A day in the “swamp”:understanding discourse in the online counter-jihad nebula

Lee, Benjamin John (2015) A day in the “swamp”:understanding discourse in the online counter-jihad nebula. Democracy and Security, 11 (3). pp. 248-274. ISSN 1741-9166

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The counter-jihad scene can be understood variously as a collection of parties, pundits, and movements all linked by a common belief that the West is being subjected to takeover by Muslims. In this article, I seek to improve academic understanding of this collection of movements, parties, and ideas by analyzing the discourse presented by a collection of online advocates whom I describe as the counter-jihad nebula. The findings suggest a need to at least partially re-evaluate the role of the nebula within the wider counter-jihad scene as well as the relationship between the wider counter-jihad scene and mainstream political discourse as expressed through various media outlets.

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Democracy and Security
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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Democracy and Security on 04/09/2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17419166.2015.1067612
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