‚Pop-Jihad‘ – History and Structure of Salafism and Jihadism in Germany
By Claudia Dantschke.
This Working Paper – focussing on Salafism, Jihadi groups, individuals and ideology in Germany – is a complementary study to Working Paper You Are Our Future. The Paper discusses several internal frictions and developments within the German Jihadi-Salafi movement and introduces the most relevant groups for current Jihadi radicalization in Germany. Based on over a decade of practical counselling and deradicalization work, the author establishes a three generational evolution model of German Salafism and describes the development of a genuine Jihad based youth culture, referred to as ‘Pop-Jihad’ in this Working Paper.