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Title:Islamism and its enemies in the Horn of Africa
Editor:Waal, Alex deISNI
Year:2004
Pages:279
Language:English
City:London
Publisher:Hurst
ISBN:1850657300; 1850657319
Geographic terms:Northeast Africa
Somalia
Sudan
Subjects:Islamic movements
jihads
violence
Abstract:This book examines the social and political manifestations of Islamism in the Horn of Africa. It focuses on the confrontation between militant Islam and its political and ideological adversaries, especially in Sudan and Somalia. These adversaries include popular Islam, which in Africa is mostly Sufi sects. 'Islamism' as a movement developed in the 1920s, spurred by the collapse of the Ottoman empire and the abolition of the Caliphate. It is seen as the response of Muslim theoreticians and freelance activists to the challenges of modernity. Contributions: On the failure and persistence of jihad (A.H. Abdel Salam and Alex de Waal) - Islamism, State power and jihad in Sudan (Alex de Waal and A.H. Abdel Salam) - Islamic political dynamics in the Somali civil war: before and after September 11 (Roland Marchal) - Islamic NGOs in Africa: the promise and peril of Islamic voluntarism (M.A. Mohamed Salih) - The politics of destabilisation in the Horn, 1989-2001 (Alex de Waal) - Africa, Islamism and America's 'war on terror' (Alex de Waal and A.H. Abdel Salam). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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