Woolwich attack: Were the suspected killers... →
Exclusive: Woolwich attacker named 'Mujahid' was... →
Exclusive: Woolwich attacker named ‘Mujahid’ was known to banned Islamist organisation Al Muhajiroun “He [Anjem Choudary] denied that Mujahid could have been radicalised by his teachings, adding that more extremist material, including the sermons of Yemen-based cleric Anwar Al Awlaki and the Al Qaeda-linked magazine Inspire, have been easily available via the internet.”
Woolwich attack: We must tackle hate preaching... →
Inspire magazine and the rise of open-source jihad →
The Rise of Hijab Fashion Bloggers →
Web Jihad Inaction →
“Just miles from New York City’s hallowed Ground Zero, an Internet server in New Jersey hosts a Jihadist leader’s website that instructs supporters of al-Qaida to use explosive devices against western civilians, along with blueprints showing how to build the bombs.”
U.K.: Where reading can send you to jail | Toronto... →
“Copies of Inspire and other extremist texts, speeches and images have surfaced in the confiscated property of terror suspects in the United States and the United Kingdom. There are no firm figures on exactly how many people have been arrested and tried under the law since 2000. In most cases, Section 58 charges are bundled along with other terror or criminal offences, said lawyer Simon...
Survey: Media Use in the Middle East | Digital... →
BBC, Saudi religious police boss condemns Twitter... →
Downloading al-Qaeda terror guide ‘will lead to... →
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Dark Side, Carefully Masked,... →
Use These Secret NSA Google Search Tips to Become... →
#tsarnaev - CSM, What's in the Internet videos... →
comments from @garybunt in CSM article “The videos do not show ties to any specific group, but do hint at a deeper yearning in the alleged Boston Marathon bomber for a heroic jihadi persona.”
Amazon.com, Gary R. Bunt
I have a new author page available at Amazon.com, Gary R. Bunt, which includes a link for the Kindle version of iMuslims, together with other publications.
Boston Marathon bombings - round-up
A selection of coverage associated with the Boston Marathon bombings, that links specifically into internet-related issues: Reuters, Boston suspect’s web page venerates Islam, Chechen independence, New Republic, The Radical Preacher Who May Have Influenced the Boston Marathon Bombers USA Today, Jihadi sites express doubt on al-Qaeda ties to Boston David Remnik, New Yorker, The Culprits
#UAE - BBC News, UAE arrests 'al-Qaeda suspects' →
#arabspring #egypt - Reading List: Dissent and... →
<a href=”http://www.digitalislam.eu/article.do?articleId=8193”>Book: Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt | Digital Islam</a> Background on Faris, David. Dissent and Revolution in a Digital Age: Social Media, Blogging and Activism in Egypt. I.B.Tauris, 2012. ISBN: 9781780761503. One for the reading list
The European Council on Foreign Relations | What... →
#Inspire #alawlaki - Huffington Post, 'Terror... →
#al-Awlaki #Inspire - Huffington Post, 'Terror... →
“Luton terror plotters discussed sending a toy car carrying a bomb under the gates of a Territorial Army centre, based upon instructions in an al Qaida manual entitled “make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom, Woolwich Crown Court has been told.”
What Best Explains Successful Protest Cascades?... →
MM Hussain, PN Howard - International Studies Review, 2013 It has been 15 years since the last wave of democratization. But as a region, North Africa and the Middle East were noticeably devoid of popular democracy movements—until the early months of 2011. Democratization movements had existed long before technologies …
#fatwa - 'The Fatwa Show': Moroccan journalist... →
“‘The Fatwa Show’ satirizes Islamic legal opinions, and is one of the most popular features on the new Arab world news and commentary website Free Arabs.” [includes quote from myself]
High-Fashion and Islam:'Hijabinistas On the Rise'... →
Modern, Rebellious, and Pleasing in the Sight of... →
BBC News - Muslim Council vows action to stop... →
#Zawahiri - Middle East Online::Zawahiri urges... →
Imam Sulaiman Wang and Islam in Hong Kong |... →
“The Chinese that want to become Muslims, a lot of times it starts from a friend. Now what we are seeing is that a lot of brothers and sisters are coming to Islam just through the internet. They see the religion online and then they become interested, they find our center online and they come to visit us. We had a person who when he came to the center to enquire about Islam he already knew...
