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About Azzam Al-Kassir

Azzam Al-Kassir is a Syrian researcher. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Politics at Birkbeck, University of London. His research interests are centred on modern political Islamic thought and radical Islamism. He is particularly interested in the processes of framing in social movements, focusing on Salafi-Jihadism.

Articles by Azzam Al-Kassir

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

IS’ strategic management of death

The concepts of life and death are utilized strategically to contribute to the military effort of IS. Examples from video releases and religious songs shed light on how these concepts are portrayed in IS propaganda.

Understanding calls for reinstating the Islamic State

Maududi’s writings on implementing Sharia and Qutb’s radical approach contributed to Jihadist movements that have been multiplying like mushrooms since the mid-seventies of the last century.

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