Title

Information Technology, Terrorism, and the Transformation of the Islamic Mass-Culture in the Arab World

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2007

Abstract

Arab media is no longer limited to state-sponsored sources, opening a door of opportunity to the Muslim world. Islamic terrorist groups leverage information technology to form resilient, networked organizations that influence how many Muslims perceive events and U.S. political goals. This article looks at the connection between information technology and cultural transformation in the Middle East. It focuses on how information technology—as the major weapon system in the battle of ideas—has been used effectively by Islamic extremists and less so by the U.S. Important conclusions are drawn regarding the necessity of culturally-attuned uses of information technology.

Comments

This article is available freely as an HTML article with expandable tables at the publisher, Taylor and Francis. The "Link to Full Text" button directs to that page.

DOI

10.1080/09546550600880518

Source Publication

Terrorism and Political Violence Journal

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