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‘Gaza and Israel: War of the hashtags’

July 24th, 2014 No comments

aljazeera.com, Gaza and Israel: War of the hashtags "How instant access to online images and information is helping to shape global reaction to the Israel-Gaza war."
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Mehmet Görmez

July 24th, 2014 No comments

todayszaman.com, Turkey’s top cleric calls new Islamic ‘caliphate’ illegitimate "[Mehmet] Görmez said death threats against non-Muslims made by the group, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), were hugely damaging. "The statement made against Christians is truly awful. Islamic scholars need to focus on this [because] an inability to peacefully sustain other faiths
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Jihadi tours

July 24th, 2014 No comments

channelnewsasia.com, Jihadists organise tours in their Syria, Iraq ‘caliphate’ "Salameh said the group’s tour buses start their journey in Tal Abyad (on Syria’s Turkish border) and end in Iraq’s Anbar. Passengers can get off wherever they want, and they don’t need a passport to cross the border."
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#Gaza – Round-up of Reporting

July 21st, 2014 No comments

For info purposes, here is a brief collection of links/images relating to the current situation in #Gaza.

 aljazeera.com, Al-Qassam Brigade: We have kidnapped an Israeli soldier #Gaza #Israel. Is this a game changer?

BBC World Service, Newshour, Lyse Doucet, Audio Postcard from Gaza

Telegraph, Gaza conflict: Broken by Israeli barrage, the people of Shejaiya flee as homes are
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Foreign fighters flock to ISIS

July 18th, 2014 No comments

Foreign fighters flock to ISIS – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East: "Jabhat al-Nusra is still trying to pick up the pieces of its defeat to the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS) in the northern region. This defeat resulted in the fleeing of its leaders; its groups fell into division and confusion. As a result, the general command of
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The International Society for Media, Religion and Culture (ISMRC) conference August 4-7, 2014

July 18th, 2014 No comments

Digital Religion Research Prominent Theme in Upcoming International Conference | Religion Press Release Services "The International Society for Media, Religion and Culture (ISMRC) conference held August 4-7, 2014, is the 9th in a series of events assembling an international group of interdisciplinary scholars to better understand relationships between media, society and religion and the
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Documentary: Babar Ahmad: The godfather of internet jihad?

July 18th, 2014 No comments

BBC News – Babar Ahmad: The godfather of internet jihad? "This week has seen the jailing of a man the Americans consider to be one of the most dangerous facilitators of terrorism in the West. But he is likely to be free in less than a year. He was a pioneer when it came to using the web as a tool of jihadist propaganda. So why do thousands of people think that Babar Ahmad is a victim of an
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Jordan’s Abu Qatada says caliphate declaration ‘void’

July 16th, 2014 No comments

Jordan’s Abu Qatada says caliphate declaration ‘void’ – Al Arabiya News ""The announcement of a caliphate by the Islamic State (IS) is void and meaningless because it was not approved by jihadists in other parts of the world," Abu Qatada wrote in a 21-page document published on jihadist websites."
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Kurd singer Helly Luv to ‘Risk it All’ for independence

July 16th, 2014 No comments

Kurd singer Helly Luv to ‘Risk it All’ for independence – Al Arabiya News "Kurdish pop singer Helly Luv says she will not be put off by death threats from Iraqi Islamist militants since release of her first music video but, drawing on its title, insists she will "Risk It All" to help a push for an independent Kurdistan." 2.5m hits on YouTube.
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Dabiq: ISIS issues print, electronic newspaper

July 16th, 2014 No comments

ISIS issues print, electronic newspaper – Al Arabiya News:
"The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has issued an electronic and printed newspaper named Dabiq in Arabic and English, the London-based Rai al-Youm newspaper reported Tuesday, citing social media accounts close to ISIS."
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