al-Shabaab in Somalia

The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group
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Politics and government, Islam and politics, Islamic fundamentalism, Insurgency, Shabaab (Organization), Terrorism, Hi
Other titlesal-Shabaab in Somalia
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Paginationxvi, 213 pages
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Open LibraryOL27195022M
ISBN 100190264829
ISBN 139780190264826
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"Al-Shabaab in Somalia is a judicious and timely study of a poorly understood militant Islamist group. A brave attempt to both historicize and scrutinize Al-Shabaab, it is a must-read al-Shabaab in Somalia book anyone wishing to understand a group that has unleashed havoc in parts of Africa."Cited by: "'If you want to understand the reality of the Al-Shabaab phenomenon in Somalia, its existence in the country and its grounding in that ravaged land, this short book, written by a researcher who actually engaged in person with his research topic, will provide you with more concrete nourishment than a whole raft of official reports."--Gérard Prunier, author of frica's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, /5(4).

"Al-Shabaab in Somalia is a judicious and timely study of a poorly understood militant Islamist group. A brave attempt to both historicize and scrutinize Al-Shabaab, it is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand a group that has unleashed havoc in parts of Africa."/5(9).

Harakat Al Shabaab is Somalia's infamous though under-researched militant Islamist group. An offshoot of the Islamic Courts Union, the organization seeks to impose Sharia law across the country, has been linked to acts of maritime piracy, and was until recently the de facto rulers of the land/5.

Al-Shabaab gained popularity because of its emphasis on justice, and its alignment with Somali nationalism, but still was influenced by global trends withi More This book explores the history of the Somalia based Al Harakat Al Shabaab from tooffering the first in-detail history of one of the most important Al-Qaeda affiliates today and the first to conquer large : Stig Jarle Hansen.

The book explains that the strict Wahaabi ideology of Al-Shabaab is a new phenomenon in Somalia which has always followed the Salafi teachings and that the Somali people have not warmed to it as much as the Al-Shabaab leaders first thought.

Stig Jarle Hansen is based at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Akershus, where he led Norway’s only MA in International Relations (). He has conducted extensive field studies in Africa, and is the author of the acclaimed Al-Shabaab in Somalia, also published by.

Stig Jarle Hansen’s widely acclaimed book on Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group first published inhas been reissued this year with a new preface.

This is surely a mark of the book’s success in delivering a comprehensive and readable account of this terror-based organisation that shows no signs of local disintegration or being swallowed up by so called.

One of the most powerful Islamic militant groups in Africa, Al-Shabaab exerts Taliban-like rule over millions in Somalia and poses a growing threat to stability in the Horn of Africa.

Somalis risk retaliation or death if they oppose or fail to comply with Al-Shabaab-imposed restrictions on aspects of everyday life such as clothing, media, sports, interpersonal relations, and by: 1. Somalia has also become a proxy battleground for Gulf powers looking to expand their economic and political influence in the Horn of Africa, with.

Al-Shabaab remains one of Somalia’s most powerful political and military actors. In fact, sincethe group has gained momentum and deepened its. Astonishing book.

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The Somali civil war and U.S. intervention in that country have been largely opaque to the public. This book, based largely on interviews with al-Shabab and Somali government officials, as well as classified U.S.

cables, does an incredible job of pulling the curtain back on this conflict and Somalia's tragic descent into chaos over the past two decades/5.

Somalia is the only country essentially controlled by an Al-Qaeda networked group: Al-Shabaab. Al-Shabaab is the group linked to Somali piracy and kidnappings in Kenya. Author has appeared on the BBC, CNN and Al Jazeera as an expert commentator on the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

Hansen portrays al-Shabaab as a hybrid Islamist organization that combines a strong streak of Somali nationalism with the rhetorical obligations of international jihadism, thereby attracting a not Reviews: 1.

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For military enthusiasts, “Inside al-Shabaab” has vivid descriptions of street-by-street fighting in Mogadishu as the extremists pushed the fragile Somali government to the edge of the sea. For those wondering how Somalia has never been able to shake off the threat, the book has piercing details of what still goes wrong both among Somalis.

In one of the book’s more extraordinary sentences, Maruf and Joseph write that “al-Qaeda encouraged al-Shabaab to be flexible.” The world’s first extremist group to use Twitter to claim a major attack, al-Shabab has been relatively organized, with financing from taxes on captive communities, piracy off the long Indian Ocean coast and, in at least one town, the yanking out of civilians.

