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Communication Technology and New Media | International and Intercultural Communication | Mass Communication | Social Influence and Political Communication


Inspire magazine, a digital publication of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, seeks to motivate potential terrorists to carry out attacks in the West. The magazine has seemed to be effective, resulting in its connection to a number of recent plots. This presentation discusses the magazine’s potential for aiding prospective terrorists through the self-radicalization process.


This presentation was given as part of “A Sampler of Faculty Research,” a set of TED-style talks which served as the February 2013 Faculty Lecture at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.



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