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    Default When Actions Don't Match the Narrative.

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    I think you are barking up the wrong tree. There are plenty of Christians who have beheaded their wives during divorces as well.

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    However I would be surprised if those same "christians" had established a media outlet to counter christian stereotypes...

    Lets be balanced... when someone from a western/US culture commits an act such as beheading a spouse... it is a manifestation of poor mental health and/or morals...

    That does not seem to be the case here... rather the act is a manifestation of a cultural norm that makes allowances for "honor" killings and the subjugation of females as less than males...

    SethB, Not sure if you meant your response to be interpretted as tongue in cheek, but if not it is you who is barking up the wrong tree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hacksaw View Post
    However I would be surprised if those same "christians" had established a media outlet to counter christian stereotypes...

    Lets be balanced... when someone from a western/US culture commits an act such as beheading a spouse... it is a manifestation of poor mental health and/or morals...

    That does not seem to be the case here... rather the act is a manifestation of a cultural norm that makes allowances for "honor" killings and the subjugation of females as less than males...

    SethB, Not sure if you meant your response to be interpretted as tongue in cheek, but if not it is you who is barking up the wrong tree
    We might want to withhold judgment until we find out if this is a nut case who happens to be Muslim, or a (more or less) sane person who defends himself on the grounds that the Koran instructed his actions.
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    I suppose you are correct... Hence my comment to SethB as to whether his response was tongue in cheek

    However, I think it is at least reasonable to assume my interpretation given his immediate trip to the police to report his own action... nut cases usually don't march immediately down to the local authorites to report "what a bad boy am I"
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    However I would be surprised if those same "christians" had established a media outlet to counter christian stereotypes...
    Well, not beheadings, but there are some very good examples from about 1987 or so. Think Swaggart....

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    Lets be balanced... when someone from a western/US culture commits an act such as beheading a spouse... it is a manifestation of poor mental health and/or morals...

    That does not seem to be the case here... rather the act is a manifestation of a cultural norm that makes allowances for "honor" killings and the subjugation of females as less than males...
    Which brings up the interesting possibility of cultural conditioning in choosing a narrative that minimizes social retribution...
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    Default The Narrative collection (post-OIF & Iraq)

    Shaping Coalition Forces’ Strategic Narrative in Support of Village Stability Operations

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    Shaping Coalition Forces’ Strategic Narrative in Support of Village Stability Operations
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    Download The Full Article: Shaping Coalition Forces’ Strategic Narrative in Support of Village Stability Operations

    This article is designed to provide strategists and tacticians with comprehensive recommendations for weaving a strategic narrative and supporting plans to achieve a tipping point in the Afghan Counterinsurgency Campaign by leveraging the power of information to amplify the bottom up effects of Village Stability Operations ( VSO) and Afghan Local Police (ALP).

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    A National Strategic Narrative

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    This Strategic Narrative is intended to frame our National policy decisions regarding investment, security, economic development, the environment, and engagement well into this century. It is built upon the premise that we must sustain our enduring national interests – prosperity and security – within a “strategic ecosystem,” at home and abroad; that in complexity and uncertainty, there are opportunities and hope, as well as challenges, risk, and threat. The primary approach this Strategic Narrative advocates to achieve sustainable prosperity and security, is through the application of credible influence and strength, the pursuit of fair competition, acknowledgement of interdependencies and converging interests, and adaptation to complex, dynamic systems – all bounded by our national values.

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    Default Countering Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Democracy Narrative

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    Default What is Your Narrative, and Why?

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    Default Narrative Led Operations: Put the Narrative First

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    Default Narrative: The Critical Component of Counter-Terrorism Strategy

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    Default Istanbul Attack Counters Narrative ISIS is 'Losing'

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    Default Countering the Narrative: Understanding Terrorist’s Influence and Tactics, Analyzing


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    Default Narrative, Cyberspace and the 21st Century Art of War

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