Virtually Islamic Blog

Professor Gary R. Bunt

'Hashtag Islam' Review

American Academy of Religions, Reading Religion, Review of 'Hashtag Islam'

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Sudan and Social Media

Arab News, Social media aids Sudan opposition to spread protests
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'IS' Ideological Origins

Tore Hamming, CTC, The Hardline Stream of Global Jihad: Revisiting the Ideological Origin of the Islamic State
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Nojoud al-Mandeel

Al Jazeera, Another Saudi woman takes to Twitter to 'escape abusive family'
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Middle East 5G

ZDNet, Middle East tech: What does 2019 have in store? Read More…

Muslim Digital Citizens Guide

Faith Associates, Muslim Digital Citizens Guide
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Cardiff Muslim Community 1961

Via Cardiff UK Islam Centre, I've discovered a gem of a COI film about Muslims in Cardiff, made in 1961. Read More…

Kenya Hotel Attack

Breaking coverage on the Kenya attack: Read More…

Hayat Tahrir al-Sham

AFP/Rudaw, Al-Qaeda's shadow still hangs over Syria's Idlib: analysts
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Religious Opinion on Online Purchases

Arab Times, ‘Nothing is wrong in purchasing through Internet, social media’
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The Internet is Exposing the Lives of Iran's 'Aghazadeh' or 'Noble' Youth

al Bawaba, The Internet is Exposing the Lives of Iran's 'Aghazadeh' or 'Noble' Youth Read More…

Borneo 'Fake News' Event

Borneo Bulletin, Curbing fake news spread: A fight we must wage as one united nation
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Dark Web Analysis

Politico, How Britain grapples with nationalist dark web (long-read)

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Rahaf al-Qunun: updated

Rahaf al-Qunun situation updated: Read More…

Digital Piety in Bangladesh: A Psychosocial Analysis

Sayeed al-Zaman, Digital Piety in Bangladesh: A Psychosocial Analysis (ResearchGate)
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KSA activism appeal

NBC, Sister of jailed female activist appeals to Pompeo on eve of Saudi trip
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Sufi Art

al-Jazeera, Qatari artist Yasser Al Mulla: Drawing a Sufi controversy
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ISIL Rehab

Sinem Koseoglu, al-Jazeera, Should ex-ISIL fighters be rehabilitated?
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Gender and Sexuality

BBC News, 'It is possible to be Muslim and a lesbian'
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KSA Women

NYT, Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee
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