Jihadi Anashid, Islamic State Warfare and the Agency of Sound

Velasco-Pufleau, Luis (2021). Jihadi Anashid, Islamic State Warfare and the Agency of Sound. In: Siegel, Dina; Bovenkerk, Frank (eds.) Crime and Music (pp. 233-243). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-030-49878-8_12

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Militant anashid (Islamic chants or recitations) are used, chanted and listened to by almost every jihadi armed group in the world. This chapter explores how the issue of the sacred nature of jihadi anashid has been developed in recent Salafi-related Islamic scholarship and examines testimonies on the role of these chants in Islamic State warfare. It argues that the collective beliefs on the sacred nature of jihadi anashid are based on a particular conceptualisation of sound and its agency, which assumes that both music and anashid are able to influence the body and soul of listeners. While the banning of music by the Islamic State strengthens and perpetuates conflict, jihadi anashid listening and chanting are involved in the process of enemy identification, coordinating militant practices and the justification of violence.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Art and Cultural Studies > Institute of Musicology
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Network (IRN)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg)

UniBE Contributor:

Velasco Pufleau, Luis Alberto

Subjects:

700 Arts > 780 Music
100 Philosophy
200 Religion > 290 Other religions
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISBN:

978-3-030-49877-1

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Luis Alberto Velasco Pufleau

Date Deposited:

16 Feb 2021 16:54

Last Modified:

09 Mar 2021 19:50

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-030-49878-8_12

Uncontrolled Keywords:

violence, jihadi culture, war, Daesh, music, islamic poetry, terrorism, jihadism

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/151149

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151149

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