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IS Uses Ancient Arabic Traditions to Get Its Message Out

Islamic State militants are using the concepts of ancient Arabic traditions to lure followers via social media, analysts say. Princeton University Near Eastern studies professor Bernard Haykel has studied the level of sophistication the militants bring to their videos, which frequently feature poetry and music rooted in the classical traditions of Arabia. Haykel showed a VOA reporter a YouTube video featuring a dashing young Islamic State recruit standing near a stack of captured...

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