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The Political Impact of Social Media on the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Social media as a political tool came of age in the Middle East well before it was a major contender in American politics. When the Arab Spring erupted in 2011, the U.S. was still years away from maintaining an official Twitter account…

Austrian far-right government is closing 7 mosques

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SHAFAQNA - Vox | by  Tara Isabella Burton: The far-right government claims it’s due to “national security” concerns. On Friday, the Austrian government announced that it plans to close down seven mosques and potentially expel about…

#YouAintNoMuslimBruv Becomes Top Trending Hashtag on Twitter after Knife Attack in London

SHAFAQNA- People on Twitter are speaking out about the knife attack in London with the hashtag #YouAintNoMuslimBruv. A witness captured video of police restraining the suspect. In the video, a Londoner be heard shouting, “You ain’t no…