The Terrorist Group’s Media Strategy and the Solutions of Fighting It “3”

Abdalaziz Alhamza “RBSS”

The third part

After we reviewed in the last two articles the most important features in the group’s media and analyzed the group’s hidden messages, we will try in this last article to put some general steps to use when fighting the group’s media weapon.
There are some general ideas that can be a building block for a strategy to eliminate the group’s media machine. It could be summarized in three main points: breaking the wall of fear, reveal the truth about the terrorist group and the political solution in Syria.
Breaking the wall of fear
Media analysts and experts have spoken repeatedly about “management of savagery” which ISIS used in order to show the world that brutality of this group. ISIS used to increase the amount of brutality in each video, starting with beheadings in 2014 till burning and other killing methods. The terrorist group wanted by each video to shock the world with the amount of brutality and savagery, the solution against this is a real awareness campaign of not sharing this kind of videos.
Irony: the irony of this terrorist group and its violations causes the breaking of the wall of fear. At the beginning of the Syrian revolution, the Syrian regime was stronger than ISIS with hundreds of times but despite that the irony that took place at that time was the behind breaking the wall of fear that the regime has built for decades.
Revealing the truth about the terrorist group
It is not a state and it is not Islam, it is a terrorist group that uses brutality and savagery. Without Assad and Maliki they have nothing, Assad who has set them free of prison to fight the revolution and Al Maliki who made it easier for them to break the prison and controlling over Mosul.
They are not a state even if they said so, each country should have people and flag and they have neither, their flag is black just like their deeds and their borders are different from an hour to another, and th people either detainee of refuges.
They are not the fiercest fighters; they did not enter any real battle. ISIS took the free territories and stood against the free Syrian Army whereas it has retreated against Kurdish troops and Syrian army. These are facts not a psychological war; everybody in the world should know that.
The political solution in Syria
ISIS feeds on sectarianism, and the Syrian regime is happy for that. The Syrian regime is continuing to kill more and more of the Syrian people with no international aid at all, all that give ISIS the permission to stay here forever. Any political solution should start with elimination of Assad, if not so, more and more of innocent people will be killed.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".