The attacks in Paris have led to huge debates about the perpetrators and their backgrounds, the strategies of the Islamic State, security policies in Europe, the role of Islam in the West, the possible risks of refugees and the most effective measures to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Less attention has been paid to how the supporters of the Islamic State have perceived the attacks. Which meanings do they attribute to the violence? Continuing our series of reflections on the recent terrorist attacks, in this post, CRCPD fellow Pieter Nanninga (Middle Eastern Studies, University of Groningen) elaborates on the reception of the attacks among IS sympathisers.
|Publisher||The Religion Factor|
|Media of output||Online|
|Publication status||Published - 24-Nov-2015|