Experiments with Truth: Analysis

How ISIS uses the tools of activism for its own violent goals

“Today, they are running probably the most effective propaganda machine out there,” says Nasser Weddady, an analyst who studies ISIS and its strategy. “This is designed for millennials, designed for a certain age category.”

“Feel out of place in the US or France or Germany?” ISIS asks in its promotional videos. Then join us. “What they in a sense have created is probably the most powerful global counter culture out there,” Weddady says.

It’s sort like another counter-culture organization that shook Americans — in the 1960s, he says: the Weather Underground, which took credit for bombings at the US Capitol in 1971 and the Pentagon in 1972.

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