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INDONESIA

Noorhaidi Hasan has a chapter on Cyber Islam in Indonesia out in 'Commerce, Knowledge and Faith', a new book from NCKU Taiwan. When I get more details I will post them

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'ARAB SPRING'

Naharnet, Arab Spring: The First Smartphone Revolution

"Social media and smartphones briefly gave youthful Arab Spring protesters a technological edge that helped topple ageing dictatorships a decade ago as their revolutionary spirit went viral." ...

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PUBLICATIONS

'Hashtag Islam' and 'iMuslims' are currently available from UNC Press with a 40% discount, along with all titles in their catalogue (including others in the Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks series).

Gary R. Bunt, Hashtag islam

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'ISLAMIC STATE'

Arab News, Exposed: UK Daesh cell fundraising for jailed jihadi brides

"Undercover journalists spoke with a “fixer” in Turkey before exposing a “courier” in London collecting what he thought was a £4,500 ($5,987) donation to the operation."

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IRAN

BBC News, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: Iran scientist 'killed by remote-controlled weapon'

"Iranian media are focusing on projecting two main messages - the threat of revenge for the scientist's killing, and a warning that Iran should not "fall into the trap" of what they ...

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