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Author Al-Rawi, Ahmed, author
Title Islam on YouTube : Oonline debates, protests, and extremism / by Ahmed Al-Rawi
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
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Descript 1 online resource (xiii, 121 pages) : illustrations, digital ; 24 cm
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Note 1. Introduction -- 2. The Muhammed's Cartoons -- 3. Buring the Quran -- 4. Fitna -- 5. Innocence of Muslims -- 7. Conclusion
This book offers empirical insight into the way Muslims reacted online towards various controversial issues related to Islam. The book examines four cases studies: The Muhammed's cartoons, the burning of the Quran controversies, Fitna and the Innocence of Muslims' films. The issues of online religion, social movements and extremism are discussed, as many of the cases in question created both uproar and unity among many YouTubers. These case studies - in some instances - led to the expression of extremist views by some users, and the volume argues that they helped contribute to the growth of extremism due to the utilization of these events by some terrorist groups in order to recruit new members. In the concluding chapter, social network and sentiment analyses are presented in order to investigate all the collected comments and videos, while a critical discussion of freedom of expression and hate speech is offered, with special regards to the growing online influence of far right groups and their role in on-going YouTube debates
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject YouTube (Electronic resource) -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Social media -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Digital media -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Online social networks -- Religious aspects -- Islam
Extremists
Cultural and Media Studies
Social Media
Digital/New Media
Islamic Theology
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