Singapore
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Reuters, Singapore denies entry to Indonesian cleric, cites extremism concerns "On Somad’s Instagram page, which has 6.5 million followers, the cleric posted a photograph of himself before leaving Singapore in ...

Pakistan Gaming
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Hasan Ali, Wired, Pakistani Gamers Want a Seat at the Table, 13 May 2022 "At the time, Bashir was just a computer science major with a dream that she could somehow make a living in the mysterious world of video games. Now she is a game developer with her own studio in Islamabad ...

Research
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The ESRC Digital British Islam project that I'm part of now has a temporary website: Digital British Islam This contains some basic info about the project, until we get fully up and running.

Digital Divice
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Andrew Blum and Carey Baraka, Rest of World, Sea Change, 12 May 2022 "Google and Meta’s new subsea cables mark a tectonic shift in how the internet works, and who controls it."

iPod
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So, farewell to the iPod. It was an important innovation at the time, not least in the area of Cyber Islamic Environments. I wrote about how it became possible not only to have 1,000 songs in one's pocket, but recitations of the Qur'an. I transferred many CDs onto mine. See my chapter

"Rip. Burn. Pray: Islamic Expression Online", ...

Sokoto
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BBC Pidgin, Video of Deborah Samuel killed in Shehu Shagari College of Education Sokoto for alleged blasphemy spark reactions as police arrest suspects The issue of alleged digital influence emerges in this article from BBC Pidgin. "Imam Toyi Yusuf na lawyer and journalist wey pipo sabi ...

Palestine and Gaza
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Appalling scenes in Jerusalem at the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh. As one post says, "a picture says a thousand words."


'Islamic State'
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Super Mario iconography, represented in this intriguing post on Twitter.



Research
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Aaron Y. Zelin, The Age of Political Jihadism: A Study of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, Washtington Institute for Near East Policy "In this thought-provoking Policy Focus, illustrated with photographs of HTS personalities and personnel, ...

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