Middle Eastern And African Terrorist Movements

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Middle-Eastern and African Terrorist Movements
Michael Scheil
Troy University Abstract
Over the course of this paper Middle-Eastern and African Terrorist Movements will be examined with different organizations and networks used as source material. How states sponsor terrorism in different parts of the world and trends that influence violence in these parts of the world. When talking about terrorist goals and campaigns, many people group all of the countries in the Middle East and Africa together as one. Most cannot distinguish one country from another, let alone differentiate between terrorist organizations for that matter. What is the difference between the Middle East and Africa when it comes to their terrorist
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Botha & Goredema, 2004 stated,
The terrorist threat to Africa is aggravated by the continent’s dire hardships of war, hunger, and poverty, for two reasons. First, Africa’s weak state offers sanctuary and succor to terrorist movements…second, widespread conditions of conflict and poverty create a breeding ground for feelings of alienation, providing recruits to the cause of terrorist groups.
Boko Haram and group 's leader is Abubakar Shekau have long been thought to have alleged links to al-Qaeda, but in March 2015, it announced its allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also known as Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (isis) and its leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi. In the local Hausa dialect, Boko Haram means "Western education is forbidden"(CNN). The group also refers to itself as Jama 'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda 'awati Wal-Jihad, meaning "People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet 's Teachings and Jihad"(CNN). Boko Haram militants mainly inhabit areas in the northern states of Nigeria, specifically Yobe, Kano, Bauchi, Borno and Kaduna. Originally, Boko Haram was referred to locally as the Nigerian Taliban because of their religious similarities to the Taliban. Boko Haram does not engage in Nigeria 's political system out of an adherence to fundamentalist
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