Thursday, October 13, 2016
BBC News, How Sweden became an exporter of jihad Yalda Hakim's report is worth watching: "Sweden is a peaceful democratic state that has long been a safe haven for those fleeing conflict. Yet many young people whose families took refuge there are now turning their back on the country. More than 300 people have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq, making Sweden per capita one of the biggest exporters of jihadists in Europe."
IOL, MTN invests in Iran’s own Uber "MTN Group, the South African wireless carrier with $1 billion stuck in Iran, agreed to make an investment of 20 million euros ($22 million) that will support Snapp.ir, the Islamic Republic’s first cab-hailing smartphone application."
theislamicmonthly.com, Being Muslim in the Age of Trump "Muslims must understand that in the age of the internet, most people will learn about Islam through the internet, and if Muslims do not take ownership of the content about Islam on the internet, Islamophobes will, as they already have done."
afkinsider.com, Africa's First Internet Addiction Rehab Opens In Algeria "The Maghreb nation is facing a crisis from the technological developments where its citizens spend a whole day on the internet, some without taking their meals or taking showers, Aljazeera reported."
VOA News, Islamic State’s Propaganda Campaign Falling Off Sharply "A study released this week by the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, shows there has been a plunge during the past 12 months in IS' digital media production, declining from a peak of 761 releases a month in August of 2015, to just 194 a year later." Report link here, CTC, Communication Breakdown: Unraveling the Islamic State’s Media Efforts
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
NY Books, Indonesia: The Saudis Are Coming "Fights over competing versions of Islam have a long history in overwhelmingly Sunni Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, and the Saudi-funded university now has a major part in the contemporary battle."
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Express, ISIS using GOOGLE MAPS to plot airport and plane terror attacks, report warns "Spain’s Centre against Terrorism and Organised Crime (Citco) warned of fresh dangers to travellers in a new report entitled ‘Terrorist Threat Against Civil Aviation’."
fusion.net, The Clever Way This Website Is Fighting Islamophobia "Launched on Sept. 15, Islamically.com is fighting back against negative media portrayals of Muslims by showing site visitors what Islam actually teaches. To do this, the website offers English-language media, including articles, Instagram-esque photos, and subtitled video clips of weekly sermons from local mosques across the United States. It also lists contact information of local imams, so visitors can contact them directly via email or phone. For now, though, Islamically only features mosques and imams in New Jersey, where the site’s creator is based."
Daily Star Costa del Terror fears: 5 suspected ISIS fighters arrested in Spain, Belgium and Germany links to web recruitment issues. Also see thelocal.de, Man arrested in Wuppertal as part of Spanish Isis raids
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
smallmedia.org, Filterwatch, Iran's National Internet "Last month, the Iranian government announced that phase 1 of its national information network has been completed. But what does that actually mean for internet users in Iran? Will this really lead to Iranians being cut off from the global internet? In today’s show, I’ll put these questions and more to a technology reporter with BBC Persian, who will give us his take on what the future holds for Iran’s national internet."
Monday, September 26, 2016
middleeasteye.net, Gunman kills Jordanian writer charged over anti-Islam cartoon: Report "The cartoon Hattar posted on his Facebook page featured an illustration of God under the title "God of Daesh," using an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State (IS) group"
Saturday, September 24, 2016
AP/Japan Times, Foreign hacker who aided Islamic State gets 20 years in U.S. "A computer hacker who helped the Islamic State by providing names of more than 1,000 U.S. government and military workers as potential targets was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison."