Sunday, May 30, 2010

Al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya and Political Islam in Somalia

Lara Loewenstein


Abstract: This paper analyzes the factors that aided and hampered the growth and popularity of political Islam in Somalia by tracing the history of al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya. After examining the emergence of political Islam in Somalia and the creation of al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya, this paper traces the growth of the group, its association with the Sharia courts in Mogadishu, and finally its subsequent downfall. There are many factors that allowed al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya to become a significant political force in Somalia. These include Somalia’s status as a collapsed state and outside intervention in the country. Al-Ittihad al-Islamiyya and Political Islam in Somalia

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