Chapter 4 – additional materials

Recent publications and research by Jonathan Pieslak


Radicalism & Music (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2015). A comparative study of the music cultures of four diverse radical groups: al-Qa’ida, the American racist skinheads, Christian-affiliated radicalism, and eco-animal rights militancy.

Read the Opening.

  • “For the Islamic State, music is the ‘alcohol of the soul’.” The Conversation, September 28, 2015.  Read.
  • Presently, Jonathan is part of a team exploring the mobilizing influence of media in the jihadi-Salafist movement. This research is funded by a Minerva Grant from the U.S. Department of Defense.

Material referenced in Chapter 4 (“A musicological perspective on jihadi anashid”)

Supplemental videos