Accession Number : AD1016555

Title :   Islamist Extremism in East Africa

Descriptive Note : Journal Article

Corporate Author : National Defense University Fort McNair DC WASHINGTON

Personal Author(s) : Ali,Abdisaid M

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Report Date : 01 Aug 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : While Islamist extremism in East Africa is often associated with al Shabaab and Somalia, it has been expanding to varying degrees throughout the region.Militant Islamist ideology has emerged only relatively recently in East Africaimported from the Arab worldchallenging long-established norms of tolerance.Confronting Islamist extremism with heavy-handed or extrajudicial police actions is likely to backfire by inflaming real or perceived socioeconomic cleavages and exclusionist narratives used by violent extremist groups.

Descriptors :   terrorism , east Africa , sectarian violence , national security , risk analysis , group relations , European union , nongovernmental organizations , human rights , civilian population , government (foreign)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE