The Taliban's Virtual Emirate: The Culture and Psychology of by Neil K. Aggarwal

By Neil K. Aggarwal

Applying state of the art psychiatric theories to an research of on-line Taliban literature in 4 languages, Neil Krishan Aggarwal constructs a game-changing narrative of the organization’s huge charm and worldview.

Aggarwal makes a speciality of the Taliban’s construction of tradition, evoking faith in Arabic and English writings, nationalism in Dari resources, and regionalism in Urdu texts. the gang additionally promotes a selected kind of argumentation, mentioning non secular scriptures in Arabic works, canonical poets in Dari and Urdu writings, and students and reporters in English guides. We see basically how the Taliban categorizes all Muslims as participants and all non-Muslims as outsiders; how they persuade Muslims of the necessity for violence; and the way they practice the insider/outside dichotomy to international coverage. by means of keeping apart those topics, Aggarwal is helping us craft larger counter-messaging strategies.

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