By Alexander Thurston
A accomplished historical past of 1 of the world's deadliest jihadist groups
Boko Haram is among the world’s deadliest jihadist teams. It has killed greater than twenty thousand humans and displaced greater than million in a crusade of terror that all started in Nigeria yet has for the reason that unfold to Chad, Niger, and Cameroon in addition. this can be the 1st publication to inform the total tale of this West African associate of the Islamic nation, from its beginnings within the early 2000s to its such a lot notorious violence, together with the 2014 kidnapping of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls.
Drawing on assets in Arabic and Hausa, infrequent files, propaganda movies, press stories, and interviews with specialists in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger, Alexander Thurston sheds new gentle on Boko Haram’s improvement. He exhibits that the crowd, faraway from being an easy or static Revolutionary Organization 17 November, has advanced in its worldview and beliefs in response to occasions. leader between those has been Boko Haram’s escalating struggle with the Nigerian country and civilian vigilantes.
The e-book heavily examines either the habit and ideology which are the keys to knowing Boko Haram. placing the group’s violence within the context of the complicated non secular and political setting of Nigeria and the Lake Chad area, the publication examines how Boko Haram pertains to states, politicians, Salafis, Sufis, Muslim civilians, and Christians. It additionally probes Boko Haram’s overseas connections, together with its free former ties to al-Qaida and its 2015 pledge of allegiance to ISIS.
An in-depth account of a gaggle that's menacing Africa’s so much populous and richest state, the ebook additionally illuminates the dynamics of civil conflict in Africa and jihadist pursuits in different components of the world.
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Boko Haram: The History of an African Jihadist Movement (Princeton Studies in Muslim Politics) by Alexander Thurston