Virtually Islamic Blog

Researching Islam, Muslims and the Internet

How Islamic is "Islamic Studies"?

YouTube, How Islamic is "Islamic Studies"? Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad, Distinguished Lecture
I haven't seen this in fully yet.
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Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media

European Eye on Radicalization, P. W. Singer and Emerson T. Brooking. Like War: The Weaponization of Social Media
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Malaysia Fashion

Star, Made By Malaysia, Loved By The World, 10 Dec 2018
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'Islamophobic' Database under Scrutiny

Middle East Eye, World-Check 'terrorism' database cites 'Islamophobic' sources in Muslim profiles, 10 Dec 2018 Read More…

Jihadology

Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, Don't Shut Down the Internet's Biggest Jihadi Archive, 10 Dec 2018 Read More…

Single Muslim Mums

SingleMuslimMums.co.uk

New and noted.
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'Anti-Islam' Marcher against Brexit

Guardian, Anti-Islam activists get key roles in 'family-friendly' Brexit march, 7 Dec 2018
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Religious Authority between Generations

Economist, Young Muslims challenge the old guard at Britain’s mosques
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Protesting Hijab in Iran

BBC News, The Iranian trailblazer who removed her headscarf, 7 Dec 2018


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Human Rights and IoT

IoT for All, Human Rights and IoT: Tracking Violations and Improving Protections, 5 Dec 2018
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UAE deportation policy

Economic Times, UAE quietly deporting IS sympathisers of Indian origin, 6 Dec 2018

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Iran Messaging Apps Policies

Radio Farda, Iran To Tighten Grip On Cyberspace, Messaging Apps, 6 Dec 2018 Read More…

IS 'History'

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, The Islamic State Research Office's Self-History

Long read, with lots of interesting detail. I haven't gone through it all yet.
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Online Radicalisation in Hawaii

USDOJ, U.S. Soldier Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for Attempting to Provide Material Support to ISIS
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Kashmir insurgents kill civilians

D.W.com, Kashmir insurgents kill civilians over spying suspicions, 4 Dec 2018
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UK: Prosecution for spreading IS propaganda

Telegraph & Argus, CCTV operative spread graphic Islamic State propaganda, court told
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Allied and Lethal: Islamic State Khorasan’s Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Amira Jadoon, CTC, Allied and Lethal: Islamic State Khorasan’s Network and Organizational Capacity in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 3 Dec 2018

Links to PDF report.

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IS Telegram

BBC Monitoring, Analysis: IS steps up use of Telegram 'groups' feature
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'IS' Case

Mail Online, Muslim woman, 23, who chatted online with jihadi brides and knew about a terror attack BEFORE it happened 'didn't understand' she was a member of ISIS
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Allegations: Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to killing

CNN, Jamal Khashoggi's private WhatsApp messages may offer new clues to killing, 4 Dec 2018 Read More…

Jihadology Access Concerns

David Bond, ft.com, How extremist videos are hitting UK relations with US tech groups, 2 Dec 2018
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Wales Far-Right Issues

BBC News, System Resistance Network: Neo-Nazi group 'should be illegal'
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Racial bias: report

Guardian, Revealed: the stark evidence of everyday racial bias in Britain, 2 Dec 2018

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'Patriot Act' with Hasan Minhaj

The Atlantic, 'Hasan Minhaj, the host of the new Netflix series "Patriot Act," is turning a tested sphere—the topical talk show—into an immigrant home' Read More…

Radio and Social Media against Radicalisation

Rey-Luis Banagudos, Philippine News Agency, Using radio, social media to advocate peace, 2 Dec 2018
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Deplatforming Impact

Bijan Stephen, The Verge, Death of a provocateur


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Indonesia Censorship

AFP/South China Morning Post, Village in conservative region of Muslim-majority Indonesia yanks Wi-fi over porn-surfing pupils
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How Instagram hides behind Facebook – and rakes in billions

Scott Greer, Medium/Guardian, How Instagram hides behind Facebook – and rakes in billions
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Israel's software helps KSA - allegation

NYT, Israeli Software Helped Saudis Spy on Khashoggi, Lawsuit Says
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Khashoggi Intercept assessment

NYT, Intercepts Solidify C.I.A. Assessment That Saudi Prince Ordered Khashoggi Killing


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