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Old 10-23-2015, 06:57   #1
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ISIS defectors: Insight for counternarrative

As I'm working on my Master's thesis, I thought I would share gems I come across. IMHOO, there's so much venue for counternarrative psyop products. Are we capitalizing on the opportunity?

In a nutshell:
1) ‘IS is more interested in fighting fellow (Sunni) Muslims than
the Assad government.’
2) ‘IS is involved in brutality and atrocities against (Sunni) Muslims.’
3) ‘IS is corrupt and un-Islamic.’
4) ‘Life under IS is harsh and disappointing.’ (Neumann, 2015)

Neumann, P. (2015). Victims, Perpetrators, Assets: The Narratives of Islamic State Defectors. Retrieved from http://icsr.info/wp-content/uploads/...-Defectors.pdf

Reynolds, E. (2015). Boring, bitchy and no luxury cars: Defectors reveal why jihadi dream turned sour. Retrieved from http://www.news.com.au/world/middle-...-1227540948335

Talbot, D. (2015).Fighting ISIS Online: The Islamic State is an Internet phenomenon as much as a military one. Counteracting it will require better tactics on the battlefield of social media.Retrieved from http://www.technologyreview.com/revi...g-isis-online/
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