Virtually Islamic Blog

Researching Islam, Muslims and the Internet

Halal Holidays

Star2, How the Internet is helping Muslim millennials plan halal holidays, 10 Nov 2018

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South Asia Edition: 'Hashtag Islam'

Pentagon Press edition - Hashtag Islam

My book 'Hashtag Islam' is now available to order in the Indian sub-continent from Pentagon Press. This is a special edition (hardback) with a different cover.

ISBN:
9789386618627

It's also available via the usual bookshops, and from
Amazon

Click below to see a larger version of the cover:


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Facebook admits it was used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar

BBC News, Facebook admits it was used to 'incite offline violence' in Myanmar, 6 Nov 2018 Read More…

Asian Image, 'Criminalising thoughts': How Muslims are being targeted in new Counter-terrorism bill

Asian Image, 'Criminalising thoughts': How Muslims are being targeted in new Counter-terrorism bill Read More…

Debunking Maps of Alleged “Islamic No Go Zones” in London

bellingcat, Debunking Maps of Alleged “Islamic No Go Zones” in London article by Dan Kaszeta

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IS Gab

Jihadoscope, Islamic State supporters boast of presence on controversial social media network Gab [via Twitter]

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Lebanon Shame on Who? Lebanese Campaign Exposes 'Victim Blaming' Attitudes to Rape

albawaba.com, Shame on Who? Lebanese Campaign Exposes 'Victim Blaming' Attitudes to Rape Read More…

'Fake News'

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The Cost of Crying Victory: Policy Implications of the Islamic State’s Territorial Collapse

Liesbeth van der Heide, Charlie Winter and Shiraz Maher, The Cost of Crying Victory: Policy Implications of the Islamic State’s Territorial Collapse report "In light of the territorial demise of the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria, this report analyses the continued risks posed by IS. " Read More…

'Islamic State' Genocide: Report

NPR, Islamic State Dumped At Least 6,000 Bodies In Mass Graves In Iraq, U.N. Says

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Right-wing hate recruitment

NPR, Right-Wing Hate Groups Are Recruiting Video Gamers

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Grenfell 'bonfire video'

Guardian, Grenfell bonfire video: police search house as five men questioned

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'Defending Scholarship'

Michael Munnik, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK. Defending scholarship in public debates

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ISIS still a 'problem' online

CNBC, ISIS may be quashed on the ground, but it's still a 'problem' online, EU security official says

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Coding in UAE

tahawultech.com, “Coding is the language of the future,” says Sheikh Mohammed
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HE Networks

tahawultech.com, Security threats coming from higher education networks on the rise
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Chechnya’s most famous YouTuber in exile faces deportation to Russia

OpenDemocracy.net, “I’d prefer to die in Poland”: Chechnya’s most famous YouTuber in exile faces deportation to Russia Read More…

Morocco social media and hadith

Said Temsamani, Eurasia Review, Morocco: Interactive Radio, TV And Social Media To Enhance True Values Of Islam – OpEd Hadith centred programme promoted by Moroccan King Mohammed VI. Read More…

Trolls attack Islam

Jamie Prentis, The National, Russian trolls stoked UK hatred of Islam after terrorist attacks, 1 Nov 2018 Read More…

Islam in Britain blog

I continue to maintain my Islam in Britain blog. Some of the materials cross-over into the themes of this blog. Read More…

#protectyounghijabis

amaliah, #ProtectYoungHijabis the Hashtag Formed to Protect Over 900 Young Muslim Women From One Sexual Predator Read More…

Arab Government control of Twitter

albawaba.com, Do Arab Governments Control Arabic-Language Twitter? Read More…

Photographic Legacy

BBC Radio 4, Desert Island Discs, Vanley Burke
"Lauren Laverne interviews photographer Vanley Burke, known as the godfather of black British photography."
Burke's important portfolio includes many religion related photos, including from Birmingham's Muslim communities. It's an incredible legacy. Do check it out (I can't reproduce any here for copyright reasons).

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