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The Western Jihadism Data Collection

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Final Report]

Corporate Author:

Brandeis University

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The Western Jihadism Project Data Collection is a web-based database designed to study Al-Qaeda-inspired terrorist offenders in Western Europe, the Antipodes, Canada, and the United States. The project developed a secure online portal for a relational database comprised of qualitative and quantitative data files from the archives of The Western Jihadism Project WJP. The database began as a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel. Since then it has since evolved into a relational database in PostgreSQL and using a Django-based administrative framework for editing the data stored within. The collection also contains numerous audio-visual files including photographs, videos, propaganda, magazines, sermons, and news reports. The project aim was to develop the data collection into an online portal capable of supporting collaborative multi-team research and data sharing within a secure online environment.

Subject Categories:

  • Unconventional Warfare
  • Information Science

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]