Which virtual weapons will IS deploy to radicalise young people in the West? Why do young people in Europe fall for the ‘medieval’ reality show of IS? Jihadists are fighting a war on social media. The propaganda they spread is getting more and more professional.
Jihadism gained online territorium the last fifteen years. After 9/11 Al-Qaida started with video’s that looked amateuristic, but now IS has a professional media department, Al-Hayat. Beheadings are now filmed in slow motion and with multiple camera’s.
With this media strategy IS hopes to attract radicalized Muslim youth, but does it work?