Comparing Swedish news and cultural journalism on the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris
Kristina Riegert and Andreas Widholm
thematic core” central to the event’s narrative ( Hepp & Couldry, 2009 : 20). From this mediated thematic core, local, national and transnational media networks may construct similar or different discourses about the event. The key point here is that since media events are spread beyond their cultures of origin, “All of them potentially become the property of cultural contexts outside their ‘home’ contexts” ( Hoover, 2009 : 290).
This study of Swedish coverage of the Parisattacks will take as its point of departure that there may indeed be variations in meanings about
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second most dominant one is the evangelical church, we will not tolerate three or four hundred thousand of Muslim who are coming. They will start building mosques and they will change the character of this state” ( SITA 2015 ).
Moreover, Direction-SD party connected all Muslims with terrorism, and used this rhetoric very frequently especially following the terrorist attacks in Western Europe (Paris, Cologne). After the Parisattack, PM Fico cmailed that“ (…) the rights of migrants are not important so much; the rights to protect Slovak inhabitants are the most
, but some of them [...] have taken part in the Parisattacks mentioned previously.
Over Europe “looms an enemy, international terrorism based on hateful ideology that is in a way very similar to the ideology of Nazi Germany.” According to Zeman, Western civilization is at war with this extremist enemy. This war “is already in full swing and is not a “cold” war [...] but a truly “hot” one. It is a battle with the Islamic State. It is being led with the use of modern weapons including drones, satellite espionage, and so forth. The extent of this war is growing before
://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/02/what-muslims-really-wantisis-atlantic/386156/ . See also Jeffrey Goldberg, “Crimes” Jihadists Will Sentence You to Death For , T HE A TLANTIC (Nov. 14, 2015) available at http://www.theatlantic.com/ international/archive/2015/11/paris-attacks-isis/415998/ .
In other words, the law promulgated by ISIS consists of fully-conclusive, absolute, exceptionless, exclusionary reasons for action. Interestingly, those fully-exclusionary reasons are binding upon everyone, including the ruling elites within ISIS. Unlike Communist rulers who have often acted