A quote from journalist Jason Burke on terrorists “becoming the media” through propaganda videos. Read his article – it is very insightful.
“Propaganda, indeed any communication or creative work, only functions in a language that is comprehensible to its target audiences. The harsh truth is that the style of al-Qaeda’s attacks and the executions in Iraq – and the whole theatre of modern terrorism – is familiar to us. The question is whether the content soon will be too.”