Virtually Islamic Blog

Researching Islam, Muslims and the Internet

CIA Intercept

Wall Street Journal, CIA Intercepts Underpin Assessment Saudi Crown Prince Targeted Khashoggi, 3 Dec 2018
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Iran 'disinformation' report

Reuters, Special Report: How Iran spreads disinformation around the world, 30 Nov 2018
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True Origins of ISIS

Hassan Hassan, The Atlantic, The True Origins of ISIS: A secret biography suggests that Abu Ali al-Anbari defined the group’s radical approach more than any other person, 30 Nov 2018
Important article from Hassan Hassan.

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Islamophobia Defined

I have endorsed the Islamophobia Defined statement, which is an important step forward in defining conceptual frameworks associated with anti-Muslim sentiment. Read More…

Building pictures of online activity

phys.org, 'Big picture' platforms boost fight against online terror activity, 29 Nov 2018
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Shahed Amanullah- The Maydan Podcast

Maydan, Shahed Amanullah- The Maydan Podcast

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Research on Reddit

vox-pol, Upvoting Extremism, Part I: An Assessment Of Extreme Right Discourse On Reddit
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Austrian Islamic State figure reportedly killed in Syria coalition strike

BBC Monitoring, Austrian Islamic State figure reportedly killed in Syria coalition strike
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"Smart Pakem" Blasphemy App

Independent/Reuters, Indonesian app that allows uses to report 'misguided' religious beliefs criticised by human rights groups, 28 Nov 2018
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The Page 99 Test

Here's my response to the Page 99 Test … Read More…

Matthew Hedges Freed

Telegraph, Academic Matthew Hedges thanks wife in first comments since his pardon for 'spying' in UAE
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The New Radicalization of the Internet

NYT, Opinion, The New Radicalization of the Internet
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Spotify goes Palestinian

asianews.it, Spotify brings Palestinian music and artists to the global public

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