A member of militias known as Hashid Shaabi stands next to a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, in the town of al-Alam (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani).
Blog Post | Experts Weigh In
Experts weigh in (part 3): Can the United States counter ISIS propaganda?
June 29, 2015,
Kamran Bokhari outlines two separate understandings of the idea of a counter narrative: some understand it as advancing an interpretation of Islam that could delegitimize jihadism, for others it should expose the fallacies of the geopolitical analyses and claims of the Islamic State. He argues it is very difficult to separate the religion from the politics in ISIS’ narrative, and thus countering their messaging poses significant challenges for the U.S. government.