The International Seminar 2018 “Countering Violent Extremist Narratives in the Global Context”
After the Cold Warended, Terrorism has changed significantly from politically motivated to ideological extremism, driven by religion and ethno-nationalism.Extremism, as part of the problem has also spreaded globally with the common theme “unstructured chaos” withthe goal to co-op or coerce the targeted population to support their extremist ideology by systematically delegitimized thegovernment, create anarchy, and gain control of the targeted population. Violentextremism could, there for, be stated as of the main driving forces of global terrorism.
Globally, violent extremists leveraged technology and communicated their concept of violenceto their followers through variousmedia, primarily social media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc., and use languages tailored for theirspecific global audiences.
As the result,foreign fighters from around the world, including Muslims from England, France andEurope joined forces with the terroristgroup who efficiently utilized extremist concept to fight for the caliphate.