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Assemblages of Radicalism: The Online Recruitment Practices of Islamist Terrorists

Abstract This dissertation explores the various online radicalization and recruitment practices of groups like al-Qaeda and Hezbollah, as well as Salafi Jihadists in general. I will also outline the inadequacies of the federal government's engagement with terrorist / Islamist ideologies and explore the ways in which early 20th century foundational Islamist theorists like Hasan al-Banna, Sayyid Qutb, and Abul ala Mawdudi have affected contemporary extremist Islamist groups, while exploring this myth of the ideal caliphate which persists in the ideology of contemporary extremist Islamist groups. In a larger sense, I am arguing that exploitation of the internet (particularly social networking platforms) in the radicalization of new communities of f... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Salihu, Flurije (Author) / Ali, Souad T (Advisor) / Miller, Keith (Advisor) / Corman, Steven (Committee member) / Gee, James P (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Rhetoric / Religion / internet / Islamism / Radicalization / Rhetoric / Terrorism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 154 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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