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Taliban NarrativesThe Use and Power of Stories in the Afghanistan Conflict$
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Thomas Johnson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190840600

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190840600.001.0001

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Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) Propaganda Activities

Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) Propaganda Activities

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(p.195) 9 Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG) Propaganda Activities
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Taliban Narratives
Author(s):

Thomas H. Johnson

Matthew DuPee

Wali Shaaker

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190840600.003.0009

While the vast majority of this book examine Taliban narratives and associated stories, the chapter focuses on the propaganda of Hezb-e-Islami (Gulbuddin) and its variety of IO delivery mechanisms: Oqab (Eagle) Website; EID messages, printed media (Shahadat – Martyrdom; Tanweer – Enlightenment), internet and social media, DVDs and videos. The major themes of HIG’s propaganda include: exploiting collateral damage by the U.S. Coalition, HIG’s inevitable victory, permanent of coalition military bases in Afghanistan, fraudulent Afghan elections, and a HIG peace proposal. The chapter also assesses the very significant role of Pakistan in the development of HIG narratives and associated stories.

Keywords:   Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin (HIG), HIG propaganda, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Shahadat – Martyrdom, Tanweer – Enlightenment, HIG spokesman, Pakistan

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