Media Jihad

"Media jihad" refers to an ISIS innovation in the Islamist terrorist sphere heavily emphasizing online media and appealing propaganda as a means of recruiting foreign fighters and spreading its message. To this end, ISIS recruiters often emphasize that "media jihad," creating and spreading ISIS propaganda online, is just as effective a method of supporting the caliphate as traveling to conflict zones.

This database provides an overview of many of the terms and individuals used by or associated with movements and groups that subscribe to and/or promote extremist or hateful ideologies.