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"Professor Leila Ahmed's book, Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate (1992) was published in a time in which there was little scholarship on the history of women in Islam. Over the years, it became a classic and was re-published in 2021 with a new foreword by Professor Kecia Ali, who has used it in her own scholarship ...

Indonesia Internet
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New and noted. I haven't listened to this yet (will do later today!)

"In this episode of Pretty Good Podcast, Imam Ardhianto, lecturer and chair of the University of Indonesia’s Media, Culture, and Research Center for Anthropological Studies, discusses the transformation of religious social media movements in Indonesia and how they shaped ...

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I enjoyed the first episode of the "Empire" podcast from William Dalrymple and Anita Anand. The link is for Spotify, but it's available elsewhere too. This is an underrepresented subject (as discussed in the podcast), so anything that contributes to widening the discourse has to be welcomed. The fact it is done in a lively entertaining ("edu-taining"?) ...

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This is an excellent podcast series from 'Story of our Times'. It provides a level of depth about Cantlie as an individual, and how he dealt with the challenges facing him. The podcast does not pull any punches. There is plenty of detail about the Islamic State and its treatment of captives. The podcast is presented by Manveen Rana and Anthony Loyd.

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An effective podcast on Bellingcat: "With potential war crimes in Ukraine unfolding over social media, internet whizzes around the world are using Bellingcat's open source toolkit to find, fact-check, and expose them in real time." It features Elliot Higgins, creative director and founder, Bellingcat, and Silke Muelherr, deputy CEO, Alfred ...

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BBC, The Coming Storm "QAnon and the plot to break reality. Reporter and presenter Gabriel Gatehouse takes a journey into the dark undergrowth of modern America." Important in charting the development of online activism, from message boards and chatrooms, through to 4chan, 8chan ...

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Another episode from Spyscape's True Spies series which caught my attention: "It's 2011, and the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is intensifying. Shawnee Delaney, a case officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency, is determined to be the one to bring him in. But her source on the ground - an Islamic scholar with ties to Al Qaeda - proves to be a difficult ...

9-11
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As we approach the twentieth year since 9-11, there is inevitably substantial coverage on this. I'll be posting some elements that have caught my attention, linked specifically to the themes of this blog and my associated research. Coverage on the internet and 9-11 features in my book 'Islam in the Digital Age' (2003). I've dropped some trailers ...

Iraq War
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Here's an interesting podcast about David Kelly and the 'WMD' Dossier, from the 'British Scandal' series. While familiar with some of the details of this case, the final episode with journalist Steve Richards is particularly informative. It's available across platforms.

I can also recommend other titles in this series, especially on the phone ...

Mosul and the Islamic State
Mosul Eye
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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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