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Khashoggi

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Palestinian 'geeks' code their way to a better future in Gaza

al-Jazeera, Palestinian 'geeks' code their way to a better future in Gaza, 17 Nov 2018
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UNC Press Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks 15th Anniversary

Bruce B. Lawrence: Celebrating the Fifteenth Anniversary of the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks Book Series at UNC Press

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KSA 'inside-out abaya'

A prominent campaign has appeared on social media from SaudiArabia relating to dress codes over the past week.

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'Hashtag Islam' at AAR

'Hashtag Islam' at AAR (UNC Press Stand) - given I couldn't make it in person …

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UNC Press 15th Anniversary celebration

UNC Press is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks series, which I have had the privilege of contributing to. Great team to work with.
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Net radicalisation

Sydney Morning Herald, Terror plot ringleader's sentence revealed for the first time, 16 Nov 2018
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Environment and Islam

The New Arab, Indonesia's eco-theology: An Islamic environmental consciousness
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IS responsibility issues

Mina Al-Lami‏ @Minalami has a significant Twitter thread on IS responsibility issues Read More…

'Hashtag Islam'


Publishers Weekly, Faith Matters: Religion & Spirituality Spotlight 2018 refers to 'Hashtag Islam' Read More…

Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy

Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid, Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy, Brookings
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Wordcloud: Virtually Islamic blog

Wordcloud: VirtuallyIslamic blog

Key issues from the past couple of months, as represented in a wordcloud.
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KSA 'Misusing Mecca'

Opinion piece from Khaled M. Abou El Fadl: NYT, Saudi Arabia Is Misusing Mecca Read More…

Spotify in Middle East

tahawultech.com, Calling all music lovers: Spotify now available in Middle East
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'Smart Mosques'

Saudi Gazette, ‘Smart Mosques’ to monitor mosques all over Kingdom


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Facebook auction of child bride

Reuters, Facebook auction of South Sudan child bride could inspire other families: activists, 13 Nov 2018 catching up on this story Read More…

CPF

CFP, Sociology of Religion Study Group (SocRel) Annual Conference 2019, 'Communicating Religion', 9-11 July 2019, Cardiff University [PDF] Read More…

WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say

Guardian, WhatsApp struggling to control fake news in India, researchers say, 12 Nov 2018 Read More…

The State of the Global Islamic Economy

salaamgateway.com, Halal travel sector becoming increasingly digitised, beach resorts showing ’strong investment case’: study
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MBS 'WIngs clipped'

"Six weeks after Jamal Khashoggi was murdered by Saudi agents, the decision-making process in Riyadh is slowly starting to change. Fallout from the assassination in Istanbul has wounded Mohammed bin Salman, the heir to the throne, and given a second wind to an old guard of elders, whose views are once more being heard." Read More…

Fake Jihadist Channel

BBC Monitoring, Fake Jihadist Telegram Channel Still Active [subscription needed] Read More…

Exploring Black/African/Afro-Caribbean Muslim Heritage in British History

Everyday Muslim, Heritage Shorts - Exploring Black/African/Afro-Caribbean Muslim Heritage in British History
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Ahmed Raïssouni profile

jeuneafrique.com, Qui est Ahmed Raïssouni, le Marocain élu à la tête de l’Union mondiale des oulémas ?
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Tajikstan internet

Eurasia.net, Tajikistan: Internet censorship surges amid unrest and tax-break reports Read More…
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