Practices Of Securitisation Of Islam And Muslims

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PART III: PRACTICES OF SECURITISATION OF ISLAM AND MUSLIMS IN THE ETHIOPIAN STATE 3.1 Introduction In the previous parts the discussions on the theoretical framework of the securitisation theory as it applies to Islam and Muslims, and the international perspectives of governmentality of Muslims as well regional categorizations as the illustrations of governmentality have presented. In the subsequent sections discussions turn to the securitisation of Islam, and governmentality of Muslims in the Ethiopian state by thoroughly examining the existing challenges for the attainment of Muslim rights despite the changes in the political and social structure, and the disquieting narratives of the ‘global war on terror’ by zooming its impacts to the regional and local levels taking Ethiopia as the case. Generally, the discussions presented in the following parts include two major issue: i) securitization of Islam by the Ethiopian regimes and the dominant Orthodox Christian community; and ii) the manifestations of governmentality in the country in the forms of restrictions put on the institutional and public expression of the Islamic faith, and their religious practices. 3.2 Securitisation of Islam and Muslims in Ethiopia: Historical Take The acquaintance of Christianity with historical Ethiopia in the fourth century with its monotheistic doctrine situated Islam on the ideological side-line of the Christian world. Also, the consideration of elements from Judaism added to its
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