Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Voice in the Machine

BBC, Archive on Four, Voice in the Machine Discover More…

Operation Jihadi Bride

John Carney, Stuff, Operation Jihadi Bride: The truth about sex and Islamic State Discover More…

Qur'an Recitation

Bill Gent & Abdullah Muhammad, Memorising and Reciting a Text without Understanding Its Meaning: A Multi-Faceted Consideration of This Practice with Particular Reference to the Qur’an, Religions 2019, 10(7), 425
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Alaa Salah Profile

Times, Alaa Salah: Sudan’s ‘woman in white’ on why she’s prepared to die [paywalled article]
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Hodan Nalayeh

BBC News, Hodan Nalayeh: Somalia's 'inspirational' journalist, killed in Kismayo
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Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia

New and noted: Eva F. Nisa, Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia: Online Conflicting Narratives behind the Women Ulama Congress, Asian Studies Review Discover More…

IS Infowar

Metro, Inside the Islamic State Infowar: Ex-jihadi reveals secrets of his battle to wipe ISIS off the internet forever Discover More…

Qandeel Baloch Profile

Sanam Maher , Guardian, ‘You’ll miss me when I’m gone’: the murder of social media star Qandeel Baloch Discover More…

Twitter hate-speech rules

BBC News, Twitter bans religious insults calling groups rats or maggots
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Cytrec Conference

CYTREC TASM Conference presentations and papers archived Discover More…

Boko Haram

Sky News, Bleeding borders Fighters from the brutal Islamist group Boko Haram are infiltrating Cameroon from Nigeria significant article Discover More…

Algorithms unpacked

Algorithms unpacked: Discover More…

CIE Mindmap

I've just updated the mind map first used in iMuslims. It's a work in progress … you'll also find it on the Mindmap tab.

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Digitising Islamic Banks

Malaysian Reserve, Digitising to drive growth of Islamic banks
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“Great Replacement” Theory

Guardian, Christchurch mosque killer’s theories seeping into mainstream, report warns
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'Wahhabism Confronted'

Reuters, Wahhabism confronted: Sri Lanka curbs Saudi influence after bombings
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MENA Unicorns

Al Jazeera, From start-up to unicorn in the Middle East
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Content Removal

Isabelle van der Vegt, Paul Gill, Stuart Macdonald and Bennett Kleinberg, Shedding Light on Terrorist and Extremist Content Removal, RUSI, 3 July 2019 Discover More…

Irish Radicalisation Issue

BBC News, IS bride Lisa Smith denies training girls to become fighters Discover More…

Uighur Children

BBC News, China Muslims: Xinjiang schools used to separate children from families
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US Sanctions Bite Iran

Mahsa Alimardani, Motherboard, Vice, Stuxnet, American Sanctions, and Cyberwar Are Legitimizing Iranian Internet Controls
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Reality check

Oscar Schwartz, Guardian, Could ‘fake text’ be the next global political threat?
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Iran: Joss Stone

BBC News, Joss Stone deported from Iran on last stop of world tour
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KSA: Nicki Minaj

BBC News, Nicki Minaj Saudi gig prompts confusion online
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Sudan: Special Report

Khalid Abdelaziz, Michael Georgy and Maha El Dahan, Reuters, Special Report, Abandoned by the UAE, Sudan’s Bashir was destined to fall Discover More…

Walkman @40

endgadget, Sony's 230-Walkman exhibit celebrates 40 years of a music icon' Discover More…

Princess in Hiding

BBC News, Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein: The Dubai royal 'hiding in London'
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China Surveillance App

Raymond Zhong, NYT, China Snares Tourists’ Phones in Surveillance Dragnet by Adding Secret App Discover More…

Indonesia Gen z

PRI The World, Indonesia’s newest Gen Z craze? Marrying someone you’ve never even dated. Discover More…

Rakhine Rohingya Net Cut

NYT, The Government Cut Their Internet. Will Abuses Now Remain Hidden? Discover More…
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