Monday, July 31, 2017

For some Saudi women facing strict male authority and even abuse, there's only one answer: Run

LA Times, For some Saudi women facing strict male authority and even abuse, there's only one answer: Run opinion/analysis, highlighting online campaigns and social media use: "[But] Saudi women are increasingly risking imprisonment to flee, not just within the country, but overseas as well. They are coordinating those efforts with a network of supporters via social media, sometimes arranging marriages, vacations and study-abroad programs as a cover."

Where is my name? Afghan women protest to claim their identities

ABC (Australia), Where is my name? Afghan women protest to claim their identities "A group of Afghan women have launched a social media campaign to protest the country's custom of erasing women's names." See #WhereIsMyName?

New and Noted: 'Women, Gender and Daesh Radicalisation: A Milieu Approach'

Elizabeth Pearson & Emily Winterbotham, Women, Gender and Daesh Radicalisation: A Milieu Approach, RUSI Journal, 1-13, 28 Jul 2017 "In this article, Elizabeth Pearson and Emily Winterbotham explore the role of gender in radicalisation to Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, ISIS). They discuss possible factors in female radicalisation, and how radicalisation differs between men and women. They find that the gender of the recruit affects the enabling factors, mechanisms and locations relating to radicalisation. The article challenges assertions that the recruitment of young men and women to Daesh follows identical patterns, as well as the narrative of women as innately peaceful, or as actors coerced into joining Daesh, revealing the importance of female empowerment in the group’s appeal."

BILD reporter discloses - This is how ISIS wanted to turn me into a terrorist

Bild, BILD reporter discloses - This is how ISIS wanted to turn me into a terrorist

Friday, July 28, 2017

Radio station shut down after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by al-Qaeda recruiter

Independent, Radio station shut down after broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by al-Qaeda recruiter "Sheffield-based Iman FM claimed its staff were “not aware of the background” of American hate preacher Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed by a US drone strike in Yemen in 2011."

Thursday, July 27, 2017

How this 18-year-old gamer went from neo-Nazi to Muslim to alleged killer

Vice, How this 18-year-old gamer went from neo-Nazi to Muslim to alleged killer "The roommates had, in the parlance of that part of the internet, “edgy” politics. But over the last year, Arthurs had begun to make his online friends uncomfortable. Though he still hung out in the same rooms, his interests had shifted from national socialism to Salafism, an ultraconservative form of Sunni Islam."

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hijab Emoji

CNN, Teen behind new hijab emoji: 'I just wanted an emoji of me' "Rayouf Alhumedhi, who now lives in Vienna, proposed the idea last year to The Unicode Consortium, the non-profit corporation that reviews and develops new emojis.

"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

IS media spin Mosul narrative

Laura Smith, BBC Monitoring, BBC News, IS media spin Mosul narrative "So-called Islamic State (IS) made a success story of its triumphant capture of Mosul in 2014, and it will seek to create one out of the loss of the city to Iraqi forces."

Internet fatwas: Muslims urged to carefully consider online advice

aseantoday.com, Internet fatwas: Muslims urged to carefully consider online advice "The MUI call for more honest and decent internet use comes after heated exchanges during the recent gubernatorial race in Jakarta. It is a good illustration of the rise of digital technology in spreading, and reinforcing, religious messages."