Radicalisation processes take place in a field of tension between the actor and the outside world. External reactions and circumstances can have a supportive but also a rather negative and escalating effect on the dynamics of group development, depending on how they are perceived. Radical groups often react to circumstances in the outside world, incorporate them into their own discourse and provide their followers with a processed interpretation of them. This can be observed particularly well on social media. Within the scope of a thematic content analysis, we analysed how external circumstances were received within the community and what influence they had on the dynamics of the group Millatu Ibrahim.
Autor: Mika Josephine Moeller
Mika Josephine Moeller is a psychologist and research associate at the Center for Technology and Society at Technische Universität Berlin. Her research focuses on the developmental dynamics of Salafist-Jihadist (de)radicalization.