Dabiq and the IS propaganda narratives

What can the latest edition of the flashy IS magazine Dabiq teach us about their propaganda narratives? Øyvind Strømmen The self-declared Islamic State has been on the defensive for months. In Syria, pro-regime […]

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Abdelhamid Abaaoud in an undated photograph released by ISIS.

Life and death of a terrorist

MOLENBEEK, Belgium: This once-proud industrial district is better known today as a “jihadi conveyor belt” for having churned out such townsfolk as Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a key alleged conspirator in the November 2015 Paris […]

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The IS media jihad

Tech-savvy young media producers are boosting the Islamic State’s allure with increasingly competent presentation skills and graphics to enhance the brutal videos that have long been a staple. A video-game ethos is part […]

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