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Twitter ‘source of all evil,’ says Saudi Grand Mufti

October 21st, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, Twitter ‘source of all evil,’ says Saudi Grand Mufti "The micro blogging site Twitter popular among both men and women in ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia is nothing more than “a source of lies” and evil, the kingdom’s Grand Mufti said."
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Video shows ISIS stoning woman in front of her father

October 21st, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, Video shows ISIS stoning woman in front of her father ‘The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Tuesday that it received a video showing fighters believed to be ISIS militants stoning a woman to death in the presence of her father after accusing her of adultery."
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Malaysia – net recruitment

October 21st, 2014 No comments

asianews.it, Malaysia Islamic state "recruiters" arrested: They include Internet experts and politicians "The group of 14 people arrested earlier this week include personalities active in the recruitment campaign for the militias of the Islamic State (IS). Police sources explain that they were organizing the movement in Syria and used the internet to attract new (and increasingly younger)
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New Book: Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The ‘Arab Spring’

October 16th, 2014 No comments

digitalislam.eu, New Book: Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The ‘Arab Spring’ "Palgrave Macmillan published a new book titled "Social Media and the Politics of Reportage: The ‘Arab Spring’" edited by Saba Bebawi and Diana Bossio." Info here
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Umm Abduh

October 16th, 2014 No comments

#BBCtrending: Syria’s nine-year-old YouTube storyteller "Like many children in Syria’s conflict, nine-year-old Rasha’s life has been changed forever by the civil war. She has witnessed the destruction of her part of Aleppo by shelling, and can no longer attend school because of the danger.

"But unlike others her age, she has a different life on YouTube. She has become the star of "Umm Abduh", a
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Robert Fisk, on ISIS and the internet

October 13th, 2014 No comments

Robert Fisk, Propaganda war of Islamic extremists is being waged on Facebook and internet message boards, not mosques "At its most basic, you have only to read the viciousness of internet chatrooms. Major newspapers – hopelessly late – have only now started to realise that chatrooms are not a new technical version of “Letters to the Editor” but a dangerous forum for people to let loose their
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ISIS/Austria

October 13th, 2014 No comments

Independent, Isis’s teenage Austrian poster girl jihadi brides ‘have changed their minds and want to come home’, 12 Oct 2014 "Experts now believe that the social media accounts associated to the girls were commandeered by Isis, with images and posts doctored to encourage other girls to follow suit."

Also see aljazeera.com, Austrian youth flocking to ISIL, 10 Oct 2014 "Mainstream Austrian media
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‘Rich kids’ Instagram

October 13th, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, Iran blocks Tehran ‘rich kids’ Instagram page also see aljazeera.com, ‘Poor Kids of Tehran’ takes on Iran’s elite
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High-Speed Internet Is "Un-Islamic," Says A Senior Iranian Ayatollah

October 9th, 2014 No comments

io9.com, High-Speed Internet Is "Un-Islamic," Says A Senior Iranian Ayatollah "Iran’s Ministry of Communication recently announced that it will give more mobile providers licenses for high-speed Internet services. But the Grand Ayatollah Naser Makarem Shirazi says authorities should first introduce measures that would prevent access to the "un-Islamic" and "negative features" of the technology."
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“Cub of Baghdadi”

October 9th, 2014 No comments

alarabiya.net, ISIS supporters mourn death of ‘youngest fighter’, 9 Oct 2014 "Supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militant group have recently circulated pictures of the “Cub of Baghdadi,” who they say is the youngest ISIS “martyr” from the Arabian Peninsula to have been killed in Syria.

"On “The Cub of Baghdadi Channel” on YouTube, ISIS supporters on Oct. 7 published an obituary
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