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Periodical article Periodical article
Title:Islamic Militancy in East Africa
Author:Haynes, Jeffrey
Year:2005
Periodical:Third World Quarterly
Volume:26
Issue:8
Period:November
Pages:1321-1339
Language:English
Geographic terms:Kenya
Tanzania
Uganda
Subjects:Politics and Government
Religion and Witchcraft
Law, Human Rights and Violence
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4017717
Abstract:This paper examines the relative political significance of domestic and transnational Islamic militancy in three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. It seeks to identify, describe and account for the sources and significance of such militancy, with a focus upon the significance of al-Qaeda and regional affiliates. The paper argues that, encouraged by the post-9/11 international fall out, regional Islamic networks work towards improving the perceived low political and economic status of Muslims in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. At present, however, the political significance of Islamic militancy in the three countries is low. [Abstract from author].
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