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Researching Islam, Muslims and the Internet

Manuscripts | Digital Resources and Projects in Islamic Studies

Maydan, Manuscripts | Digital Resources and Projects in Islamic Studies Read More…

Huda Kattan

BBC News, The millionaire make-up mogul behind Huda Beauty Read More…

Digital Islam and the New Sheikhs

Suzanne Schneider, The Revealer, Digital Islam and the New Sheikhs Read More…

Meet the Vietnamese Muslims of Hanoi

My Salaam, Meet the Vietnamese Muslims of Hanoi Read More…

Scandinavian Student Murders

The Guardian, Scandinavian student murders: nine more arrested in Morocco, 21 Dec 2018
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Extension for Arabic & Persian

Alpheios Reading Tools Version 2.1.0.19, December 2018
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Rethinking Radicalisation

Al Jazeera, Rethinking Radicalisation: How the West's dealing with perceived threats of a post-9/11 world affects young people vulnerable to radicalisation. Read More…

Photography Competition

Win a signed copy of my book 'Hashtag Islam' … Read More…

Crowdsourced Twitter study reveals shocking scale of online abuse against women

Amnesty, Crowdsourced Twitter study reveals shocking scale of online abuse against women Read More…

Self-radicalisation case - UK

Mail Online,

'Self-radicalised' Uber driver who drew sketch of gun raid on Downing St while awaiting trial for samurai sword attack on police near Buckingham Palace is found NOT GUILTY of terror plot
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e-Jihad Florida

Miami Herald, Florida man charged with distributing bomb-making designs for Islamic extremists
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'IS' kill 700 prisoners

Reuters, Islamic State kills 700 prisoners in east Syria - Syrian Observatory
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KSA Iran Hajj Deal

Reuters/IFP, Iran, Saudi Arabia 'sign deal' for 2019 Hajj season
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Lockerbie & Pan Am 103

BBC, Lockerbie: The Truth Emerges

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Female Refugee Revolution

The New Arab, How female refugees started a silent gender revolution in Egypt
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The Power of Twitter

BBC Radio 4, The Power of Twitter Read More…

Iraq's Post ISIS Campaign of Revenge

A sobering essential long-read by Ben Taub (and associated photographers): New Yorker, Shallow Graves/Iraq's Post ISIS Campaign of Revenge Read More…

Abu Ali al-Anbari

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, The Biography of Abu Ali al-Anbari: Full Translation and Analysis


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ISIS-obsessed teenager jailed over online terror videos

Birmingham Live, ISIS-obsessed teenager Sudesh Amman jailed over online terror videos
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21st Century Arabic

Arab News, Speaking up for the mother tongue: How Arabic is being retooled for the 21st century
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Podcast: Path & Present

iTunes, Path & Present w/Baraka Blue.

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Some future listening here. Read More…

Syria's forgotten women

Independent, Forgotten Women: The displaced Syrian mothers still fighting for change – who say ‘I want you to feel our suffering’, 17 Dec 2018
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Women Making Space in the Mosque

BBC World Service, Heart & Soul, Women Making Space in the Mosque

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Russians got more impact from regular social media posts than ads in election misinformation campaign

CNBC, Russians got more impact from regular social media posts than ads in election misinformation campaign Read More…

Facebook Yemen Controversy

Metro, Facebook is censoring images of starving children in Yemen for being ‘sexual content’, 17 Dec 2018
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