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Report: Jihad Trending: A Comprehensive Analysis of Online Extremism and How to Counter It

Quilliam Foundation released its new report titled "Jihad Trending: A Comprehensive Analysis of Online Extremism and How to Counter It" written by Ghaffar Hussain and Erin Marie Saltman. The research conducted for this report focuses on Islamist extremist groups operating in the UK and France, mapping their use of the Internet and what they hope to achieve through heir online activities.

Book: Jihadi Culture on the World Wide Web

This volume examines "jihadi" content on the Internet by drawing on both Arabic and English primary source materials. After examining this content as digital media, the work looks at how it is productively consumed by online communities, including how "jihadi" individuals construct themselves online and how jihadism is practiced and represented as an online activity. The work also discusses the consumption of such jihadi media by those who are hostile to radical Islam and the relation between fantasy, pleasure, ideology, and ordinary life.

Report: The State of Global Jihad Online: A Qualitative, Quantitative, and Cross-Lingual Analysis

The New America Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute, released a paper titled The State of Global Jihad Online: A Qualitative, Quantitative, and Cross-Lingual Analysis authored by Aaron Y. Zelin from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

New Report: Jihadism on the Web

The General Intelligence and Security Service (Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst, AIVD), an agency under the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands, recently released its report "Jihadism on the Web: A breeding ground for Jihad in the modern age". The AIVD publication "aims to increase understanding of online Jihadism and to contribute to an accurate assessment of this virtual threat."

Jihadi Online Forums' Reactions to Bin Laden's Death

In his article for Foreign Policy, Aaron Y. Zelin offers a brief taste of the first responses from pro-jihadi online forums that followed the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death. The reactions originate from various forums in English, Arabic and Urdu languages. Full and official statements from jihadi forums are to be found at Zelin's website His above mentioned article echoes only forums users' voices.

New Book: Global Terrorism and New Media: The Post-Al Qaeda Generation

Global Terrorism and New Media carefully examines the content of terrorist websites and extremist television programming to provide a comprehensive look at how terrorist groups use new media today. Based partly on a content analysis of discussion boards and forums, the authors share their findings on how terrorism 1.0 is migrating to 2.0 where the interactive nature of new media is used to build virtual organization and community. Although the creative use of social networking tools such as Facebook may advance the reach of terrorist groups, the impact of their use of new media remains uncertain. The book pays particular attention to terrorist media efforts directed at women and children, which are evidence of the long-term strategy that some terrorist organizations have adopted, and the relationship between terrorists’ media presence and actual terrorist activity. This volume also looks at the future of terrorism online and analyzes lessons learned from counterterrorism strategies.

Terrorism and New Media

Sep 8, 2010 – Sep 9, 2010
Dublin City University
jihad, legal science, information and communication technology, social aspects
May 17, 2010
Awan, Akil N., Virtual, Jihadist Media: Function, Legitimacy and Radicalizing Efficacy. European Journal of Cultural Studies, Vol. 10, No. 3, 2007 abstract full text
Kalb, Marvin; Saivetz, Carol, The Israeli-Hezbollah War of 2006: The Media as a Weapon in an Asymmetrical Conflict. The Harvard International Journal of Press and Politics, Vol. 12, No. 3, July 2007 abstract PDF
Rossmiller, Shannan, My Cyber Counter-jihad. The Middle East Quarterly, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2007 abstract PDF
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