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Autorenfoto Behnam Said
Behnam Said was born in 1982 in Hamburg/Germany where he studied Islamic Sciences, Politics and History. His main focuses of interest are the history of modern Afghanistan, the emergence of the Saudi state and of Wahhabism, the Sunni-Shia division, Salafism and other islamist movements (such as Hizb ut-Tahrir). Since 2008 Said works for the local branch of the Ministry of Interior in Hamburg as an analyst. Beside his work he is doing his PhD about jihadi nasheeds under supervision by Prof. Tilman Seidensticker from the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena/Germany.

Hymns (nasheeds) in the jihadist scene

Music is one of the essential tools for social movements, whether they are extremist or moderate. For the far right scene there are numerous studies about the role music plays for mobilizing adherents as well as generating new recruits. When we look at the jihadist scene such studies are considerably less available, despite the fact […]

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