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Gary R. Bunt

Australian jihadists online

Richard Wood, News9, What motivates Australian jihadists to take up IS cause

"But Dr Shanahan [Rodger Shanahan, a research fellow at the Lowy Institute] says radical Islamists are unlikely to be linked to their local community. Instead their identity is formed on social media and the dark web.
“This is an area we haven’t seen before and one that Islamic State has exploited. Now they don’t have to interact with society because the internet is now their society.”
Soundcloud Recording of Rodger Shanahan's discussion

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