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A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists

April 7th, 2014 No comments

A Woman Blogger’s Scoop Helped Save Tunisia From Islamists – The Daily Beast "The most famous investigative reporter in Tunisia is a 32-year-old blogger named Olfa Riahi. She broke the country’s biggest post-revolutionary news story—known as Sheratongate –and helped to save the country’s liberal revolution from the Islamists. When Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa met with President Barack
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Leftward Shift by Conservative Cleric Leaves Saudis Perplexed

April 7th, 2014 No comments

Leftward Shift by Conservative Cleric Leaves Saudis Perplexed – NYTimes.com "Mr. Awda had something akin to a conversion moment during the Arab uprisings of 2011, and since then has become a passionate promoter of democracy and civic tolerance. He has more than 4.5 million followers on Twitter and several million on his regular YouTube broadcasts, making him a significant thorn in the side of the
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Saudi Arabia: ‘ID cards revolution’ inflames YouTube against regime

April 7th, 2014 No comments

middleeastmonitor.com, Saudi Arabia: ‘ID cards revolution’ inflames YouTube against regime "Under the emblem of "the ID cards revolution" the Saudi youth protest movement has shifted from twitter to YouTube. A group of Saudi young men have begun recording individual video clips separately to convey messages to the king complaining living hardships, criticising the performance of the authority
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British woman Roya Nobakht could be executed in Iran after insulting Islam on Facebook

April 4th, 2014 No comments

Independent, British woman Roya Nobakht could be executed in Iran after insulting Islam on Facebook "A British woman has been locked up in Iran for five months after posting derogatory comments about the country’s government on Facebook and fears she will be executed, her husband has said."
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The Islamic Sex Cult Supporting Turkey’s Prime Minister

April 4th, 2014 No comments

balkanist.net, The Islamic Sex Cult Supporting Turkey’s Prime Minister "Followers of Harun Yahya wear drag make-up and practice a “sexed-up, Disney version of Islam” that helps promote conservative Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s vision of a modern, Muslim Turkey. Step inside this surreal world where religious piety meets psychedelic softcore porn, led by the world’s foremost Islamic
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Syria war: British Muslims on the front line

April 4th, 2014 No comments

Darshna Soni, Channel 4 News, Syria war: British Muslims on the front line "Channel 4 News speaks to a couple from Essex who say they have left their old lives behind to become charity workers on the front line in Syria’s civil war." This was an outstanding report.
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Iran condemns Muslim shrine desecration in Syria

March 28th, 2014 No comments

Trend.az, Iran condemns Muslim shrine desecration in Syria "Photos of the mosque posted on the Internet on Wednesday showed extensive damage to the exterior walls and roof of the building. The pictures also depicted concrete and twisted metal strewn on the street outside the mosque with an interior wall collapsed inward."
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‘Jihad by social media’

March 28th, 2014 No comments

Sam Jones, FT.com, Jihad by social media " How thousands of young Muslims are being radicalised through social networks and propelled towards violence in Syria."
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Al-Qa’ida, the second act

March 21st, 2014 No comments

Al-Qa’ida, the second act: The hate preachers fuelling sectarianism – Comment – Voices – The Independent final part of a series by Patrick Cockburn contains information on ‘e-jihad’
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Spain: ‘Kebab Shops Financing Global Jihad’

March 21st, 2014 No comments

Soeren Kern, gatestoneinstitute.org, Spain: Kebab Shops Financing Global Jihad:
"Elmedjeri, a specialist in forging documents, is also known for operating one of the best kebab shops in Málaga. Terrorism analysts say this points to another problem: many of the tens of thousands of kebab and shawarma shops operating in Spain and other parts of Europe may be using their business proceeds actively
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