Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
Friday, July 28, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
"And she's delighted that Apple accepted it. It was unveiled Monday on World Emoji Day as one of a collection of new emoji characters available on Apple devices later this year."
Friday, July 14, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Monday, July 10, 2017
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Monday, July 03, 2017
"He used encrypted messaging app ‘Threema’ in a bid to source machine guns, pistols, suicide vests and bombs to launch an attack in the UK on the scale of the 7 July 2005 London bombings."
"European security officials are increasingly worried that Islamic State's reach will not fade even as the terror group loses its grip on Mosul and Raqqa, the twin capitals of its now-collapsing, self-declared caliphate."
Thursday, June 29, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
"Gaza has a talented, tech-savvy population; if ever there were peace, an American investor said, ‘Gaza’s internet sector would become another India.’ The number of internet users in Gaza is reportedly equal to that of Tel Aviv, and a small number are already subcontracting for companies in India, Bangladesh and Israel."
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Friday, June 09, 2017
"He added that they used to watch videos and had sympathy for children in Syria and wanted to do something for Daesh to help."
Thursday, June 08, 2017
"Salman Abedi's brother Hashem also said he had bought equipment for the attack in Britain, though he did not know where it would be carried out, Ahmed Bin Salem, a spokesman for Tripoli's Special Deterrence Force (Rada), told Reuters.
"Hashem said that he and Salman got the ideology of Daesh (Islamic State) in Manchester in 2015 from the internet and some friends in the U.K.," said Bin Salem [Ahmed Bin Salem, a spokesman for Tripoli's Special Deterrence Force]
""He added that they used to watch videos and had sympathy for children in Syria and wanted to do something for Daesh to help.""
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
"A voice is heard saying, in Arabic: "We're not going anywhere. We're staying forever.""
NPR, ISIS Takes Credit For Iran Attacks, Several Deaths Reported
IRNA, Interior Ministry confirms end of terrorist attacks in Tehran (also see adjacent links to condemnation of the attacks). "In an apparently coordinated attempt, two terrorist groups attacked mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini, southern Tehran, and the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Wednesday morning, killing 12 people and injuring 42 more."
Monday, June 05, 2017
BBC News, Qatar row: Six countries cut links with Doha
Middle East Eye, Three potential motives behind the spat between Qatar and its Gulf neighbours "It's clear that the hacking of Qatar's news agency last month was a premeditated assault. Here's why it happened - and why now."
Middle East Eye, Qatar hits back as Saudi, Egypt, UAE cut diplomatic, transport ties "Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut their ties with Qatar and expelled the Gulf state from the coalition fighting the war in Yemen, accusing it of supporting terrorism. It opens up the worst rift in years among some of the most powerful states in the Arab world."
Arab News, Bahrain, KSA, Egypt and UAE cut diplomatic ties with Qatar
Al Jazeera, Inside Story: What's behind recent media attacks against Qatar?
Friday, June 02, 2017
Thursday, June 01, 2017
"A key researcher behind PhotoDNA says he is developing software called eGLYPH, which applies PhotoDNA’s basic principles to identify video promoting terrorism—even if the clips have been edited, copied or otherwise altered."
Intense new 20 part series 'Black Crows' for Ramadan viewing on MBC:
NPR, New Show 'Black Crows' To Tell Stories Of Life Under ISIS
The National, TV drama Black Crows looks at ISIL threat from a female perspective
ANSA.it, ISIS threatens producers, cast of 'Black Crows' TV show
Reuters, Saudi-owned TV drama fights Islamic State propaganda
Foreign Policy, Can Good Television Beat the Islamic State?
It is also referred to in this post on Arabic for Nerds, Are there TV shows in Classical Arabic with English subtitles? which points out that the series will be available post-Ramadan on MBC's YouTube channel.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Friday, May 26, 2017
Manchester Evening News, Watch: Hundreds of Muslim children and their families marched to the Manchester Arena
Times, Hero surgeon abused after 48 hours of saving lives
Thursday, May 25, 2017
"An “unknown entity” has hacked Qatar’s official news agency, and is responsible for publishing a false statement attributed to the Emir, the Government Communications Office (GCO) has said."
