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Radicalised Muslims in UK more likely to be born in Britain, rich and depressed

September 25th, 2014 No comments

Independent, Radicalised Muslims in UK more likely to be born in Britain, rich and depressed
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#MuslimApologies

September 25th, 2014 No comments

vox.com, #MuslimApologies hashtag explodes society’s stereotypes of Muslims also see #MuslimApologies and this article from Elahe Izadi, Washington Post, Why people are tweeting their #MuslimApologies
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Anjem Choudary arrested

September 25th, 2014 No comments

Independent, Anjem Choudary among nine arrested in London raids on suspicion of ‘encouraging terrorism’ ,
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Islamic State and Rotherham abuse ‘fuelling far right’

September 18th, 2014 No comments

BBC News – Islamic State and Rotherham abuse ‘fuelling far right': "Islamic State extremism and the Rotherham abuse scandal are fuelling a far-right backlash in the UK, one of the Home Office’s most senior advisers on right-wing extremism has said.

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Being Muslim: How Local Islam Overturns Narratives of Exceptionalism | Department of Religious Studies | Vanderbilt University

September 18th, 2014 No comments

Being Muslim: How Local Islam Overturns Narratives of Exceptionalism | Department of Religious Studies | Vanderbilt University:  I am giving a paper for this workshop (poster screen grab below)
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In search of a digital caliphate

September 18th, 2014 No comments

Iason Athanasiadis, In search of a digital caliphate | Al Jazeera America: "This summer, when advances by the Islamic State (IS) through northwestern Iraq were beginning to earn the extremist Sunni group unprecedented notoriety, a large number of social media users switched their profile pictures to the Arabic letter nuun, for Nasrani (Nazarene, that is, Christian), in an echo of the symbol
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Reading List – Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur’anic Critique of Terrorism

September 12th, 2014 No comments

ISSUU – Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur’anic Critique of Terrorism by ElSayed Amin by Kube Publishing:

 new and noted (haven’t read it yet)
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What the ISIS Flag Says About the Militant Group

September 12th, 2014 No comments

What the ISIS Flag Says About the Militant Group | TIME
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Female ‘jihadist’ vows to raise ISIS flag over Britain

September 12th, 2014 No comments

Female ‘jihadist’ vows to raise ISIS flag over Britain – Al Arabiya News:
"A 20-year-old Scotswoman who abandoned her family to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has rejected pleas from her parents to return home, saying she would only come back to raise the ISIS flag over Britain."
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#BurnISISFlagChallenge

September 5th, 2014 No comments

Your Middle East, #BurnISISFlagChallenge trending, but controversial   "The Minister of Justice Ashraf Rifi has called for the “sternest
punishments” of the people burning the ISIS flag, considering it an
“insult” to Islam as the flag has the Muslim Shahada (the declaration of
belief), “There is no god but God and Muhammad is his Prophet,” printed
on it, reports Asharq al-Aswat. Rifi also
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