Pornographic Iconoclasm in Terrorist Propaganda: Islamic State Cinema and Audience Reactions
Although it may appear tacky and repulsive to viewers outside its Islamist audience, the Islamic State’s propaganda is extremely sophisticated, and is unparalleled by counter-extremist propaganda.
Article by Dr. Samuel Andrew Hardy, Honorary Research Associate, University College of London Institute of Archaeology
From 9/11 to the most treasured temple in Palmyra, Islamist destruction reminds us that we have objects and values we hold as untouchable and inviolable. It also makes us question whether we have a strategy to save them.
Article by Ben O'Loughlin, Professor of International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London