Virtually Islamic Blog

Professor Gary R. Bunt

'Jihadi Jack'

ITV, Exclusive: Homesick ‘Jihadi Jack’ wants to return to UK but 'no one cares' about him | ITV News Discover More…

Asking for a Friend: What's it Like Wearing Hijab?

Al Jazeera, Asking for a Friend: What's it Like Wearing Hijab? Discover More…

'State of Hate' Report

Guardian, Third of Britons believe Islam threatens British way of life, says report Discover More…

CyberOrient

CyberOrient Discover More…

Hair-raising hipsters of Baghdad

Guardian, The hair-raising hipsters of Baghdad – in pictures
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Digitised Manuscripts

HindustanTimes, Jamia digitises rare, old books, manuscripts as part of conservation project
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Counter-Islamophobia Kit

The Conversation, How to tackle Islamophobia – the best strategies from around Europe. Article from Amina Easat-Daas,
Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds

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'Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan'

Aaron Zelin on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (via Twitter) Discover More…

UK rehomes some 100 Syria White Helmets and family members

BBC News, UK rehomes some 100 Syria White Helmets and family members

Significant report from Catrin Nye.


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Basra Rap

Nabil al-Jurani and Qassim Abdul Zahra, Associated Press/ABC, Iraqi rapper gives angry youth in city of Basra music outlet
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Shamima Begum Case - update

For details of the Shamima Begum case, click here:
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Religion as Critique

Book Launch - Religion as Critique by Irfan Ahmad . Another book in the University of North Carolina Press Islamic Civilizations & Muslim Networks Series (of which I'm a part of), which has been published in India by OUP.

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Kids Try Palestinian Food

Kids Try Palestinian Food | Kids Try | HiHo Kids

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'Communicating Religion' Conference

Forthcoming conference activity: Discover More…

Islamic Medical Ethics

Medical Ethics Conference information

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Sufi Soul: The Mystic Music of Islam

One of the best documentaries on Sufism is now on Netflix Discover More…

'State of Social Media: Middle East 2018'

al-Bawaba, 5 Takeaways on Social Media in the Middle East in 2018 According to Oregon’s School of Journalism

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Facial recognition database

ZDNet, Chinese company leaves Muslim-tracking facial recognition database exposed online Discover More…

'IS' children

Guardian/Observer, Agonising hunt by US father for children trapped in Isis enclave

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Shady Srour Case

al-Bawaba, Egyptian Comedian Shady Srour Turns to Atheism in Emotional Facebook Post

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