Islamic State and Game of Thrones

The gruesome videos circulated on most media platforms by the organization that calls itself the Islamic State (IS) have prompted a heated debate about the “Islamicity” of the organization. Bashir Saade draws parallels between these practices and those of recent TV shows such as Game of Thrones, especially in reimagining a “medieval era” that serves as a schema for addressing contemporary concerns.

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Image courtesy of interviewee. September 6, 2023

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