Virtually Islamic

News, information and speculation about Islam in the Digital Age - part of
Recent Tweets @garybunt
Who I Follow

#jihad - New book - ‘Reclaiming Jihad: a Qur’anic Critique of Terrorism’ by ElSayed Amin, (Kube). Have yet to read this. Looks interesting.

"Startling details have surfaced of British female jihadists forcing captured Iraqi women into sexual slavery at brothels run by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), British media reported Thursday."

"Speaking on the anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Mahmood said on a blogging website: “The only time we will ever, ever return to those lands beithnillah [God willing] is to raise our flag,” reported the Daily Mail.", Saudi court upholds 10-year term for blogger who insulted Islam “Raef Badawi had been convicted of creating an anti-Islam website, criticizing senior scholars and mocking national symbols, Al-Madinah newspaper reported.

“He was accused of insulting Muslims as well as casting doubt on the existence of houris, the virgin companions of the faithful in Paradise, and the concept of torment in the grave.”

Daniel Burke, CNN Belief Blog Editor, ISIS vs. mainstream Muslims: The media war “Quoting Islam’s holiest text to make that point was smart, said Hussein Rashid, a religion scholar at Hofstra University in New York. “ISIS violates every single tenet of this verse, so Barfi shows them to be ignorant,” he said.”