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As the Islamic State jihadist group comes under growing military pressure, its prodigious propaganda output has slowed somewhat but turned increasingly gruesome in a bid to keep in the headlines.

 

在「伊斯蘭國」聖戰團體遭遇日漸增加的軍事壓力之際,這個組織已稍微減緩其龐大的宣傳攻勢,反而愈加變得殘暴,欲藉此維持其受媒體關注程度。

 

 

 

Since it announced a self-styled caliphate across Iraq and Syria last year, IS has become notorious for broadcasting its macabre tactics.

 

自從伊斯蘭國去年在伊拉克和敘利亞自封為哈里發國,該組織向來以播放其令人毛骨悚然的手法惡名昭彰。

 

 

 

The group’s online network has taken advantage of social media’s instant publishing power to circulate footage of mass killings and beheadings.

 

這個團體的線上網絡利用社群媒體立即發表的威力,散佈大規模殺戮和斬首的影像。

 

 

 

IS shot to global infamy in particular last year following the release of a series of English-language videos depicting the grisly executions of several Western hostages.

 

尤其去年公布一連串英語影片,描繪數名西方人質慘遭處決的畫面,讓伊斯蘭國臭名遠播。

 

 

 

In November, US President Barack Obama referred to the group not as "masterminds" but rather "a bunch of killers with good social media."

 

11月,美國總統歐巴馬提到這個團體並非「高手成群」,而是「一群善用社群媒體的殺手」。

 

 

 

But to maintain the media frenzy, IS has resorted to increasingly morbid and elaborate methods of killing.

 

但伊斯蘭國為了維持媒體熱度,已訴諸愈來愈病態且精心策劃的殺人手法。

 

 

 

"The reason IS ups the ante is because they think people will be bored and they need or want to stay relevant," said Mia Bloom, a professor at Georgia State University. (AFP)

 

「伊斯蘭國增加賭注的理由是因為,他們認為人們將會失去興趣,他們需要或想要維持影響力」,喬治亞州立大學教授米亞.布魯說。(法新社)

 

 

 

新聞辭典

 

up the ante:片語,提高賭注、風險,增加投入程度以達到其所想要的回報。例句:We upped the ante on our offer to buy the house.(我們提高出價購買這棟房子。)

 

 

 

prodigious:形容詞,(範圍、數量、程度)龐大的、巨大的,驚人的。例句:The Sun releases prodigious amounts of energy.(太陽釋放龐大能量。)

 

 

 

unparallelled(或拼為unparalleled):形容詞,無可相比的,空前的。例句:The tennis player has achieved unparallelled success in sporting history.(這名網球員達到運動史上無可比擬的成就。)

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