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Al-Shabaab: An Emerging Terrorist Group in Somalia

Joshua, Segun and Chidozie, Felix (2015) Al-Shabaab: An Emerging Terrorist Group in Somalia. African Renaissance, 12 (1). pp. 85-105. ISSN 1744-2532

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Abstract

Since the Al-Qaeda terrorist group struck in the United States in September 2011, the upsurge of terrorism has become more frequent and deadly globally. Using sociology of education, with emphasis on indoctrination, the article explored Al- Shabaab as an emerging terrorist group in Somalia. The study found that Al-Shabaab emerged from some Islamic movement with the goal of establishing an Islamic state in Somalia. The group has established networks in some foreign countries and has also created several avenues to raise funds for its operations. The terrorist group has carried out several attacks, killing and wounding several thousands of people. Although efforts have been made to curb the gruesome activities of the group, the end of the group seems not to be in sight going by its spread. It is therefore recommended among others, the need for counter-media-war especially through the social media platform to dissuade young people from joining the group.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Al-Shabaab, Terrorism, Somalia, Islamic Movement
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2016 14:47
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2016 14:47
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7229

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