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Title:Islam in contemporary Africa: on violence, terrorism and development
Editor:Oladosu, Afis AyindeISNI
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars
ISBN:1847181570; 9781847181572
Geographic terms:Africa
Abstract:This book is a collection of articles, written by Christian and Muslim scholars, on their experience of Islam and Muslims in Africa and how terrorism and violence have impacted intra-African harmony and cross-cultural understanding in the world today. The authors, from Eastern, Western and Southern-African contexts, also address the dynamics surrounding the current global war on terror, the Islamic and Christian jurisprudential perspectives on this war, and the politics of terror in and outside the continent. Contributions: Victims, witnesses and perpetrators: the poetics of violence in Islamic jurisprudence (Oladosu Afis Ayinde); The anatomy of violence (Joseph Kenny); Islam, violence and the politics of stereotypes: a critical discourse (Olutayo C. Adesina); War on terror: war on Africa's development (Omar de Kock & Mawlana Muhammad Dockrat); Interrogating the global war on terrorism: defining the boundaries (Suleiman Dangor); Lessons in psychological warfare: 'good Muslims' and Western media's coverage of the 2005 bombing of London (Isaac Olawale Albert); The 'Madrassah', political violence, and Africa's development: discussion of findings from Nigeria (Lai Olurode); Global narco-terrorism: lessons from Nigeria (Tanimu Bashir); Colonialism, intellectual terrorism and nation-states in Africa (Olatunji A. Oyeshile); Terrorism, women and Africa's value system (Bolatito A. Lanre-Abbas); Islam and Muslims in Kenya before and after September 11 (Abdullah A. Kheir); The war on terror, Islamic threat, public policy and the phenomenon of exclusion by integration: the case of Tanzania (Faraj Abdallah Tamim); The semantics of terror and spiritual development in 21st century Africa (Muslih Tayo Yahya). [ASC Leiden abstract]