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The spark has been lit: En diskursanalys av Islamiska Statens tidning Dabiq Magazine
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The spark has been lit : A discourse analysis of Dabiq Magazine (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of the study is to examine how religion legitimates outrages and it what ways we can regard religion as politics. The study uses the theory that Eickelman and Piscatori present in their book Muslim politics. They use the term ‘Muslim politics’ to describe the relation between Islam and politics. Eickelman and Piscatori divide Muslim politics in five elements that the essay uses to structure the analysis. By studying IS´s own published documents, two issues of the newspaper Dabiq Magazine, from a discourse analytical approach, this essay aims to consolidate the discourse behind the texts and find how the Muslim politics of IS is constructed. IS is an organization that has proclaimed a caliphate that includes Iraq and Syria. IS claims that the core of Islam has been lost and it needs to be rediscovered to avoid the punishment from Allah. IS claim to be the trustees of the will of Allah on earth and call on people to rally behind their interpretation of “true Islam”. The vision of IS is to re-establish a caliphate which is part of the ongoing objectification process.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
IS, Muslim politics, caliphate, Islam, discourse analysis, objectification process.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40355OAI: diva2:790391
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Religious Studies
Educational program
Teacher Education Programme for Secondary School, 270 credits
Available from: 2015-02-27 Created: 2015-02-24 Last updated: 2015-02-27Bibliographically approved

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