Islamic fundamentalism: from ideologists to propaganda in the mass media of terrorist groups


  • Aldona Maria Piwko Vistula University


Islamic fundamentalism, Islam, Islamic State, al-Qaeda, public relations, ideology, magazine


There are different forms of fundamentalism in every religious system, but it is Islamic fundamentalism that is now the most prevalent in the world. Al-Qaeda and Islamic State terrorist activities not only in the Middle East, but also in Europe, in connection with terrorist attacks have contributed to the increase in popularity of this ideology. The article shows the ideology of Islamic fundamentalism as an element of media propaganda used by major terrorist groups currently operating in the Middle East. This propaganda is mainly spread in magazines published on the Internet and available online all over the world. Another advantage of spreading fundamentalist ideology is publishing magazines in many languages ​​of the world, which significantly broadens the group of recipients. The problem of religious fundamentalism at the beginning of the 21st century was analysed on the basis of major mass media of terrorist groups. The sources of research are online magazines Inspire, Al-Shamikha, Dabiq and Rumiyah. In addition, the reader's attention was also drawn to the intensive activities of the departments responsible for public relations (PR).

Author Biography

Aldona Maria Piwko, Vistula University

Vistula University in Warsaw, Poland






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