historically based depictions of enemies, historiska fiendebilder, profetiskt historiebruk, religious use of history, prophetic use of history, jihadism, sunniextremism, religious terrorism
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Swedish
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8895181
date added to LUP
2016-12-08 10:32:22
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2016-12-08 10:32:22
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  keyword      = {islamistic terrorism,islamistisk terrorism,propaganda paper,Dabiq,propagandatidskrift,religiöst historiebruk,Islamic State,Islamiska Staten,Daesh,ISIS,ISIL,IS,historically based depictions of enemies,historiska fiendebilder,profetiskt historiebruk,religious use of history,prophetic use of history,jihadism,sunniextremism,religious terrorism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Jihadism och historiska fiendebilder - En analys av Islamiska Statens religiösa historiebruk i propagandatidskriften Dabiq med fokus på fiendebilder},
  year         = {2016},
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