Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

Iran IRGC Report

Kasra Aarabi, Analyst, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, Beyond Borders: the Expansionist Ideology of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Discover More…

Iran Protests

Video of Tehran street protests after downing of PS752, and acknowledgement of responsibility by Iran armed forces. Discover More…

Updated: Downed flight PS752

Updates on PS752
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Updated: Suleimani Assassination & Aftermath

Selected coverage on General Qassem Suleimani and the aftermath of his assassination, focusing on online issues. Discover More…

Misinformation

Misinformation in US politics … Discover More…

Iran Protest Footage

David Gilbert, Vice, Grisly Footage Reveals What Iran's Regime Did to Protesters When the Internet Was Shut Down Discover More…

Updated: Iran Net Shutdown

Background to the internet shutdown in Iran (ongoing)
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Iran Cable Leak

Leaked Iran cables in focus here:
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Detained Bloggers

BBC News, Australian and British bloggers held in Iran named
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Iran Gaming Gender Inequity

Maziar Motamedi, Al Jazeera, Of course Iran has 'girl gamers', but they face unique barriers
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US Sanctions Bite Iran

Mahsa Alimardani, Motherboard, Vice, Stuxnet, American Sanctions, and Cyberwar Are Legitimizing Iranian Internet Controls
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Iran: Joss Stone

BBC News, Joss Stone deported from Iran on last stop of world tour
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Iran Attorney Sentenced

Radio Farda, Attorney, Rights Defender Sentenced To 30 Years, Flogging In Iran Discover More…

Iranian women

BBC News, Iranian women - before and after the Islamic Revolution
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Iran's 'Revolution Babies'

AP/Daily Mail, Iran's 'revolution babies' weigh their progress since 1979, 7 Feb 2019
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BBC: Fatwa series

BBC, Fatwa Series on Radio 4. Discover More…

'The Unlikely Connection Between Trump and Ayatollah Khomeini'

Philip Kowalski, Ozy.com, The Unlikely Connection Between Trump and Ayatollah Khomeini
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Social Media Activist Jailed

RFE/RL, Iranian Activist Jailed, Allegedly Beaten, After Complaining Of Forced Confession
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Les Mis in Iran

AFP/i24News, Broadway hits Iran with unique take on 'Les Miserables', navigating religious taboos
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KSA Iran Hajj Deal

Reuters/IFP, Iran, Saudi Arabia 'sign deal' for 2019 Hajj season
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Iran Social Media Activist Dies on Hunger Strike

BBC News, Vahid Sayadi Nasiri: Jailed Iran activist dies on hunger strike
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Protesting Hijab in Iran

BBC News, The Iranian trailblazer who removed her headscarf, 7 Dec 2018


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Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy

Peter Mandaville and Shadi Hamid, Islam as statecraft: How governments use religion in foreign policy, Brookings
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