I just realized I had forgotten to post this academic article on anashid which came out in January
in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism. It’s by
Henrik Gråtrud, a colleague of mine at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment. From the abstract:
“This article is an exploratory study on seventeen Islamic State nasheeds released between December 2013 and March 2015. The main argument is that Islamic State nasheeds are effective messaging tools because they focus on a limited number of themes that have broad appeal among Muslims. The nasheeds differ from other Islamic State propaganda in their almost exclusive focus on war and fighting, rather than on the softer sides of life in the Islamic State.”
This article is from 2014, but I just realised I hadn’t posted it before. Hat tip:
Not sure how reliable this report is, but it’s worth noting. Hat tip: Iain Edgar.