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Gary R. Bunt

iMuslims @10

Hard to believe, but my book iMuslims came out ten years ago


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Mona Eltahawy Book

New and noted: Mona Eltahawy, The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls, Beacon Press Discover More…

KSA Abaya Online Debate

Mariam Nabbout, Stepfeed, Saudi scholar believes women 'shouldn't be forced to wear abayas'
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Israa Ghrayeb - updated

BBC News, Israa Ghrayeb: Palestinian woman's death prompts soul-searching
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SuperSisters

Nosheen Iqbal, Guardian, Lifestyle website for Muslim teens is covertly funded by the Home Office
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Detained Bloggers

BBC News, Australian and British bloggers held in Iran named
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Wael Ghonim

AlBawaba, What Happened to Wael Ghonim, Egypt's Revolution Icon?
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Selfies in Mecca

New and noted: an article on Selfies in Mecca (PDF) by Z. Khabibullina. Discover More…

Pentagon Chapel

Washington Post/NDTV, "Wipe Away Tragedy": Muslim Engineer Builds Chapel At 9/11 Pentagon Site Discover More…

Recording Ritual

Here's a piece about recording ritual, focusing on Muharram, with examples drawn from YouTube. Discover More…

AI Arabic

Middle East Eye, Arabic and AI: Why voice-activated tech struggles in the Middle East
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Sinéad O’Connor

The Irish Times, Sinéad O’Connor’s Late Late performance hits 1.6m views online Discover More…

'Islamic tartan'

The National,  'Scotland's Islamic tartan is going viral, but why now?
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“Mistress of a Married Man”/"Maitresse d'un homme marié"

NYT, Bold Women. Scandalized Viewers. It’s ‘Sex and the City,’ Senegal Style. 22 Aug 2019.
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KSA Influencers

Bloomberg Business, Can Influencers Improve Saudi Arabia’s Image? Discover More…

Shi'ism Malaysia

Malay Mail, Jais denounces Shiah teachings in Friday sermon
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FB Tunisia

Meshkal, Fears over Facebook’s Role in Election Campaign Discover More…

Al Qaeda Is Ready to Attack You Again

Colin P. Clarke, Charles Lister, Foreign Policy, Al Qaeda Is Ready to Attack You Again, 4 Sep 2019 Discover More…

Prevent Strategy Review

Discover Society, FOCUS: An Independent Review of the Prevent Strategy Discover More…

Internet and Muslim Women

Just been reading this useful paper, which came out earlier in the year: Eva F. Nisa (2019), Internet and Muslim Women. In: Woodward M., Lukens-Bull R. (eds) Handbook of Contemporary Islam and Muslim Lives. Springer, Cham Discover More…

Hajj & Information

Nadia Caidi, International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion, Pilgrimage to Hajj: An Information Journey Discover More…

Leaving the War on Terror

TNI, Leaving the War on Terror
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Egyptian Female Digital Literacy

Stepfeed, Program in Egypt lets female orphans channel their inner tech goddess Discover More…

Iran Gaming Gender Inequity

Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera, Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers
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Rohingya SIM

Al Jazeera, Bangladesh bans mobile phone access in Rohingya camps Discover More…

Palestinian 'Honour Killing'

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press/Yahoo, Palestinian women protest after suspected honor killing
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'Hashtag Islam'

'Hashtag Islam' is now available through OUP as an e-book: Oxford: Oxford University Press, Oxford Index, 2019 [subscription required]

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AICIS Conference

One month to go … AICIS 19th Annual Conference on Islamic Studies [and on Facebook here] Discover More…

'The Accidental Celebrity'

BBC News, Mat Dan: 'I became an accidental celebrity 6,000 miles from home'
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Tawhidi under spotlight

CJ Werlman, The New Arab, It's time for news media outlets to stop quoting 'fake Sheikh' Imam Tawhidi (opinion piece)
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