Putting the "Islam" in Islamism: Religious Language and the Model Muslim as Tools of Propaganda
AuthorThomas, Zachary Ross
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThis work examines how two Islamist forces, the Islamic State and the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, use Islamic messages and themes in their propaganda and narrative in an effort to persuade others to their point of view. It does so through the lens of propaganda analysis and narrative theory, and focuses specifically on the efforts of these groups to create an imaginary "model Muslim" for persuadees to emulate, the use of religiously loaded terms, and the intertwining of government and Islamic themes to create Islamic messages with the intent to persuade.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Middle Eastern & North African Studies