The emerging phenomenon of ‘jihadism’ as an artistic genre acts as an extreme juxtaposition against the violent physical acts of barbarism committed by ISIS. The New Yorker recently published an extensive analysis of the jihadist poetry collection “Blaze of Truth” with the hope of “understanding jihadism through examining its culture.” However, the poetic genre of jihadism signifies more than merely a figurative window into the ethos of ISIS and instead stands to become a pervasive literary legacy in the cultural war of ISIS.
Medium of poetry
ISIS’ poetry is predominately structured within the format of a monologue through which the jihadists lament or contemplate the themes of love, sadness, loneliness and vulnerabilityDr. Halla Diyab