Review: Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace

Author(s) Vit Sisler
Contact Vít Šisler, Charles University, U Kříže 8, Praha 5, 158 00, Czech Republic. E-mail:
Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 5, Iss. 1, 2011, pp. 131-134
Published May 10, 2011
Type Book Review
Abstract With growing Internet penetration rates and the proliferation of new media outlets in the Muslim world there is a simultaneously growing academic interest in possible social and political changes endorsed by these media. A recent contribution to this rapidly expanding body of research has been provided by Mohammed El-Nawawy and Sahar Khamis. They have co-authored a book called Islam Dot Com: Contemporary Islamic Discourses in Cyberspace, which deals with the virtual Muslim public sphere and the contestation of and deliberation over religious authority and Muslim identity online.
Keywords identity, Muslim women, Islam, public sphere, websites, information and communication technology, democracy, Islam and civil society