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'Britain's white jihadi' actually a gifted Aussie school dropout called Jake now fighting for Islamic State

The teenagers were referred to the Customs Counter Terrorism Unit, which determined that they were intending to travel without the knowledge of their …

2015 Has Been an Ugly Year for the Treatment of Muslims in Texas

So far in 2015, it has been a scary year to be a Muslim Texan. That fact seems to have come to a head following the shooting of Ahmed Al-Jumaili, who …

Baha'i, Islam, and Christianity: Binding Up Wounds

There is a common saying that learning in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Throughout my first few weeks of classes, I was overwhelmed by all of the information and wondered how such small details could possibly be relevant to my career as a physician. However, a visit …

Breathtaking Baha'i Temple Rises in Chile

Ninety-five years ago, an American woman traveled alone throughout South America with the aim of spreading awareness of a new religion that had begun in Persia a few decades earlier. She crossed the Andes mountains on the back of a mule over an ancient trail 10,400 feet above sea level, wearing …

South America

Social media, violent extremism, ISIS and online speech

2015 roundup of research relevant to the debate over extremists' usage of social media channels to deliver propaganda and efforts to deal with …

Social Media

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ISIS Is Dramatically Expanding Its Presence On Twitter [Infographic]

The Islamic State’s (ISIS) massive territorial gains and countless atrocities in Syria and Northern Iraq have been well documented, but how is it faring in the world of social media? According to a new report from the Brookings Institute, an estimated 46,000 Twitter accounts were used by ISIS …

Melbourne 'Isis recruit' sought advice about travel to Middle East online

In the weeks before he apparently left to fight with extremists in the Middle East, an 18-year-old Melbourne man seems to have been asking questions in internet forums about travelling on to Turkey and taking part in a Muslim pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.<p>Media have this week identified the so-called …

Australia

Islamic State militants returning to Australia targeted in new campaign to undo radical ideology

Militants who have fought with Islamic State and returned to Australia, along with supporters of the group still here, will be targeted in a new …

Syria girls: families’ anger over school letter failure

Shamina Begum, 15, Kadiza Sultana, 16, and 15-year-old Amira Abase from east London, boarded a flight to Istanbul in February, and were last reported …

‘We’re in Texas. We’re in Ohio. We’re in New York City. We’re in Washington, D.C.’: Hear the Chilling Audio From an Islamic State Terror Suspect Captured in the U.S.

The Islamic State’s supporters have a message for America: They’re in your country, in your state, ready to wage jihad on American soil.<p>One Islamic State supporter, Christopher Cornell, called three times from jail to make sure that message was heard in an unexpected interview with WXIX-TV.<p>This …

Can the West Beat ISIS on the Web?

The U.S. and U.K. are putting together cyber-forces to take on the jihadists. But governments aren’t very good at this stuff. Just ask Christopher …

Like Facebook, ISIS creates own social networking website ‘Khelafabook’

Seeking popularity of social media network Facebook, now Islamic State (IS) supporters have also launched their own network ‘Khelafabook’ to promote …

Connecting Jihadists, Everywhere: Islamic State Supporters Launch Own Social Network

As Twitter and Facebook continue their fight against Islamic State, the group’s supporters have come up with a new tactic: to launch their own social network.<p>5elafabook – pronounced Khelafabook, and meaning “Caliphate book” – appeared over the weekend, but wasn’t up and running for long. While …

Terror fight's tricky question: Should Islamic State be shut down on Twitter?

Washington<p>Much has been made of the Islamic State’s social media savvy, and, in particular, its notorious presence on Twitter, through which it has …

Social Media

The Islamic State Is Destroying Thousands of Years of Cultural and Literary History

The human cost of the rise of the Islamic State group is well-documented: thousands shot or killed, women forced into sex slavery and billions in …

Ads Shown Before YouTube ISIS Videos Catch Companies Off-Guard

Usually advertisers are happy to get their product seen by as many eyeballs as possible. Not so in the case of spots running before certain YouTube videos. Several major U.S. companies were apparently caught unaware that ads featuring their products were playing before Islamic State-related videos …

A reporter pretended to be a jihadi bride to expose how ISIS lures women

"Anna Erelle" (not her real name) talked to The Sunday Times of London about how she got involved with a top ISIS militant. It's unclear whether the Times independently verified her story.<p>Erelle told the Times that she created fake social media accounts and posed as "Melodie" online to find out …

ISIS' use of children: Propaganda and military training

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS' recent video showing a child shooting a man whom the extremist group claimed was an Israeli spy is the latest example of how the militants exploit children in their propaganda.<p>As ISIS encourages foreign fighters to bring their families into the parts of Syria and Iraq where it imposes …

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The Real Target of ISIS’s Child-Soldier Execution Video

Using a young boy to shoot at point-blank range a ‘spy’ for Israel is aimed at stifling internal dissent amid reported infighting and losses in …

Grim new ISIS video appears to show child executing alleged Mossad spy

A baby-faced executioner who looks to be no older than 12 appears to kill an Israeli Arab who confesses to being a Mossad spy in the latest stomach-turning video released by ISIS.<p>The 13-minute clip was released via Twitter Tuesday evening, and shows a seated man identified by his family as …

Vintage Designs app review: create vintage and retro-style wallpapers

Introduction<p>If you're looking to customize the appearance of your iPhone or iPad's wallpapers, then you'll definitely want to check out Vintage …

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Pining for your iPhone can numb the brain, study says

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It didn't come with an umbilical cord. It just came with a charger.<p>But your smartphone is now more than just your baby. It's your lifeline to your very self.<p>How bad is it, though, when you are parted from …

Koalas Are Being Given Special Mittens To Help With Burned Paws After Fleeing Brushfires

Sadly, the wildlife agencies working with the animals say the situation may get worse before it gets better.<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this …

The best iPhone cases & battery packs on show at CES 2015

There is a never ending supply of new iPhone cases at CES again this year, so we’ve decided to roundup the best of the best below. Some of the cases include backup batteries, others offer charging via built-in solar panels, and one includes a detachable Bluetooth speaker. One of the new cases even …

Apple Said To Kick Off SIM-Free iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Sales Tomorrow

Apple is set to start finally selling the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus without SIMs, completely unlocked in the U.S., according to 9to5Mac’s reliable Mark Gurman. The SIM-free version of the iPhone has been available in the stores of other countries before now, but a debut stateside would be the first time …

Stunning Time-Lapse Video of New Year’s Eve in New York City Created Using 36,000 Still Photo Frames

The Timelapse Group has created some stunning time-lapse video capturing New Year’s Eve in New York City using 36,000 still photo frames, culminating …

Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided …

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