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Classical Arabic and Jihadi culture: analyzing the religious linguistic inter-discursive relation of the Islamic State

Abdelhalim, Omar LU (2017) MOSM03 20172
Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
Abstract
This study explores the linguistic aspects of the jihadi culture and highlights the discursive role of classical Arabic within jihadism. It builds on literature on Jihadi culture and contributes to it by empirically analyzing the case of Islamic State linguistic traditions archeologically and genealogically. The study concludes that the use of classical Arabic constitutes one of the pillars of the cultural structure of the jihadi culture. Classical Arabic does play an important role in the jihadi culture leaning towards a literalist approach to religious texts, and hence to adopt violence. However, the study denies any essentialist relation between classical Arabic and jihadi culture through presenting a historical sketch of the language... (More)
This study explores the linguistic aspects of the jihadi culture and highlights the discursive role of classical Arabic within jihadism. It builds on literature on Jihadi culture and contributes to it by empirically analyzing the case of Islamic State linguistic traditions archeologically and genealogically. The study concludes that the use of classical Arabic constitutes one of the pillars of the cultural structure of the jihadi culture. Classical Arabic does play an important role in the jihadi culture leaning towards a literalist approach to religious texts, and hence to adopt violence. However, the study denies any essentialist relation between classical Arabic and jihadi culture through presenting a historical sketch of the language as an element in a variety of other contexts. (Less)
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author
Abdelhalim, Omar LU
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MOSM03 20172
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
classical arabic, quranic arabic, jihadi culture, islamic state, jihadism
language
English
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8934605
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2018-02-13 09:50:32
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  abstract     = {This study explores the linguistic aspects of the jihadi culture and highlights the discursive role of classical Arabic within jihadism. It builds on literature on Jihadi culture and contributes to it by empirically analyzing the case of Islamic State linguistic traditions archeologically and genealogically. The study concludes that the use of classical Arabic constitutes one of the pillars of the cultural structure of the jihadi culture. Classical Arabic does play an important role in the jihadi culture leaning towards a literalist approach to religious texts, and hence to adopt violence. However, the study denies any essentialist relation between classical Arabic and jihadi culture through presenting a historical sketch of the language as an element in a variety of other contexts.},
  author       = {Abdelhalim, Omar},
  keyword      = {classical arabic,quranic arabic,jihadi culture,islamic state,jihadism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Classical Arabic and Jihadi culture: analyzing the religious linguistic inter-discursive relation of the Islamic State},
  year         = {2017},
}