Category Archives: Africa

An encounter of Ottoman, British and West African Muslims in 1894 by Hassam Munir

In 1894, the Ottoman sultan Abdul Hamid II decided to present his empire’s highest civilian order to Muhammad Shitta, a Nigerian Muslim entrepreneur from Lagos. Shitta earned the honor by sponsoring the construction of mosque in Lagos. This was a … Continue reading

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Father stares at the hand and foot of his five-year-old, severed as a punishment for failing to make the daily rubber quota, Belgian Congo, 1904

A Congolese man looking at the severed hand and foot of his five-year-old daughter who was killed, and allegedly cannibalized, by the members of Anglo-Belgian India Rubber Company militia. The photograph is by Alice Seeley Harris, the man’s name is … Continue reading

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Isis: In a borderless world, the days when we could fight foreign wars and be safe at home may be long gone – Robert Fisk

Early in 2014, Isis released one of its first videos. Largely unseen in Europe, it had neither the slick, cutting-edge professionalism of its later execution tapes nor the haunting “nasheed” music that accompanies most of its propaganda. Instead, a hand-held … Continue reading

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Deng Thiak Adut Unlimited – WSU

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U.N. says west of Central African Republic ‘cleansed’ of Muslims – Reuters – 06 Mar.14

(Reuters) – Most Muslims have been driven out of the western half of conflict-torn Central African Republic, where thousands of civilians risk of being killed “right before our eyes,” the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees said on Thursday. The bleak … Continue reading

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U.S. Strategy in the Muslim World After 9/11 – RAND Corp.

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An Invalid Reason to Rescue Mali – Paul Pillar

Here we go again—another unstable Muslim-majority country wracked by violence and the excesses of Islamic extremists, and another round of anguishing over what the United States can do to keep the extremists from gaining more ground. We have been through … Continue reading

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