Wehrlos gegen Salafismus im Netz? Chancen und Grenzen von Gegennarrativen

Manjana Sold, Hande Abay Gaspar


Within the framework of extremism prevention and the development of
deradicalization programs, but also in science, politics and in the context
of civil society, so-called “counter-narratives” are increasingly given an
important role. While prevention actors are increasingly working with
counter-narratives and are developing model projects, research on counternarratives
remains relatively scarce and its impact has so far been underexplored.
In addition, critical perspectives on counter-narratives that
fear a sovereignty of interpretation are on the rise. The article provides
an empirical insight into counter-narratives from Salafist profiles in the
social network Facebook. It emphasizes the potential of counter-narratives
to prevent extremism, but at the same time pleads for a reflected use of
them. Furthermore, the authors emphasize that the use of counter-narratives
is only one aspect of prevention work and should therefore not
be understood as the sole remedy.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.6094/behemoth.2019.12.2.1025