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Let’s do something before terrorist narrative becomes a bestseller – by Alessandro Burato

Once upon a time, there was an exotic land surrounded by mystery and ancient stories. That was the land of Caliphs, the land of philosophers and historians, where culture, literature and faith flourished and where people lived in peace. On day, that land started being threatened: barbarian infidel invaders were trying to take it and to subvert its status. So a man, a brave man, step up to fight against them. He put together an army of fighters, as brave as him, to defeat the invaders and to restore the original peace. After unrestrained battles he eventually won the war and achieved his aim: green fields and no more cruelty on his land where people could live their daily life in peace.

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Jihad, l’esperto di media: “Rap tra forme di comunicazione per fare proselitismo”

Intervista di Marco Lombardi a Il fatto Quotidiano, il 27 agosto 2014: cliccare per ascoltare l’intervista: “Evidentemente non è che sono i rapper degli jiahdisti – dice Lombardi –, ma è quel tipo di musica che può facilmente veicolare un certo tipo di messaggio, all’interno di un ben determinato ceto sociale”. “Togliamoci dalla mente – continua il professore di comunicazione – che abbiamo a che fare coi una comunicazione naif. I terroristi, assieme alle armi, hanno un sacco di professionalità a disposizione, comprese esperti in comunicazione”. 


Isis, la denuncia: “Intelligence algerina ha identificato 130 infiltrati tra i profughi”

Intervista di Marco Lombardi a Il fatto Quotidiano, il 26 agosto 2014: cliccare per ascoltare l’intervista: “Esiste una rete collegata al terrorismo islamico che utilizza i barconi che giungono sulle nostre spiagge per introdurre in Europa persone formate dall’Isis in Siria e in Iraq con lo specifico compito di portare la Jihad in occidente“.  A sostenerlo è il professor Marco Lombardi, docente dell’Università Cattolica di Milano e coordinatore dell’istituto Itstime (Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies) che cita una fonte dei servizi segreti algerini che parla “di 130 persone già schedate che avevano questo compito”. 


Symbolisms of basic islamic imagery in jihadi propaganda – by Maria Alvanou

The proverb “one picture is worth a thousand words” summarizes the importance of image in the field of communication. The tragic events of September 11, the attacks on Madrid and London highlighted the importance of understanding the ideology and methods of jihadi groups. There is a lack of information on modern imagery associated with political Islam, especially imagery produced by radical and violent extreme Muslim groups. These organizations have had a brief but prolific history in the production and distribution of visual propaganda, and have arguably created their own distinct genre of Internet-based Islamic imagery. Visual propaganda is more than a host for textual messages; it is an expressive medium which communicates ideas just even more effectively than writing. Jihadi imagery is a primary vehicle for the communication and diffusion of jihadi ideas, an essential tool utilized by radical terrorist organizations. Therefore, understanding how these images work, what ideas they convey, why they are employed and what responses they may elicit, is vital to the struggle against the influence of jihadi organizations and their violence. Below are examples of basic Islamic imagery and its symbolisms……..

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