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A weapon of violence

Terrorist groups use television and online videos as a weapon for strategic communication and violence. Especially, Al Qaeda and Taliban manage to articulate and spread their narrative, themes and messages. In this article, James P. Farwell analyses the communications of these two organisations and the impact of their videos. He argues that the content of the Taliban videos lack the political sophistication of Al Qaeda videos, but they are powerful. Both the Taliban and Al Qaeda will continue to develop sophistication in the use of video propaganda in order to maximize its impact 


James P. Farwell


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A weapon of violence

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