نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
1 استادیار روابط بینالملل دانشگاه علامه طباطبایی
2 دانشجوی دکترای روابط بینالملل دانشگاه اصفهان
عنوان مقاله [English]
Despite the claims of European governments to fight terrorism, many of the European youths have joined the DAESH Takfiri-terrorist group. Thus, the aim of this research is to examine and evaluate the reasons why European youths join DAESH. This article has used the documented analysis method as one of the qualitative methods, along with the descriptive-analytical method. According to the findings of this research, a set of factors are among the reasons for European youths’ joining this terrorist group, including the crisis of identity and spirituality in the West, surge of rightist groups, social pressures and discriminations, material motives and poverty, role of the Western security services, spiritual and psychological problems, the teachings of DAESH on jihad and caliphate, religious motives, and the deceptive propaganda of DAESH. The research first examines the geographical distribution of DAESH’s European members and their identity features and then clarifies factors for European youths’ joining DAESH.
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Available at: http://icsr.info/2015/01/