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Monday, May 22, 2017
aljazeera, Riyadh summit discusses ways of rooting out terrorism
BBC, 'Trump, servant of God': How Saudis are viewing his visit
The Atlantic, Trump's Speech on Islam, Annotated
Raw Story, ‘He’s been neutered’: Trump supporters melt down after president calls Islam ‘one of world’s great faiths’
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017
BBC News, Iran's Instagram election sees rivals fight battles on social media
The Slate, What Did Iranian President Rouhani Actually Achieve? Channel 4, Qom report (Jon Snow report)
Deutsche Welle, Posting political opinions: how Iran's social media is shaping its presidential election
NYT, Iran Has Its Own Hard-Line Populist, and He’s on the Rise
NPR, The Rise Of The Internet-Based Economy Shows What's Changed In Iran
Vocative, Iranian Hardliners Finally Join Social Media Ahead Of Elections "Supporters of the hardline camp are now widely visible online, in thousands of posts on Twitter or joining dozens of channels and groups affiliated with their candidate on the Telegram messaging app, which used by an estimated 20 million people in Iran."
Reuters, Iran hardliners join social media free-for-all before vote, "By far the most popular social media outlet is Telegram, a chat service that is a niche player in most Western countries but has some 20 million users in Iran, according to a report by the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA)."
CNBC, Iran's election is too close to call. Tehran's role on the world stage hangs in the balance
Arab News, Mock election poster calls on Iranians to elect Snoop Dogg as president
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
"A Muslim woman in China's troubled northwestern region of Xinjiang has been arrested for posting passages from the Quran and other religious material on social media."
Monday, May 15, 2017
"A few months earlier, these teenagers didn't know how to switch on a computer. These days, the girls at Goharshad Begum High School in Afghanistan's third-largest city, post to Facebook and Twitter, update their blogs and code with ease." More info here: Digital Citizen Fund (DCF)
Friday, May 12, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
I'll add this to my ever-expanding reading list: it cites a variety of research papers.
Tuesday, May 09, 2017
Monday, May 08, 2017
Kerala becomes easy target for Islamic State as radicalised youth turn to home for jihad recruitment
Thursday, May 04, 2017
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
Tuesday, May 02, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
“We have to make sure that we do not get there. And a key part of that depends on you, the leaders of the Malay community - whether you can make sure that the right religious values are put forth. We have to work hard at this because the influences are on the Internet,” said Mr Shanmugam."
Monday, April 03, 2017
Saturday, April 01, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
The report is here: Mubaraz Ahmed, Fred Lloyd George, A War of Keywords. I downloaded a copy in December 2016.
Note: The Centre on Religion and Geopolitics is part of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
"That’s because in recent months Iranian security and intelligence agencies have begun arresting Telegram users and now require those who run popular Telegram channels to apply for permits — disclosing their identities."
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Critical response to the above here: Middle East Eye, Police chief snubs 'Islamist terrorism' event after criticism
Monday, March 06, 2017
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
MI6 and MI5 should review £20million compensation handed to 16 former Guantanamo Bay detainees to check it is not used for 'nefarious purposes' says David Blunkett
Friday, February 17, 2017
"Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the flourishing of maths in the early Islamic world, as thinkers from across the region developed ideas in places such as Baghdad's House of Wisdom."
"Is the world facing disorder and the rise of illiberal actors? Just ahead of the 53rd edition of the Munich Security Conference from February 17-19, the Munich Security Conference Foundation released the third edition of its annual report on key issues in international security (download a PDF version of the report here)."
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Thursday, February 09, 2017
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Also see heavy.com, New ISIS Video Shows Them Using Drones to Conduct ‘Airstrikes’ in Mosul, 24 Jan 2017 "The video was released on ISIS terrorist channels on January 24 from “Wilayat Ninawa,” ISIS’ name for the Nineveh Governorate of Iraq that includes Mosul."
"Serwani had been "wanted in connection with numerous roles and engagements in terrorist incidents and was involved in espousing propaganda on the Internet and inciting people to fight in foreign conflict zones," said the statement."
"Their work is chronicled in "City of Ghosts," by Oscar-nominated director Matthew Heineman, one of a raft of films on conflict and jihadist terror in the Middle East that premiered this week at the annual Sundance Film Festival."