El Estado Islámico y la seguridad societal : sectarismo y violencia intercomunitaria en Irak y Sira
Ospina Morales, Israel Guillermo
This work analyses, through the concepts of securitization and societal security, the existential threat that has represented the Islamic State for the States of Syria and Iraq and for the minority communities living on their territories. Thus, it includes the salafi-jihadism as a speech act that securitized religion, which establishes the need to eliminate the political order imposed in Middle East and persecute any representation of infidelity (kafir) and polytheism (shirk) to cope with the enemy in a - alleged - war against Islam. Therefore, appealing to a "good Muslim" identity, the Islamic State has fostered sectarianism and inter-communal violence as strategies to destabilize States and has implemented a systematic campaign, on the brink of genocide, to eradicate the presence of minorities as Yezidis and Christians.