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Gary R. Bunt

Online resources for MENA studies

Online resources for MENA studies 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…

Sir William Jones

British Library, Asian and African studies blog, Sir William Jones’ manuscript copy of al-Fatawa al-'Alamgiriyyah

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Islamophobia and normative sociology

article by Tariq Modood on Islamophobia and normative sociology, published by the British Academy Discover More…

'Islamic State' 2020

Latest on ISIS Discover More…

Muhammad in Art

Sameer, Rahim, Apollo Magazine, Eye of the beholder – how the Prophet Muhammad has been depicted through the centuries

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New book on al-Awlaki

New book on Anwar al-Awlaki Discover More…

'Shaykh Google'

I'm currently reading: Emad Hamdeh, 'Shaykh Google as Ḥāfiẓ al-ʿAṣr: The Internet, Traditional ʿUlamā’, and Self Learning ' via Academia Discover More…

Korean Muslims Online

Farrah Sheikh, ResearchGate, Korean Muslims: Shaping Islamic Discourse and Identities Online, European Journal of Korean Studies Discover More…

CyberOrient

CyberOrient, Online Journal of the Virtual Middle East and Islamic World, Vol. 13 Issue 1
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Research Issues

Michael Krona, GNet, Vicarious Trauma From Online Extremism Research – A Call to Action

This is a significant issue, which I have personal experience of, especially as I recall the impact of some of the first 'jihad' oriented videos I viewed some 20 years ago …

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The Online Public Sphere in the Gulf

Good to see this has been published: Review of Middle East Studies, 53(2) Special Focus: The Online Public Sphere in the Gulf
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New Book on Jihad

A new book from Thomas Hegghammer is out now, discussing global jihad: Discover More…

Research: France, Muslims & Net

L’espace public traditionnel à l’épreuve de la critique de musulmans Français. February 2020
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Net slang

Guardian, Nando's-inspired sex slang used by girls as young as 10
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Islamophobia research

Metro, Muslims experience ‘shared suffering’ when other Muslims go through trauma


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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…

Salafi-Sufi online contestations

PhD research Discover More…

Cyber Sufis - Interview

I'm currently listening to New Books Network: Robert Rozehnal, Cyber Sufis - Virtual Expressions of the American Muslim Experience. Interview by Shobhana Xavier
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Extreme Digital Speech

Vox-Pol, New VOX-Pol Report: Extreme Digital Speech: Contexts, Responses and Solutions
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Arab Fashion Heritage Online

Gulf Today, Arab heritage through the prism of traditional fashion
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Yasir Qadhi Analysed

Garrett Kiriakos-Fugate, Yasir Qadhi, Homophobia, and Preaching a Muslim Men’s Heterosexual Piety
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Jihadism 101

Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi, Pundicity, Jihadism 101: 'The Neglected Duty'

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AAR on Studying Religion

Elin Johnson, American Academy of Religion, Inside Higher Ed, Understanding, Not Endorsement Discover More…

Hijab and Social Media

New and noted: R. Kauser, Exploring the self-presentation of female Muslims, who wear the hijab, on the social networking site 'Instagram.' (Manchester Metropolitan University, 2019) [PDF] Discover More…

Social Media & Atheism

Leo Igwe, Maravi Post, Islam, Social Media and Rise of Atheism in Northern Nigeria Discover More…

Leaving the War on Terror

TNI, Leaving the War on Terror
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Prevent Strategy Review

Discover Society, FOCUS: An Independent Review of the Prevent Strategy Discover More…

AICIS Conference

One month to go … AICIS 19th Annual Conference on Islamic Studies [and on Facebook here] Discover More…

Hajj 2019/1440

A collection of links and resources associated with Hajj 2019/1440 Discover More…

New book: 'Tweeted Heresies'

New and noted: Abdullah Hamidaddin, Tweeted Heresies Discover More…

Content Removal

Isabelle van der Vegt, Paul Gill, Stuart Macdonald and Bennett Kleinberg, Shedding Light on Terrorist and Extremist Content Removal, RUSI, 3 July 2019 Discover More…

Content Removal Issues

Joe Whittaker, Lawfare, How Content Removal Might Help Terrorists (analysis/opinion)
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Conference - AICIS 2019

AICIS 2019 - 19th International Conference on Islamic Studies Discover More…

Mediating Islam

Mediating Islam in the Digital Age academic project Discover More…

Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World

New from UNC Press, Muslim Pilgrimage in the Modern World, Edited by Babak Rahimi, Peyman Eshaghi Discover More…

El Fadl on KSA Scholars

Usuli Institute, Khaled Abou El Fadl Speaks at Protest for Saudi Scholars, 2 June 2019 [published 7 June 2019 on YouTube]
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From Battlefront to Cyberspace

One for future reading:

Asaad Almohammad & Charlie Winter, From Battlefront to Cyberspace: Demystifying the Islamic State’s Propaganda Machine, CTI, June 2019


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Questia: 'Hashtag Islam'

Hashtag Islam on Questia Discover More…

'Cyber Sufis'

This week two important books about Islam and the Internet have appeared. Hussein Kesvani's book on UK Muslims and the net (previously blogged) and this new one from Robert Rozehnal on Sufis and the net. I was able to preview this, which is a really interesting read. It focuses on Inayat Sufism. Discover More…

Online Manipulation

Clint Watts, FPRI, Five Generations of Online Manipulation: The Evolution of Advanced Persistent Manipulators Discover More…

New Muslim Public Digital Spheres

Bibliographical information for researchers on Islam and Muslims online: Discover More…

BL's Oldest Qur'an

British Library, The British Library’s oldest Qur’an manuscript now online, 7 April 2016 I have reposted this because of a recent video.

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Antarah ibn Shaddad

Radio 4, In Our Time, Antarah ibn Shaddad Discover More…

Islamic State's caliphate online

LA Times, Islamic State's caliphate is all but finished, but its online presence endures [opinion] Discover More…
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