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Kolahi M R, Mahmudi E, Gholamrezakashi F. Mythicizing ISIS in American Newspapers. پژوهشهاي سياسي جهان اسلام. 2017; 7 (2) :225-252
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1- institute center for Cultural and Social Studies , reza.kolahi@gmail.com
2- Tarbiat modares Uni.
3- Allame Tabatabaii Uni
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This article attempts to show how some of the essays published at some American newspapers produce Islamophobic accounts by de-historization and de-contextualization of ISIS and mythicizing it to make Islamophobic discourse. This aim will be done by narrative analysis of some selected American newspaper essays. The main argument is that these essays remove political, social and historical backgrounds which lead to emerge ISIS, and introduce ISIS as the direct result of what is called Islamic extremism. It was shown that each of these essays has covered part of a more general narrative with five main characters which were ordered from evil to good. The evil character of the story is ISIS who threats the life of the "people". "People" is the other character on whom the whole struggle was gone. The good character is "America" who finally will save the "people". These three characters beside two other, "ISIS friends" and "America friends" constitute the five main characters of the story. Finally all essays illustrate the world inevitable to select one of the indispensable duality: ISIS or America, and there is no third selection.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/07/6 | Accepted: 2017/10/10 | Published: 2018/02/7

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