‘Soldiers of God or Allah’: Religious Politicization and the Boko Haram Crisis in Nigeria
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Several works on Boko Haram have underscored the issues of state weakness and bad governance in Nigeria as the major problematic fuelling the group’s violent activities. While the state fragility argument is indispensable, this paper argues that the religious dimension is also critical to any attempt to understand the Boko Haram crisis. To this end, the paper will examine how the historical and contemporary processes of religious politicization in Nigeria have contributed to the rise and radicalization of Boko Haram.
Maiangwa, B. (2014). ‘Soldiers of God or Allah’: Religious Politicization and the Boko Haram Crisis in Nigeria. Journal Of Terrorism Research, 5(1), pp. 58-66.
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