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Al-Kaida czy ETA?
Al-Qaeda or ETA?

An alternative vision of the terrorist attacks in Madrid

Author(s): Maja Biernacka
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Sociology, Security and defense
Published by: Stowarzyszenie Czasu Kultury
Keywords: Al-Qaeda;conspiracy theories;eta;Spain / Hiszpania;bombing in Madrid;conspiracism

Summary/Abstract: The article analyses contemporary conspiracy narratives in the context of Spanish society and the media in Spain. It focuses on the contradicting conspiracy theories that have arisen around the tragic terrorist attack that took place on 11 March 2004 in Madrid. This event continues to feed a number of widely varying assumptions about its perpetrators and causes, as well as the socio-political goals this brutal act was intended to achieve. Narratives concerning the attack basically follow two paths, with two major suspects being presented in the Spanish media: Islamic fundamentalists and the Basque terrorist organization ETA.

  • Issue Year: XXXII/2016
  • Issue No: 02
  • Page Range: 92-97
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish