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”)
- “Dirty Kuffar” (Youtube)
- Blakstone’s “Gaza Strip” (.mp3)
- “Oh, the white moon rose over us” (.mp3)
- “Amerna Abkek” (.mp3)
- Abu Ratib example (.mp3)