Terrorist Propaganda in the Case of Jamshid Muhtorov

Terrorist propaganda serves myriad purposes, including promoting a culture that helps the groups maintain coherence, justify controversial actions, and caricature the enemy. These groups also use terror to provoke their targets into disproportionate responses that radicalize populations and provide new potential pools of recruits. Terrorist sympathizers may share a common cause with the group and—through propaganda, peer influence, or other factors—cross the line from freedom of speech and freedom of association to something far more dangerous, as in the case of Jamshid Muhtorov. In this case, the U.S. government used all available tools at its disposal and, according to critics, skirted legal safeguards in the process. This case raises several interesting issues that will be discussed, including search and seizure, foreign intelligence surveillance, and foreign terrorist designation…

20200511 NatSecJournal – Terrorist Propaganda in the Case of Jamshid Muhtorov (Newbold)

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Mr. Newbold has been working in the national security field since 2003 and has been an IAPP-certified privacy professional since 2007. He holds a JD from Regent University, an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and an LL.M. in National Security Law from Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Newbold is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Public Policy with a focus on National Security Studies. He has contributed to several national-level documents and participates in a number of public policy-related working groups.

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