O terrorismo jihadista no século XXI
: que Estado Islâmico após a perda do “Califado”?

  • Raquel Figueiredo Venâncio (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Terrorism is not an epiphenomenon, in other words, it has no primary cause but its derivation is anchored in multiple factors, is multifaceted and historically it represents the violent expression of these causes. This means that there are several types of terrorism. These appear related to the different historical contexts, which are characterized by moments of rise and decline. It is this rise that gives them relevance at the international level. At this moment, the terrorism that stands out the most is that which emerged in the eighties. It has managed to adapt, change and reinvent itself. Jihadist Terrorism has evolved in a dizzying and dramatic way since 9/11. After Al-Qaeda, the group that has drawn the most attention is the self-styled Islamic State, which announced the reestablishment of the Caliphate in 2014. It stood out for its economic power, for the territory it acquired, and for the organized use of sophisticated communication systems, being able to convey its message and to attrack a significant number of external citizens to share its cause. We therefore intend to study its public message, namely how it was disseminated, the techniques used to disseminate it and what its content says. Considering the complexity of the topic, this investigation will analyze the online jihadist propaganda magazines Dabiq and Rumiyah, considered a primary upholder to convey its ideas, concepts and guidance. They will be a meaningful support to enquire what could be the foreseeable future of IS after the fall of the Caliphate.
Date of Award18 Jun 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAntónio Fontes Ramos (Supervisor)


  • Terrorism
  • Extremism
  • Jihadism
  • Al-Qaeda
  • Islamic State
  • Propaganda
  • Media
  • Dabiq
  • Rumiyah
  • Recruitment
  • Caliphate


  • Mestrado em Ciência Política e Relações Internacionais: Segurança e Defesa

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