ISIS Movement

As a movement, the main driving power of ISIS has been the physical force, and how this has created an uprising. But throughout this movement putting aside the destruction, ISIS has attempted to create credibility and sought to be seen as a legitimate state. ISIS has had a clear message, and that has led to recruitment of a large military force, and the intimidation of enemy forces, and the global media. In recent times there has been various factors in the lead up to this type of movement, including technological advances, including mobile phones, mapping services, and social media. ISIS has taken what was an internal conflict and it has become an important political issue across the world. On of the most important parts of a movement, …show more content…
Not being able to comprehend the notions of why people within western communities would want to fight for such an extremist cause. The Islamic State terrorist movement has gone from a fight within the Middle East to a much greater scope, with citizens from dozens of countries involved. The Islamic State can be understood in many different conceptualisations including multinational corporation, who trade in oil or an organised crime group, but for the purposes of this essay I will be using Victor Asal , Brian Nussbaum and D. William Harringtons theory of terrorist transnational advocacy network (TTAN)(Asal, Nussbaum, & Harringtons, 2005, p. 21). Because of the structure, tactics and desired outcomes that ISIS has, it can be helpful to categorise the movement in this …show more content…
Social media has played a vital role in what has been the recruitment of soldiers internationally, there has been reports of people internationally who have shown interest in fighting for the ISIS cause using, “ Social media platforms to communicate with foreign fighters engaged in battle to learn what the experience is like, and to contact facilitators who can explain how to join the fight in Syria and Iraq.” (Farwell, 2014, p. 49). ISIS is one of the first movements to engage in a strategy like this and it has proven successful with mainstream media picking up the content, and further increasing ISIS reach and support. But because of this reach, and the type of cause ISIS is there is also a growing opposition to the Jihadist

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