Spain as an Object of Jihadist Propaganda

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The purpose of this article is to look at the importance and treatment that Spain receives in jihadist propaganda. This study offers a series of empirical observations based on a content analysis of a sample of propaganda produced by jihadist groups between January 1994 and September 2008. The analysis of this material, the context in which it was spread, and a comparison with other Western countries leads to the conclusion that the role played by this country in jihadist propaganda can only be understood by taking into account “structural factors” that have little to do with a greater or lesser level of interference in “Islamic affairs.”

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To cite this article: Manuel R. Torres, “Spain as an object of Jihadist Propaganda”, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 32, Issue 11, (2009), pp. 933-952.