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Islam on YouTube

Online Debates, Protests, and Extremism

Authors: Al-Rawi, Ahmed

  • Explores the impact of Western encounters with Islam and how they influenced the lives of Arab Muslims
  • Analyses a number of controversial political debates that occurred in the Muslim world 
  • Addresses the topic from a non-Western perspective
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About this book

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.       

About the authors

Ahmed K. Al-Rawi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies of Concordia University in Canada and a research fellow at the Media and Communication Department of Erasmus University in the Netherlands. 

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39826-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-39825-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Islam on YouTube
Book Subtitle
Online Debates, Protests, and Extremism
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39826-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-39826-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39825-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 121
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations
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