The book, Inside Al-Shabaab, also assesses the group's prospects in the years ahead, with Voice of America (VoA) reporters Harum Maruf and Dan Joseph concluding that Shabaab will.

“Inside Al-Shabaab is the definitive history of the Somali militant group, rich with newly disclosed details about the group's genesis and its ties to al-Qaeda. It's a great introduction for those new to the topic, but it's also a landmark work and absolutely required reading for. On June 8th, al-Shabaab fighters attacked a military base in Puntland, a semi-autonomous region in Somalia.

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The jihadist group claims to have killed 61 in the assault though Somali officials put the death toll at Witnesses say that al-Shabaab beheaded civilians during the attack. The attack comes on the heels of Somali authorities’ recent. The fifth chapter examines how Al-Shabaab reorganised itself and executed fatal attacks in It also discusses Ethiopia’s military intervention, which led to a temporary defeat of Al-Shabaab, restoring normalcy in Somalia in Chapter six focuses on Al-Shabaab’s governance of Author: Anthony Mpiani.

Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir ("Ikrima"): a Kenya-born Somali al-Shabaab commander alleged by the Kenyan government to have planned several attacks in the country, including a plot to target the UN's bureau in Nairobi, the Kenyan parliamentary building, and an Ethiopian restaurant patronized by Somali government representatives.

According to US officials, Abdulkadir was also a close associate of the Headquarters: Kismayo (–12), Barawe (–14). In seventeen chapters the book by Maruf and Joseph outlines the emergence and the year-by year developments of Al-Shabaab.

It draws on sources that are accessible mainly to Maruf as the lead author who is a Somali and Arabic-speaker and who is a seasoned journalist working for Voice of America Somali Service with a good reputation on the : Markus Hoehne. Buy Al-Shabaab in Somalia: The History and Ideology of a Militant Islamist Group (Somali Politics and History) by Stig Jarle Hansen (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(7). of key Al-Shabaab actors, and thus got closer to them than most other people researching militant Islamism in Somalia ever have. What is missing from the book, however, is female voices. [He] has put together a remarkably a remarkably detailed account of al-Shabaab's history [and] until the distant and unlikely day when something better comes along, Al-Shabaab in Somalia is the definitive book on the subject."—Parameters:The US Army War College Quarterly "An intimidatingly impressive : Stig Jarle Hansen.

Al Shabaab is an al Qaeda-affiliated organization that has risen rapidly to prominence in the midst of Somalia’s decades-long Size: KB.

"This brief synopsis of Al-Shabaab is a thoroughly enjoyable read behind the group that has caused so much turmoil in East Africa. Logically organized chronologically, the book covers the early rise of Al-Shabaab (something very few in the West werre be aware of) to the present day/5(7). Al-Shabaab continued to extend the area under its control inbanning behaviours that it deemed un-Islamic and implementing punishments including beheading, stoning, and amputation for offenders.

In July al-Shabaab suicide bombers staged the group’s first major attack outside Somalia, killing about 75 people gathered in Kampala, Uganda, to watch a screening of a World Cup. This book is a real service to us all."--The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Studies "'If you want to understand the reality of the Al-Shabaab phenomenon in Somalia, its existence in the country and its grounding in that ravaged land, this short book, written by a researcher who actually engaged in person with his.

A new book by two veteran journalists offers insights on the birth of Al-Shabaab and the infighting among factions of Somalia's Islamist insurgency. Ads By Google The book, Inside Al-Shabaab, also assesses the group's prospects in the years ahead, with Voice of America (VOA) reporters Harum Maruf and Dan Joseph concluding that Shabaab will.

Strong links exist between Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency and al Shabaab, a confidential report from an insider in the militia .A new book by two veteran journalists offers insights on the birth of Al-Shabaab and the infighting among factions of Somalia's Islamist insurgency.

The book, Inside Al-Shabaab, also assesses the group's prospects in the years ahead, with Voice of America (VoA) reporters Harum Maruf and Dan Joseph concluding that Shabaab will likely retain its.BACKGROUND REPORT Al-Shabaab Attack on Garissa University in Kenya.

On Thursday, April 2, gunmen attacked Garissa University in eastern Kenya, near the border with Somalia. The attackers killed and injured 79 before detonating suicide vests when cornered by security Size: KB.