Political Sciences Essay
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During this week, the lecture and the readings focus on how religious extremism and violent extremist organizations (VEOs) are an extension of larger global jihad phenomenons and concepts.
Some things to think about:
1) Are all religious extremists groups in Africa violent? Whats that relationship between violence and religious extremism look like?
2) How do you measure religious extremism in the population? What does that mean for academic communities? For policy ones?
3) How do Africans define extremism? How does this differ compared to the West?
4) What is the relationship between African VEOS and their global ‘parents’?
Using these questions as intro, I would like you to do 2 things this week:
1) Post a thought, a response, a question or another thought provoking comment on this weeks readings in this forum.
2) Respond to someone else’s comment at least once. (you can comment this: “What I found troubling was when Ben Hubbard in his New York Times Sunday Review stated that no Qaeda threat ever remains exclusively local, stated from Bruce Hoffman, director of security studies at Georgetown relates that such operations and attacks always cross borders and recruit in more than one area. It seems like Jihadist ideology is easily manipulated and changed for a specific areas needs, like Alexander Thurston states, Jihadist ideology is not a one size fits all package of bad ideas – rather organizations like Boko Haram develop localized doctrines that evolve through interactions with their surroundings. I believe this might make the movement so strong – the idea that it can potentially be implemented anywhere to fit that areas needs. Thus it is imperative that programs to dismantle such groups like USAID programs in Chad and Mali do this through developing partnerships with local governments, local leaders both religious and community leaders and NGOs in order to create a channel in which such Jihadist movements can subside. ” )
Please use 150 words both.
Here are the readings: Cilliers, Jakkie. “Terrorism and Africa.” African Security Studies 12, no 4 (2003): 91-103.
Forest, James JF. “Al-Qaedas influence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Myths, realities and possibilities.” Perspectives on Terrorism 5, no 3-4 (2011).
Hubbard, Ben. “The Franchising of Al Qaeda.” New York Times, Sunday Review 4 (2014).
Dowd, Caitriona, and Clionadh Raleigh. “The myth of global Islamic terrorism and local conflict in Mali and the Sahel.” African affairs 112.448 (2013): 498-509.
Agbiboa, Daniel E. “Terrorism without Borders: Somalias Al-Shabaab and the global jihad network.” Journal of Terrorism Research (2014).
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