|Titel / Title||Social media and the Islamic State: Can public relations succeed where conventional diplomacy failed? Ella Minty (Review).|
|Author / Autor|| |
Stock, W. G.
|Source / Quelle||Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology, 71 (in press).|
|Language / Sprache||English / Englisch|
Social Media and the Islamic State: Can Public Relations Succeed Where Conventional Diplomacy Failed? By Ella Minty. London, New York: Routledge, 2020. XV, 98 pp. £29.99 (paperback). (ISBN 9780367188160)
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), formerly also called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or ― in ISIL-critical Arabian countries ― داعش (Daesh), was not a state under international law, but a pseudo-religious terroristic organization located in Northern Syria and Northern Iraq; however, ISIL operated worldwide performing deadly attacks against “giaours.” ISIL was a theocracy based upon the idea of a sunni-islamic Wahhabi caliphate. Similar to one of its antecedents, al-Qaeda, and to other jihadist groups, ISIL made and makes use of digital media, especially of social media, for its public relations and for recruitment. Additionally, it digitally published the English-language magazines Dabiq and Rumiyah as part of their strategic communication.