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Nigeria: From the Sharia Movement to Boko Haram

June 19th, 2012, Comment & Analysis

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In the politics of Nigeria, religion, ethnicity and regionalism are intermingled…Since its 1960 independence, Nigeria’s national politics have been bedeviled by Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba ethnicity tensions, Christian vs. Muslim sectarianism violence and North vs. South regionalism.

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Sharia and Democracy in Nigeria’s Public Space

June 22nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Even as the world’s attention is focused on ongoing revolutions in the Arab World, and the possible role that Islamic movements may play in transitions from authoritarian regimes, debates rage on how to curb Sharia law in Western European capitals and the American Mid-West, places where the imposition of such laws is far from a realistic possibility.

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Sharia and Democracy in Nigeria’s Public Space

June 22nd, 2011, Comment & Analysis

Even as the world’s attention is focused on ongoing revolutions in the Arab World, and the possible role that Islamic movements may play in transitions from authoritarian regimes, debates rage on how to curb Sharia law in Western European capitals and the American Mid-West, places where the imposition of such laws is far from a realistic possibility.

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Ali A. Mazrui

March 8th, 2011, Academia, Author/Novelist, English, Kiswahili, Media, New York, North America, North America, Religion, Subsaharan Africa, Terrorism, Think tank/Research center, USA, War and Conflict, Women's Rights

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Ali A. Mazrui is Professor and Director of the Center for Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Mazrui is also Senior Scholar in Africana Studies at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Senior Fellow of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Currently he is also President of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America.

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