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Title: The critical analyses of propaganda of the terrorism deed.
Authors: Masuku, Mandla Mfundo.
School of Development Studies
Keywords: Proxy warfare.;Terrorism.;State.;Non-state actors.
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher: Technium Science
Abstract: This paper analyses the propaganda of the terrorism deed as a form of terrorism that is different from mainstream terrorism. The propaganda of the deed is underpinned by specific political action which is meant to serve as a catalyst for revolution, and terrors groups have, over the decades, used the propaganda of the deed to expand their operations and seek sympathisers. The concept became consolidated in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Europe when proponents were driven by violence, which included bombings and assassinations, targeted at the ruling class. The aim was to entrench the spirit of revolt, to reinforce the belief that the state was not omnipotent and, by offering hope to the downtrodden, also to expand support for anarchist movements as the state grew more repressive in its response. This paper argues that modern-day terrorism has made great use of propaganda of the deed to carry out its violent missions. The paper examines the use of propaganda of the deed by modern-day terror groups, reflecting on how terrorism has evolved not only to be linked to non-state actors but also how states have become sponsors of terrorism to advance their interests. Finally, the paper examines how terrorism has emerged as a global security concern in a globalised era.
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