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RFE/RL, Iranians Fear Turning Into Another 'North Korea' If Draconian Internet Censorship Bill Passes "Internet experts and media-freedom advocates fear the bill will put the final nail in the coffin of Internet freedom in Iran, where citizens are forced to access banned ...

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Facebook

Elizabeth Culliford, Reuters, Facebook decided faith groups are good for business. Now, it wants your prayers

""One of the biggest communities using Facebook products to connect are people of faith," ...

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Minecraft

This is a Minecraft rendition of the Darul Uloom Bury, with extraordinary detail. The accompanying nasheed is a tribute to Hadhrat Molana Yusuf Motala Sahib. Thanks to Dr Mansur Ali for pointing me towards this.

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Iran Protests

Protests have a social media emphasis. Reports below have differint political emphases and opinions:

VOA, Iran Protests Spread to Tehran, Which Sees Biggest Anti-Government March in 18 Months

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Palestine

Hussein Ibish, The National, The row over selling ice-cream in the West Bank is a big deal "This dust-up is taking place entirely at the rhetorical and symbolic registers. And in that sense, Ben & Jerry's ...

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Islamic Games

AltMuslimah, Best Islamic Online Games

"When used effectively, apps, online games, and technology can be a source of joy and can prove to be educational and rewarding. It is inevitable that these days you will want to be on the internet in some way so it’s a good ...

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Cartoons

Independent, Kurt Westergaard: Cartoonist whose depiction of Muhammad sparked global outrage

"Kurt Westergaard, the Danish cartoonist whose caricature of the prophet Muhammad wearing a turban with a fuse-lit bomb incensed ...

Mosul and the Islamic State
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Mosul Eye

Mosul Eye was really important. This is an excellent podcast (episode 1 now available). I've listed a couple of platforms below, but it is available elsewhere:

"When the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or Daesh) captured Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul in 2014, it heralded a period of unimaginable terror and destruction. A young man ...

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Religious Authority

The Young Imam

Report from BBC North West on Sabah Ahmed (a.k.a. 'The Young Imam') who is applying social media to push his message out:

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