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Islamism in power: Less violence, but always subtle

The appearance of extreme Islamist violence on the Internet is less, shows a situation report of the Ministry of family Affairs. However, the experts warn: The messages would become more and more subtle.

First of all, it sounds like a good message: we are in social networks, less drastic representations of violence such as executions. This is one of the situation report, "Islamism in power", the Minister for the family, Franziska Giffey has presented.

In the report, however, that the Islamists now use more subtle messages, to Woo young people. It talks specifically young people, are discriminated against and excluded, so Giffey. The strategy is then: identity conflicts of use, with issues such as a ban on the headscarf in position and with these topics, enemy images and hatred comments stir up.

enemy images and hatred comments

Stefan Glaser of in preparing the report. He noted that Islamists are also platforms, such as Instagram for propaganda purposes in the meantime: "That is to say, you have pictures from the life of the world, from the everyday mixed with the image of a fighter in the fighter's pose or pictures from the Jihad. This is, ultimately, fully aestheticized in the armed struggle."

Minister Giffey calls for more media literacy. scoured the net every day on Islamist content. More than 19,000 in the last year. Meanwhile, platforms such as YouTube and Facebook delete almost all of the hazardous contents, if they are pointed out.

Advanced protection

asked The messenger service Telegram, except only about half of the reported content has been deleted. Minister for family Affairs, Giffey wants to change that: "We have a youth protection law, the stand still is in the era of CD-ROM and video cassette tape, we want this youth protection act to develop a modern youth media protection law, what more the providers of such Social networks in the duty takes."

Telegram only deletes about half of the reported content.

More media help of expertise

This means, for example: a User should easily be able to dangerous content to the operators of social networks report. In addition, the Minister calls for more media literacy.

teachers, parents and young people should be trained so that they recognize how Islamist Propaganda works, what language and what symbols Islamists. There is a brochure entitled "Salafism Online" with teaching materials. This year, the Minister of family Affairs intends to submit a proposal for a new youth media protection law.

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