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Title:The popular discourses of Salafi radicalism and Salafi counter-radicalism in Nigeria: a case study of Boko Haram
Author:Anonymous
Year:2012
Periodical:Journal of Religion in Africa (ISSN 0022-4200)
Volume:42
Issue:2
Pages:118-144
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Islamic movements
fundamentalism
ideologies
Link:https://doi.org/10.1163/15700666-12341224
Abstract:This essay examines the religious discourses articulated by the Islamic group Boko Haram and its opponents through analysis of sermons and debates recorded on cassettes, CDs and DVDs. Rather than simplistic application of economic deprivation theory, the essay argues that Boko Haram is driven by a will to power, and the religious and temporal dimensions should be equally taken into account. By locating the religious worldviews of Boko Haram and its opponents within the history of the Salafi/Wahhabi movement in Nigeria, the essay demonstrates that Salafism/Wahhabism should be understood as a complex phenomenon comprising various ideas and tendencies. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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