The Untold Story of Boko Haram’s Origins
by Jacob Zenn
Researchers who view Boko Haram as a Nigerian unsurgency need to understand its history as part of pan-African Islamist networks; responses to extremism must work across national borders.
SOURCE: Middle East Forum
Empowering Jihad: The Deadly Myth of a 'Root Cause'
by Phyllis Chesler
Blaming Islamist horrors on poverty only obscures the true problem: Jihadists are driven by an ideology — one that yearns to "restore" a mythical caliphate, one governed by the most austere version of Sharia law.
Why Pakistan’s Embrace of Jihadism Is Deadly
by Brian Glyn Williams
The back story to the Peshawar School Massacre.
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