Revista mexicana de ciencias políticas y sociales
Print version ISSN 0185-1918
CASTRO MENDEZ, Evelyn Norma. Después del 11-S. Al-Qaeda vista por el análisis del discurso. Rev. mex. cienc. polít. soc [online]. 2010, vol.52, n.210, pp. 59-75. ISSN 0185-1918.
After the attacks of September 11, 2001, several studies have been published on the theme of terrorism and the performance of Al-Qaeda- This organization has been characterized as constantly transmitting messages, whose study constitutes an important vein of investigation for the science of communication, the political discourse and international relations. In this context, the present article examines some of the results of the semantic-pragmatic analysis applied to the statement made by this organization after the attacks on the Twin Towers and the U.S. Pentagon, which was the most widely presented by the national and international press, statement that makes clear that religion is not the substantial argumentative axis, but the problematic politics of Middle East as well as its implications on the relation West-Islamic world.
Keywords : Al-Qaeda; terrorism; Islamism; discourse analysis; semantics and pragmatics.