Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

COVID-19: Updated

COVID-19 coverage/issues relating specifically to Muslims and the internet: this section of the blog is now effectively a timeline of key concerns associated with COVID-19. Expect some writing of this in due course, and also a webinar of work-in-progress (in September). Discover More…

'IS'/COVID-19 Narratives

Chelsea Daymon, Meili Criezis, CTC Sentinel, Pandemic Narratives: Pro-Islamic State Media and the Coronavirus, June 2020, Vol. 13, Issue 6 [PDF] (one for the reading list - I haven't read it yet)

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Photo essay - COVID-19 UK

Harriet Sherwood (photos: David Levene), The Guardian, Keeping the faith: religion in the UK amid coronavirus, 3 Jul 2020
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'Islamic State'

BBC, Global News Podcast features Quentin Sommerville's report on 'Islamic State''s presence in Kurdish controlled camps, and the impact of Covid-19 (6:52 in) Discover More…

Webinar

I will be providing a seminar for this webinar series in September. Check out the other speakers here: Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies (AVACGIS) at George Mason University, Covid-19 and Muslim Religiosity: an AVACGIS Webinar Series

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Ramadan 2020: Updated

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With Virtual Iftars now a reality, I tracked specific issues of online engagement and Ramadan during the Coronavirus crisis. Discover More…

Religion in Quarantine: The Future of Religion in a Post-Pandemic World

Heidi Campbell (ed), Religion in Quarantine: The Future of Religion in a Post-Pandemic World, (OakTrust, 2020) new e-book released on COVID-19 and religion, with a section on Muslim responses. It includes a chapter on Practising Islam in the COVID-19 age. Discover More…

Pakistan net influences

Pakistan Observer, Ulema can play active role in promotion of inter-sect harmony

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Polio in Pakistan

The News (Pakistan), Polio remains an endemic in Pakistan
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