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An education in ISIS extremism

In its proto-state, Islamic State focused on education to indoctrinate children through textbooks that glorified violence By Robert Postings    The so-called Caliphate has been territorially defeated, but Islamic State has left behind a dangerous legacy. Thousands of children are stuck in camps in Iraq and Syria, while some children of foreign parents

ISIS defeated — but in West Africa, extremism gets worse

Siobhan O'Grady and Danielle Paquette Days after President Trump declared the Islamic State’s caliphate had been eliminated in Syria, the prime minister ofone of West Africa’s most turbulent nations urged the United States to shift attention to a rising extremist threat in the Sahel. Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga visited Washington

Islamic clerics can shift Boko Haram’s ideological narrative

Clerics can tackle the propaganda that drives extremism, and its role in recruiting supporters. By Akinola Olojo Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau’s jihad in Nigeria has had a devastating impact on the nation. ‘Fight the infidels … and take their souls in order to purify the land,’ Shekau declared in his latest video in July. The

Expect more war, hunger and extremism in 2018 – report

Tom Miles The humanitarian crises around the world will worsen next year, with no let-up in civil wars in Africa, near-famines in war-torn regions and the threat of extremist Islamist violence, a Geneva-based think-tank predicted in a report published on Thursday. The report by ACAPS, a non-profit venture that supports humanitarian aid workers

Buhari in Jordan for terrorism summit

By Ismaila Chafe President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived  in Aqaba, Jordan, to participate in a summit of Heads of State to review strategies in fighting terrorism. The summit, tagged, `Aqaba Retreat’, hosted by His Majesty, King Abdullah II of Jordan, would also look at ways at reinforcing joint security structures that would

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