Islamic State steps up propaganda in Persian.

Posted: 07 Jun 2017   Print   Send a link

RFE/RL, 6 June 2017, Golnaz Esfandiari: “The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has recently expanded its campaign to recruit Iranians and disseminate its message to Persian speakers. In late March, IS published a rare video in Persian in which it called on Iran’s Sunni minority to rise up against the Shi’a-dominated Iranian establishment. … Since then, IS has published four issues of its online propaganda publication Rumiyah in Persian. Rumiyah, whose title means Rome in Arabic in an allusion to prophecies that Muslims would conquer the West, is already published in several languages, including English, Russian, French, and Indonesian.”

RFE/RL, 7 June 2017: Coverage of the attack in Tehran.