#al-Qaeda #Maghreb - Maghreb youth answer al-Qaeda... →
“After hearing the call for foreign jihad from the mosque, TV or the internet, “young people from different Maghreb countries are fighting alongside these organised groups in Syria”, confirmed Lies Boukraa, who heads the Algiers-based African Centre for Studies and Research on Terrorism (CAERT).”
#Morocco - Morocco at a crossroad | Magharebia →
“Some young people fall into the hands of radicals and terrorists in prisons, places of worship and neighbourhoods where fundamentalism has taken root. Others start the self-radicalisation process via the internet.”
#AQIM - allAfrica.com: North Africa: AQIM Creates... →
“The AQIM Twitter account has not released much content to-date except for a video of the terror leader Abu Musab Abdel Wedoud (aka Abdelmalek Droukdel) regarding the war in northern Mali.”
#BassemYouseff - U.S. retreats after Egypt Twitter... →
“A retweet by someone in America’s Cairo embassy pointing to a “Daily Show” episode becomes a new source of friction in U.S.-Egyptian relations.”
#hacking - Stealthy BaneChant Trojan Lurks in Word... →
“Researchers at FireEye spotted the malware in a malicious document that translates to “Islamic Jihad.doc,” a title that suggests the malware is targeting governments via spear phishing attacks in the Middle East and Central Asia, according to a post on the company’s blog by Chong Rong Hwa yesterday.”
#hacking - Hacktivist Attacks: Freedom Fighters or... →
“Using a technique called denial-of-service attacks, hackers overload the targeted site with Web activity from infected computers until the site is saturated with activity and shuts down. With the recent bank site attacks, the hackers used commercial data centers infected with complex malware to simultaneously fire Web traffic at each bank, which resulted in massive technological...
#Morocco #rap Celebrating El Haqed’s Freedom:... →
“El Haqed, a Moroccan rapper who just served a one year jail sentence for his critical lyrics in “Dogs of the State” is an example of how the country’s repressive laws are used to crackdown on free expression.”
#UAE - Unfair Mass Trial of 94 Dissidents - FIDH →
“The 94 defendants, eight of whom are being tried in absentia, face sentences of up to 15 years in prison for allegedly violating article 180 of the Penal Code, which prohibits founding, organizing, or operating a group that aims to overthrow the country’s political system. The detainees include the prominent human rights lawyers Mohamed al-Roken and Mohamed al-Mansoori, as well as judges,...
#Canada - Stop hounding Muslims and mosques over... →
Malaysia's Fresh Elections Offer Striking Choice -... →
Infosecurity - American Express joins the ranks of... →
Muslim education in Britain: Learning to live... →
British Muslims start winning the war on terrorism... →
The Afghan Taliban's Internet Media Empire –... →
Ideological War Disturbs India Muslims -... →
China Sentences 20 in Restive Xinjiang Region -... →
What’s New in Digital Scholarship: Real-time... →
Tunisian rapper gets jail term for calling police... →
Top Saudi cleric says Twitter is for clowns -... →
Women & the Internet
businessweek.com, There Aren’t Nearly Enough Women on the Internet “Women in developing countries spend more time at home than men, making them less likely to be in public places where they can use computers in Internet cafes. Women are generally poorer than men and have less control over household wealth. When they have spare cash, they’re more likely to use it to pay for necessities. Women...
I have had a short break from this Tumblr. I have now started it up again. You’ll continue to find more posts at my blog: http://virtuallyislamic.blogspot.com which focuses on Islam, Muslims and the net. This Tumblr edition features more visual materials and general interest stories.
Patrick Kingsley, Guardian, Egypt’s Jon Stewart? Al Bernameg is a political satire to rival The Daily Show “”In the Arab world, there were a few experiences. In Egypt, there was nothing.” Now, there are too many YouTube presenters to count – a hugely pluralistic crop that includes Islamists who slag off Youssef himself. “If someone says we led the way, it’s...
Jihadis create retro 2-D shooter video game
John Hudson, FP, Jihadis create retro 2-D shooter video game, 12 Mar 2013 “The primitive game, titled “Muslim Mali,” simulates aerial combat against French fighter jets, which have been waging a real-life offensive in Mali since January, and is designed to inspire fellow extremists to take up arms against the French. Once a user clicks “play,” an Arabic message...