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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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(Selected) Opinions from Israel

July 11th, 2014 No comments

David Sheen, Storify, Terrifying Tweets of Pre-Army Israeli Teens "On Thursday, July 10, I entered the Hebrew word for "Arabs", ARAVIM, into Twitter and searched for uses of the word over the previous few hours. What I found was young Israelis proclaiming their desire for all Arabs to die and in some cases be tortured to death."

Also see Mira Bar Hillel, Independent, Why I’m on the brink of
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Muslim life in the UK

July 11th, 2014 No comments

The Guardian, What is it like to be a Muslim in Britain today? "We asked Muslim bloggers to tell us their experiences of living as a Muslim in the UK today. Do you agree? Share your thoughts and experiences."
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Israel / Palestine Conflict animation

July 11th, 2014 No comments

filmsforaction.org, I’ve Never Seen the Israel / Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Uniquely Than This "Nina Paley created this (extremely brief) animated history of the land that was at one time called Israel, Palestine, Canaan and the Levant. She even created this viewer’s guide to make sense of what’s happening."
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