Islamophobia in Al-Qa'ida's and IS' English-language magazines

Julian Droogan, Shane Peattie

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Abstract

This chapter presents an analysis of themes related to Islamophobia in Inspire and Dabiq—two prominent English-language e-zines produced by Al-Qa’ida in the Arabia Peninsula (AQAP) and the self-proclaimed ‘Islamic State’ (IS). Both organizations used e-zines to promote their cause, celebrate their successes and inspire violence by radicalized individuals. A thematic network analysis is adopted to present the themes contained in the first fourteen issues of Inspire and the first thirteen issues of Dabiq. While both groups do reference Islamophobia in their propaganda, they do so sparingly and usually in relation to a collection of differing related themes. Both e-zines assert narratives of Muslim victimhood not by highlighting Islamophobia experienced by Muslims in the West, but by focusing on the mistreatment of Muslims globally. This does not preclude experiences of Islamophobia from contributing to the ways that individuals consume and perhaps become receptive to extremist materials.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationIslamophobia and radicalization
Subtitle of host publicationbreeding intolerance and violence
EditorsJohn L. Esposito, Derya Iner
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter8
Pages139-158
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9783319952376
ISBN (Print)9783319952369
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Islamophobia
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Network Analysis
Arabia
Mistreatment
Victimhood
Causes
Thematic
Propaganda

Keywords

  • radicalisation
  • Islamophobia
  • terrorism
  • Dabiq
  • Inspire
  • Islamic State
  • Al-Qa'ida
  • extremist narratives

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Droogan, J., & Peattie, S. (2019). Islamophobia in Al-Qa'ida's and IS' English-language magazines. In J. L. Esposito, & D. Iner (Eds.), Islamophobia and radicalization: breeding intolerance and violence (pp. 139-158). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95237-6_8
Droogan, Julian ; Peattie, Shane. / Islamophobia in Al-Qa'ida's and IS' English-language magazines. Islamophobia and radicalization: breeding intolerance and violence . editor / John L. Esposito ; Derya Iner. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. pp. 139-158
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Droogan, J & Peattie, S 2019, Islamophobia in Al-Qa'ida's and IS' English-language magazines. in JL Esposito & D Iner (eds), Islamophobia and radicalization: breeding intolerance and violence . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 139-158. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95237-6_8

Islamophobia in Al-Qa'ida's and IS' English-language magazines. / Droogan, Julian; Peattie, Shane.

Islamophobia and radicalization: breeding intolerance and violence . ed. / John L. Esposito; Derya Iner. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. p. 139-158.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

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Droogan J, Peattie S. Islamophobia in Al-Qa'ida's and IS' English-language magazines. In Esposito JL, Iner D, editors, Islamophobia and radicalization: breeding intolerance and violence . Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. 2019. p. 139-158 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95237-6_8